Archaeological Institute of America
Deadline: November 1, 2013
Deadline: March 1, 2014
The Archaeological Institute of America invites applications for its Publications Subventions. The deadlines for completed applications are March 1 and November 1.
The Archaeological Institute of America launched the Publications Subvention Program in 2005. This program offers subventions from the AIA’s von Bothmer Publication Fund in support of new book-length publications in the field of Classical Archaeology (defined as Greek, Roman, and Etruscan archaeology and art history). Particularly welcome are projects that publish the work of first-time authors or represent the publication of final reports of primary data from sites already excavated or surveyed, but are still unpublished.
The program is administered by the Publications Subvention Committee, which meets periodically to select publications for support. The deadlines for completed applications are March 1 and November 1. Grants average $5,000, though smaller or larger amounts may be awarded at the discretion of the Committee. The Committee is comprised of AIA members with scholarly expertise in the areas designated for the Grant.
Nominations should be submitted by eligible nonprofit publishers, such as university or museum presses, to the AIA Publications Subvention Committee, who will review submissions and grant the subventions. All manuscripts submitted for consideration must conform to AIA’s policies regarding the initial publication of undocumented antiquities. All authors of manuscripts must be members of the Archaeological Institute of America, though grants are open to scholars and nonprofit publishers of all nations. These subventions are not intended to support the publication of previously published works (including collections of previously published essays) or congress proceedings.
The selected manuscripts will acknowledge the subvention with the following statement on the copyright page or on the reverse of the title page: "Publication of this book has been aided by a grant from the von Bothmer Publication Fund of the Archaeological Institute of America." Below this statement must appear the logotype of the AIA (camera-ready or digital copy to be supplied by the Archaeological Institute of America). The subvention should also be acknowledged with this or a similar statement in announcements or publicity about the publication of the book, as well as in all advertisements insofar as possible.
All applications must be made entirely online. The deadlines for submission of all completed forms are March 1 and November 1. Submissions made via regular mail, fax, or other means will not be accepted. There are four parts to the applications including a portion to be completed by the publisher. Please review the Guidelines and Required Information pages prior to completing the forms.
If you have questions or require further information please contact:
AIA Publications Subvention Committee
Archaeological Institute of America
656 Beacon Street, 6th floor
Boston, MA 02215-9361
For more information, please contact the Fellowship Coordinator.
For information about supporting the AIA Publications Subvention Program, please contact Megan Bernard.
AIA Fellowship Coordinator
Heroic Offerings: The Terracotta Plaques from the Sanctuary of Alexandra/Kassandra and Agamemnon at Amyklai, by Gina Salapata and published by the University of Michigan Press. The volume will present Professor Salapata’s detailed analysis of the terracotta plaques deposited at the Sanctuary of Amyklai, and place them in their relation to stone reliefs from other sites in Lakonia. Much of the Lakonian votive material that is examined has not been published before. The $2,500 subvention will be used for direct publication costs.
Corinth XXI, A Slice through Time: Tombs along the North Terrace at Corinth, by Kathleen Warner Slane (additional contributors are Ethne Barnes, David S. Reese, and David R. Jordan), published by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens as volume XXI of the ASCSA’s own Corinth monograph series. The volume will present materials found during rescue excavations in the early 1960s, including tile graves, limestone sarcophagi, cremation burials, and chamber tombs; the purpose of the work is to publish the excavations and to examine the evidence of changing burial practices at the site other time (5th century B.C. to 6th century A.D.), from Greek city to Roman colony, and as its population became Christian. The $5,000 subvention will be used to produce the volume at the same quality of the rest of the Corinth series.
Couched in Death: Klinai and Identity in Anatolia and Beyond by Elizabeth Baughan, published by the University of Wisconsin Press as part of the Wisconsin Studies in Classics series, is the recipient of the 2012 Publication Subvention. Professor Baughan’s volume is a study of ancient furniture, specifically the klinai (couches) found in Anatolian tombs, and is the first comprehensive study of funeral beds and couches in 6th and 5th century Asia Minor with analysis of their social and cultural significance. The $2,500 subvention will be used for image reproduction fees.
Leptiminus (Lamta): a Roman Port Town in Tunusia. Report no. 3: The Field Survey by David L. Stone, David J. Mattingly, and Nejib ben Lazreg (eds.) is the recipient of a 2011 AIA Publication Subvention Grant. The volume is being published by the Journal of Roman Archaeology, as part of their Supplemental Series. The third of the Leptiminus fieldwork reports, this volume will cover work done from 1990 to 1999, spanning Neolithic to medieval and modern periods, with particular emphasis on the thriving 2ndto 3rdcentury A.D. town. The $6,190 subvention will be used to cover the costs of accompanying CDs (containing gazetteers of the sites in the Urban and Rural Surveys), and color images in the volume.
Shelley Wachsmann is the recipient of a 2011 AIA Publication Subvention for his volume on The Gurob Ship-Cart Model and its Mediterranean Context, published by the Texas A&M University Press. The Gurob model represents a remarkable Bronze Age Greek galley, for which a full-scale example is yet unknown. Professor Wachsmann’s work seeks to place the ship type in context, including what it reveals about the identity and culture of the Sea Peoples, the religious practices of ancient Egypt and Greece, and the kinds of vessels that Bronze Age Greece used to extend trade and influence throughout the Mediterranean world. The $7,500 subvention will be used towards direct publication costs for the volume.
Joseph L. Rife is a 2010 recipient of the Publication Subvention Grant, for his Isthmia IX: The Roman and Byzantine Graves and Human Remains. The volume is the ninth volume in the American School of Classical Studies at Athens’ series on Isthmia, one of the four great Panhellenic sanctuaries. The book is a detailed study of the finds from this key site, integrating funerary evidence and skeletal biology to shed needed light on a period of transition for both urban and rural communities in the northeastern Peloponnese. Professor Rife is with the Department of Classical Studies at Vanderbilt University, and this is his first published book. The $5,000 subvention will be used to help produce this 600-page monograph at the same quality as the other volumes in the series.
The 2009 recipient of the AIA's Publication Subvention is Heather Jackson for Jebel Khalid on the Euphrates, Volume III: The Pottery, which she is co-authoring with John Tidmarsh. Dr. Jackson is an Honorary Fellow with University of Melbourne, and has authored other forthcoming volumes in the series including the reports on terracotta figurines and on the housing insula. A Hellenistic site on the west bank of the Euphrates in Northern Syria, the Jebel Khalid was excavated from 1985 through 2005 in a joint effort by the Australian National University and the University of Melbourne. This volume (published as a supplemental volume to Mediterranean Archaeology) will be the third report from the excavations, and the Subvention will defray the costs of the illustrations, copy editing and printing.
The recipient of the 2008 Publications Subvention Grant is Matthew Canepa for his volume The Two Eyes of the Earth: Competition and Exchange in the Art and Ritual of Kingship between Rome and Sansanian Iran, published by the University of California Press. Professor Canepa is with the College of Charleston, Department of Art History, Programs in Archaeology and Asian Studies. A specialist in the art and cultures of the late Roman Empire and Pre-Islamic Iran, Professor Canepa’s research focuses on cross-cultural interaction in the ancient world. His new volume will be the first to analyze the artistic, ritual and ideological interactions between the Roman and Sasanian empires in a comprehensive and theoretically rigorous manner.