Hopefully I won't get into trouble for saying this (cross fingers), but I am amused that blogging Carnivals are unlike Carnivals themselves. The Early Modern Carnival, for instance (which Claire did a great job bringing together--go read here
) , is a serious affair that brings together scholarly posts on a variety of subjects. Johno at Ministry of Minor Perfidy
points out the Carnival of Recipes
, a wealth of culinary delights. I would say that they are essential reading. However, they lack organisierte Narren
, the sense of breaking away from the normal activities of blogging (or academia or anything else) to bring some satirical self-criticism and raucous revelry. Certainly we historians are ripe for parody.