The first issue of Hortus Orientalis is now available! See Publications for more information.


Hortus Orientalis is an academic journal, published for and by graduate students, that publishes new graduate research on ancient Near Eastern and Classical cultures, languages, and literature. It provides a multi- and inter-disciplinary forum for outstanding research articles that contribute to current scholarship.

Hortus Orientalis seeks to reflect the manifold dimensions of our disciplines, and is open to a range of historical topics and approaches. The journal’s geographical and chronological scope is broad, and it presents studies with a diversity of foci, from ancient times through to late antiquity. It provides graduate students the opportunity to develop their subject areas further through a serious academic review. Its purpose is to foster lively and productive academic debate, and its emphasis on a variety of disciplines and subject matters encourages thoughtful and creative commentary and the interchange of perspectives and ideas.