American Office of L’Année philologique
The American Office was established in 1965 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It has been directed by:
- Professor T. Robert S. Broughton (1965-1968)
- Professor George A. Kennedy (1968-1974)
- Professor William C. West III (1974-1987)
- Professor Laurence D. Stephens (1987-1992)
- Dr. Lisa Carson (1992-)
- Dr. Shirley Werner became Assistant Director in 2002.
In September 2002 the American Office moved to the Department of Classics of the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio and in 2010 to Duke University where it is currently located.
The U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) supported the American Office with annual grants from 1965 to 2011. Beginning in 1999, the American Philological Association (APA) became the administrator of these grants, and in 2005 launched a capital campaign, the Gatekeeper to Gateway Campaign for the Future of Classics, whose primary goal was to establish an endowment that would provide a steady source of income for the Office. The NEH supported this Campaign with a challenge grant of $650,000, and the resulting endowment has been the Office's main source of funding since 2011.
The APA also coordinates the activities of an Advisory Board for the American Office, which consists of distinguished scholars in the field.