History Blogging: finding the best

At the beginning of next month, I’ll be hosting the next edition of the History Carnival – and I need your help!

The idea is a simple round-up of the best history blogging hosted on a different blog each month. It’s been going for over a decade now since the first edition in January 2005. Some of the blogs that hosted the History Carnival no longer exist, although almost all of those have been recovered using the Wayback Machine internet archive and the History Carnival website features an archive – a wonderful resource for anyone interested in history blogging. As is clear from that archive, previous hosts have included top-notch scholars (Cambridge Classics professor Mary Beard, no less), research forums (Exeter University’s Centre for Imperial and Global History’s blog), local history publishers (the History Press), student groups (the University of Maine’s Graduate History Students), even the history buff Leader of the Green Party (Natalie Bennett) and a Baroque musical ensemble (Magnificat). So I’m in good company.

In order not to let down my eminent predecessors, I’m on the look out for the best history blogs posted this month (April 2015). So if you’ve read something particularly good, let me know about it. The best way to do this is by using the nomination form on the History Carnival website, but you could also comment below if you’d prefer. Remember, this can be anything related to history. It doesn’t have to be on the topics I blog about or written by an academic historian. It just has to be good!

Nominate a blog post to bring it to my attention here.
Contact details for those interested in hosting are here.


2 Replies to “History Blogging: finding the best”

  1. My five favourites from April:

    Casey Schmitt, ‘When Sources Talk Back’: http://earlyamericanists.com/2015/04/02/when-sources-talk-back/

    Jenny Bishop, ‘Thomas Cornwall: a dramatisation too far?’: https://talkingtudors.wordpress.com/2015/04/07/thomas-cornwall-a-dramatisation-too-far/

    Lucy Allen (‘Jeanne de Montbaston’), ‘Delicious Rottenness: Women, Sex, and Apples’ https://readingmedievalbooks.wordpress.com/2015/04/08/delicious-rottenness-women-sex-and-apples/

    Katrina Navickas, ‘election politics and the meaning of ‘the public’ and ‘public space’’ http://historytoday-navickas.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/election-politics-and-meaning-of-public.html

    Mark Hailwood, ‘Food for Thought: An Introduction to Theory via the History of Food and Drink’ (three part series) https://manyheadedmonster.wordpress.com/2015/03/31/food-for-thought-an-introduction-to-theory-through-the-history-of-food-and-drink/

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