What We’re Reading: June 11th-17th

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.

John:

‘All Things Transregional?’ in conversation with … Michael Goebel” (TRAFO)

Christopher de Bellaigue, “Hunting the Truth in a Paris Ghetto” (NYR Daily)

Vincent Bourdeau, « La République et la sorcière » (La vie des idées)

Albrecht Buschmann, »Führer und Geführte« (Der Tagesspiegel)

Solange Chavel, « L’accueil des réfugiés : compassion ou justice ? » (La vie des idées)

Florent Coste, « À quoi jouent les littéraires ? » (La vie des idées)

Claude Grignon (Michael C. Behrent, trans.), “On Improbable Success: The Case of Richard Hoggart” (Books and Ideas)

Patricia Hogwood, review of Kristina Spohr’s The Global Chancellor: Helmut Schmidt and the Reshaping of the International Order (OUP, 2016; LSE Review of Books)

Clive James, “Waking up in Europa” (TLS)

Veronika Tuckerová, “The Green Humboldt” (The Aspen Review)

And finally, Christian Peterson interviews Timothy Nunan on his new book Humanitarian Invasion: Global Development in Cold War Afghanistan (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2016; New Books in History)

Emily:

In memory of the victims of the Orlando shootings:
Rachel Hope Cleves, The Forgotten History of Gay Liberation: An Interview with Jim Downs (Notches)
Jim Downs, Orlando and the History of Anti-Gay Violence (NYT)
Richard Kim, Please Don’t Stop the Music (The Nation)
Huw Lemmey, Gay Pride After Orlando (LRB)
Liam Stack, Before Orlando, an Anti-Gay Massacre in New Orleans Largely Forgotten (NYT)
George Chauncey, « Le sentiment antigay continue à exister partout aux Etats-Unis » (Le Monde)
Jeff Nunokawa, 4443. Those of us who got away (Facebook)
I also wrote about Orlando on my personal blog.

Mike Weisser, Gun Deaths Today Surpass Those in Our Bloodiest War (NYT)

Historians in the News: Linda Colley on Brexit (AHA Today)

Our friends at USIH have posted the details and program for their annual conference in October!

Daniel:

Christopher Benfey, “Cosmopolitan Folk” (New York Review of Books)

Dwight Codr, “The Total Market Value of Everything Owned: Piketty and the Presuppositions of Political Economy” (Common Place)

N.B.D. Connolly, “A Black Power Method” (Public Books)

Daniel Little, “Historians of Past and Present” (Understanding Society)

Judith Lewis Mernit, “Hamilton and History’s Darkened Rooms” (Los Angeles Review of Books)

Brooke:

Peter E. Gordon, “The Odd Couple” (The Nation)

Richard V. Hirst, “Frankenstein: Before the Beginning” (The Learned Pig)

Bernadette Murphy, “Road Tripping While Female” (LitHub)

Christopher Soto, “All The Dead Boys Look Like Me” (LitHub)

Jake:

At the Coalface: The Return to Academic Work” (Meny Snoweballes)

A.K. Afferez, “‘Why not go now towards the things I love?’: The Aftermath of Being Queer” (The Ploughshares Blog)

Jessie Guy-Ryan, “Laser Technology Reveals Cambodian Civilization that ‘Rewrites History’” (Atlas Obscura)

J.T. Roane, “Improve Your Body – and the Earth – by Rejecting the Theology of Dominion” (Pacific Standard)

Erin:

Adam Gopnik, “Hamilton” and the Books that Hamilton Held (New Yorker)

John Lahr, “Backlash Blues” (LRB)

Two rounds of recent Letters to the Editor on Jaqueline Rose’s piece, “Who do you Think You Are?” (LRB)

Carol Sottili, “Which Cruise Ship Library is Right for You?” (Washington Post)

And (pardon the self-promotion) I recently published a piece on dynastic studies of reading on the Society Library’s blog: “Generations of Readers at the New York Society Library.” There’s also a Flickr gallery with photos of circulation records from our archives, including the borrowing histories of two NYC families, along with those of Melville’s wife Elizabeth and the nuns at the Sisters of Saint John the Baptist.

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