A growing trend in the last year or so is for academic or related institutions to set up blogs to publicise their activities and news. Some are more interesting than others, but I think they’re becoming less bland and, well, institutional than they used to be. (I don’t think I’ve seen any academic department blogs yet though. But then, most departments’ webpages seem to be stuck in the ’90s. Boring boring boring.) Here are a few of interest to historians and other humanities scholars.
AHDS blog. The AHDS (Arts and Humanities Data Service) is the UK’s central organisation concerned with the long-term preservation of digital resources and data in Humanities fields. It’s recently set up a blog, which has some useful and interesting links (plus a debate on digital cameras).
AHA Today. The recently-established blog of the American Historical Association has good articles and plenty of news.
On a smaller, more informal scale, a number of history societies have blogs. The Alcohol and Drugs History Society Blog has been around for quite a while. (Can’t imagine why I would be especially aware of that one…) Google suggests that, unsurprisingly, Local History Societies are grasping the possibilities of blogging with some enthusiasm.
Got any more?