History blogging awards

(Or, if everyone else can have ’em, why not us?)

Cliopatria Award

The Cliopatria Awards are intended to recognize and promote the best history writing in the blogosphere. There will be awards in six categories:

Nominations will be open to all readers throughout November; panels of expert* judges will make the final decisions during December. The winners will be announced at the History Blogging panel at the American Historical Association Annual Meeting in early January
2006.

For fuller details, go to the awards webpage.

While nominations will certainly not be limited to writers and writing that have appeared in the History Carnival, you might find it a useful resource…

*I’m using the word loosely… seeing as I’m one of them.

Cliopatria Award
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6 Responses to History blogging awards

  1. Milan says:

    “THOMASINA: Is it Cleopatra? – I hate Cleopatra!

    SEPTIMUS: You hate her? Why?

    THOMASINA: Everything is turned to love with her. New love, absent love, lost love – I never knew a heroine that makes such noodles of our sex. It only needs a Roman general to drop anchor outside the window and away goes the empire like a christening mug into a pawn shop. If Queen Elizabeth had been a Ptolemy history would have been quite different -we would be admiring the pyramids of Rome and the great Sphinx of Verona.

    SEPTIMUS: God save us.

    THOMASINA: But instead, the Egyptian noodle made carnal embrace with the enemy who burned the great library of Alexandria without so much as a fine for all that is overdue. Oh, Septimus! – can you bear it? All the lost plays of the Athenians! Two hundred at least by Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides – thousands of poems – Aristotle’s own library brought to Egypt by the noodle’s ancestors! How can we sleep for grief?”

  2. Ralph Luker says:

    Ahh, and everything is turned to love with Cliopatria, as well!

  3. Sharon says:

    Ralph, I hope you’re hanging on to your noodles.

  4. Ralph Luker says:

    Actually, I prefer my noodles the way my German grandmother fixed them, with butter and croutons.

  5. Sharon says:

    Butter + Double Starch! Bonanza!! Now, my favourite B + DS would more likely be mashed potatoes with a big fat yorkshire pudding in a pool of gravy (not forgetting the animal protein on the side somewhere). But your gran’s recipe sounds very fine.

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