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 September 2014

History Carnival 137 hosted by Jennifer Evans at Early Modern Medicine.

This month there has been a wealth of discussion about the centenary of the first world war...

Next 1 October 2014

History Carnival 138 to be hosted by Sarah Falter at History Press Blog.

Future Editions RSS

1 October 2014: History Press Blog

1 November 2014: The Recipes Project

1 December 2014: Imperial and Global Forum

1 January 2015: Performing Humanity

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

Recent Editions RSS

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

1 August 2014: HC 136 hosted by Claire Hayward at Exploring same-sex love in public history

1 July 2014: HC 135 hosted by Samantha Sandassie at Panacea

1 June 2014: HC 134 hosted by Ian Curry at Vaguely Interesting

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 Writing that engages with the past to discuss present issues should include significant historical content and analysis.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

Posted: Carnivalesque 105 - September 2014 14 September 2014

The latest Carnivalesque is up!

History Carnival 137 - September 2014 1 September 2014

The latest Carnival is up at Early Modern Medicine.

This month there has been a wealth of discussion about the centenary of the first world war…

CFP: Carnivalesque 31 August 2014

The next Carnivalesque will be at Meshalim/Amthal/Exiemplos on 13 Sep.

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

CFP: History Carnival 20 August 2014

The next History Carnival is on 1 Sep at Early Modern Medicine.

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

History Carnival 136 - August 2014 1 August 2014

The latest Carnival is up at Exploring same-sex love in public history.

Even though the summer seems to be one of the quietest times for academic blogging, there have been some brilliant blog posts this July…