05 April 2006

Oh the Weather Outside is Frightful...

...But inside the library it is quite delightful.

Seriously folks, Old Man Weather had all winter to produce snow. Very little snow was forthcoming. Now here it is, the first week in April, the crocuses and daffodils are blooming, and I look outside to see spring transformed into a Winter Wonderland.

To escape the weather, I recommend reading the most recent edition of the History Carnival, hosted by my blog buddy Dave Davisson at Patahistory. Of interest to early Americanists: posts on Christopher Columbus's body and the birthplace of Miles Standish. I'd also include the post on Bishop Ussher's writings on the age and history of the world in the early Americana category!

Speaking of History Carnivals, the 29th Edition will be held here at (a)musings of a grad student on Saturday, April 15th.

Per the usual CFP for the History Carnival:

Email nominations for recently published posts about history to rgoetz AT fas DOT harvard DOT edu, or use the nifty submission form provided by Blog Carnival.

Suitable nominations might include posts on a historical topic, reviews of books or resources, reflections on teaching or researching history. The History Carnival is not just for academics and entries don’t have to be heavyweight scholarship, but they must uphold basic standards of factual accuracy. If you have any further questions about the criteria for inclusion or submission guidelines, check out the Carnival homepage (link above), or just send the nomination along anyway and let the host decide.

I do have a special request for history and historically inclined bloggers: since April 15 represents the Day of Doom in the United States (income tax filings due every year on April 15th!), I'm particularly interested in including a selection of posts on the epic history of taxes and taxation in the Carnival. If you've got something to say on the topic, send it along!

And, as a side note:
The next Carnivalesque will be an early modern edition and will be hosted by Kristine at Earmarks in Early Modern Culture on 16 April. Send nominations for posts written in the last couple of months about all things early modern (c.1500-1800CE) to: kristine DOT steenbergh AT let DOT uu DOT nl.


At Wednesday, April 05, 2006 3:38:00 PM, Blogger jsphchung said...

Hi. I found your blog through this week's issue of US news & wrld rep.

Your blog is intresting, maybe especially because I love history. I'll be sure to come back later this moth to check out the posts on the "day of doom". Luckily I don't have to file any income taxes.

At Saturday, April 15, 2006 12:34:00 PM, Anonymous Mark G. said...

Luckily for me, this year's "day of doom" actually falls on Monday, April 17. Forty-eight more hours with which to stave off the inevitable!

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