With the new year I have initiated a new blog AWOL - The Ancient World online.
The idea for this blog began with a series of entries under the heading AWOL here at the Ancient World Bloggers Group Blog. I have decided to move it to its own space here beginning in 2009.
The primary focus of the blog will be notice and comment on open access material relating to the ancient world, but I will also include other kinds of networked information as it comes available.
The ancient world here is conceived as it is at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University, my academic home. That is, from the Pillars of Hercules to the Pacific, from the beginnings of human habitation to the late antique / early Islamic period. To a great extent it is a function of my work building the ISAW Library.
Much of what appears here will also appear in Abzu, and a newsfeed from there is included on AWOL as it is on the righthand sidebar here.
I hope readers will find it interesting and useful, and that you'll pass word of it, and add it to your blogrolls, feed readers, aggregators, and so on.
Comments are welcome and encouraged.