What We’re Reading: Week of Feb. 13

Madeline:

Eliot Weinburger, “What is the I Ching?” (NYRB)

Matthew Caines, “Matthew Arnold (and other Victorian Big Heads)” (TLS Blog)

Diane Purkiss, “Magic and the rise of science” (TLS)

James Meek, “Robin Hood in a Time of Austerity” (LRB)

Sarah Wildman, “The Revelations of a Nazi Art Catalogue” (New Yorker)

Bryan Rindfleisch, “Native American History and the Explanatory Potential of Settler Colonialism” (The Junto)

Finally, this is just to say how much I’m enjoying “Depicting the Invisible: Science and Image in the Early Modern World,” this weekend at Princeton!

Emily:

Tanya Gold, Who needs the House of Lords? Meet the peers rattling the Commons (Guardian)

In everyone’s favorite beat, Anglican church music news, St. Thomas Church Names Successor to Longtime Music Director (NY Times)

Brianna Nofil, Ellis Island’s Forgotten Final Act as a Cold War Detention Center (Atlas Obscura)

On the historians’ brief in Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt, Robert Barnes, Laws written by men to protect women deserve scrutiny, Supreme Court told (Washington Post)

Helen Lock, One hundred years of SOAS in pictures (Guardian)

Adam Care, Selwyn College uncovers hidden treasure trove from the days students had servants (Cambridge News)

Spencer Lenfield, Transformers, a review of Alexander Chee’s The Queen of the Night (Slate)

Alison Flood, Ancient Greek manuscripts reveal life lessons from the Roman empire (Guardian)

Erin:
Eliot Weinberger, What is the I-Ching? (NYRB)

Multiple authors, On the Reception and Detection of Pseudo-Profound Bullshit (Journal of Judgment and Decision Making)

Tony Tulathimutte, Proposals Toward the End of Writing (Believer)

Carolyn:

Neal Ascherson, “Jews: Ambivalent and Admirable,” (NYRB)

Elizabeth Drew, “A Country Breaking Down,” (NYRB)

Laura Bliss, “An American History of Lead Poisoning,” (The Atlantic)

Brian Dillon, “At the Design Museum,” (LRB)

A tool that allows for side-by-side comparison of map of of France today with Cassini maps

Daniel:

Sudip Bose, “Winter Classical Music” (The American Scholar)

Daniel Little, “Meanings and mechanisms” (Understanding Society)

Aziz Ansari and Eric Klinenberg, “She’ll Text Me, She’ll Text Me Not” (Nautilus)

A. O. Scott, “What is criticism?” (Lit Hub)

Jake:

James Palmer The Late Antique Little Ice Age Revisited (merovingianworld)

Risa Goluboff The Forgotten Law that Gave Police Nearly Unlimited Power (Time)

On the Trail of Some Missing Gospel Fragments (Medieval Manuscripts Blog)

Claire Cameron Maybe It Was Worth It: The Millions Interviews Alexander Chee (Spot the heartbreaking reference to historians!) (The Millions)

Joseph Ryan Kelly Marc Van De Mieroop on the Pursuit of Truth in Ancient Babylonia (Marginalia)

 

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