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Dec 3, 2006 1:08 am

2006 Cliopatria Awards Nominations: BEST NEW BLOG

2006 Nominations are Now Closed, thanks.
Look for the winners in January!

Please submit, in comments below, your nominations for the best new blog by historians or about history created 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 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 itsrelatedcarnivals.

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: Rob MacDougall (chair), Caleb McDaniel, Miriam Burstein. [Judges are ineligible to win awards they are judging, but feel free to nominate them for something else!]

GO TO: 2006 Nominations Index, Best Group Blog, Best Individual Blog, Best New Blog, Best Post, Best Series of Posts, Best Writer

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Jonathan Dresner - 12/1/2006

Thanks for all the suggestions! Look for the winners at Cliopatria in January!

Kevin - 11/30/2006

My blog was nominated for Best Individual Blog, but it is also falls into the category of Best New Blog.

Hope a self-nominations is allowed.

Gavin Robinson - 11/29/2006

Not sure if this meets your definition of history, but it's astoundingly good, and the origin of speech has some important implications for historians.

- 11/29/2006

Brett Holman - 11/28/2006

Sharon Howard - 11/23/2006

S Atkinson - 11/18/2006

Adrian Murdoch’s Bread and Circuses
was launched in January 2006, focusing specifically on late antiquity issues. Written by a professional journalist and classical historian, Bread and Circuses is a scholarly, well-written and humorous blog that provides comment and is updated daily.

Rob MacDougall - 11/13/2006

Am I allowed to make nominations to this category? Is it kosher for me to nominate a colleague? I'm not sure, but DHH <>; needs to be on this list. Other people talk about history on the internet; Bill Turkel does something about it.

Sharon Howard - 11/13/2006

Sharon Howard - 11/13/2006

Jonathan Wilson - 11/11/2006

I would like to nominate

Barbara Dundas - 11/9/2006

The Cannon's Mouth ( is a blog for Canadian military historians and is about their projects and other interesting bits of information. The blog was inspired by an irregular print publication of the same name which has been out of print for several years but takes advantage of the nature of the medium in that it is updated frequently and is more wide-ranging in nature.

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.

Nonpartisan - 11/7/2006

I'll nominate the site here too, as I did under Best Group Blog. Here's what I said over there, and it's applicable here too:

I'd like to nominate ProgressiveHistorians, a new community site dedicated to the intersection of history and politics. Our site has three main goals:

-To promote the application of history to the study of current events;

-To encourage bolder, more decisive statements on the state of today's world on the part of academic historians; and

-To draw non-academics into the historical debate.

Come check us out at!

Sharon Howard - 11/3/2006

(Full disclosure: I'm one of the group...)

The Long 18th was set up during the summer ago with the aim of creating a venue for 18th-century studies scholars. It's already hosted one successful book event and there are regular postings on issues relating to teaching and research in the period.

- 11/3/2006

I nominate "History and Education" ( by Tim Lacy.

Miland Brown - 11/3/2006

I nominate History is Elementary at This blog is well written, covers multiple topics, and shares the joys and difficulties in teaching history to primary grade students.

Elementaryhistoryteacher is not an academic. Recognizing her blog would encourage other K-12 teachers in history to blog as well.

Sergey Romanov - 11/2/2006

I'd like to nominate

Martin Rundkvist - 11/1/2006

For best new blog, I hereby nominate

The Recent Finds Weblog

Alun Salt - 11/1/2006

Started on 16 December 2005 by Martin Rundkvist.

Salto Sobrius is a mix of posts but it frequently discusses matters of history from the point of view of an archaeologist up to the present day. He also talks about why getting the past right matters.