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Welcome!

The History Carnival is a monthly showcase of blog writing about history, usually held on the 1st day of the month. It's hosted at a different blog each month to provide a variety of approaches and perspectives.

Latest 1 March 2017

History Carnival 163 hosted by Jessica Cale at Dirty, Sexy History.

We have a lot of great stuff for you from the ancient world to modern Britain...

Next 1 April 2017

History Carnival 164 to be hosted by Jon Dresner at Frog in a Well.

Future Editions RSS

1 April 2017: Frog in a Well

1 May 2017: Yvonne Seale

Hosts needed! Jun 2017
Please contact the co-ordinator if interested.

Recent Editions RSS

1 March 2017: HC 163 hosted by Jessica Cale at Dirty, Sexy History

1 February 2017: HC 162 hosted by Tim Abbott at "Another Pair Not Fellows"

1 December 2016: HC 161 hosted by Christopher Moore at Christopher Moore's History News

1 November 2016: HC 160 hosted by Jon Dresner at Frog in a Well

HC Archive

Contacting the Co-ordinator

You can contact the Carnival co-ordinator at admin@historycarnival.org or send a tweet @historycarnival.

Hosting a Carnival

The History Carnival is on the look out for hosts! If you've enjoyed reading the Carnivals, why not take a turn at hosting and help to keep them running?

To host, you must have your own blog, and you should have some familiarity with history blogs and with historical research. Hosts certainly do not have to be academic historians, and pseudonymous bloggers are very welcome.

NB: spamblogs and plagiarists are not welcome.

Hosting requires a few hours' work, sifting through nominations and compiling the carnival. (Imaginative themes are always welcomed but not compulsory.)

Carnival Nominations

History is a diverse field, and we welcome suitable nominations from anyone with something interesting to say about history, 'academic' or 'popular' - specialist topics, research, teaching, sources, debates and controversies, etc - so long as it is non-fiction, evidence-based and not plagiarised.

Posts consisting merely of links or quotes from other blogs may be considered but more substantive writing is preferred. Writing that engages with the past to discuss present issues should include significant historical content and analysis.

All nominations are vetted by the host of the edition, whose decision is final.
 

How to submit nominations

The Carnival's focus is on recent blogging - normally, since the latest edition. Slightly older posts may be considered if they were overlooked then.

The usual channel is to use the simple nomination form at this site. Individual hosts may provide additional options. Please ensure you include the full URL of the post you are nominating, and ideally the post title and blog name.

Recent Blog Posts

CFP: History Carnival 18 March 2017

The next History Carnival is on 1 Apr at Frog in a Well.

Please nominate your favourite history blogging during the last month using the form here.

History Carnival - March 2017 1 March 2017

The latest History Carnival is up at Dirty, Sexy History

CFP: History Carnival 19 February 2017

The next History Carnival is on 1 Mar at Dirty, Sexy History.

Please nominate your favourite history blogging during the last month using the form here.

History Carnival - February 2017 1 February 2017

The latest History Carnival is up at “Another Pair Not Fellows”

CFP: History Carnival 19 January 2017

The next History Carnival is on 1 February at “Another Pair Not Fellows”.

Please nominate your favourite history blogging during the last month using the form here.

History Carnival - December 2016 2 December 2016

The latest History Carnival is up at Christopher Moore’s History News

CFP: History Carnival 19 November 2016

The next History Carnival is on 1 Dec at Christopher Moore’s History News.

Please nominate your favourite history blogging during the last month using the form here.

History Carnival - November 2016 2 November 2016

The latest History Carnival is up at Frog in a Well