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!
In the department of shameless self-promotion, I wrote a piece about “Hellenism and the History of Homosexuality” for Eidolon.
Relatedly, about the history undergirding the Obergefell decision, David M. Perry, A New Right Grounded in the Long History of Marriage (The Atlantic)
Mike Hale, Review: ‘Larry Kramer in Love & Anger,’ Portrait of the Rebel as Gay Activist (NY Times)
CLaire Potter, Gay Marriage, in (Out)Historical Context (S-USIH Blog)
This week I’ve been attending the Rethinking Modern British Studies conference at the University of Birmingham. Those who are interested might want to follow the conference hashtag on Twitter, #mbs2015.
One of the conference organizers, Matt Houlbrook, has a great blog post “On Being a One-Trick Historian” (The Trickster Prince)
Casey Schwartz, Tell It About Your Mother: Can brain-scanning help save Freudian psychoanalysis? (NY Times)
Mallory Ortberg, Two Medieval Monks Invent Writing (The Toast)
Elizabeth Evenden, “Portuguese and Spanish History on the Early Modern Stage” (Anglo-Iberian Relations)
Jennifer Bishop, “Which Thomas is which?” (Talking Tudors)
Elizabeth Harper, “Photographing the Real Bodies of Incorrupt Saints” (Atlas Obscura)
Virtual exhibition, “Rare Reformation Relics” (ArtRefo)
Tim Wu, “No one asks to be buried with his iPad” (New Yorker)