The Clios are open for nominations

The 2006 Cliopatria Awards are now seek­ing nom­in­a­tions for awards.


Looking back I could almost recycle the Best Group Blog post word for word. It only needs a little tweak­ing to the argu­ment. Stanford has launched Archaeolog and Philolog and the former is strong, but the Megalithic Portal is still con­sist­ently the best group blog from a UK per­spect­ive. If I want the back­ground detail on a site in the UK then it’s the site I go to.

Best New Blog can’t be recycled, but once again I think it’s someone who star­ted close to the cut-off date. I’m nom­in­at­ing Salto Sobrius. There are plenty of other good blogs that have star­ted more recently. In some ways that’s a draw­back as Martin Rundkvist has had almost a year to per­vade the inter­net. I mean that in a good way.

Best series of posts is a dif­fi­cult one because not all series are equal. I’ve gone for Duane Smith’s Friday Pot Blogging at Abnormal Interests. If you’re look­ing for­ward to the next post then that seems to be a fairly good indic­a­tion that you’ve found a good series.

I’ll have a pon­der on the three remain­ing cat­egor­ies. Like last year I’m strug­gling to part Best Writing from Best Blog.


When he's not tired, fixing his car or caught in train delays, Alun Salt works part-time for the Annals of Botany weblog. His PhD was in ancient science at the University of Leicester, but he doesn't know Richard III.

2 Responses

  1. Martin R says:

    Aaaaw, Alun, you sweetie!

  2. Andy B says:

    Ditto in a more — erm — manly sort of way :)