The Ancient World Online (ISSN 2156-2253), under the editorship of Chuck Jones, Tombros Librarian for Classics and Humanities has won the 2015 Digital Humanities Award in the category of Best DH Blog Post or Series of Posts.


In January 2015 The Ancient World Online was given the Archaeological Institute of America’s Award for Outstanding Work in Digital Archaeology.

AWOL is a project of Charles E. Jones, Tombros Librarian for Classics and Humanities at the Pattee Library, Penn State University

AWOL began with a series of entries under the heading AWOL on the Ancient World Bloggers Group Blog. I moved it to its own space here beginning in 2009.

The primary focus of the project is 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 is conceived here as it is at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University, my academic home at the time AWOL was launched. That is, from the Pillars of Hercules to the Pacific, from the beginnings of human habitation to the late antique / early Islamic period.

AWOL is syndicated to Facebook and Twitter.