Membership

Admission to membership in the AOS is made through the submission of a membership application form attached to the payment of annual dues. Every student, professional or amateur, of the languages and cultures of the Orient is a valuable addition to the American Oriental Society. The addition of new members, whether university-affiliated or independent scholars, helps to perpetuate the 150-year humanistic tradition of the AOS.

There is a progressive dues structure for membership. Members residing abroad and subscribed to the print Journal volumes are assessed an additional $5 per year for international postage expenses.

Life Membership in the AOS may be entered by a one-time payment of $2,500. On occasion, Honorary Membership is bestowed by vote of the regular membership upon non-American scholars of outstanding distinction and accomplishment.

For membership by way of a secured online portal, access the payment page directly. For membership by way of USPS, access the Dues Payment instructions page.

Membership Benefits
—Subscription to the Journal of the American Oriental Society, in print and/or online through a member JSTOR account.
—Annual Meeting, where formal papers offering the results of recent research are presented and discussed and opportunities for informal discussion and conversation among colleagues are galore.
—Member-exclusive discounts from two publishers:

20% discount on any book from Gorgias Press (AOS discount code: AOS-PLAL)
20% discount on the society’s publications from Eisenbrauns, including the AOS Series, Essays, and Translation Series.

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