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Dec 1, 2010 6:20 am

2010 Cliopatria Award Nominations: Best New Blog

Look for the announcement of the winners in January at Cliopatria

Please submit, in comments below, your nominations for the best new history blog since 1 December 2009. [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 you are nominating, as well as the name of the blog. You may nominate as many blogs as you wish in this category, and you may nominate individual blogs or bloggers or posts 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: Jonathan Dresner (Chair), Joseph Adelman, Lucy Inglis.
[Judges are ineligible to win awards they are judging, but feel free to nominate them for something else!]

Navigation: 2010 Nomination Index, Best Group Blog, Best Individual Blog, Best New Blog, Best Post, Best Series of Posts, Best Writer, Previous Winners

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Jonathan Dresner - 12/1/2010

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

Glennis McGregor - 11/29/2010

I would like to nominate
for Best History Blog.
It's very well researched and engagingly written!

Virginia Jackson - 11/29/2010

The New York Times Disunion Series, marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. A rich and inventive approach to telling this always gripping story:

Tony Marks - 11/26/2010

Chick History

Sarah Werner - 11/25/2010

I'd like to nominate In Pursuit of History for Best New Blog ( It's a very new blog (started in November) by Tom Sykes, who used to blog as the Gentleman Administrator. There are only a few posts so far to judge, but they do a wonderful job of talking about the public importance of history. Especially in light of the funding cuts and debates about history that are happening in England, Tom's posts are a nice interrogation of the importance of pursuing history.

Executed Today - 11/24/2010

Walter Ratliff - 11/24/2010

I would like to nominate the new blog:

Pilgrims On The Silk Road

Matthew - 11/24/2010

Gusts of Popular Feeling (

Brett Holman - 11/23/2010

Bench Grass:

How To Be a Retronaut:

Beachcombing's Bizarre History Blog:

Curtis Carter - 11/22/2010

Curtis Carter - 11/22/2010

Curtis Carter - 11/22/2010

Best new blog-
Julia & Julius, Testing Apicius' classic Roman recipes, even if it kills us.

Pamela W. Laird - 11/22/2010

In April 2010, the Business History Conference (BHC), the largest and oldest international scholarly association in its field, launched “The Exchange” <>;. Its goal is to provide frequently updated information about the wide range of what business and economic historians do and the information that can help them do it. Please consider “The Exchange” for the 2010 Cliopatria Award for the best new blog.

“The Exchange” is striking, with a colorful 1847 engraving at the top, and clean lines throughout. The layout is not cluttered with widgets or ads. Its abundance of links are carefully categorized and easy to search, with easy navigation throughout. Other features offer ready subscription and a welcoming “Contact” page.

To date, “The Exchange” has had a posting almost every other day. These include announcements about relevant publications, funding sources, Internet sites, and upcoming events as well as news of individual historians and institutions. Although the BHC sponsors this blog, neither the topics of postings nor links are limited to its members or publications. As the pace of hits increases, the percentage of non-U.S. hits has been increasing, reaching 35% currently.

Thank you for your consideration.

Mark - 11/20/2010

Hi, I'd like to nominate the New History Lab Blog:


Suzanne Fischer - 11/17/2010

NCPH's Off the Wall blog

Jai - 11/15/2010

From the Hands of Quacks (launched April 2010):

Pat Chard - 11/15/2010

Best New Blog

Sara Nylund - 11/15/2010

Irish in the American Civil War
by Damian Shiels

Lee - 11/15/2010

Reading Pseudo-Isidore:

Adam - 11/15/2010

I nominate The Art of Home Savings:

Tom Bannister - 11/10/2010

I would like to nominate Mike Dash's new blog, which first appeared in April. Aside from being unusually wide-ranging, it's well-written and often features high-quality new research on a very eclectic range of subjects.

Mark R. Cheathem - 11/8/2010

Andrew Jackson would likely not approve of this self-nomination:

Started in July 2010, This blog examines primarily the Early American Republic, with emphasis on original research, self-deprecating humor, and current events related to the Early Republic.

Adam Crymble - 11/8/2010

I'd like to nominate the following two blogs:

Adam Crymble, "British History Edition"
-launced in Sept, 2010. Part blog, part news service, part blog design experiment. Focused on keeping the British academic historian community informed.

Jim Clifford et al, "Active"
-launched in Jan, 2010. A group blog that connects academic history to current issues. Focusing primarily on Canada.

Ken - 11/8/2010

Antiquity Lives

Ben Edwards - 11/8/2010

I would like to nominate in the best new blog category. This insightful blog to be very well written. It utilizes a wonderful archive of rare and historic newspapers (all from the author's own collection) that historians and educators will find fascinating.

Scott Kirby - 11/6/2010

I would like to nominate Monty's World by Monty Dobson as the best new History blog.

Peter - 11/5/2010

Phd Octopus

Rob - 11/3/2010

I'd like to nominate as the best new blog. Thanks.

Abu Gonzales - 11/3/2010

Nick - 11/1/2010