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Dec 1, 2008 3:07 am

2008 Cliopatria Award Nominations: BEST NEW BLOG

Nominations are now closed. Winners will be posted here when they are announced at the AHA in January

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

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: Jonathan Dresner, Elle, Ph.D., Jeremy Young
[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

Ralph E. Luker - 11/30/2008

I nominate bookn3rd, a very smart and well written running commentary about book history.

J. L. Bell - 11/28/2008

What focus! What pictures! And Muppets, too.

Caitlin GD Hopkins's Vast Public Indifference.

Aaron D Pendell - 11/27/2008

Is it wrong to nominate your own blog? If it is, please disregard. If it is not, please accept as my nomination for best new history blog.


Pernilla - 11/26/2008

For the category "Best New Blog" I nominate

Lori Stokes - 11/25/2008

Best new history blog! Thorough postings on the founding principles of the nation, plenty on Puritans, and everything else from Civil War to the 2008 Depression. And it's often funny.

Carlyn Beccia - 11/24/2008

I would like to nominate The Raucous Royals. The Raucous Royals blog teaches pre-modern European history in an approachable and fun format using popular rumors in history, scandalous tales of royal rulers, gossip, games and history teasers.

Rich Coulter - 11/24/2008

I'd like to nominate:
Teaching the Civil War with Technology

Lindsey D Shuman - 11/23/2008

I nominate the American Creation blog for the category of best new blog in 2008.


Steve Becknall - 11/23/2008

I nominate the American Creation blog ( An excellent assortment of contributors and material.

T Lower - 11/16/2008

Life in the Past Lane

Anthony Vaver - 11/12/2008

Jasia - 11/7/2008

I'd like to nominate "Shades of the Departed" ( This is a terrific blog about historical photographs and photography. The author is an excellent writer herself but she also features guest writers in related fields. This blog also hosts the carnival "Smile for the Camera"!

Downstate Historian - 11/3/2008

The New York History Blog

Richard Landers - 11/2/2008

Soldier’s Mail: Letters Home from a New England Soldier 1916-1919

This blog was started on Memorial Day, 2008 and features the writings home of Sgt. Samuel E. Avery during the time of the First World War from 1916-1919 while first serving with the 8th Mass. Infantry during the Mexican Border campaign (1916) and then with the 103rd U.S. Infantry (26th Division) in France as part of the AEF.

Sgt. Avery was a prolific writer and his words home form a fascinating narrative of eyewitness history from the hot sands along the Rio Grande to the cold mud along the Meuse. His letters are published on the date they were actually written 91 years ago and they have developed a devoted readership in the short time this blog has been active.

Other features of this blog include rare photos from the Avery Collection, maps, original recordings of period music and numerous links to other resources of interest to the student of military history and American involvement in World War I. The editor has constructed the pages with care to help create a historical background with which to understand each piece of correspondence as part of chapters in a sweeping personal story.

Going forward this site will also feature letters Sgt. Avery received from the Home Front which are more rare in the genre since soldiers in the field had limited means by which to preserve them.

The editor is a former High School history teacher, B.A. Magna Cum Laude, Drew University 1985, M.A.T. Tufts University 1989.

Jim - 11/2/2008

Civil War Notebook (

Nick - 11/2/2008

I nominate Wynken de Worde.