From the Web: New Books Network

Book Channel subscribers, and fans of new academic works more broadly, will be interested to discover the New Books Network. This consortium of podcasts, sponsored by Amherst College Press, posts audio interviews with authors about their new scholarly publications. With over sixty new interviews per month in dozens of academic fields, New Books Network podcasts are another great source of information about and discussion of academic books.

How We Got the Scientific Revolution Wrong: A Podcast Interview with Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra

In the late 1500s, the mines of Potosí –a mountain in southern Bolivia — produced 60% of the world’s silver. It was a place of great wealth and terrible suffering. It is also a place, Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra argues, that challenges the very idea of the Scientific Revolution.

Re: History of Education Podcasts?

Hi All,

Two more one-off History of Education related podcast episodes of possible interest:

Lord Patten, Chancellor of Oxford University, "What is the point of universities?":

15 Minute History (UT Austin), Episode 99: The 40 Acres During World War I (University of Texas during WW1):

If H-Education subscribers know of other podcasts (or podcast episodes) relating to History of Education, please post them or send us an email ( ).

Re: History of Education Podcasts?

Hi All,

Another one-off podcast episode of possible interest to Historians of Education:
"Jane Hamlett (Royal Holloway University of London) talks about Victorian boarding schools" in BBC's History Extra podcast:

More information on Dr. Hamlett, (author, "At Home in the Institution: Material Life in Asylums, Lodging Houses and Schools in Victorian and Edwardian England" Palgrave Macmillan,2014) here :



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