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 2014

History Carnival 132 hosted by Caroline Rance at The Quack Doctor.

I'm pleased to present History Carnival 132, showcasing some of the fascinating blog posts published in March...

Next 1 May 2014

History Carnival 133 to be hosted by Michelle Higgs at A Visitor's Guide to Victorian England.

Future Editions RSS

1 May 2014: A Visitor's Guide to Victorian England

1 June 2014: Vaguely Interesting

1 August 2014: Exploring same-sex love in public history

Hosts needed! See information below and please contact the co-ordinator if interested.

Recent Editions RSS

1 April 2014: HC 132 hosted by Caroline Rance at The Quack Doctor

1 March 2014: HC 131 hosted by Bruce Gaston at Irish History Compressed

1 February 2014: HC 130 hosted by Alexis Coe at Alexis Coe

1 January 2014: HC 129 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 does require 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 Writing that engages with the past to discuss present issues should include significant historical content and analysis.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

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.

Recent Blog Posts

CFP: Carnivalesque 13 April 2014

The next Carnivalesque will be at Compasswallah on 26 Apr.

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

History Carnival 132 - April 2014 1 April 2014

The latest Carnival is up at The Quack Doctor.

I’m pleased to present History Carnival 132, showcasing some of the fascinating blog posts published in March…

CFP: History Carnival 22 March 2014

The next History Carnival is on 1 Apr at The Quack Doctor.

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

Posted: Carnivalesque 101 - March 2014 8 March 2014

The latest Carnivalesque is up!

History Carnival 131 - March 2014 1 March 2014

The latest Carnival is up at Irish History Compressed.

How on earth can I, your poor editor this month, possibly sort through, categorize and comment on such a wide and varied range of topics?