Happy New Year!
I’d love to say that one of my resolutions this year is to work more on this site, but that seems unlikely for at least the first third (or thereabouts) of the year. I’m going to be incredibly busy at work since we have all of the usual spring chaos, but now with a total solar eclipse on top of it. This is the one time that being an astronomy department visiting scholars coordinator and a public outreach coordinator is the perfect storm of TOO MUCH. But I do expect to be able to keep up with the monthly round-ups and the Picture of the Week (with the possible exception of the weekend before the solar eclipse on April 8). Who knows, once that is all finished, maybe I’ll even get back to doing some news posts again one of these days!
Also, it seems that Amazon is going to stop offering the method I use to make links to individual books with cover images, so I might have to investigate some other options or change how I do these posts in the future. It’s also quite likely that all of my old book links will break soon, so that’s fun… I guess I can add it to the list of things that need to be fixed, alongside things that broke when my webhost migrated to new servers last year. Apparently they announced these changes a month ago, but I only just now discovered it when I went to do this month’s post, so I must have missed an email. (Which is weird considering I’m still getting a bunch of their other messages about another feature that they are retiring, even though I’ve never used it.)
Anyway, enough complaining… on to this month’s round-up!
Kind of a light round-up to start 2024, but there are a number of things coming in future months that I’m looking forward to!
I have a couple of books that have already been released in the UK that will be out in the US this month. First up, How to Survive in Tudor England by Toni Mount, which was released in the UK in the fall and will be out at the end of January in the US:
And the exhibition catalog for Holbein at the Tudor Court will be out on January 12 in the US after an earlier release in the UK:
Holbein at the Tudor Court opened at The Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace on November 10, 2023 and will run through April 23, 2024.