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.
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.
- Arizona Historical Society soon could be history
- Yale's Donald Kagan says students need to study Western civilization
- 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