Well, as I’ve said, I’m taking a summer holiday from blogging. I might post some photos (or put them up on my Flickr page), and there’ll be a notice about this month’s Carnivalesque to come before long, but don’t expect any real posts here for a couple of months. (Update: Well, there might be some occasional action in the miniblog…)
Two people generously offered to take over the History Carnival in my absence, and so they get to take turns. Both will be well known to some of you: Laura James of Clews will be deputising through to the 1 July issue and Another Damned Medievalist of Blogenspiel will take over from 15 July to 15 August. We have a fine line-up of hosts. Announcements about upcoming editions will be posted in various places, but if at any time you’re not sure where the next edition will be, just use the submission form to send nominations and they’ll get to the right place.
And… I have a newly acquired good reason for taking some time off blogging for a couple of months: I’m starting a new job in August. I’ll be managing two online primary source projects at the University of Sheffield’s Humanities Research Institute: The Proceedings of the Central Criminal Court 1834-1913 (a continuation of the Old Bailey Proceedings Online, of which I’m a great fan, as you may recall) and Plebeian Lives and the Making of Modern London 1690-1800. It’s going to be utterly cool. But the next two months will be more than a bit frantic.
So, have a good summer everyone, and I’ll be back in late August or September.