Things Noted Here & There
Anthony Grafton,"Humanities and Inhumanities," TNR, 17 February, reviews Louis Menand's The Marketplace of Ideas: Reform and Resistance in The American University.
Ann Gibbons,"The Human Family's Earliest Ancestors," Smithsonian, March, and Andrew Curry,"Gobekli Tepe: The World's First Temple?" Smithsonian, November 2008, underscore the remarkable dynamism of archaeological and pre-historical studies. Hat tip.
Antony Lerman reviews Anthony Julius's Trials of the Diaspora: A History of Anti-Semitism in England for the Guardian, 27 February.
Edward Rothstein,"It Took Tools to Build a Revolution," NYT, 26 February, reviews"Compass & Rule: Architecture as Mathematical Practice in England, 1500-1750," an exhibit at Yale's Center for British Art in New Haven, CT.
Adrian Vermeule,"States of Detention," The Book, 1 March, reviews Paul D. Halliday's Habeus Corpus: From England to Empire.
Congratulations to Gordon Wood, who has won the New York Historical Society's American History Book Prize for Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815.
Frances Wilson reviews Jenny Woolf's The Mystery of Lewis Carroll for London's Sunday Times, 28 February.
comments powered by Disqus
- A New Target for Old Spies: Congress
- Antigua and Barbuda Asks Harvard University for Slavery Reparations
- Historian: Nixon DID contest the 1960 election
- Killer took selfie after stabbing historian over rare ‘Wind in the Willows’ book
- VW fires corporate historian who drew attention to wartime ties to Nazis
- Historian Jeremy Kuzmarov calls on Obama to pardon Ethel Rosenberg
- Garry Wills says there’s one human test we can use to decide who’s the better candidate: Trump or Clinton
- Get to Know the Semifinalists for the National Book Award
- Steven Runciman — historian, tease and professional enigma — is the subject of a biography
- Historian Eric Foner: Trump is Logical Conclusion of What the GOP Has Been Doing for Decades