Friday, January 11, 2008

The Traveler IQ Challenge

brought to you by TravelPod, the Web's Original Travel Blog ( part of the TripAdvisor Media Network )

OK, I made it up to level 10 and had a pretty good score. There are total of 12 levels for those good enough. This test gets hard and speed counts!

Thanks to Ralph Luker for the tip.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Miland Brown in Hawaii

Sorry for the lack of posts lately. I have been in Hawaii where I attended the Hawaii International Conference on Education. It was a good conference and I enjoyed being in Honolulu and seeing some other parts of Oahu. However, I am happy to be back home now and done travelling for a while!

Over the next week or so, I plan on putting some pictures up with commentary on a few of the history spots I visited including:

- Pearl Harbor

- 'Iolani Palace

- Diamond Head Crater

- Kamehameha Statue

I will try to intersperse these posts with other topics so as not to overwhelm anyone with Hawaiian history!

Monday, January 07, 2008

The Cliopatria Awards, 2007

The Academy Awards of the history blogosphere have been announced for 2007. The newest edition of the Cliopatria Awards is now out.

The winners:

Best Group Blog: In the Middle

Best Individual Blog: Civil War Memory

Best New Blog: Religion in American History

Best Post: Timothy Burke, "Knowledge is Inconvenient," Cliopatria, 27 September

Best Series of Posts: Errol Morris, "Which Came First, the Chicken or the Egg?" Zoom, Part One, Part Two, and Part Three, 25 September, 4 October, and 23 October.

Best Writer: Caleb Crain, Steamboats are Ruining Everything

Sunday, January 06, 2008

History Carnival LX

Kristan Tetans has History Carnival LX up at Victorian Peeper. As is usual for this carnival, it is well done and has links to lots of good reading.

The next History Carnival will be published in February by Marcin Wilkowski at Historia i Media, a Polish blog that explores the place of historical thinking in media, especially the Internet. This is the first time that the English-language Carnival will be hosted by a non-English-language blog. Submit your entries here.