Amphora is a peer-reviewed journal that is open to new approaches and aims to present original research to a wide readership. The journal includes feature articles, refereed articles, book reviews and feature artworks. We welcome contributions from researchers working in a diverse range of fields, including Classical Studies, Ancient History, Reception Studies, Digital Humanities, Egyptology and Archaeology (including pre-historical and historical periods), with a focus on the ancient Mediterranean and the Near East.



The name of this publication derives from the AMPHORA(E) conferences which have been supporting Australian and New Zealand postgraduate research in Ancient World Studies since 2007. Amphora originated as a publication of conference proceedings, but later developed into an annual peer-reviewed publication. From 2012 to 2018, the journal was a regular issue of the Melbourne Historical Journal, and was known as The Amphora Issue: An Ancient World Journal. In 2017, Amphora established itself as an independent, open-access journal affiliated with the University of Melbourne Graduate Student Association. In late 2019, following significant changes in the constitution, structure, and membership of the editorial collective, Amphora became an independent entity. It maintains strong ties to the Australasian Society for Classical Studies (ASCS).


Editorial Collective

Amphora is run by a voluntary editorial collective with members from Australia and New Zealand. The collective works closely with contributors by providing feedback on submitted work, by supporting authors throughout the review and editing process, and by aiding in the online promotion of their published articles with the journal. 


  • Ryleigh Kjorsvik (University of Tasmania), President and Managing Editor.
  • Vinko Kerr-Harris (Victoria University of Wellington), Vice-President and Co-Editor.
  • Emily Chambers (University of Adelaide), Social Media Manager. 

General editors

  • Amy Arezzolo (University of New England).
  • Katherine Prouting (University of Queensland).
  • Sarah Prince (University of Queensland).
  • Katherine Torres-Monro (Victoria University of Wellington).


All articles submitted to Amphora undergo a review process that accords with the standard prescribed by the Department of Industry. In August 2017, Amphora proudly became an open-access journal. As we are an open-access journal, works published with us are widely available and easily accessed. All articles published by the journal can be found under the Publications tab of the website. 

Peer-reviewed articles can address any topic, however, we also welcome additional contributions that engage with an overarching theme (when applicable). The 2018 theme was ‘Taboo’.


Style Guide

To view our style guide, please go to the Style Guide page.



If you would like to join the editorial collective or have any questions regarding our publication process, please contact us via email at amphoraissue@gmail.com.

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