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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 May 2017

History Carnival 165 hosted by Yvonne Seale at Yvonne Seale.

Welcome to the 165th instalment of the History Carnival...

Next 1 June 2017

History Carnival 166 to be hosted by Howard Dorre at Plodding through the Presidents.

Future Editions RSS

1 June 2017: Plodding through the Presidents

1 July 2017: Military History and Warfare

Hosts needed! Aug 2017 • Sep 2017
Please contact the co-ordinator if interested.

Recent Editions RSS

1 May 2017: HC 165 hosted by Yvonne Seale at Yvonne Seale

1 April 2017: HC 164 hosted by Jon Dresner at Frog in a Well

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"

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 Writing that engages with the past to discuss present issues should include significant historical content and analysis.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 20 May 2017

The next History Carnival is on 1 Jun at Plodding through the Presidents.

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

History Carnival - May 2017 2 May 2017

The latest History Carnival is up at Yvonne Seale

CFP: History Carnival 21 April 2017

The next History Carnival is on 1 May at Yvonne Seale.

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

History Carnival - April 2017 2 April 2017

The latest History Carnival is up at Frog in a Well

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”