What We’re Reading: Week of July 6

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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!


Clerk of Oxford, The Danish Conquest, Part 7: Murder at Oxford (Clerk of Oxford)

Gaiutra Bahadur, Postcards from Empire (Dissent)

Aaron Koller, Present and Future of the Hebrew Past (Marginalia)

Scott Sherman, The New York Public Library Wars (Chronicle)

Nancy Cott, Which History in Obergefell v. Hodges? (Perspectives)

James Romm, Sing Wrath, Goddess — Or Maybe Don’t: A review of Peter Green’s Iliad (Eidolon)

The British Film Institute has digitized loads of newsreels from right across the twentieth century, and they are amazing, my particular favorite being Birmingham University Procession on Degree Day 1901.


David Bell, 5 myths about the French Revolution (Washington Post)

Jonathan Wilson, Personal networks and a first draft of the literary canon (The Junto)

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