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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 2016

History Carnival 155 hosted by Yvonne Seale at Yvonne Seale.

full of interesting things to explore, from historiography, to faith, to labour, the body, and unusual uses for a beetroot...

Next 1 June 2016

History Carnival 156 to be hosted by Jim Belshaw at New England's History.

Future Editions RSS

1 June 2016: New England's History

1 September 2016: Ana Stevenson

Hosts needed! Jul 2016 • Aug 2016 • Oct 2016 • Nov 2016 • Dec 2016
Please contact the co-ordinator if interested.

Recent Editions RSS

1 May 2016: HC 155 hosted by Yvonne Seale at Yvonne Seale

1 April 2016: HC 154 hosted by Lucinda Matthews-Jones at Journal of Victorian Culture Online

1 February 2016: HC 153 hosted by Helen Webberley at Art and Architecture, Mainly

1 December 2015: HC 152 hosted by Evan Smith at Hatful of History

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 Writing that engages with the past to discuss present issues should include significant historical content and analysis.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 25 April 2016

The next History Carnival is on 1 May hosted by Yvonne Seale.

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

CFP: History Carnival 20 March 2016

The next History Carnival is on 1 Apr at Journal of Victorian Culture Online.

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

History Carnival - February 2016 2 February 2016

The latest History Carnival is up at Art and Architecture, Mainly

CFP: History Carnival 19 January 2016

The next History Carnival is on 1 Feb at Art and Architecture, Mainly.

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

History Carnival - December 2015 2 December 2015

The latest History Carnival is up at Hatful of History

CFP: History Carnival 21 November 2015

The next History Carnival is on 1 Dec at Hatful of History.

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

History Carnival - November 2015 1 November 2015

The latest History Carnival is up at Early Modern Notes

CFP: History Carnival 16 October 2015

The next History Carnival is on 1 Nov at Early Modern Notes.

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