Celebrating history blogging
Two reasons to celebrate.
First, the immediate: History Carnival No 19 is now up on (A)musings of a Grad Student. And a lovely crop it is too (And I'm not just saying that 'cause I did quite well on the links - thanks!)
I was particularly taken with the application of one of my academic heros, Bourdieu, to the understanding of the history of sexuality. Warning, however, the post is theory-rich.
If you'd prefer a nice "we'lll all be murdered in our beds" crime scare, the host provides this one - except unfortunately for the Daily Mail 'tis from the 17th century.
And finally, while it is too late in the night for me to apply my mind to the French, just check out the gorgeous illustrations in a post on Christine de Pizan.
The second reason, the announcement of the first annual Cliopatra History Blogging Awards.
"Final selections will made by panels of history bloggers and announced in conjunction with the American Historical Association Annual Meeting in early January.
Categories: Best Group Blog; Best Individual Blog; Best Newcomer; Best Post; Best Series of Posts; Best Writing."
And yes, I have a role in a couple of the judging panels - looking forward to finding some exciting new blogs; unfortunately I don't think an airfare to the conference is included in the judges' fees.