What We’re Reading: Week of March 9

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 comment section.

Maddy:

Kirill Gerstein, “The Real Tchaikovsky” (NYRB)

Christopher Celenza, “Inside the Mind of Machiavelli” (Salon)

Daniel Mendelsohn, “Girl, Interrupted: Who Was Sappho?” (New Yorker)

Hanna Clutterback, “Why Digital Collections, Why Now?” (Center for the History of Medicine, Countaway Library)

Stephen Greenblatt, “Shakespeare in Tehran” (NYRB)

Christine Emba, “Critic’s Notebook for March 2” (New Criterion)

Heather Wolfe, “Early modern eyebrow interpretation” (The Collation, Folger Shakespeare Library)

John:

Olivier Alexandre, « Des médias de masse à la révolution numérique : entretien avec Fred Turner » (La vie des idées)

Hal Foster, “At the White Cube” (London Review of Books)

Adam Gopnik, “In the Memory Ward” (The New Yorker)

Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, »Welchen Nationalismus brauchte die europäische Union?« (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)

Robert Kahn, « Du trafic épistolaire entre Kafka et Milena » (La république des livres)

Matthew Lamb, “The Meeting that Never Was” (Los Angeles Review of Books)

Shaul Magrid, “Stuck between Berlin and Jerusalem” (Tablet)

Daniel Mendelsohn, “Girl, Interrupted” (The New Yorker)

Christoph Riedwieg, »Antike und Anthropologie. Zum Tod des Altphilologen Walter Burkert« (Neue Züricher Zeitung)

Marina Warner, “Learning My Lesson” (London Review of Books)

And finally, a wonderful conversation between Hannah Arendt and Günter Gaus (German with English subtitles)

Emily:

Stephen Jackson (ed.), Building a Textbook: a Conversation with the Authors of Britain Since 1688: A Nation in the World (NACBS)

Christopher Jones, What Isis Destroys, Why, and Why We Must Document It (HyperAllergic)

Glenda Sluga, Roundtable (History Workshop)

Gabriel Thompson, Burn After Reading (Harper’s)

Marina Warner, Learning My Lesson (LRB)

Libby Brooks, Remains from Glasgow School of Art Fire Revealed (The Guardian)

Robin Marie, Freedom Is Not a Chia Pet (USIH-Blog)

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