Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with all the good stuff going on up on the interwebs. All of these stories warrant posts here, but instead of falling way behind, I’ve decided to round ’em up and toss ’em out to you as a batch. You’ll find public history, Sidney Poitier, Catholic feminism, Civil War, black women academics, university presses, indy booksellers, frat boys, and, yes, barbecue. . . .

  • James Oliver Horton, coauthor of Slavery and Public History: The Tough Stuff of American Memory (the new paperback edition of which is hot off the press–see the sidebar at left) writes about “The Future of Slavery’s Historical Spaces” over at Southern Spaces.
  • Aram Goudsouzian, author of Sidney Poitier: Man, Actor, Icon talks about popular perceptions of race, from Poitier to Obama, over at the blog City and Country, Boy and Man.
  • Rutgers University will host a conference on black women in the academy March 5-6, featuring women and topics that are featured in Telling Histories: Black Women Historians in the Ivory Tower, which we published last spring. Prof Susurro over at Like a Whisper Blog gives it a plug.
  • Inside Higher Ed features an interview with Nick Syrett, author of The Company He Keeps: A History of White College Fraternities.