What We’re Reading: Week of Jan. 16

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:

David Olusoga, Topple the Cecil Rhodes statues? Better to rebrand him a war criminal (Guardian)
Colleen Flaherty reports on monuments chat at the AHA: Confronting the Past (IHE)
Nadia Khomami, Oxford scholars reject hypocrisy claims amid row over Rhodes statue (Guardian)
University of Oxford chancellor defends Cecil Rhodes statue (BBC News)

Nakul Krishna, Add Your Own Egg, on Oxford philosophy (The Point)

Melissa Eddy, ‘Mein Kampf,’ Hitler’s Manifesto, Returns to German Shelves (NY Times)

Madeline:

Gary Wills, “Reading Augustine’s Mind” (NYRB)

A. E. Stallings, “Refugees at the Port of Piraeus” (TLS)

Jed Perl, “In the Sculptor’s Studio” (NYRB)

Brooke:

Ana Swanson “The Forgotten Way African Americans Stayed Safe in a Racist America”  (Washington Post)

Michael A McDonnell “The Costs of Empire: Native Americans and the Origins of the Stamp Act” (Imperial & Global History)

Gillian Frank, David Bowie (194702016) and the History of Sexuality(Notches Blog)

Carolyn:

Cass Sunstein, “Parking the Big Money,” (NY Review of Books)

Jeremy Bernstein, “Einstein: Right and Wrong,” (NYR Daily)

Caroline Kesser, “Franz Ludwig Catel in Hamburg. Souvenirs aus dem Sehnsuchland Italien” (NZZ)

Daniel:
Oliver Burkeman, “Therapy Wars: The Revenge of Freud” (Guardian)

Victor Tan Chen, “All Hollowed Out: The lonely poverty of America’s white working class” (Atlantic)

The Editors, “On Purity” (Point)

Gideon Lewis-Kraus, “The Trials of Alice Goffman” (NYT Magazine)

One Block” (NYT Magazine)

Erin:

Justin Croft, Reading Women: 20 Books Owned by Women [Catalogue]

Nicole Rudick, Art of Instinct (NYR Daily)

Tim Martin, John Dee: The Man Who Spoke to Angels (Telegraph)

John McMillian, Smoking typewriters : the Sixties underground press and the rise of alternative media in America (Oxford University Press, 2011)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s