Showing posts from August, 2012
If you are teaching classes on foreign relations and law at the moment, Duncan Hollis' list of canonical cases for teaching about international law is thought provoking, as well as useful: Essential International Law Cases for the Classroom (Six Years Later) though of greater utility to historians, and essential reading, is his recent book chapter "Treaties in the Supreme Court, 1861-1900," which is available from SSRN here .  
The other big news is that my new book has just been published by Wiley-Blackwell , I recently was very happy to get a stack of copies.  It is a very good collection of historiographical essays, I am pleased with how it turned out.  And I'm definitely glad to have this one done, it was a lot of work to pull together even though I edited it rather than wrote it.  I think edited volumes might actually be more work than writing your own book.  But it was fun working with this many different historians. The official launch date for the book is still in the future a bit so that will give you time to get a second job so you can afford to shell out the two hundred dollar cost (though it is a comparative bargain on Amazon ).  Of course, the intended audience is institutional rather than popular, so that is the usual and expected fare.  But you never know, it could go viral, there is always hope. But you can read quite a good bit of it on Google Books for nothing!
The big news is that this is the Little Buddha's first week of kindergarden.  This is a big deal, and also kind of hard to believe. here she is heading off to school:
it has been long enough since I posted that I completely forgot my password.  It took some seriously deep thinking to resurrect it. I've been meaning to post some of the pictures from our various summer adventures in Texas, Chicago, Wisconsin, and from a couple of weeks in California, but that is going to have to wait for a lull in things that, most likely, will never occur.  You didn't want to sit through a slideshow anyway...