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The Society for the American Journal of Archaeology

  • Whether you read it online or in print, the American Journal of Archaeology is an essential item for the archaeologist’s toolkit. I began subscribing as an undergraduate and still look forward to every new issue; it keeps me au courant with important and timely research. Being a member of the Society for the AJA is a small payback for decades of stimulating reading.

    Jenifer Neils
    Director, American School of Classical Studies at Athens

  • As a life member of the Archaeological Institute of America I am pleased to support our publishing efforts by also being a member of the Society for the American Journal of Archaeology. It has been an honor for my research colleagues and me to disseminate the work of the Pompeii Forum Project through the pages of the AJA.

    Prof. John Dobbins
    Richard A. & Sara Page Mayo NEH Distinguished Teaching Professor
    McIntire Department of Art
    University of Virginia, Charlottesville

  • The AJA has been a staple of my scholarly life since graduate school. Its articles and reviews epitomize professional standards of scholarship and fieldwork, setting a high bar for scholars worldwide. I am proud to be a member of the Society for the American Journal of Archaeology and, through the Society, to help in a small way to ensure the journal’s publication well into the future.

    Prof. Elaine Gazda
    Department of the History of Art
    University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

  • The leading U.S. and international journal, the American Journal of Archaeology makes an unparalleled contribution to classical and Mediterranean archaeology through in-depth articles, notes, reviews, lists of recent books, “State of the Discipline” articles, reviews of regional discoveries, and use of new technologies. As a member of the Society for the AJA, I encourage others to support the long-range development of the journal and help ensure its future success.

    Prof. Mary C. Sturgeon
    Professor Emerita
    Art History, Classics, and Program in Archaeology
    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • 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
    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    AIA 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

When you support the AJA, you become a member of the Society for the American Journal of Archaeology.

The Society 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. Contributions from Society members have helped underwrite the AJA’s entry into digital publishing, allowing for the creation and maintenance of the AJA website, the availability of an electronic subscription option, and the launch of AJA Open Access.

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 are invited to AIA events and lectures.

Go to the Society for the American Journal of Archaeology Donation Page

You may also download the The Society for the American Journal of Archaeology Donation Form (PDF) and mail to:

The Society for the American Journal of Archaeology
Archaeological Institute of America
44 Beacon Street, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02108-3614

Credit card gifts are also accepted by telephone. Planned gifts such as bequests or annuities that benefit the AJA are also welcome. Please call 857-305-9357 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 December 2016 and 30 November 2017.

* Contributors who have given 10+ gifts.


The New York Community Trust*


Jack L. Davis and Sharon R. Stocker*
John F. Estes III
James H. Ottaway, Jr.*
John K. Papadopoulos and Sarah P. Morris*
Malcolm H. Wiener


Richard D. De Puma*
John G. Pedley*
Mary C. Sturgeon*


Elizabeth Childs
Lucinda Conger*
John J. Dobbins*
Elaine K. Gazda*
Jerome Godinich, Jr.*
Ira Haupt II*
Margaret Laird
Dimitri Nakassis
Jenifer Neils
Nassos Papalexandrou
Jerome Pollitt*
Robert L. Pounder
Frederick Romano
Jeremy B. Rutter*
Robert W. Seibert*
Mary E. Voyatzis
James C. Wright
University of Missouri–Columbia, Dept. Art History and Archaeology*
University of St. Thomas, Art History Dept.*
Washington University in St. Louis, Dept. Art History and Archaeology