- Canadian legal historians are justifiably proud of Philip Girard for his beautifully crafted and insightful plenary address at last week's meeting of the ASLH.
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- Writing for JOTWELL's Administrative Law Section, Linda Jellum has posted an appreciative review of Nicholas Parrillo's Against the Profit Motive.
- From Slate's The Vault: Edgar Allen Poe's 1842 bankruptcy petition.
- The Library of Congress's "Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor" exhibition is now open. Another report, featuring the Law Library of Congress's extraordinary curator of rare books, Nathan Dorn. And also Princess Anne.
- The Junto's Jessica Parr on creating a public history program.
- The online edition of the Savannah Morning News has recently carried an interview of Jonathan Bryant, Georgia Southern University, about his forthcoming book Dark Places of the Earth: The Voyage of the Slave Ship Antelope, to be published next summer by W.W. Norton & Company. Professor Bryant is to deliver the Harvest Lecture at Savannah's Davenport House Museum on Monday, November 17.
- Over at Inside Higher Ed, Ph.D. candidate Emily VanBuren (Northwestern University) has posted some tips for making archival research more efficient.
- In the wake of the disclosure that the founder of the Mormon Church, Joseph Smith, had as many as 40 wives, the New York Times asked LHB guest blogger Sarah Barringer Gordon (University of Pennsylvania) to weigh in on the Church's efforts at transparency. (Hat tip: @PennHistory)
- From the Chronicle of Higher Education: How to finish a humanities dissertation in six years or less.