Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

#whystudyhistory on Twitter

Henry Louis Gates on 12 Years a Slave

Alabama senator is outraged that the National Endowment for the Humanities funds the study of the humanities

Alan Wolfe on Richard Hofstadter's The Paranoid Style 

Tech intellectuals

Richard Rodriguez discusses his new spiritual autobiography

New books on evangelicals and intellectuals

Historians and networks


Bob Blaisdell reviews Jill Lepore, Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin

Christy Mathewson on baseball as a thinking man's game

Quitting academia

Blogging as a teaching tool

Mark Edwards reviews Molly Worthen, Apostles of Reason: The Crisis of Authority in American Evangelicalism

Boston 1775 reviews William Warner, Protocols of Liberty: Communication Innovation and the American Revolution

Liz Covart at "Uncommonplace Book" is looking for guest bloggers