This is the homepage for Carnivalesque, an interdisciplinary blog carnival dedicated to pre-modern history (to c. 1800 C.E.).
Carnivalesque is held every six weeks or thereabouts.
Hosts needed! (all dates are flexible): 17 Jan 2015 • 7 Mar 2015 • 25 Apr 2015 • 6 Jun 2015 • 25 Jul 2015 • 12 Sep 2015 • 24 Oct 2015 • 5 Dec 2015 •
Hosting a Carnival
Carnivalesque 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?
You must have your own blog. Hosts do not have to be academics, but do need to have some knowledge of the field. (Pseudonymous bloggers are welcome.)
Hosting involves a few hours' work sifting through nominations and compiling the carnival. (Imaginative themes are welcome but not compulsory.)
We welcome perspectives from a variety of fields, especially (but not only) history, literary studies, archaeology, art history, or philosophy. You can nominate your own writing and/or that of other bloggers, but please try not to nominate more than 1-2 posts by any author for any single edition of the carnival.
Nominated blogging may be 'academic' or 'popular', so long as it is based on facts and evidence. Writing that engages with the past to discuss present issues should include significant historical content and analysis, not merely polemic. All nominations are vetted by the host of the edition, whose decision is final.
How to submit nominations
Nominated posts should have been published within the last 2-3 months. The normal channel is to send an email to the host using the 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.