Amphora: an Ancient World Journal established itself in 2017 as an independent, open-access journal affiliated with the University of Melbourne Graduate Student Association. Prior to this, and operating since 2012, the journal was a regular issue of the Melbourne Historical Journal, and was known as The Amphora Issue: An Ancient World Journal.

Amphora is a peer-reviewed journal which 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; in recent years, the journal has developed into an annual peer-reviewed publication. Each issue includes feature articles from two established scholars who are invited to address our annual theme. Peer-reviewed articles can address any topic, however, we also welcome additional contributions that engage with our theme.   

Editorial Collective

Amphora is run by a voluntary editorial collective that is based at The University of Melbourne. This year we have expanded our network to include members who are based interstate and in New Zealand. The collective works closely with contributors by providing feedback on submitted work and aiding in the online promotion of their published articles with the journal. As we are an open-access journal, works published with us are widely avaliable and easily accessed. Our online platform supports quick publication, ensuring that new articles from contributors are published within the year.

The members of the 2018 editorial collective include:

Larissa Tittl (Head Editor),  Carissa Kelly (Secretary), Julia Pelosi-Thorpe (Treasurer).

General editors: Alex Elliott, Chris Bendle, Dan Zhao, Gemma Lee, Leah O’hearn, Linda Sonego, Sophie Russell, Carlos Robinson, Emily Chambers, Katherine Torres-Monro, Sinead Brennan-McMahon, Thomas Cain and Vinko Kerr-Harris .


All articles submitted to Amphora undergo a review process that accords with the standard prescribed by the Department of Industry. Since August 2017, Amphora has proudly become an open-access journal. All articles published by the journal can be found under the Publications tab of the website.


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>.

To receive regular updates about our activities, visit our Facebook Page, Amphora.


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