Welcome!

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.

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Latest 25 October 2014

Next 6 December 2014

Cesque 107 to be hosted by Katherine Harvey at Notches.

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Future Editions

December 2014: Notches

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 •

Contact

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.)

Carnival Nominations

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 Writing that engages with the past to discuss present issues should include significant historical content and analysis, not merely polemic.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.

Recent Blog Posts

CFP: History Carnival

The next History Carnival is on 1 Dec at Imperial and Global Forum.

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

CFP: Carnivalesque

The next Carnivalesque will be at Notches on 6 Dec.

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

History Carnival - November 2014

The latest History Carnival is up at The Recipes Project

Carnivalesque - October 2014

The latest Carnivalesque is up at A Covent Garden Gilflurt’s Guide to Life

CFP: History Carnival

The next History Carnival is on 1 Nov at The Recipes Project.

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