Good Ol' Times: David Meadows' weekly ClassiCarnival is up at Rogue Classicism. Troels Myrup hosts the 25th edition of , a festival of ancient and medieval history, at Iconoclasm. Alas, both of ‘em missed Conrad H. Roth's"The E at Delphi," Varieties of Unreligious Experience, 24 March. Pity. Roth's VUE is among the best of the history blogs.
In other venues: Jonathan Rosen,"Lost and Found," NY Times, 25 March, reviews David Damrosch's The Buried Book: The Loss and Rediscovery of the Great Epic of Gilgamesh.
Some New Tools: Euratlas is a commercial site, marketing maps, pictures, and atlases of the history and geography of Europe. Its Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe: An Atlas Depicting in 21 Maps the States of this Continent at the End of Each Century, from AD 1 to AD 2000 may be of particular interest. Thanks to Dale Light for the tip.
The National Digital Newspaper Program's"Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers" is a joint venture of the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Digitizing newspapers revolutionizes newspaper research and I've previously benefitted enormously from subscriber-only services. Like them, Chronicling America's usefulness is limited only by what's in its database. Currently, you can search and read newspapers from only six states and the District of Columbia; and them only for 1900-1910. The intention, in the next 20 years, is to digitize historically significant newspapers published between 1836 and 1922 from all the states and territories. What is already extra-ordinary about Chronicling America is its enormous database of American newspapers from 1690 to the present, with locations. You can define the search by area, period, ethnicity, and interest. Thanks to Mary Dudziak for the tip.
Makes Me Hot: Bookporn #4 at Charing Cross Road, London.
Parenthetical Note: Commenting on the work of Erving Goffman, Scott McLemee writes"(Goffman himself wrote so well that it is amazing he could find employment as a sociologist.)"