2006 Cliopatria Awards Nominations: BEST POST
Look for the winners in January!
Please submit, in comments below, your nominations for the best blog post by historians or about history published since 1 December 2005. [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 post(s). You many nominate as many posts as you wish in this category, and you may nominate individual blogs 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!
Jonathan Dresner - 11/29/2006
Most of what I was thinking of nominating from other blogs is already here, so I'll do the immodest thing.
"The World Before Google"
"Arita Drug & Rubber Goods, Kobe?" by me
"That 9.11 Incident"
"The Other Apprentice"
My review of Scooter Libby's book
http://www.froginawell.net/japan/2006/02/colonialogy/ (also http://www.froginawell.net/china/2006/02/colonialogy/)
"Menzies and the problem of the 'Smoking Gun' document"
Rob MacDougall - 11/26/2006
Caleb's Halfway House, on abolition and nuclear disarmament.
Rob MacDougall - 11/26/2006
And, come to think of it, Manan's Polyglot Manifesto.
Nonpartisan - 11/15/2006
I have three nominations to make:
1) This diary by Lorraine is one of the best and most moving posts I've ever read online. It's called The Word, and it's about the Armenian holocaust. It's the kind of story I'd recommend everyone read, whether you're on the voting committee or not. It's just that good. It was also cross-posted at My Left Wing and CultureKitchen.
2) Real History Lisa's A Brief History of Labor is just that: an excellent, impeccably-researched, yet accessible history of the American labor movement. Also posted at Real History Blog.
3) Choosing one of Aphra Behn's post was my greatest challenge in making nominations, as they're all so uniformly superb. I finally decided to go with her biography of her namesake, An Evening with the Real Aphra Behn, which gets the nod because of its superior research and vast scope. (Also cross-posted at Daily Kos.)
Thanks for your consideration!
Sharon Howard - 11/14/2006
Barbara Dundas - 11/9/2006
The 7th Book of Remembrance (http://cmhistorians.blogspot.com/2006/11/7th-book-of-remembrance.html) is a powerful post about the feelings of a government historian who is working on a project that matters to him and to Canadians in general.
In the interest of disclosure, I will confess to being married to the author but since he could have nominated himself but is too modest to do so, I think it's okay that I write this.
Alun Salt - 11/8/2006
Link, and a very good article.
William J Turkel - 11/7/2006
In this thoughtful essay, John raises the problems posed for Wikipedia by the fact that national and language boundaries don't often coincide.
Rob MacDougall - 11/7/2006
Marc A. Comtois - 11/6/2006
I nominate James McCormick's World War Zero post.
Michael - 11/4/2006
The Dominion of British West Florida and Tips for Creating an American Separatist Cause by Miland Brown at http://world-history-blog.blogspot.com/2006/04/dominion-of-british-west-florida-and.html.
Satire and history together make a memorable post as evidenced by four blog carnivals picking this post up.
Alex - 11/1/2006
Alun Salt - 11/1/2006
This one's from December 2005. An unpleasant surprise is about the history you find when you're trying to write another history. What is history and what isn't? It's the sort of thing that wouldn't be a paper, but is well worth reading and discussing and shows why you'd want to have a blog.
- History Relevance Campaign meets at the Smithsonian
- Bernard Lewis Turns 100
- David Lowenthal, author of "The Past Is a Foreign Country,” says it’s folly to scratch the names of slaveholders off buildings
- Jean Edward Smith, biographer of FDR and Ike, has a new biography coming out … of George W. Bush
- Flora Fraser, biographer of George and Martha Washington, wins $50,000 George Washington Prize