Ancient Languages and civilizations

Series Classification

knowledge of antiquity


Prof. Dr. Chen Zhi(Editor-in-Chief), Prof. Dr. Carlotta Viti (Associate Editor), Dr. Shawn Wang (Associate Editor)

Series Introduction

The Research Centre for History and Culture is launching an open access, peer-reviewed book series with Brill Publishers titled Ancient Languages and civilizations (ACLC). This book series is devoted to new insights into the ancient world and offers a broader view of antiquity, up to the fall of the Eastern Roman Empire (1453). This series covers various geographical regions, such as Ancient Egypt and Africa; Mesopotamia and Middle East; Europe; Asia; the Americas; and Oceania. Each area is investigated in its specific historical, economic, and social context, and in the various aspects of its civilizations, such as language, philology, literature, art, architecture, technology, sciences, laws, and customs. Over the years knowledge of antiquity has much improved thanks to new archaeological discoveries and the development of new methods to evaluate old data, such as the application of new statistical methodologies to the study of the spread of human activities, languages, and artefacts in prehistorical times. Nonetheless, these studies to a large extent remain confined to separate journals of science and specialist conferences, and lack sufficient interaction among scholars working across different disciplines. Currently there is no book series- apart from encyclopedias, which have different aims and methods from monograph studies- with a scope that deals with all this knowledge. By launching this book series, we want to provide a platform for intellectual interaction among scholars working across different disciplines. Proposals must present original work and must have been submitted exclusively to ALAC. Both monographs and edited volumes are welcome. For more details, please visit the website:

Publishing house

Brill press, the Netherlands

Publisher Information

Brill was founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, to serve as the publisher of the University of Leiden, already one of the world's leading academic centers. Since its foundation, the publisher has focused on the humanities and social sciences, with particular emphasis on languages and linguistics. Today Brill retains its place as a leading international academic publisher in the humanities and social sciences, with offices in Singapore, Germany, China, and the USA, in addition to the world headquarters in the Netherlands. Currently, Brill publishes about 300 journals and 1,200 new books and reference works each year. Brill is an independent, publicly traded company.