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Dec 29, 2010 9:08 am

Awards, Carnivals, Dance, & Digital Humanities

  • On Thursday 6 January, the winners of the Cliopatria Awards, 2010, will be announced at a dinner for twittering historians organized by Katrina Gulliver at Tupelo restaurant in Cambridge, MA. Because seating is limited, if you want to join the party, you must register and meet us at the Sheraton hotel at 7:00 p.m. After drinks, dinner is at 8:30 p.m. For the rest of us, the winners of the Cliopatria Awards will be announced here at Cliopatria after midnight, est, on Friday 7 January 2011.
  • History Carnival XCIV at Writing Women's History and Carnivalesque LXIX, an ancient/medieval edition of the festival, at Kaye Jones should be up on the weekend of 1/2 January. Send nominations of the best of December's history blogging to writingwomenshistory*@* or use the form. Send nominations of the best in ancient/medieval history blogging since late October to miss_mush23*@* or use the form.
  • If you have a blog, please volunteer to host one of the history carnivals during 2011. For History Carnival, contact historycarnival*@* For Carnivalesque, either its ancient/medieval or early modern editions, contact Julie Hofmann or Sharon Howard at misrule*@* For the history of science carnival, The Giant's Shoulders, contact skullsinthestars*@* or thony.christie*@* .
  • Laura Jacobs,"The Most Beautiful Language," WSJ, 30 October, Toni Bentley,"Taking Flight," NYT, 26 November, Ed Voves,"Turning Point," California Literary Review, 29 November, Luke Jennings for the Guardian, 5 December, and Marie Arana,"It's not all tutus and sugar plum fairies," Washington Post, 26 December, review Jennifer Homans's Apollo's Angels: A History of Ballet.
  • Arlene Croce,"The Great Adventure of Sergei Diaghilev," NYRB, 13 January, reviews Sjeng Scheijen's Diaghilev: A Life, translated from the Dutch by Jane Hedley-Prôle and S. J. Leinbach; and"Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes, 1909–1929," an exhibit at London's Victoria and Albert Museum.
  • Patricia Cohen's series on the digital humanities:

  • "Digital Keys for Unlocking the Humanities' Riches," NYT, 16 November;
  • "Analyzing Literature by Words and Numbers," NYT, 4 December;
  • "In 500 Billion Words, New Window on Culture," NYT, 16 December; and
  • "The Masses Help Scholars Transcribe Manuscripts," NYT, 27 December.

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    Jeremy Young - 12/29/2010

    Unfortunately, I won't quite have gotten to Boston by the time of that dinner, for I should very much like to see you and all the Twitterstorians. Good luck to all the nominated authors!

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