1. Cliopatria will be hosting the First Annual Cliopatria Awards for History Blogging. Nominations are now open. I am one of the judges for the Best Individual Blog and Best Post categories. You cannot nominate me, if you had such a desire, for those categories. Please go and nominate blogs, bloggers and blogposts. We need a really strong South Asia representation.
2. I have been asked to participate in a conversation "to encourage academics with expert knowledge and a distinctive voice to use blogs and other internet-based vehicles to step beyond the boundaries of the academy to reach out to a broader public audience." This conversation is hosted by the fine people at the Institute for the Future of the Book at the USC [their blog]. Please go read their statement and tell me what you think. Obviously, this is a subject near and dear to my heart - since the only reason this blog exists is that I cannot imagine a scholarship that is not engaged with the public and political. But, that's just me.
3. The leaves peeking in through my window look like heaven. This last item is a bonus item.