In recent times, blogs have provided platforms used to challenge contemporary thought, express new ideas, and even allow its authors to publish anonymously in countries where speech is censored. In these current turbulent political times, the study and discussion of international relations through online mediums is even more important than ever.
The Duckies, more formally known as the Online Achievement In International Studies (OAIS) Awards, which celebrate achievements in this field, are now open for the 2017 nominations. Sponsored by SAGE Publishing since their launch in 2013, these awards are a great way of recognising and rewarding the impact that blogging, social media and podcasts have on both academic debate and the scholarly community. Supporting and enabling debates around public policy and the social sciences is a core part of our remit at SAGE, and we are incredibly pleased to be able to support this cause.
So are you an international relations blogger, or know someone who is? Send your nominations in to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 1st 2017. We are looking for submissions in the following categories:
- Best Blog (Group) in International Studies
- Best Blog (Individual) in International Studies
- Best Blog Post in International Studies
- Best Twitter Account
- Special Achievement in International Studies Online Media
The winners will be announced at the ISA Conference on the 23rd of February in Baltimore.
As before, these awards are intended for English-language international studies blogs and bloggers whose online output has significant scholarly content. Award nominees or their designated representatives MUST be present at the Duckies. Find out more about the past winners here.