The Cliopatria blog at HNN recognizes the best history blogging on the web through its annual Cliopatria Awards (given out since 2005). The 2011 awards were expanded beyond blogs to include the best history Twitter feed and podcast. Congratulations to all the winners, listed below. What are your favorite history blogs, Twitter feeds, and podcasts online? Let us know in the comments.
- Best Individual Blog: The Chirurgeon’s Apprentice
“A website dedicated to the horrors of pre-anaesthetic surgery.”
- Best Group Blog: Wonders and Marvels
“A community for curious minds who love history, its odd stories, and good reads.”
- Best New Blog: Demography and the Imperial Public Sphere Before Victoria
“Melodee Beals generously shares her work in progress using this research-focused blog.”
- Best Post: “If There’s a Man Among Ye: The Tale of Pirate Queens Anne Bonny and Mary Read”
Written by Karen Abbott, featured in the Past Imperfect blog, August 9, 2011.
- Best Series of Posts: “This Day in Labor History”
Written by Erik Loomis, at the Lawyers, Guns & Money blog.
- Best Writer: Corey Robin
“Robin joins battle with contemporary issues by way of a deep engagement with the history of political thought.“
- Best Twitter Feed: @KatrinaGulliver
“In addition to participating actively and productively in professional conversations, Katrina Gulliver created and has continued to curate the #Twitterstorians hashtag, which enables historical and pedagogical discussions across the platform, and has helped immensely in creating a strong community of historical interest within Twitter.”
- Best Podcast Episode: “Nell Irvin Painter, The History of White People, W.W. Norton & Company, 2010”
By Marshall Poe, from the New Books in History podcast, aired on January 14, 2011.