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Dec 1, 2007 3:22 am

2007 Cliopatria Awards Nominations: BEST NEW BLOG

Nominations are now closed.
Look for the winners to be announced in January

Please submit, in comments below, your nominations for the best new blog by historians or about history created since 1 December 2006. [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 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: Ancarett, Sharon Howard, John Carter Wood
[Judges are ineligible to win awards they are judging, but feel free to nominate them for something else!]

Go to: 2007 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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Sharon Howard - 12/1/2007

We will give this some consideration, but I can't promise anything. I'm sure a legal scholar will understand the problems created when you start making exceptions to the rules...

Jonathan Dresner - 12/1/2007

Nominations for the 2007 Awards are now closed. Judging committees will make their selections and the winners will be announced in early January.

manan ahmed - 11/30/2007

A tremendously fun new voice:

Alun Salt - 11/30/2007

...because..umm... looting matters and David Gill's blog is an excellent way of keeping up with the sleazy side of what should be the historical record.

Phil - 11/30/2007

The Proletarian always has something interesting to say--both historical and practical.

- 11/29/2007

The Legal History Blog.
It was created on 11/27/06, but this is the only year it can be considered in this category, and it was certainly brand new in December 06.

Rob MacDougall - 11/28/2007

jeff - 11/27/2007

A fantastic concept executed with sensitivity and even wit. The blog is only just underway, but already you can get a good sense of where it's going to go and why it ought to be in your feed reader.

Lindsey - 11/27/2007

I nominate the American Revolution Blog for the best new blog category.

Daniel Sauerwein - 11/26/2007

I would like to nominate my Civil War blog Civil War History for Best New Blog. I created it in May and have almost 5,000 hits. The blog is also tracked by Civil War Interactive as part of This Week in Blogs. The URL is

Highly Eccentric - 11/23/2007

I nominate Jennifer Lyn Jordan's Per Omni Saecula: a fascinating and accessible new addition to the medievalist blogosphere. JLJ manages to be accessible and entertaining without sacrificing scholarly integrity at all.

Simon Treharne - 11/20/2007

Kristan Tetens - 11/14/2007

Nomination for best new blog: The Victorian Peeper at

Tim Lacy - 11/13/2007

Dear Cliopatria's Selection Committee,

Please consider Sterling Fluharty's PhDinHistory ( for Best New Blog. He's done yeoman's work this past year, under duress, on trying to understand the profession via statistics. While he's not always right---nor does he claim to be (which I admire), he is provocative. He makes us think about the profession in a new way.

I know from side notes that his department is pressuring him to give up blogging. By giving him this award, perhaps they (and he) will be persuaded to continue in making us think about things differently.


Tim Lacy, Ph.D.
Chicago, IL

W. Aitkenhead - 11/12/2007

I would like to nominate:
for best new blog.

tnx...Bill Aitkenhead

Chris - 11/6/2007

I nominate "The Juvenile Instructor" blog at It is run by a group of history grad students (most from BYU) and seeks to situate Mormon History in larger American, Western, and Religious history contexts.

- 11/4/2007

I'd like you to consider Zenobia's blog, born 3 January 2007, for the best new blog
Empress of the East

- 11/4/2007

Zenobia's blog born 3 January 2007
Empress of the East

Brent tenPas - 11/2/2007

I nominate for Best New Blog

Religion in American History

Jeremy Young - 10/31/2007

I'm proud to nominate Rachel Leow's A Historian's Craft, a vibrant and erudite voice that has burst onto the blogging scene. Rachel's willingness to tackle esoteric subjects with verve and insight, as well as her unforgettable "Bookporn" series, make this a must-read for all history bloggers.