Projects of War
I’d like to thank Ralph Luker and the rest of the HNN folks for welcoming me to Cliopatria. Ralph’s introduced me pretty thoroughly, so I will spare everyone further self-aggrandizement and introduce the projects I’m bringing with me to Cliopatria.
The first, in conjunction with H-War, is the Military History Digest. This is a long-running series (the last edition was #144) which is, in essence, a roughly-biweekly digest of the best of the military history web, as chosen (egotistically) by me. I read quite a few military history blogs on a regular basis and I wanted to share the entries that I found particularly interesting. I am currently following 30 such blogs, and take from them what looks most interesting to include in the Digest. I’d love to add to my blog count, and welcome nominations in the comments from anyone with a good military history blog they think I should follow.
The second is the Military History Carnival, a regular digest of reader-nominated blog posts. This has fallen on hard times lately, lacking both hosts and nominations. I’d like to re-invigorate it; the military history blogosphere is wide and deep, and I think it should be able to sustain it. My aim at the moment is to start with a Carnival every three months. If that goes well, I will increase the frequency.
To that end, I’d like to announce, by way of closing this post, the nomination period for a new Military History Carnival. The Carnival itself will appear on February 26th, and the deadline will be two days before that, on February 24th. Nominations should be submitted here. I construe military history quite broadly to include not only battlefields and wars, but home-fronts and institutions, memory and memorialization, and everything in between. Anything published in the last three months is eligible.
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David Silbey - 1/27/2011
Added it, thanks!
Anthony Scalabrine - 1/26/2011
I follow a blog called "A Vietnam War Clerk's Diary" that is very interesting and well-written. It reads like John B. Jones if his "A Rebel War Clerk's Diary" had been rewritten by Ian Fleming. It is at http://vietnamwarclerksdiary.blogspot.com