Noted Here and There ...
Even Inside Higher Ed takes note of Caleb McDaniel's"Dissertation Haiku" at Mode for Caleb.
In"Revenge of the Blog People!" the president-elect of the American Library Association, Michael Gorman of Cal State, Fresno, casts an amused, jaundiced eye at the e-world. He scorns Google's lack of selectivity, the hope that digitized books can put primary and secondary sources at our finger-tips, and the thoughtless and badly written criticism of him by the"Blog People." I haven't the faintest idea who they would be.
Publius Pundit has a roundup of news on massive protests in Lebanon.
In"Ward & Newt & Tenure," Inside Higher Ed's Scott Jaschik catches Newt Gingrich's mistaken claim that academic speech was protected prior to the establishment of tenure early in the twentieth century.
Color photography was invented by the Lumiere brothers in 1903 and the French were the only ones who did color photographs during World War I. Have a look. It is a remarkable collection. Thanks to Maroonblog for the tip.
"Imaging the French Revolution" is a project sponsored by the Center for History & New Media at George Mason University and the History Department at UCLA for the American Historical Association. George Mason's Jack Censer and UCLA's Lynn Hunt discuss the project in an article for the American Historical Review, February 2005. They had previously collaborated on Liberty, Equality, Fraternity," which explored the French Revolution in images, text documents, songs, maps, essays, and a time-line. Censer and Hunt's more recent project focuses on graphic depictions of the crowd in the French Revolution. Its 42 images are supplemented by essays about and discussion of them."Image Tool" allows site visitors to examine the images in a variety of ways – zoom in for detail, overlay the images, change the opacity of the image, and so forth. The essays accompanying the images make clear that their authors learned from each other electronically as they revised their own interpretations of the images. Thanks to Clioweb for the tip.
Finally, browse through Clioweb's recommendations at the Library of Congress's American Memory": America at Work; America at Leisure, Motion Pictures from 1894-1915; Ansel Adams' Photographs of Japanese Internment at Manzanar, Baseball and Jackie Robinson, Civil War Maps, Panoramic Maps, Posters from the WPA, 1936-1943, and Slaves and the Courts.
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