Intellectual Affairs

Intellectual Affairs
July 31, 2013

A new biography explores the life of Galen, whose medical writings were textbooks for 1500 years. Scott McLemee dissects his reputation.

July 24, 2013

Citing Internet sources in legal decisions and scholarship is the new normal -- and so are disappearing web pages. Scott McLemee clicks through.

July 17, 2013

We've learned to tune out the constant bombardment of advertisements. Scott McLemee looks at a new analysis of techniques for commanding consumer attention.

July 10, 2013

Sex! Death! Race and class and politics! Scott McLemee rounds up forthcoming university press books sure to start an argument.

July 3, 2013

What's coming from university presses in the months ahead? Scott McLemee begins a survey of the fall and winter crop.

June 26, 2013

From Monty Python to your e-mailbox, it's everywhere. Scott McLemee finds its history surprisingly digestible.

June 19, 2013

Two million years after Australopithecus, humankind is sitting pretty. Scott McLemee finds a new book explaining how we got here. (Hint: It was served very rare.)

June 12, 2013

A year before he died, René Descartes sat down for a portrait. Scott McLemee discusses a new book on the back story.

June 5, 2013

Two overlooked articles consider massive open online coursework from distinctive angles. Scott McLemee flags them down.

May 29, 2013

Despite two generations of work by feminist literary critics, a study indicates that new books by men get disproportionate attention from reviewers. Scott McLemee reports from the literary battlefront.

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July 31, 2013

A new biography explores the life of Galen, whose medical writings were textbooks for 1500 years. Scott McLemee dissects his reputation.

July 24, 2013

Citing Internet sources in legal decisions and scholarship is the new normal -- and so are disappearing web pages. Scott McLemee clicks through.

July 17, 2013

We've learned to tune out the constant bombardment of advertisements. Scott McLemee looks at a new analysis of techniques for commanding consumer attention.

July 10, 2013

Sex! Death! Race and class and politics! Scott McLemee rounds up forthcoming university press books sure to start an argument.

July 3, 2013

What's coming from university presses in the months ahead? Scott McLemee begins a survey of the fall and winter crop.

June 26, 2013

From Monty Python to your e-mailbox, it's everywhere. Scott McLemee finds its history surprisingly digestible.

June 19, 2013

Two million years after Australopithecus, humankind is sitting pretty. Scott McLemee finds a new book explaining how we got here. (Hint: It was served very rare.)

June 12, 2013

A year before he died, René Descartes sat down for a portrait. Scott McLemee discusses a new book on the back story.

June 5, 2013

Two overlooked articles consider massive open online coursework from distinctive angles. Scott McLemee flags them down.

May 29, 2013

Despite two generations of work by feminist literary critics, a study indicates that new books by men get disproportionate attention from reviewers. Scott McLemee reports from the literary battlefront.

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