2006 Cliopatria Awards Nominations: BEST INDIVIDUAL BLOG
Look for the winners in January!
Please submit, in comments below, your nominations for the best individual blog by historians or about history. [registration not required to post nominations, but the usual rules of civility and conduct still apply] Nominations will be accepted from November 1st through 30th.
Please include a URL for the blog(s). You many nominate as many blogs as you wish in this category, and you may nominate individual posts or bloggers in other categories as well.
Bloggers do not need to be academic historians. If you're not sure whether a blog or blogger qualifies as"history," nominate them anyway and the judges will make a final determination. If you have questions, feel free to contact the chair of the committee:
Judging Committee: Alan Allport (chair), Ben Brumfield, Martha Bridegam. [Judges are ineligible to win awards they are judging, but feel free to nominate them for something else!]
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Jonathan Dresner - 12/1/2006
Thanks for all the suggestions! Look for the winners at Cliopatria in January!
Ralph Luker - 11/30/2006
Jonathan Dresner - 11/29/2006
There's gotta be a better word than "posthumous" since Caleb himself is alive and well!
I'll add a few of my favorites here that haven't shown up yet:
Brian's Study Breaks: http://bjulrich.blogspot.com/
World History Blog: http://world-history-blog.blogspot.com/
History is Elementary: http://historyiselementary.blogspot.com/
Rob MacDougall - 11/27/2006
for Mode for Caleb.
Kelly - 11/21/2006
Since December 2005, Blogenspiel (http://blogenspiel.blogspot.com/) has done an outstanding job of documenting not only his/her job search but also the adjustments required of settling not only into a new position at a different type of school but also in a totally different part of the country.
Sharon Howard - 11/19/2006
Sharon Howard - 11/11/2006
pjd - 11/9/2006
David H Lippman - 11/8/2006
It's a day-by-day history of World War II.
Mo - 11/4/2006
For best individual blog, I nominate Siris (http://branemrys.blogspot.com/)
Nicolás Quiroga - 11/3/2006
Alun Salt - 11/1/2006
I think a good blog is going to be regularly updated, thoughtful and capable of surprising the reader, so my vote goes to Kevin Levin's Civil War Memory.
All I 'know' about the American Civil War is what I've heard in largely dire documentaries. The ones where someone with a croaky Southern accent reads something like "Things got so bad we wuz pulling our own teeth to use them fer shot, but that didn't matter cuz we wuz fahting for Liberty."
Kevin's blog makes the Civil War a much more textured and interesting event than the cartoon version that we get on the other side of the Atlantic. You can dip into any week in the archive and pull out a gem. With no effort at all I can point you at Remembering Memorial Day, Blacks in Gray or "Enough is Enough" or Confederate Military Executions. He's also very good on the process of making history. From just this week we have Balancing Interpretation, Celebration, and Entertainment In Public Spaces, How Wide Is The Gap Between Professional Civil War Historians And The General Public? and Interpreting Slave Narratives.
The war may have been the Union versus the Confederacy, but reading Kevin's blog makes it clear that the modern United States has its history on all sides of the war.
jrd - 11/1/2006
Axis of Evel Knievel: http://axisofevelknievel.blogspot.com/
Sheila - 11/1/2006
My nomination is: Clioweb: http://clioweb.org