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.
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 Writing that engages with the past to discuss present issues should include significant historical content and analysis, not merely polemic.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.
The Mistresses of Misrule co-ordinate the carnival, selecting hosts and helping to publicise upcoming editions.
- Sharon Howard lives in Yorkshire, UK; her main research interests are in 17-18th-century crime and women's history.
- Julie Hofmann's research interests are early medieval. She's based in the USA.
- Hannah Priest is a medievalist based in Manchester, UK. Her research interests include late medieval romance and popular literature, especially monsters.
The latest Carnivalesque is up!
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?