Thursday, September 30, 2010

Undergraduate History Bloggers?

Time to ask my knowledgeable and web-literate readers out there: can anyone suggest some really good undergraduate history bloggers? I'm faculty advisor for our undergrad history club, and I'd love to put them onto some of these voices out there, if they exist.

So: suggestions of thoughtful undergraduate writers on either particular historical topics, or on the undergraduate experience as a history student -- I'd love to hear about these.

8 comments:

Emily said...

Prof. Notorious,

Not to toot my own horn, but that's what I blog about, more or less. Not that I'm saying my blog is any good, or even that I write very much about history, but since I'm a regular reader of yours I thought it was worth pointing out.

Sincerely,
Emily

Notorious Ph.D. said...

Thanks, Emily! And to all you other undergrad bloggers out there: self-nominations are encouraged!

Catherine Caughell said...

Hi there!

I realize that you are looking for undergraduate history bloggers, but I thought that I might point out some Masters level history bloggers from Canada (since we are only 1 year removed from what you are looking for):

1) Canada's History Magazine (formerly The Beaver) has recently launched a blog with a section on "young historians" for which two of my classmates in the Masters of History (Public History) program at the University of Western Ontario write. The focus is largely on opportunities within the history field, why one should study history at the university level, advice for young historians, etc. Find it here: http://www.canadashistory.ca/Education/Young-Historians.aspx

2) As part of the Digital History course at UWO, MA students are required to keep blogs dealing with public history, museums, archives and digital history topics. Again, it's not undergraduate, but your students still may find it interesting. You can find a list of current and past Public History bloggers at: http://www.history.uwo.ca/gradstudies/publichistory/digitalhistory.html

Geophrie said...

I was a History Major in undergrad. My focuse was Ancient Greece, but I doubled in Theatre. Sadly, I'm out of school now trying to get back in for my MFA.
I don't think I'm quite what your looking for, but my partner is a psych professor so every now and then there is wacky professor things going on.

Love your blog btw. I enjoy the history contact-high that I get from reading it.

Miss Clio said...

I had trouble finding an undergraduate history blog when I was an undergrad. So I started one. I just began graduate school this fall, so the focus is shifting. I post randomly and not about anything particularly exciting and of course it's nothing compared to yours. However, if pickings are slim...

http://historyunderground.blogspot.com/

Miss Clio

Brandywine said...

Like Emily, I am a regular reader of your blog. I am a history undergrad and a non-traditional student. Not saying that my blog is good, just that it is there.

Notorious Ph.D. said...

Thanks, Brandywine -- this looks really interesting!

Leslie M-B said...

I don't know if any of them have sustained their blogs, but you might check out the student blogs at the University of Mary Washington, as many of their humanities folks have had their students blog quite thoughtfully.