What We’re Reading: Week of Oct. 26

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:

Celebrated historian and wonderful person Lisa Jardine passed away last weekend. Here are some obituaries, memorials, and tributes, well worth reading:
Kevin Rawlinson, Renowned historian Lisa Jardine dies age 71 (Guardian)
Lisa Jardine: Academics Pay Tribute to Historian (THE)
Lara Speicher, A Tribute to Lisa Jardine (UCL Press blog)
Erica Wagner, Lisa Jardine: fearless star of Britain’s intellectual firmament (Guardian)
Kate Maltby, A Tribute to Lisa Jardine (Apollo Magazine)

Vanessa Thorpe, Diary reveals lesbian love trysts of suffragette leaders (Guardian)

Posting this largely for the headline: Six Degrees of Francis Bacon: a social network for early modern Britain (a group of scholars have mapped early modern social relationships) (THE)

Nicholas Wade, Grave of ‘Griffin Warrior’ at Pylos Could be a Gateway to Civilizations (NY Times)

Linda Colley, Facing Napoleon’s Own EU (NYRB)

Andrew Hartman, Can Political History be Intellectual History? (S-USIH Blog)

You, too, can support the home front with 1940s austerity knitting patterns, courtesy of the V&A

John:

Bodleian’s entire maps and music collection now searchable online (IAML (UK & Irl)

Maike Albaith, »Irrational, ungeplant und unvorhersehbar« (Deutschlandfunk)

Cord Aschenbrenner, »Spontaner Einfall und ahnendes Grübeln« (Neue Zürcher Zeitung)

Christopher Benfey, “Pagodas in Quebec” (NYR Daily)

James Gleick, “What Libraries Can (Still) Do” (NYR Daily)

Thorsten Gerald Schneiders, »Als Islamgelehrte noch selbst Koran-Exemplare verbrannten« (Deutschlandfunk)« (Deutschlandfunk)

Jan Marsh, “William Morris and the Demise of Printing” (TLS)

James Schulman, interview with Cecile E. Kuznitz on her new book YIVO and the Making of Modern Jewish Culture: Scholarship for the Yiddish Nation (New Books in History)

Ariel Suhamy, « Le Bleu et le Rose » (La vie des idées)

Anna Wiener, “Paris was Wild Once” (New Republic)

And finally, “The Key of Hell: an 18th-Century Manual on Black Magic” (The Public Domain Review)

Madeline:

Bill Sherman, “A mischievous laugh, unbelievably cool” (Jewish Chronicle Online)

Heather Froehlich, “Ways of Accessing EEBO (TCP)“, in response to #EEBOgate or #ProQuestGate, when RSA members temporarily lost their EEBO access this week.

Jane Maxwell, “Irish funeral traditions” (Manuscripts at Trinity College Dublin blog)

Paul Engle, “A witch’s brew of glass” (Conciatore)

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