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Oct 13, 2011

Women's and Other History Notes

Sharon Howard has an excellent roundup of "Ada Lovelace Day: Women in the history of science, medicine and technology," Early Modern Notes, 8 October.

Peter Thonemann, "Children in the Roman Empire," TLS, 12 October, reviews Christian Laes's Children in the Roman Empire: Outsiders Within and Véronique Dasen and Thomas Späth, eds., Children, Memory, and Family Identity in Roman Culture.

Helen Brown reviews Dava Sobel's A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionised the Cosmos for the Telegraph, 11 October.

"Helen Castor on She-Wolves," Guardian, 10 October, interviews Castor about the "pleasurable pain" that went into her book, She-Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth.

Ruth Franklin reviews Art Spiegelman's MetaMaus for the TNR, 5 October.

Norma Clarke, "Women's lives at war," TLS, 12 October, reviews Virginia Nicholson's Millions Like Us: Women's lives in war and peace, 1939–1949.

Eric Miller reviews Daniel T. Rodgers's Age of Fracture for Books & Culture, October.

Randy Dotinga for the CSM, 3 October, and Amy Finnerty, "The Photo That Exposed Segregation," NYT, 7 October, review David Margolick's Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock. Margolick, "The Many Lives of Hazel Bryan," Slate, 11 October, is adapted from his new book.

Sarah Shin, "Slavoj Žižek at Occupy Wall Street: "We are not dreamers, we are the awakening from a dream which is turning into a nightmare", Verso, 10 October, has an imperfect "transcript" of Žižek's remarks. The You Tubes, Part 1 and Part 2, at the bottom are more reliable. See also: Andrew Hartman and Ray Haberski at U. S. Intellectual History, 11/12 October.

Finally, congratulations to the finalists in the National Book Awards, 2011, for nonfiction: Deborah Baker for The Convert: A Tale of Exile and Extremism, Mary Gabriel for Love and Capital: Karl and Jenny Marx and the Birth of a Revolution, Stephen Greenblatt for The Swerve: How the World Became Modern, Manning Marable for Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, and Lauren Redniss for Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie, A Tale of Love and Fallout.

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