Hey, I won…

Posted: 7 January 2011 in Awards

Gwynie leaves a damp patch on the stage

Thank the stars I’m not Gwyneth Paltrow. It should mean that I’ll get through this post reasonably sniffle-free.

I woke up this morning to an email from Cliopatria, which is the blog portion of the History News Network, which is, in turn, probably the world’s largest history website. I can’t be sure of that, because I don’t see the stats, but it is very large and very busy, and one of the things that it does every year at about this time is hand out awards for the best in history blogging at a special dinner that takes place during the annual conference of the American Historical Association.

The Cliopatria Awards have been running for six years now, which I imagine means that the awards dinner is large and long and glittery and hosted by Billy Crystal. Sort of like the Oscars for history blogging. I wouldn’t know, because I didn’t get invited, but that didn’t stop them naming A Blast From the Past as one of the six winners, victorious in the “Best Post” category for The Emperor’s Electric Chair.

To find out what Cliopatria said about The Emperor’s Electric Chair, and to check out the other, extremely worthy, winners of this year’s awards, go here.

Now all I have to do is go and write something better.

  1. Andrew Steven says:

    Very many congratulations. That’s really great news and richly deserved.

  2. Richard Furlong says:

    Well done MW. All good for the back cover of your next book.

  3. Bobbie Kelsall-Freeman says:

    Congratulations :)

  4. Congrats to my friend Mike Dash for winning2010 Cliopatra Award http://bit.ly/iawKnh for Best Historical Post http://bit.ly/fTkKa1 #noslouch
    Friday, January 7th by Karen Krizanovich, Film News and Entertainment Reviewer, Showbiz-i.com

  5. Henk Looijesteijn says:

    Congratulations! And much deserved it is!

  6. Well deserved. And a good way to start the year.

  7. Tim Newark says:

    Congratulations, Mike, that’s an epic piece of historical analysis. I like the footnote about croissants!

  8. Fiona Jerome says:

    Brilliant – congratulations. Just goes to show what a market there is out in the blogosphere for interesting oddities (the subject, not you I mean!)

  9. Karen Abbott says:

    Mike, this is fantastic! Congratulations! And well-deserved… I’m thrilled you’re getting such wide readership and acclaim.

  10. Phillip Craig Wardlow says:


  11. Anja Anjas says:

    That’s wonderful news! Congratulations!!

  12. Rebecca Lang says:

    Well done!

  13. Luis Velez says:

    Fantastic, Mike! Very well deserved! Cheers!

  14. Tom Ruffles says:

    Splendid news, Mike, many congratulations.

  15. Meleya Dionne says:

    Congratulations! I’ve enjoyed what I’ve read so far and I’m sure it is an amazing honor to be recognized. Well deserved.

  16. Paul Abrahams says:

    That’s fantastic news. Congratulations.

  17. Peter Simcoe says:

    Love your blog. It’s by far the best history blog out there.

  18. Arkael Nimrod Durant says:

    Good news. Congrats, Mike!

  19. Lemon Tree says:

    Yay! Mike Dash! *applause* :)

  20. Imad Ahmed says:

    Congratulations Mike!

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