What We’re Reading: Week of March 16

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 section.

Emily:

American Historical Review Exchange on the History Manifesto (AHA Today) – more on this in a future post!

Evan Kindley, The Calling (Dissent)

Ben Alpers, Fraternities and History (USIH Blog)

Adam Gopnik, The World’s Weirdest Library (New Yorker)

Jay Merrick, Oxford’s New Bodleian Library Has Had a Radical Modernist Makeover (Independent)

Nick Richardson, At the Bedlam Burial Ground (LRB Blog)

Rachel Moss, Seeing Sodomy in the Middle Ages, by Robert Mills (Times Higher Education)

Sarah Birke, In Baghdad (LRB Blog)

Simran Thadani, Writing about Writing in Early Modern Writing-Books (Unique at Penn)

Mallory Ortberg, Reasons I would Make an Excellent Feudal Vassal and You Should Consider Me for the Position (The Toast)

And, finally, Lutheran Insulter

John:

Interview with Andres Komlosy at the Toynbee Prize Foundation blog

Ian Buruma, “The Mistress and the Marionette” (NYR Gallery)

Carmen Eller, Gespräch mit Amos Oz (NZZ)

Patrick Leigh Fermor, »Wie die Wehrmacht den General Kreipe verlor« (Die Welt)

Jürgen Kaube, »Ein Rektor versteht nicht« (FAZ)

Daphné Le Roux, « Pourquoi l’anthropologie ? » (La vie des idées)

James Schmidt, “Into the Archive” (Persistent Enlightenment)

Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins and Alexander Arnold, “Searching for Foucault in an Age of Inequality” (LARB)

David Vaughan, “Jiří Pehe and a novel that pits angels against the isms of our age” (Radio Praha)

Andrei Zorin, “Tolstoy replays history” (TLS)

And finally, W.G. Sebald reading from his great novel Austerlitz at the 92nd Street Y (in English; 2001)

Madeline:

Erik Kwakkel, “Helping Hands on the Medieval Page” (medievalbooks)

Roslyn Sulcas, ‘Wolf Hall’ TV series review (NYT)

Kelly Kirwan, interview with Erin Schreiner about Readers Make Their Mark exhibit (The Upcoming)

Treasured Possessions from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment” exhibit opens on Monday at the Fitzwilliam Museum (UK)

David Gelber, “Artificial Arms” (TLS)

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