The 2005 Cliopatria Awards Nominations:
NOMINATIONS ARE CLOSED
Please submit, in comments below, your nominations for the best writing on a history blog. [registration not required, but the usual rules of civility and conduct still apply] Nominations will be accepted from November 1st through 30th.
Please include an URL for the blog. You may nominate multiple blogs in this category, and you may nominate these, or other, blogs, bloggers and posts in other categories.
If you want ideas of blogs or writers to nominate, see the History Blogroll or past editions of the History Carnival. 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: Jonathan Dresner (chair), Natalie Bennett, Hiram Hover. [Judges are ineligible to win awards they are judging, but feel free to nominate them for something else!]
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Jonathan Dresner - 12/1/2005
Thanks to all who nominated; it's up to the judges, now. We'll report back in January!
Andy B - 11/30/2005
I nominate Thorgrim (Peter Herring) for the original articles he has written for the Megalithic Portal blog. From book reviews, feature articles about prehistoric and Early Medieval studies to lighter quizzes and ideas to enjoy visiting and photographing ancient sites,
Peter makes a complex subject accessible to a non-expert audience, and often initiates an lively discussion with the posters of comments on the site.
What is Silbury Hill?
New Light on a Dark Age - introducing our Dark Age collections.
The Tribes of Britain (Book Review)
The Spiritual Landscape
Tea Time Tester Times Three
These are just examples from the last few weeks!
Umar - 11/23/2005
I nominate http://www.chapatimystery.com
Alun Salt - 11/21/2005
Bah! I was going to nominate that. Instead I'll nominate Bibliodyssey http://bibliodyssey.blogspot.com/ instead for reasons which will appear on my blog on Wed morning. http://archaeoastronomy.co.uk/?p=598
Dr. Tundra - 11/18/2005
The Skwib for the Lost PowerPoint Slides (many are about historical events) and the Alternate History Fridays.
Andrew Israel Ross - 11/8/2005
You guys can decide whether he's an historian or not, but I'd like to nominate Scott Eric Kaufman at acephalous
Sharon Howard - 11/6/2005
I was about to nominate Tim and Caleb anyway, so will just nod my head in agreement here...
anon - 11/6/2005
Andre Mayer - 11/2/2005
Ralph E. Luker - 11/1/2005
I'm going to nominate four people (in alphabetical order) who I think have to be considered: Timothy Burke, Rob MacDougall, Caleb McDaniel, and Scott McLemee.
- Historian Daniel K. Williams says Democrats have a religion problem
- Bill O’Reilly – America’s best-selling “historian” – ridiculed in Harper’s for writing bad history
- Largest history festival is the UK criticized for being white and male
- Eric Foner doesn’t think much of a book that claims Lincoln moved slowly to emancipate blacks because he was a racist
- Harvard's Moshik Temkin pens op ed in the NYT warning historians not to use analogies