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Jul 26, 2005 8:09 am


History Carnival Reminder



History Carnival ButtonThe next History Carnival will be hosted on Monday 1 August by Will Franklin at WILLisms.

Email your nominations and self-nominations for recently published posts (since 15 July) about history to the host: willisms[at]gmail[dot]com.

You should include in your email: the title and permalink URL of the blog post you wish to nominate and the author's name (or pseudonym) and the title of the blog. (It's also helpful if you put"History Carnival" somewhere in the title of the email.) You can submit multiple suggestions, but please try not to submit more than one post by any individual author for each Carnival (with the exception of multi-part posts on the same topic).

Entries for the carnival certainly don't have to be heavyweight scholarship, but they must adhere to basic standards of factual accuracy and use of sources. They could be focused on a historical topic or, alternatively, they may be reflections on the particular challenges and rewards of studying, researching and teaching history, and on representations and uses of history. Entries should go beyond merely posting web links or of quotes from other sources with no (or virtually no) analysis.

For further information about the criteria for inclusion, visit the Carnival homepage.
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Sharon Howard - 7/26/2005

And while I think of it, there are quite a few vacancies coming up for anyone interested in hosting a history-related carnival...


Sharon Howard - 7/26/2005

I took an executive decision to relax one of the guidelines - which are not strict Laws, by the way - for hosting, since the blogger was enthusiastic and has some background in studying history. (By coincidence, the latest Grand Rounds - a medical blogging carnival - has been hosted by someone who is not a medblogger.) I'm considering rewriting that particular line in any case - there are historians blogging who don't often write about history but who could nonetheless make good hosts, and it's occurred to me that they might be put off by it.


Donald F. Fleming - 7/26/2005

I'm all for ideological diversity in the History Carnival. I'm afraid I don't see how the Willism site meets the third requirement for a host of the Carnival: hosts "should be fairly regular bloggers on historical subjects." The vast majority of posts on the site seem to be current politics, with (usually fairly recent) history occasionally invoked to support a stand on current political issues--though there are some historical quotes on it.

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