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Carnivals galore

They may not have bunting or rides (or, indeed, fools and deformities), but for the past year or three, a series of "Carnivals" have been profiling blogging highlights in a number of disciplines.

The first one I encountered was Carnivalesque, which focuses on ancient, medieval, and early modern topics. (a_d_medievalist is currently hosting its eleventh installment.) It would be easier to follow if there were an RSS feed attached to the coordination site, but that's a quibble.

There's a twice-monthly history carnival. And a poetry carnival. One of the older carnivals is the Philosopher's Carnival, which was, in turn, based on Carnival of the Vanities and the twice-monthly Tangled Bank science carnival.

Those are the academic ones I'm aware of, but the phenomenon is hardly limited to scholars. The Blog Carnival Index lists huge numbers of them, including cats, dogs, expats, and music. As with every project, the challenge will be maintaining the quality of these projects in the long run, of making them something more than just more annotated lists of links, maintaining their usefulness as insightful guides to a given fortnight or two out there on the world wide web.


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Dec. 6th, 2005 08:50 pm (UTC)
Carnivalesque feed
Just to let you know, Carnivalesque does have an RSS feed, but when I was setting the page up I managed to leave out the link for it on the sidebar. (D'oh!) I will try to get it fixed as soon as I can.

The URL for the feed should be: http://carnivalesque.blogsome.com/feed/
Dec. 6th, 2005 09:04 pm (UTC)
Re: Carnivalesque feed
Done it. :)

(Sharon, one of the Carnivalesque co-ordinators)
Dec. 6th, 2005 11:06 pm (UTC)
Re: Carnivalesque feed
Thank you! That's good to know. I can follow it so much more easily now.
Dec. 7th, 2005 12:28 am (UTC)
Glad Sharon did it, because I'm rubbish at that stuff!
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