2018 Annual Meeting of the Association of Ancient Historians


The AAH is the premier organization of Ancient History professionals in the United States and Canada. Membership is open to all persons with an interest in ancient history.The Association of Ancient Historians was founded with two essential objectives. The first of these is to foster a regular forum for scholarly interaction among historians of the Ancient Mediterranean--especially among those who study the Greeks and Romans--and secondly, to do so in a manner that emphasizes collegiality and social interaction.

The 2018 Annual Meeting will take place in historic Williamsburg, Virginia at the College of William and Mary. Founded in 1693, the beautiful campus of the College is located across the street from Colonial Williamsburg, the world's largest living history museum.  Historic Jamestown and Yorktown are just a short drive away and the Historic Triangle (Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown) is connected via the iconic Colonial Parkway. The conference itself, to be held at the William & Mary School of Education, promises to be a stimulating and innovative event, with panels ranging from ancient democracy, religion, and travel to epigraphy, food and drink, and new directions in Achaemenid Persian studies. Springtime is beautiful in southeastern Virginia. We look forward to seeing you in April!

Registration Information:

Registration includes the opening reception, coffee breaks and lunch on Friday, transportation to and from campus, as well as one ticket to the banquet on Saturday evening. Additional banquet tickets are available for $60 each. Please note that you must register in order to attend the conference and there is NO onsite registration.

Professionals:  $145 (Register before March 19 and get the special early bird rate of $120)

Graduate Students:  $100 (Register before March 19 and get the special early bird rate of $80)

Deadline for full registration is April 16, 2018 by 8am.  No on-site registration is available for this conference.  If you have any registration questions, please call W&M Conference & Event Services at 1-800-249-0179 or email wmconf@wm.edu (Monday-Friday 8am-5pm).  If you have questions regarding the conference program material, please contact John Donahue at jfdona@wm.edu.

Requests for Refunds:

Requests for refunds of registration must be made in writing and received no later than April 5, 2018. Refund requests received after April 5, 2018 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Hotel Information:

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Griffin Hotel, a Colonial Williamsburg property located in the heart of the historic downtown Williamsburg area.  The hotel is approximately 2 miles from the conference venue, The School of Education at the College of William and Mary.  Room reservations must be made BEFORE March 16, 2018 in order to receive the group discounted rate of $108.00 (plus applicable taxes).  Your room rate includes a complimentary continental breakfast at the hotel each morning.  Please call 1-800-261-9530 to make your individual hotel reservation, please be sure to ask for the "Association of Ancient Historians" (group reference number 636702) when making reservations. 

Please note that the Griffin Hotel room block has reached capacity as of Monday, March 12 at 8am and an additional block of rooms has been reserved at the Woodlands Hotel, a sister property of The Griffin Hotel, also a part of the Colonial Williamsburg property.  The same room rate is available and reservations can be made using the same number listed above.  The room block releases on Friday, March 16, 2018.  Please make your reservation prior to this deadline.

Airport Transportation:

A special group discounted rate for ground transportation from the local airports to the hotel has been arranged for the conference through Tidewater Coach.  Please use this link when making your reservations.  Williamsburg is served by three nearby airports for your convenience:

Richmond International

Norfolk International

Newport News-Williamsburg International

Conference Venue Information:

The conference will be held at the William & Mary School of Education, 301 Monticello Avenue, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Visiting Williamsburg and Virginia’s Historic Triangle

Colonial Williamsburg:  Located across the street from William & Mary, Colonial Williamsburg is the world’s largest living history museum – the restored 18th-century capital city of Britain’s New World empire.  The Griffin Hotel is a Colonial Williamsburg property and is located across the street from the center portion of the living history museum.

Jamestown:  Jamestown is the site of the first permanent English colony in America. Both the historic site and the museum are within a fifteen-minute drive from William & Mary.

Yorktown:  Yorktown battlefield is the site of the last major battle of the Revolutionary War. The museum and battlefield are within a twenty-minute drive from William & Mary.

Links to these and other attractions may be found at: www.virginia.org/getawayhistorictriangle/