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salvorhardin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-14-06 01:36 AM
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Carnival of Bad History #5
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The 5th installment of the Carnival of Bad History is up now at Ahistoricality. It's back and it's better, err..., badder than ever.

This quarterly blog carnival is a natural for skeptics, and it's a lot of fun to boot. The Carnival of Bad History deals with:
  • Bad presentations of history - This is the easy one. Review bad historical movies, books and teevee. How anachronistic are those uniforms? How improbable is that alternate history novel? Did kindly frontier doctors really talk like that?
  • Bad uses of history - When pundits, politicians, and talking heads get hold of history they often twist it beyond all recognition or justification. Tell us about the mangaled metaphors, unjustified parallels, or outright lies you find in the public sphere.
  • Historians behaving badly - Historians manage their share of embarassing talking head appearances, plagiarism scandals, and corporate sell-outs. We don't want mere unpleasant gossip. Contributions in this category should be of historians behaving badly in their professional capacity as historians.
In the line up this time we've got holocaust denial, Zombie Errors (myths that Will. Not. Die.), Iraq War historo-mumbo-jumbo, Da Vinci Code mania, the "War on Christian Dating", and too much more to miss! So don't. Go give Ahistoricality's fine installment of the Carnival of Bad History a read.

Note: I hosted CoBH #4 back in December.
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