What We’re Reading: Week of Feb. 2

Here are a few interesting articles and pieces we found around the web this week. If you come across something that other intellectual historians might enjoy, please let us know in the comments!

Emily:

Elizabeth Kolbert, The Man to Know in Ancient Rome (New Yorker)

Mitch Smith, Historians Sift the Ruins for Ferguson’s Legacy (NY Times)

Robert D. McFadden, Carl Djerassi, 91, a Creator of the Birth Control Pill, Dies (NY Times)

Claire Potter, Virtually a Historian: Blogs and the Recent History of Dispossessed Academic Labor (Historical Reflections/Academia.edu)

The Secret World of Lewis Carroll (BBC, UK IP required)

Margery Kempe at Candlemas (A Clerk of Oxford)

Kathy L. Gaca, Review: Alan Kaiser, Archaeology, Sexism, and Scandal: The Long-Suppressed Story of One Woman’s Discoveries and the Man Who Stole Credit for Them (Bryn Mawr Classical Review)

Steph Thompson, Bushwick Storefront a Model School (Huffington Post)

Erin Schreiner, Mark Up Your Books (But Please Don’t Mark Ours) (New York Society Library)

Rebecca Onion, An Anti-Suffrage Children’s Book From 1910, Mocking “Baby” Activists (Slate)

Nicholas B. Dirks, Why I Miss the Culture Wars (Chronicle)

John:

Julie Allard, “Ronald Dworkin: Law as Novel Writing” (Books and Ideas)

« La vie en société : une improvisation » (entretien avec Howard Becker; La vie des idées)

Marco Belpoliti, “Primo Levi e La notte dei Girondini” (Doppiozero)

Ian Hampsher-Monk, “How to Think Like Edmund Burke” (Foreign Affairs)

Alice Kaplan, “Camus Redux” (The Nation)

Grégoire Kauffmann, « Michelet, l’antidépresseur » (L’Express)

Michael Pilz, »Der Philologe als Kritiker« (literaturkritik.de)

Ute Sacksofsky, »Glaubensfreiheit – ein Grundrecht nur für den religiösen Mainstream?« (Merkur)

Alain Claude Sulzer, »Das zweibändige Paar. Die Goncourt-Brüder und ihr Journal« (Neue Zürcher Zeitung)

Gisela von Wysocki, »Wo bitte bleibt der Eros?« (Zeit)

Finally, the first part of a 1983 documentary “Primo Levi: Back to Auschwitz” (English and Italian; Youtube)

Madeline:

Listening on the Edge: Oral History after Crisis (OUP Blog)

Matthew Kirschenbaum, What is an @uthor? (LARB)

John Kovach, on the changing music curriculum (Chronicle)

Upcoming conference: Literature and Theology in Early Modern England (CRASSH, University of Cambridge)

Steph Thompson, Bushwick Storefront a Model School (Huffington Post)

One comment

  1. Sometimes we editors (or at least this one) bump up against our own word limits, &c., and have to leave things out. So in the more open spirit of the comments section, here’s another bit I enjoyed on a book that I’d like to read soon (and which I’ve previously posted a review of here):
    Claudia Schmölders, » Deutsche und Griechen im ‚Dritten Reich‘« (literaturkritik.de): http://www.literaturkritik.de/public/rezension.php?rez_id=20253

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