The Society for the American Journal of Archaeology

  • For more than a century the AJA has been the premier journal for classical archaeology (in the broadest sense of that term) in the U.S. and also one of the foremost archaeological periodicals in the world. A contribution to the Society for the AJA is a contribution to the preservation of civilized life, past and present.

    Prof. Jerome Pollitt
    Sterling Professor Emeritus
    Classical Archeology and the History of Art
    Yale University

  • I first subscribed to the AJA almost 30 years ago. It was at the time the flagship journal of Mediterranean and Near Eastern archaeology; it still is. The impact of the journal has been immense, and as an author, reviewer, and a member of the Society for the AJA, I feel privileged to have been a small part of its continued success.

    Prof. John K. Papadopoulos
    Chair, Department of Classics
    University of California, Los Angeles

  • The AJA has been my primary source of professional information since my graduate days, and it remains so even in my retirement from teaching. Its level of accuracy and professionalism are well known in the field and make it an excellent choice for any archaeologist considering a submission for publication.

    Prof. Brunilde S. Ridgway
    Bryn Mawr College
    AJA Editor-in-Chief 1978–1985
    AIA Gold Medal Award Recipient 1988

  • I have used the AJA to start my publishing career, to mark significant turning points in my early development as a scholar, and, as a senior scholar, to support young and developing scholars as they make their opinions of cutting-edge scholarship known.

    Prof. John Younger
    The University of Kansas
    AIA Vice President for Publications
    AJA Book Review Editor 1996–2008

  • The ultimate goal of archaeology is not digging up ancient remains but making that material accessible to others through publication in journals such as the AJA. I am a member of the Society for the AJA because I consider it to be the premier journal for the fields of classical and Mediterranean archaeology.

    Prof. Jodi Magness
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    AIA First Vice President

  • I am proud that, as a member of the Society for the AJA, I have been able to help our journal in becoming what it is today—one of the most distinguished archaeological journals in the world. It is indeed difficult to imagine the field of Mediterranean and Near Eastern archaeology without it.

    Prof. Jack L. Davis
    Carl W. Blegen Professor of Greek Archaeology
    University of Cincinnati

The Society for the American Journal of Archaeology

The Society for the American Journal of Archaeology was founded in 1989 to expand the size and scope of the Archaeological Institute of America’s official journal, to make possible its timely publication, and to ensure its future financial health. In recent years, contributions from Society members have helped underwrite AJA’s entry into digital publishing, allowing for the creation and maintenance of the AJA’s website and the availability of an electronic subscription option. Society funds have also contributed to the publication of open access content.

Whether from loyal individuals or from storied institutions, all investments in the Society for the AJA sustain the AJA. Please help us continue to improve our steadfast commitment to excellence.

Tax-deductible contributions to the Society are welcome in any amount. Contributors of $250 or more are listed on the inside back cover of four consecutive issues of the AJA and are noted below; those who give $1,000 or more receive invitations to AIA events and lectures.

Individuals and institutions wishing to join the Society for the American Journal of Archaeology can make a donation via the “Give to the AJA” link on the right sidebar or can download the AJA Society Contribution Form and mail to:

The Society for the American Journal of Archaeology
Archaeological Institute of America
Located at Boston University
656 Beacon Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02215-2006

Credit card gifts are also accepted by telephone. Planned gifts such as bequests or annuities that benefit the AJA are also welcome. Please call 617-353-8703 or email for details.

To read more about the Society for the American Journal of Archaeology, see F.S. Kleiner, “The Society for the American Journal of Archaeology, 1989–1994,” AJA 99 (1995) 1, and “Sine qua non,” AJA 102 (1998) 651.

Current Contributors

Category designations represent contributions given between 1 March 2014 and 28 February 2015.

* Contributors who have given 10+ gifts.


Boston University*
Dept. Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, Duke University
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee


Jack L. Davis and Sharon R. Stocker*
John F. Estes III
Martha S. Joukowsky and Artemis A. Joukowsky
Anna M. McCann and Robert D. Taggart*
The New York Community Trust*
James H. Ottaway, Jr.*
Malcolm H. Wiener


Richard D. de Puma*
Sarah P. Morris and John K. Papadopoulos*
Robert W. Seibert*


Elie M. Abemayor and Judy Shandling*
Lucinda D. Conger*
Dartmouth College, Dept. Classics*
Sheila Dillon
Jerome Godinich, Jr.
Ira Haupt II*
Margaret Laird
John G. Pedley*
Jerome J. Pollitt and Susan B. Matheson*
William T. Rice, Jr.*
Jeremy B. Rutter*
Mary C. Sturgeon*
University of Missouri–Columbia, Dept. Art History and Archaeology*
University of Pittsburgh, Dept. History of Art and Architecture*
University of St. Thomas, Art History Dept.*
Virginia Theological Seminary, Bishop Payne Library
Joe G. Wagman
Washington University in St. Louis, Dept. Art History and Archaeology
James C. Wright