What We’re Reading: Week of April 6

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!

John:

Forum: History as a Book Discipline (AHA Perspectives on History)

The Worlds of Sven Nykvist” (Criterion Current)

Karol Beffa, « Le problème du jazz » (La vie des idées)

David Bellos, “Georges Perec’s Lost Novel” (NYR Blog)

Martin Deleixhe, “Universal Us: Rethinking Cosmopolitanism” (Books and Ideas)

Claire Gilly, « François Ier, un roi en images à la BNF » (Le Monde)

Thierry Hoquet, « Paul Feyerabend, anarchiste des sciences » (La vie des idées)

Timothy Nunan, “Wartime Ghosts and Souls in Transit: Placing Soviet History in a Global Context with Franziska Exeler” (Toynbee Prize Foundation)

Michael Schmidt, »Husarenstück um hohen Preis« (Neue Zürcher Zeitung)

Uwe Justus Wenzel, »Eine Ausgabe letzter Hände« (Neue Zürcher Zeitung)

And finally, Patrick Boucheron and Jean-Louis Jeannelle on « Image et histoire » (video, Centre de Recherches sur les arts et le langage)

Madeline:

Alex Lock, “The Trial of Queen Caroline” (Medieval Manuscripts Blog, British Library)

Stuart Miller, “Shakespeare’s Sonnets, all 154, reimagined through a New York lens” (NYT)

Trevor Plante, “Ending the Bloodshed: The Last Surrenders of the Civil War” (National Archives blog, “Prologue”)

Mary Beard, “Roman history–by a Lady” (Don’s Life, TLS)

Karl Steel, “Meat and Sympathy and the Uses of the Past” (In the Middle)

Robin Marie, “The Fun and Risk of Being Wrong” (USIH Blog)

Emily:

Mary Beard, Roman History — by a lady (A Don’s Life)

Hua Hsu, A Guide to Thesis-Writing and a Guide to Life (New Yorker)

Rebecca Mead, Two Beds and the Burdens of Feminism (New Yorker)

George Blaustein, Letter from Amsterdam (n+1)

Adam Kirsch, Is Reason Enough? (NYRB)

Cambridge cyclists warned in Latin and Ancient Greek (BBC)

Marc Parry, Historians Attack the Data and Ethics of Colleagues’ Manifesto (Chronicle)

Mallory Ortberg, Women Praying Furiously in Western Art History (The Toast)

And, not least, 10 Medieval rabbits that hate Easter and want to kill you (The Poke)

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