What We’re Reading, August 1-5

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:

This week’s required reading: Nakul Krishna, Rhodocycles (n+1)

Elite male homosociality in the mainstream media:
Sarah Maslin Nir, Are Final Clubs Too Exclusive for Harvard? (NY Times)
Sam Polk, How Wall Street Bro Talk Keeps Women Down (NY Times)
Kimberley Reynolds, From public school to the barricades (Independent)

Tom Crewe, We Are Many, on the Corbyn phenomenon (LRB)

Tim Whitmarsh, Textual Orientation, on Kenneth Dover and the Greek homosexuality literature (TLS)

Eleanor Parker, An Anglo-Saxon August (A Clerk of Oxford)

Kimberley Reynolds, How children’s literature with a social conscience galvanised a generation and changed the UK (Independent)

Matthew Cheney, Reading and Writing My Way Through the AIDS Crisis (LitHub)

Gillian Terzis, Keep Calm and Carry On (LARB)

Erin:

Orhan Pamuk, The Innocence of Objects (Abrams, 2012)

N.D.B. Connolly & Keisha N. Blain, “Trump Syllabus 2.0” (Public Books)

Ned Stuckley-French, “The Anthologies of John D’Agata” (LARB)

Matthew Clair, “Black Intellectuals and White Audiences” (AAIHS Blog)

New Yorkers, Cine-philes, Nota Bene: The Films of Robert Frank at the Brooklyn Academy of Music this month, and the excellent documentary (“Don’t Blink”) on the filmmaker held over at Film Forum until August 9. AND! a documentary on Hieronymous Bosch & his paintings, “Touched by the Devil,” also at Film Forum.

John:

Pierre Assouline, « L’usage de la beauté du monde » (La république des livres)

Boris Adjemian with Matthew Ghazarian and Susanna Ferguson, “Inside the Nubarian Library” (Ottoman History Podcast)

Umberto Bottazzini, “La cultura secondo Enriques” (Il Sole 24 Ore)

Michael Hampe, »Von wahrhaftigen Bürgern« (Die Zeit)

Frank Kaspar im Gespräch mit Christian Demand und Ekkehard Knörer, »Ein Ping-Pong-Spiel an Selbstkritik« (Deutschlandfunk)

Francine Prose, “Mavis Gallant’s Magic Tricks” (New Yorker)

Ingrid D. Rowland, “The Mystery of Hieronymus Bosch” (New York Review of Books)

Joanna Scott, “Never-Endings” (The Nation)

Walter Siti, “Il mito Pasolini” (Le parole e le cose)

Ian Willoughby interviews Aviezer Tucker: “Havel’s philosophy was far more important than that of many academic thinkers” (Radio Praha)

And finally, Mireille Delmas-Marty, « Études juridiques comparatives et internationalisation du droit » (Collège de France; l’Éloge du savoir)

Daniel:

Michael Lind, “Intellectuals are Freaks” (The Smart Set)

Public Streets Story Map” (Public Books)

Daniel Little, “Inductive Reasoning and the Philosophy of Science” (Understanding Society)

Meghan Bartels, Skye Gould, “Peak Age at Everything” (Tech Insider)

Paul Moses, “Can’t They Be Separated? Irish and Italian Workers in Gilded Age New York” (Gotham Center)

Jake:

Sarah Bond, What Rep. Steve King Gets Wrong about the Dark Ages—And Western Civilization (Forbes)

Eric Anthony Grollman, Gender Policing in Academe (Inside Higher Ed)

Wan-Chuan Kao, #palefacesmatter?, on race and medieval studies (In the Middle)

Roberta Mazza, Papyri and Ethics (Faces and Voices)

Emily Runde, A Legal Reference Book and Its Female Audience? (Medieval Text Manuscripts)

Denis Sergent, Une immense nécropole mérovingienne decouverte dans a Somme (La Croix)

Madeline:

John Rogister, “Born to Be King” (TLS)

Ingrid Rowland, “The Mystery of Hieronymus Bosch” (NYRB)

Yitzchak:

Globalisation and Politics: The New Political Divide: Farewell, left versus right. The contest that matters now is open against closed (The Economist)

The Ottoman caliphs: Why European Islam’s current problems might reflect a 100-year-old mistake (The Economist)

Feisal G. Mohamed, Arendt, Schmitt and Trump’s Politics of ‘Nation’ (NY Times)

Alex Rosenberg, Why You Don’t Know Your Own Mind (NY Times)

Brooke:

Alicia Puglionesi, The Lost Mushroom Masterpiece Unearthed in a Dusty Drawer (Atlas Obscura)

Brit Bennett, Ripping the Veil (The Atlantic)

Ingrid Rowland, The Mystery of Hiernymus Bosch (NYRB)

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