Things Noted Here & There
History Carnival LXXXV, a Winter Olympics Edition, is up at Disability Studies.
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.
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