Things Noted Here and There
Marc Comtois will host History Carnival LXII at Spinning Clio on Saturday 1 March. Send nominations of February's best in history blogging to him at spinningclio*at*gmail*dot*com or use the form.
Susan Emerling,"A Kingdom in the Mountains Shares Its Secrets," NYT, 24 February, reviews"The Dragon's Gift: The Sacred Arts of Bhutan," an exhibit that opens tomorrow at Hawaii's Honolulu Academy of Arts.
Salley Vickers,"Disturbed lives," Guardian, 23 February, reviews Lisa Appignanesi's Mad, Bad and Sad: A History of Women and the Mind Doctors from 1800 to the Present.
Jason Burke,"Those who live by the bomb," Guardian, 24 February, reviews Michael Burleigh's Blood and Rage: A Cultural History of Terrorism.
Congratulations to Josh Marshall, whose Talking Points Memo is one of the most widely read history blogs. He's won a George Polk Award for legal reporting for TPM's coverage of the Bush administration's firing of eight United States attorneys and forced the Justice Department to put him back on its mailing list for credentialed reporters after it removed him last year. All this and more in Noam Cohen's"Blogger, Sans Pajamas, Rakes Muck and a Prize," NYT, 25 February.
- New Hampshire professors at odds with library over discarded books
- Troubled history fuels Japan-China tension
- Independent Scotland's last gasp forgotten in Panama jungle
- LBJ was the ‘most-threatened president in American history’
- New exhibit at the World War I Museum ... Over by Christmas: August-December 1914
- Ken Burns on Colbert to promote his new documentary, "The Address"
- UC Santa Barbara History Department featuring a series on the Great Society at 50
- Historians are trying to recover censored texts from World War I poets
- Diane Ravitch blasts the NYT for failing to understand the controversy over Common Core
- Mormon history professors debate atheists in bid to foster greater understanding