History Exchange

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Name: History Exchange
Date(s): 2015 – 2016
Moderator(s): sevenofspade/dhampyresa
Founder: sevenofspade/dhampyresa
Type: fanfiction
Fandom: historical RPF
Associated Community: history_exchange @DW; archive link
URL: AO3 Collection
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History Exchange is a fanfiction gift exchange for historical RPF, founded by sevenofspade/dhampyresa in 2015. It's tagline is An exchange for fic about dead people (not the zombie kind).

The exchange is administered via Archive of Our Own, using a nomination stage. For the 2015 exchange, historical characters were required to have died by 1990;[1] this was altered to 2000 for the 2016 exchange.[2] Nominations generally occur in May, sign ups in June and posting in July. Stories must be at least 500 words long.


A total of 16 stories were written by 12 participants: aestivali, Alasse_Irena, Alexandria, Annariel, gemothy, Mercurie, Merfilly, Selden, Selena, sevenofspade, ShyWriter & Vaznetti. Ancient history was the most popular era, with seven stories; other periods include the 12th, 16th, 17th and 19th centuries. Some stories remained within the historical period, but there were also multiple modern, steampunk & sf/space AUs.


A total of 15 stories were written by 12 participants: betony, kangeiko, lirin, Lunatique, Merfilly, Persephones_Keeper, redsnake05, Selden, Selena, sevenofspade, Small_Hobbit & thedevilchicken. Ancient history was again the most popular era, particularly the ancient Egyptian period/religion; another story drew on Greek mythology. Other periods covered include the 6th, 11th, 15th, 16th & 19th centuries as well as World War II.


  1. ^ history-exchange: Nominations closing soon (accessed 12 June 2016)
  2. ^ history-exchange: 2016 schedule (accessed 12 June 2016)