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Evanston writer, musician and educator  Dr. Karl E. H. Seigfried was named winner of the “Best Religion Weblog” in the 13th annual international Weblog Awards. This is the second consecutive win for Dr. Seigfried’s Norse Mythology Blog, which covers Norse myth and religion and features in-depth essays on all aspects of the mythology, as well as interviews with major artists, authors, musicians and activists whose work is centered on Norse myth and religion. 

His interview subjects have included bestselling novelists, musicians, and religious leaders. The blog offers a large archive of articles on current events and the latest scholarship. It also answers questions from readers and researchers looking for credible and scholarly information on a religion that has often been mis- or under-represented.

Dr. Seigfried teaches both religion and music at Carthage College. Music fans may be more familiar his work as musician.Over the past 20 years, the critically acclaimed bassist and guitarist has remained deeply involved in the Chicago music scene, performing and recording in virtually all musical styles. He has performed as a soloist with both the Chicago Sinfonietta and the Rockford Symphony Orchestra and is principal bassist of several Chicago orchestras including the Chicago Modern Orchestra Project and New Black Music Repertory Ensemble.