I don’t know many people who won’t be glad to see 2008 over and 2009 underway. But before we let go of a year that had many less than sterling qualities, it’s worth noting that some very excellent history blogging took place in 2008. The Cliopatria Awards for 2008 were just announced at the AHA annual meeting and if you haven’t seen the list of winners yet, it is well worth your time to take a few minutes to revisit some of the best of 2008 in the history blogosphere.
Looking ahead (with cautious optimism) to 2009, Dan, Tom, and I cut our last podcast of the year just as December was fading away. DigitalCampus #35 offers up a top ten list from 2008 with plenty of commentary on what we think the next big things will be in digital humanities for 2009. Give us a listen and see if you agree.
Finally, I’m happy to say that this post is the 300th in a blog that began back in October 2005 with a post about students using websites. When I started the blog, I had no idea that I would keep at it this long or that it would become such an essential part of my professional life as an educator. Thanks to everyone who visits, reads, and comments on what I’ve been writing about these past 27 months.