Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Relaunched Open Access Journal: Amphora: An Ancient World Journal

Amphora: An Ancient World Journal
ISSN: 2651-8945 
amphora cover image
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. 
Vol. 1 2018
This first edition of Amphora: An Ancient World Journal signals a new beginning for the journal. As our first publication as an independent collective, this volume aims to highlight the work of Australiasian scholars involved in the study of the ancient world. 
In both the ancient and the modern world there have always been topics that are considered ‘unspeakable’ due to their illicit, embarrassing, or divergent nature from the cultural norm which we loosely call ‘taboo’. These can range from familial, social, religious, political, or economic taboos placed on those in the ancient world. In this volume of Amphora, our contributors explore subjects considered taboo for the people of the ancient world, and the modern people who study them.
Amphora is proud to be an open-access journal. Linked PDF files for the entire volume and each individual article are available below. Hard copies are also available upon request. Please see our Subscriptions page for more information. 
Volume 1 (Full download PDF)
Front Matter [PDF]
Letter From the Editors [PDF]
Feature Articles
Tim Parkin (U Melbourne): Were There Sexual Taboos in Antiquity? [PDF]
Lauren Murphy (La Trobe U):  Identifying Individuals: The Decline of Connoisseurship [PDF]
Exhbition Reviews
Jarrad W. Paul (U Melbourne): Angela Brennan’s Forms of Life [PDF]
Annelies Van de Ven (U Melbourne): Travelling with the Scythians across the Eurasian Steppe [PDF]
Book Reviews
Dan Qing Zhao (U Melbourne): Dragon and Eagle: The Rise and Fall of the Chinese and Roman Empires [PDF]
Katherine Prouting (Australian National U): Athentian Prostitution: The Business of Sex [PDF]
Featured Artworks
Lauren Murphy (cover artwork)

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