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Dec 1, 2010 1:20 am

2010 Cliopatria Award Nominations: Best Individual Blog

Look for the announcement of the winners in January at Cliopatria

Please submit, in comments below, your nominations for the best individual 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: Aaron Bady (Chair), Andrew Seal, and Edward Cavanagh.
[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

Joan - 11/30/2010

The Bioscope:

Joan - 11/30/2010

The Legal History Blog at:

Bobby Kircher - 11/30/2010

Susan Sklaroff - 11/30/2010

A self-nomination:

Rebecca Gratz & 19th-Century America

Robert Nashak - 11/28/2010

Clare Spark's Yankee Doodle Society Blog at is probably the richest, most unique contribution to history blogging today. Please consider her nomination.
Robert Nashak
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Robert Nashak - 11/28/2010

Clare Spark made a significant contribution to history blog posts this year:
Must win!

Clare Spark - 11/28/2010 This examines the controversy over the publication of Claire Berlinski's City Journal article alleging that key archival materials had been suppressed, owing to an underestimation of the crimes of the Soviet Union.

Valerie Fairrbrass - 11/28/2010

Spitalfields Life

Michael Robinson - 11/26/2010

I'd like to nominate my blog: Time to Eat the Dogs, which takes up issues of science, history, and exploration.


Walter Ratliff - 11/24/2010

I would like to nominate the individual blog:

Pilgrims On The Silk Road

carolyn ford - 11/24/2010 for best blog - informative local history site

Tim Abbott - 11/23/2010

Absolutely, Boston 1775. Long overdue.

mack Sigman - 11/23/2010

I nominate “To the Sound of the Guns” - for best individual blog.

david meadows - 11/22/2010

Excellent coverage and insight into the ancient art market and assorted looting, smuggling and the like:

Orla Fitzpatrick - 11/22/2010

I wish to nominate the following blog for best individual blog:

Curtis Carter - 11/22/2010

Julia and Julius -

Curtis Carter - 11/22/2010

University of Texas at San Antonio Classics Club official Blog -

Emily - 11/20/2010

I would like to nominate Fragments, from Dainty Ballerina:

Kelvin - 11/18/2010

David - 11/17/2010

I would like to nominate Michael Robinson for his blog Time to Eat the Dogs

manan - 11/17/2010

i recommend Katrina Gulliver's Twitter stream, her posterous blog and her podcasts. I _think_ this would be the appropriate category for such.

Jai - 11/15/2010

From the Hands of Quacks:

Elizabeth Kerri Mahon - 11/15/2010

I have several to nominate:

The Anne Boleyn Files, Edwardian Promenade (, Scandalous Women (, and The Duchess of Devonshire's Gossip Guide (http//

Nathan Traylor - 11/15/2010

The History Tavern

Sara Nylund - 11/15/2010

Irish in the American Civil War
by Damian Shiels

Sara Nylund - 11/15/2010

Irish in the American Civil War
by Damian Shiels

Katrina Gulliver - 11/14/2010

Tom Bannister - 11/10/2010

I would like to nominate Mike Dash's new blog "A Blast From the Past" []. It is extremely wide-ranging, well-written, and it often features high-quality new research on a very eclectic range of subjects.

James Manning - 11/9/2010

Nomination for 'Best individual blog':

'In Pursuit of History'

Ralph E. Luker - 11/9/2010

I nominate Renaissance Mathematicus for Best Individual Blog.

Adam Crymble - 11/8/2010

I'd like to nominate my own new blog: Academic News: British History Edition.

It's part blog, part news service and part blog-design experiment targetted at the academic history community who study British history.



Finn Arne Jørgensen - 11/7/2010

I would like to nominate Colin Tyner's blog "Colin Tyner, the Labour of Nature, and Island Life," the most interesting and well-written environmental history blog out there. It is a perfect example of a great research blog, where he discusses thoughts and ideas for his research, mixed in with experiences of teaching history in Japan, yet it is written in a very approachable manner. Colin has some very sharp observations on place and history.

The blog can be found here:

Larry Cebula - 11/7/2010

OK, I will try again to list why Boston 1775 deserves the award.

1. He does primary source blogging, often going through some fascinating document and blogging it almost as it it were today's news. It is a unique and refreshing approach.

2. At the same time, Bell does a terrific job of finding and using online primary sources. His blog is a master class in the subject.

3. Bell is a good citizen of his historical community, often posting notices for historical talks and meetings in the greater Boston area.

4. Bell sometimes enters into current events when his historical expertise is relevant. See his recent posts on the Tea Party movement, or his amazing series of posts on the John Adams miniseries a few years back.

5. Many of Bell's posts are just plain delightful--see his recent "George Washington buried alive?" post for example.

When I won this award two years ago my first thought was "Damn, J.L. Bell got robbed again!" Time to set it right.

Victor Baldovi - 11/6/2010

Nomination for "Best Individual Blog"
World War II Freak

Owen - 11/6/2010

Nominating Heraldic Times Blog

Todd Andrlik - 11/6/2010

I'd like to nominate in the Best Individual Blog category. Great in-depth articles with fantatisic primary sources and photography to supplement each topic.

Scott Kirby - 11/6/2010

I would like to Nominate Monty's World for best individual blog.

Dara Smith - 11/6/2010

Nominating the Tudor Tutor, indeed the "cheeky" guide to the dynasty!

Heather Rojo - 11/5/2010

Boston 1775 by J. L. Bell

Larry Cebula - 11/3/2010

Yes! I just typed out a long endorsement of Boston 1775 but my post disappeared when I tried to submit. (The HNN software is awful!)

Katy F. - 11/3/2010

I nominate Boston 1775:

Julie - 11/3/2010

American History Fun Facts Blog

Tim Beirne - 11/2/2010

The Way of Improvement Leads Home:

Brian Franklin - 11/2/2010

I nominate John Fea, at "The Way of Improvement Leads Home."

Sam W. - 11/2/2010

It has to be John Fea's "The Way of Improvement Leads Home", at

Katrina Gulliver - 11/1/2010

Forgot to add url:

Katrina - 11/1/2010

I would like to nominate Ann Little, for her site Historiann, as best individual blog.