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 April 2015

History Carnival 144 hosted by Yvonne Seale at Furta Sacra.

It's my pleasure to host the 144th instalment of the History Carnival, and to dig into some of the best recent historical blogging...

Next 1 May 2015

History Carnival 145 to be hosted by GC Gosling at George Campbell Gosling.

Future Editions RSS

1 May 2015: George Campbell Gosling

1 June 2015: Network in Canadian History and Environment (NiCHE)

1 August 2015: Pen and Pension

1 September 2015: Ana Stevenson

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

Recent Editions RSS

1 April 2015: HC 144 hosted by Yvonne Seale at Furta Sacra

1 March 2015: HC 143 hosted by Heather Campbell at Unspoken Assumptions

1 February 2015: HC 142 hosted by Kelli Huggins at Chemung County Historical Society

1 January 2015: HC 141 hosted by Miranda Nesler at Performing Humanity

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 Writing that engages with the past to discuss present issues should include significant historical content and analysis.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 20 April 2015

The next History Carnival is on 1 May at George Campbell Gosling.

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

History Carnival - April 2015 2 April 2015

The latest History Carnival is up at Furta Sacra

CFP: History Carnival 20 March 2015

The next History Carnival is on 1 Apr at Furta Sacra.

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

History Carnival - March 2015 2 March 2015

The latest History Carnival is up at Unspoken Assumptions

CFP: History Carnival 16 February 2015

The next History Carnival is on 1 Mar at Unspoken Assumptions.

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

History Carnival - February 2015 2 February 2015

The latest History Carnival is up at Chemung County Historical Society

CFP: History Carnival 20 January 2015

The next History Carnival is on 1 Feb at Chemung County Historical Society.

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

History Carnival - January 2015 6 January 2015

The latest History Carnival is up at Performing Humanity