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Dec 1, 2009 12:53 am

2009 Cliopatria Award Nominations: BEST NEW BLOG

Nominations are now closed. Winners will be posted here when they are announced at the AHA in January

Please submit, in comments below, your nominations for the best new blog by historians or about history created since 1 December 2008. [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.

If you want ideas of blogs or writers to nominate, see the History Blogroll or past editions of the History Carnival or its related carnivals.

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 Ralph Luker or leave a comment here.

Judging Committee: Paul Harvey, Chris Jones, Randall Stephens
[Judges are ineligible to win awards they are judging, but feel free to nominate them for something else!]

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Jonathan Dresner - 12/1/2009

Nominations are now closed. Winners will be posted here when they are announced at the AHA in January

Brad Hart - 11/30/2009

I nominate EARLY AMERICAN CRIME for best new history blog:

Katrina Gulliver - 11/30/2009

Well, if you're giving out prizes for Twitter...

Lucy Inglis - 11/28/2009

Bel's lovely blog, Fragments, is based on primary sources and is an excellent introduction to early modern England.

Katrina Gulliver - 11/27/2009

I would like to nominate Lucy Inglis' site, at
for best new blog.

Nancy McDonald - 11/21/2009

The HerStory Scrapbook ( focuses on the final four years of the women's suffrage campaign in the United States as chronicled in the pages of The New York Times. From 1917 – 1920, The New York Times published over 3,000 articles, editorials, and letters about the women who were fighting for, and against, suffrage. The HerStory Scrapbook includes more than 900 of the most interesting pieces from that period. It is the equivalent of having had someone save articles from The Times in a scrapbook for prosperity. The blog was launched in August 2009 to commemorate the 89th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment.

Grumpy Historian - 11/12/2009

I don't know how the committee will feel about the Grumpy Historian Twitter feed as a blog, but it's what there is:

Nick Poyntz - 11/12/2009

I'd like to nominate Early Modern Online Bibliography.

Although a fairly niche topic, the blog has quickly grown a large, interactive community as some of the threads with 20-30 comments will testify. The posts there are always highly scholarly but accessible too. The fact that it has attracted the notice of the companies which provide online early modern texts, as a result of which readers have had free access to a number of collections, is also a testament to how quickly it has established itself.

Kevin M. Levin - 11/9/2009

Here is the link to American History Now:

Kevin M. Levin - 11/9/2009

I would like to nominate Jim Cullen's American History Now as Best New Blog. Cullen is a seasoned scholar who writes about life as a high school history teacher as well as his own interests as a historian. The writing is crisp and his posts are incredibly thought provoking. One of my favorites.

Ralph Luker - 11/1/2009

I nominate The Historical Society's ths blog for Best New Blog.