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Jan 29, 2009 3:57 am

Thursday's Notes

Michael Sims,"Going the Distance," Washington Post, 29 January, reviews Justin Marozzi's The Way of Herodotus: Travels With the Man Who Invented History.

Anne Hogan reviews Margaret M. McGowan's Dance in the Renaissance: European Fashion, French Obsession for the THES, 29 January.

Gerard Carruthers reviews Robert Crawford's The Bard: Robert Burns, a Biography for the THES, 29 January.

Colm Tóibín,"Urning," LRB, 29 January, reviews Sheila Rowbotham's Edward Carpenter: A Life of Liberty and Love.

  • Edward Jay Epstein,"Losing Harvard's Billions," Slate, 27 January, argues that losses to Harvard's endowment may be far greater than has previously been acknowledged;
  • Scott Jaschik,"Museums and Academic Values," IHE, 29 January, looks at Penn's dismissal of 18 untenured research specialists at its Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology;
  • David Darlington,"The 2009 Job Center: Change and Continuity," AHA Today, 28 January, finds additional evidence of contraction in the history job market;
  • Randy Kennedy and Carol Vogel,"Outcry over a Plan to Sell a Museum's Holdings," NYT, 27 January, tracks reaction to the announcement that Brandeis will close its Rose Art Museum and put its rich collection to auction;
  • Motoko Rich,"Washington Post's Book World Goes Out of Print as a Separate Section," NYT, 28 January, notes the passing of Book World as a separate section in the print edition.

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