Map-lovers will delight in Strange Maps. Have a look at the one-day state, Carpatho-Ukraine,"Tarzan and the Lost Empire," and"The Enclaves and Counter-Enclaves of Baarle (B-NL)," for a graphic taste of territory real and imagined. Thanks to Brett Holman at Airminded for the tip.
Charles McGrath,"Plagiarism: Everybody into the Pool," NY Times, 7 January, reviews Richard A. Posner, The Little Book of Plagiarism, Jon Wiener, Historians in Trouble, and Tilar J. Mazzeo, Plagiarism and Literary Property in the Romantic Period."No wonder young people are confused, and no wonder they continue to plagiarize in record numbers, with more than 40 percent of college students admitting to copying from the Internet in 2001," says McGrath."We talk to them about plagiarism in absolute terms, as if we were all agreed on what it was, and yet the literature suggests that once you're out of school, it proves to be a crime like any other, with the punishment partly depending on whom you know and on how well you pull it off."
Yesterday, the AHA Council sidestepped approval or disapproval of Historians Against War's resolution that was approved by the AHA's Business Meeting on Saturday evening. The Council referred the resolution to the AHA's membership for approval or disapproval. See also: Richard Byrne,"Historians Tackle Statelessness, Speech Codes, and the War in Iraq," CHE, 8 January; and Scott Jaschik,"Historians, War, Responsibility," Inside Higher Ed, 8 January.
Finally, at Chapati Mystery, Sepoy has all the"must reads" to which I haven't linked.