Sunday, April 08, 2012

Links & Reviews

- Anthony Grafton, writing in the Daily Princetonian, compares the renovations at Princeton's Firestone Library with with the planned changes at the NYPL Central Branch.

- Exciting news from Boston this week: Skinner, Inc. announced the appointment of Devon Gray its Director of Fine Books and Manuscripts.

- I like Eric Johnson's post on the Scholars' Lab blog this week, in which he offers a definition of what he's calling "open humanities," - "those aspects of the humanities aimed at democratizing production and consumption of humanities research."

- The inaugural issue of the Journal of Digital Humanities is now ready for our reading enjoyment. I'm very much looking forward to digging in.

- Via @DaelNorwood, a visualization of British, Dutch, and Spanish shipping for the period 1750-1800.

Reviews

- Thomas Penn's Winter King; review by Miranda Seymour in the NYTimes.

- The Selected Letters of Charles Dickens (ed. Jenny Hartley); review by Nicholas Delbanco in the LATimes.

- Elaine Pagels' Revelations; review by Dale B. Martin in the NYTimes.

- E.O. Wilson's The Social Conquest of Earth; review by Matt Gazzaniga in the WSJ.

- Lauren Groff's Arcadia; review by John Wilwol in the NYTimes.

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