Carnivalesque #5 has been posted at Rhine River. It is a true cornucopeia of blogging related to the early modern period; I’m delighted at all the weekend reading Nathanael has provided for us. Go read.
You will, when you’ve got through all of its delights, notice two little appendices. Firstly, I’m still looking for a host for the next Carnivalesque, probably early in July.
But before making any decisions on that, you’ll see that there is a request for your thoughts on the future of Carnivalesque. While I’m thrilled at the size and quality of this edition, I feel this is a good time to ask: it worth continuing, given that the History Carnival is now running twice a month and the numbers of carnivals continue ever to expand? And if so, in what form?
There are two main suggestions. The first is to expand the chronological coverage further back, to focus on 1000-1750 AD, and bring in those blogging medievalists. The second is to be more consciously interdisciplinary – to encourage input from literary scholars, philosophers and theologians in particular. But if you have any other ideas, this is the time to have your say.
I would really like to hear from you. You can comment here or over at the carnival itself, or you can email me privately: sharon AT earlymodernweb.org.uk (which is also the address for offers to host!).