The Amphora Issue was a regular issue of the Melbourne Historical Journal established in 2012 to provide a publication platform for postgraduate and early career researchers in Ancient World Studies. In 2017 The Amphora Issue became an independent journal and is affiliated with the Melbourne University Graduate Student Association. The Amphora Issue 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. The Amphora Issue 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.
The Amphora Issue 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, and unlike most peer-reviewed journals, we are invested in helping authors to develop their work for publication. We provide feedback to all of our contributors and allow authors the chance to revise and resubmit their work before we determine which articles will undergo the peer-review process.
The members of the 2017 editorial collective include:
Larissa Tittl (Head Editor), Annelies Van de Ven (Managing Editor), Leah O’Hearn (Secretary), Bengi Selvi (Treasurer).
General editors: Lawrence Xu-Nan, Evan Pitt, Caroline Chong, Marc Bonaventura, James O’Maley, Dustin McKenzie, Donna Storey, Dan Zhao and Gemma Lee.
The 2016/2017 issue is the fifth annual issue of The Amphora Issue. All articles submitted to The Amphora Issue undergo a review process that accords with the standard prescribed by the Department of Industry. The Amphora Issue is published in a hardcopy format and is also available online through our website and EBSCOhost. The online platform ensures that the content of our journal is accessible to the local and international scholarly community.
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