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Oct 18, 2006 7:01 am

You Can't Eat a Blogroll

I've just finished a major update on Cliopatria's History Blogroll. We delete blogs that become inert, but it now lists almost 500 history blogs. Their numbers have grown so rapidly that several of the categories have become too large. Epochs and Events may need subdivision into Ancient, Premodern, and Modern. Local History should perhaps be split out of Regions and it further subdivided by, er, region.

But I wanted to call your attention to a few of the blogs we've recently added:
The institutional affiliation of AHA Today will probably be a source of both its strength and its limitations. Yet, it can surface issues of broad professional interest, such as Robert Townsend's discussion of an AHA-sponsored archives-wiki.
Academic Lives houses livejournal-like diaries by historians. We should all have students like the self-confessed"history geek" at And gladly wolde (s)he learne, but Geoffrey Chaucer is, of course, her teacher of choice.
There are lots of opinions in Contemporary Commentary and Ideas and Beliefs. Historical Implications are those of Dr. T, a professor of Latin American history in Nashville. You'll find even more opinions at Progressive Historians, a sort of DailyKos for the historical set.
Digital History, Science, and Technology is growing rapidly, but you may not have seen Greg Frost-Arnold's Obscure and Confused Ideas, Susan Marie Groppi's west of the moon, Katherine Pandora's petri dish, or Jonah Shupbach's Berkeley, Bacon, and Bird.

Whether military history is dying or thriving in academe, its presence in the blogosphere is robust. We count 42 military history blogs now, most of them concentrated on the American Civil War or World War I. Peter Konieczny's The Medieval Warfare Blog and Alan Allport's War Starts at Midnight! are among the exceptions.
We've added four new Asian history blogs: Jottings from the Granite Studio, kotaji, Quests of the Dragon and Bird Clan, and Sumir-History. We list 26 history blogs in languages other than English now. And Didier Ghiez at Disney History knows about all things Disney, but specializes in the production of Disneyana outside the English-speaking world.

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