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.
- Feminist Review has a review of Mary Henold’s new book, Catholic and Feminist: The Surprising History of the American Catholic Feminist Movement.
- C-SPAN Junkie has posted video of Liz Varon’s December 2008 talk at the Library of Virginia. Varon is author of Disunion!: The Coming of the American Civil War, 1789-1859.
- 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.
- Columbia University Press blog has a nice roundup of recent university press blog posts. Go check out what other UPs are up to. Oh, look, Illinois UP continues the theme.
- Vroman’s, the venerable southern California indy bookstore, takes a cue from the music business and advises indy booksellers to become the most important resource for books and reading in their (bricks-and-mortar and online) communities.
- Locally, the Triangle lost a bookselling institution on a day known for traditional celebrations of misery love. We mourn the loss of The Book Exchange in Durham.
- Inside Higher Ed features an interview with Nick Syrett, author of The Company He Keeps: A History of White College Fraternities.
- And just to get some barbecue flavor in this roundup, check out these college students who ate BBQ in several states for college credit.