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Ari Kelman

So Long, Edge of the American West!; or, The Life and Death of Blogs

It’s with some sadness that the online historical community notes the (temporary?) passing of The Edge of the American West, the Cliopatria-award-winning group blog that began in UC Davis’s History Department in 2007 and exapnded into other places and fields over the last three years.  Although EotAW has always featured content that was not about history, and has long included non-historians among its writers, at its heart it was a history blog, and one that suggested much about the possibilities of this medium for our discipline.*EotAW did many things well, but it probably had its greatest impact with a Read more