There's also been a first-rate conversation among Hugo Holbling at Studi Galileiani (and in comments there), Another Damned Medievalist at Blogenspiel (and in comments there), Paul Newall at The Galilean Library, and Brandon Watson at Siris about Norman Cantor's Inventing the Middle Ages and the philosophy of history.
The 3rd History Carnival will be about 25 February. The guidelines for it are here. Rob Priest at Detrimental Postulation will be its host. Plan ahead and send your best post in the three weeks between 4 and 25 February to: Rob AT ifanything DOT com.