2008 Cliopatria Award Nominations: BEST GROUP BLOG
Please submit, in comments below, your nominations for the best group blog (other than Cliopatria) by historians or about history published during the period since 1 December 2007. [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.
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: William Turkel, Jeremy Boggs, Lisa Spiro
[Judges are ineligible to win awards they are judging, but feel free to nominate them for something else!]
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Jonathan Dresner - 12/1/2008
Nominations are now closed. Winners will be posted here when they are announced at the AHA in January
Alun Salt - 11/30/2008
Chiron is a group blog of photos for the Classical world hosted by Flickr. It might not look like a traditional group blog, but if you're unconvinced I can go into detail about that.
It’s a fantastic example of a collaborative effort which works despite very little visible administration. The admin is done by the people at Chironweb, a Spanish web hub for the classics, but the pool itself is, within its rules, a bit of a free-for-all and as a result there’s now over 16,000 photos from over 250 members on all sorts of topics, tagged in many different languages, connected to the ancient world. It’s a great example of what you can do on the web which you simply could not by traditional means.
Additionally the photos are supposed to be all licenced with Creative Commons licences. The licences vary. Some are free for any use. Many have ‘no-derivatives’ as a condition, which is why you don’t have a mosaic above. Many have ‘non-commercial’ as a condition, which limits their use for some bloggers, but the result is a flexible but coherent blog where anyone can contribute. It’s a great source of photos to use in other blogs or in lectures.
The most amazing thing is that I haven’t seen any major societies rip-off the idea for themselves. With the fuss being made recently over collections like the one from Time/Life going online you would have thought someone would have realised that their members were collectively possessing a major asset. When they finally do, their photobank will look something like Chiron.
Billy Whyte - 11/28/2008
I would like to nominate Civil War History for best group blog:
Daniel Sauerwein - 11/25/2008
I would like to nominate Civil War History (http://civilwarhistory.wordpress.com) for the category of Best Group Blog.
Roger Saunders - 11/24/2008
Lindsey D Shuman - 11/23/2008
I nominate American Creation as this year's best group blog.
Brad Hart - 11/23/2008
I nominate American Creation for best group blog.
sharon - 11/22/2008
Jeremy Young - 11/11/2008
And I'll third it.
Nomination for Best History Group Blog
Roman Army Talk Forum
A great source for answers to questions about ancient Rome in general and the Roman military in particular. Even good for general topics in Military History.
Bob Meade - 11/5/2008
I nominate the blog of the Australian War Memorial:
New Kid on the Hallway - 11/4/2008
I'll second that, though I know seconding isn't necessary.
Suzanne - 11/3/2008
Preservation Nation from the National Trust:
Neil Schlager - 11/3/2008
Best group blog nomination:
Milestone Documents Blog
Ralph Luker - 11/1/2008
Here is the link: The Edge of the American West
Ralph Luker - 11/1/2008
I nominate The Edge of the American West for Best Group Blog.
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