Festive readers – I must leave you for December. I have so much work to do that unless I retreat into seclusion in the West Wing, I’ll never get it done. I leave you, though, with a list of favourite history blogs. This is my mother’s brilliant idea: because of the popularity of a post I wrote a while ago about why (South African) historians should write blogs, she suggested that it would be useful to have a selection of some of the vast number of academic history blogs around. In fact, there are now so many that the American Historical Association offers a prize for history blogging – and has a great blog of its own. Check out Blogging for Historians for an exploration of some of the issues raised by history blogging – and if you read or write a history blog, why don’t you fill out its survey?
This is just a small selection of blogs and sites – most of them historical, all of them academic – I enjoy. Some of them are really just virtual noticeboards, but others publish book reviews and longer, more considered posts.
Catherine Baker‘s blog
Centre for Medical Humanities Blog
Demography and the Imperial Public Sphere
Dr Alun Withey‘s blog.
Family & Colonialism Research Network
Ian Mosby‘s blog
Jacob Darwin Hamblin‘s blog
The Voluntary Action History Society‘s blog
The Wellcome Library‘s blog
Oh, and before I go: if you’re still looking for a calendar for next year, why not consider the Right2Know campaign’s 2013 whistleblower calendar? It celebrates some very brave people who’ve blown the whistle on corruption, torture, and profound mismanagement. It’s beautifully designed, and can be ordered for free from our website – all you need to do is to donate a small sum to cover postage costs.
See you in January. xx