CFP: History Carnival

The next Carnival will be at Progressive Historians on 1 July, hosted by Jeremy Young. Email jcyoung84[AT]gmail[DOT]com or use the new nomination form.

You will notice that this is the same host as last time, something that has never happened before. Jeremy was the only person to offer. And I don't have a host for 1 August (though I do have one for September). We may well be taking a summer holiday. And after September?

It used to be the case that a combination of volunteers and begging emails from me kept us reasonably well supplied with hosts. But even though the history blogosphere has expanded massively in the last year or so, volunteers have dropped off precipitously and most of the emails I've sent this year have been ignored or have received polite negatives. Moreover, according to my feeds, very few bloggers now link to Carnival editions when they go up, and it's not clear that very many are reading them either. Does this suggest that the History Carnival has passed its sell by date? Maybe it's time to call it a day and concentrate on the more focused special interest carnivals.

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