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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.


African Arguments

The Archival Platform

Asylum Geographies

Cap and Gown

Catherine Baker‘s blog

Centre for Medical Humanities Blog

Chomping at the Bloodied Bit

Congo Siasa

Demography and the Imperial Public Sphere

Dr Alun Withey‘s blog.

A Don’s Life

Family & Colonialism Research Network

The H Word


The History of Emotions Blog

Ian Mosby‘s blog

Jacob Darwin Hamblin‘s blog

Lamingtons & Lasagne

Mid-Atlantic Musings

Nursing Clio

Shakespeare’s England

Texas in Africa

Through the Looking Glass

The Toronto Dreams Project

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.

Some festive-looking beetroot from Union Square Farmers' Market in New York.

Some festive-looking beetroot from Union Square Farmers’ Market in New York.

See you in January. xx

10 Comments Post a comment
  1. teatrayinthesky #

    A glorious list. Thank you for a year of interesting, informative and delightfully written posts. Looking forward to your thoughts and observations next year – meantime have a fruitful festive December.

    December 2, 2012
  2. Thank you and have a good december!

    December 3, 2012
  3. Many thanks for including my blog in your list – I am just starting out with the asylum geographies blog at the same time as writing up my thesis, and am greatly encouraged by the support that it is getting even in its early days. All the best with your work, and merry Christmas. Kim.

    December 3, 2012
    • You’re welcome! I’m looking to seeing how your blog develops.

      December 4, 2012
  4. Hey! Thanks so much for including my little blog project (Nursing Clio) on your list! We are all very honored. What a super awesome blog you have! Tangerine and Cinnamon is officially in my google reader. Cheers!

    December 8, 2012
    • You’re welcome! I love Nursing Clio so much that it would have ridiculous not to include it. It’s one of my favourite blogs ever.

      December 8, 2012

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