What We’re Reading: Week of July 13

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:

Absolutely required listening this week is Radiolab’s extraordinary Mau Mau episode.

And, elsewhere in British imperial history:
David Olusoga, The history of British slave ownership has been buried: now its scale can be revealed (Guardian)
Nick Draper, Britain has a selective memory of its slavery past. Our project will help us to remember (Guardian)
Britain’s Forgotten Slaveowners (BBC)

Sporting activities that have a lot to do with nineteenth-century intellectual communities:
Natalie Angier, The Bicycle and the Ride to Modern America (NY Times)
Richard Nelsson, The first ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865 (Guardian)

Charlotte Higgins, The battle for the BBC (Guardian)

Matthew Bevis, I can bite anything I want: Lewis Carroll (LRB)
Bee Wilson, Throw it out the window: Lady Constance Lytton (LRB)

… and finally, it’s not very intellectual-historical, but I couldn’t resist disseminating Briallen Hopper On Spinsters (LARB)

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