On September 1st, Walking the Berkshires will host the 56th History Carnival. You are invited to nominate the best history posts of August - yours or someone else's - via the submission form or email me directly as you prefer.
"History is an enormous subject, and we aim for a wide range of blogs and topics to be represented. We welcome suitable nominations from anyone with something interesting to say about history: academic historians in university posts and academics in related disciplines, students, enthusiastic non-academics. Entries don't have to be heavyweight scholarship. But they must uphold basic standards of factual accuracy and integrity in the use of sources.
They may be focused on a historical topic, on the author's particular research interests; they may discuss the challenges and rewards of teaching history; book or website reviews; discussions of 'popular' history (films, dramas and documentaries, novels, etc); postings of interesting primary sources, especially if they're not easily accessible elsewhere online.
NB: All submissions are vetted by the host, whose decision is final. Two important points:
- Entries should go beyond posts that consist only of web links or of quotes from other sources with little or no discussion (with the exception of primary sources as noted above);
- We do welcome controversial views (because good history often is controversial), but please don't submit posts that are simply polemics on current issues. Writing that engages with the past to discuss present issues will be considered, but should involve significant historical content and analysis."