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 December 2014

History Carnival 140 hosted by Marc-William Palen at Imperial and Global Forum.

The veritable treasure trove of historical blogging never ceases to amaze me...

Next 1 January 2015

History Carnival 141 to be hosted by Miranda Nesler at Performing Humanity.

Future Editions RSS

1 January 2015: Performing Humanity

1 February 2015: Chemung County Historical Society

1 March 2015: Unspoken Assumptions

Hosts needed! Apr 2015 • May 2015 • Jun 2015 • Jul 2015 • Sep 2015 • Oct 2015 • Nov 2015 • Dec 2015 • Please contact the co-ordinator if interested.

Recent Editions RSS

1 December 2014: HC 140 hosted by Marc-William Palen at Imperial and Global Forum

1 November 2014: HC 139 hosted by Laura Mitchell at The Recipes Project

1 October 2014: HC 138 hosted by Sarah Falter at History Press Blog

1 September 2014: HC 137 hosted by Jennifer Evans at Early Modern Medicine

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. Hosts certainly do not have to be academic historians, but do need to have some knowledge of the field, preferably through personal experience of historical research and writing. Pseudonymous bloggers are 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 based on facts and evidence.

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 Writing that engages with the past to discuss present issues should include significant historical content and analysis.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 19 December 2014

The next History Carnival is on 1 Jan at Performing Humanity.

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

Carnivalesque - December 2014 6 December 2014

The latest Carnivalesque is up at Notches

History Carnival #140 2 December 2014

The latest History Carnival is up!

CFP: History Carnival 21 November 2014

The next History Carnival is on 1 Dec at Imperial and Global Forum.

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

CFP: Carnivalesque 20 November 2014

The next Carnivalesque will be at Notches on 6 Dec.

Send nominations for the best blogging on everything pre-modern in the last couple of months via the form.

History Carnival - November 2014 1 November 2014

The latest History Carnival is up at The Recipes Project

Carnivalesque - October 2014 26 October 2014

The latest Carnivalesque is up at A Covent Garden Gilflurt’s Guide to Life

CFP: History Carnival 19 October 2014

The next History Carnival is on 1 Nov at The Recipes Project.

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