Before the Humanities, the Humanists

In David Rundle’s new book he looks at the current state of the humanities, asking whether we can recapture the confidence and broad cultural ambition of the Renaissance’s studia humanitatis, which sought to define what it is to be human.  When intellectual historians look back at the first decades of this century they will notice…

The macabre world of books bound in human skin

A book bound in human skin was recently discovered at Harvard University. The grim tale is not as unusual as you’d think… BBC News – The macabre world of books bound in human skin

Gettysburg Book Wins $50,000 History Prize

Gettysburg Book Wins $50,000 History Prize | TIME.com Allen C. Guelzo’s “Gettysburg: The Last Invasion” has received the inaugural Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in Military History.