Sunday, June 23, 2013

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

The decline and fall of the English (and history) major.

The new director of the John Carter Brown library.

What the European elite think of Americans

Thomas Kidd reviews Richard Beeman's Our Loves, Our Fortunes and Our Sacred Honor: The Forging of American Independence.

Allen Mikaelian on the new American Academy of Arts and Sciences report on the humanities

Job placement and the Ph.D

Baptists who wear robes and burn incense

Tony Horwitz on misunderstanding the Civil War

Read Wendell Berry's Jayber Crow for free.

The Society for Historians of the Early Republic annual meeting and American religion

Springsteen on touring Europe with the E Street Band

What if Thomas Jefferson had a Facebook page?

The pastoral work of historians

The historian's vocation in an age of technology

Segregation and the National Parks

Summer reading on faith and the founding

The Bunker Hill Monument and memory

Brooks on the "humanist vocation"