|Date(s):||2015 – 2016|
|Associated Community:||history_exchange @DW; archive link|
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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; this was altered to 2000 for the 2016 exchange. 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.