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.
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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 does require a few hours' work, sifting through nominations and compiling the carnival. (Imaginative themes are always welcomed but not compulsory.)
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 Writing that engages with the past to discuss present issues should include significant historical content and analysis.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
Nominated posts should have been published since the most recent Carnival edition (or shortly before).
The normal channel is to send an email to the host using 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.