Phew! It’s here! And it’s huge!
Thanks both to Saint Nate for doing such a great job and to all those of you who sent in suggestions.
And I’m doing the next one on 1 June, though it’ll be over at Cliopatria rather than here. (I have to ensure that I do post something there from time to time so they don’t throw me out for idleness, you know.) Emails to: sharon AT earlymodernweb.org.uk
And that reminds me about Carnivalesque. Yes, a host is needed for July, but I’m still thinking about the suggestions last week in response to the question ‘where next?’. I still welcome your thoughts on this.
The main suggestions so far:
1. Make it a medieval and early modern carnival – say, 1000-1750.
2. Make it more interdisciplinary (particularly bringing in disciplines closely related to history; literature, art, archaeology, philosophy).
3. Make it monthly and alternate between ‘early modern’ and ‘pre-modern’ (up to about 1400, including ancient history). (I’ll point out right now that if this is going to happen, I’ll need a collaborator to co-ordinate the pre-modern issues. I’m not doing it on my own. Come to think of it, if we do go medieval, I might want a partner anyway…)
Leave your comments here; but I’d also be grateful if medievalists could pass the word along. I know there are a lot of you out there, and your feedback on this is particularly important to me.