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Oct 19, 2008 5:59 am

Weak Endnotes

The history of science carnival, The Giant's Shoulders #4, is up at Second Order Approximation.

History Compass: Theory & Methods hosts a debate on"Is British History European?" The contributors are UManchester's Stefan Berger, UAlberta's Andrew Gow, UMass, Boston's Malcolm Smuts, and UArkansas, Little Rock's Laura Smoller.

In August, Steven L. Hoch, a Russian historian, left the University of Kentucky to take a tenured position at $300 K as Provost at Washington State University. Six weeks later, he had a fight with the Vice President for Business and Finance. Fired as Provost, he's taken a leave of absence, but will return as a tenured professor of history at $245 K. That great sucking sound you hear is the disappearance of the department's next five open lines for assistant professors. Hat tip.

Charles McGrath,"Two Generals, Still Maneuvering," NYT, 16 October, reviews"Grant and Lee in War and Peace," an exhibit that opened yesterday at the New York Historical Society in Manhattan.

Joseph Tartakovsky,"Oval Objects of Desire," WSJ, 6 October, reviews Toby Faber's Fabergé's Eggs: The Extraordinary Story of the Masterpieces that Outlived an Empire.

Dinitia Smith,"She Fine-Tuned the Forks of the Richan Vulgars," NYT, 16 October, reviews Laura Claridge's Emily Post: Daughter of the Gilded Age, Mistress of American Manners.

Edward Rothstein,"Apocalypse Now, via Diorama," NYT, 16 October, reviews"Climate Change: The Threat to Life and a New Energy Future," an exhibit opening today at Manhattan's American Museum of Natural History. Hat tip.

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