I originally proposed a “Classics Annotated Bibliography Wiki” but as we discussed the idea over email, Chuck suggested we make this project cover the ancient world in general. At Chuck’s blog AWOL – The Ancient World Online, he notes in the sidebar:
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. That is, from the Pillars of Hercules to the Pacific, from the beginnings of human habitation to the late antique / early Islamic period.
I am comfortable using the same inclusive guidelines for the Ancient World Open Bibliographies project. My own scholarly background and current research support is focused on the Mediterranean world from the Neolithic through the Late Antique periods, so my energy and thoughts will probably tend to go there first. But I am happy to welcome bibliographies about, say, Early Iron Age Scotland, or Bronze Age Chinese Art. We have already received a link to an existing web bibliography about Hindu civilization – see the Bibliographies page.
Do you have comments or questions about the geographic and chronological scope of the Ancient World Open Bibliography project? Please leave them below.