What We’re Reading: December 29, 2011

In the news this week, articles on a firing and rehiring at ASU, Twitter in teaching and research, a look back at books not read, and an opportunity to interact with the National Archives holdings.

History Profession

  • ASUReverse Gear
    Philip Vandermeer’s dismissal and reinstatement as head of the Arizona State history department reflects larger tensions over the relative authority of professors and administrators, according to some history faculty members.

Twitter

Books

  • The Year in Not Reading
    Giles Harvey at The New Yorker laments how time flies and how few books he’s read this year, taking some time to look at ones he bought or started, including From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life: 1500 to the Present and Open City.

Online Archives

Contributors: Elisabeth Grant, Vernon Horn, and Robert B. Townsend

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