Things noted

by Nick

  • Handle this Book! The NYT on how undergraduates are now getting up close and personal with rare books. Slightly breathless in tone – is it really only in 2008 that undergraduates have been using these in class? – but reflects the growth into the mainstream of the history of the book, nonetheless.
  • Reading of Paradise Lost. Hosted by Christ’s College, Cambridge; podcast available soon. A series of lectures on Milton by Quentin Skinner, Sharon Achinstein and others are also available as podcasts.
  • And finally, monks struggle with new technology: