What We’re Reading: August 29-September 2

This week we say goodbye to founding blog editor Madeline McMahon, who is heading on to new projects. We’ll miss her, but you can follow her on Twitter to keep up with her activities.

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:

Chris Brooke, Doctors in the House: UK MPs’ PhD theses (The Virtual Stoa)

Matthew Reisz, Obituary for Alison Winter, 1965-2016 (THE)

L.D. Burnett, A Bright Space (USIH)

Donna Zuckerberg, We can’t cite everything — but should we even try? (Eidolon)

Michael Newton, ‘I love you, you defiant witch!’: Charles Williams (LRB)

Sarah Larson, Watch “Howard’s End”—Then Read It (New Yorker)

Emily Swafford, “There Be Monsters”: Debunking Five Myths about Career Diversity for Historians (Perspectives)

David Cannadine, Prime Ministers’ Props: Sir Alec Douglas-Home’s Matchsticks (BBC Radio 4)

Melvyn Bragg, The Matter of the North: The Rebellious Tongues of the North (BBC Radio 4)

… and I wrote a thing on my personal blog about The History Boys.

John:

André Aciman, “W.G. Sebald and the Emigrants” (New Yorker)

Albert Bensoussan, « La merveilleuse défaite d’Albert Cohen » (La République des livres)

Helmut Böttiger, »Als der Mensatisch zum Laden wurde« (Deutschlandfunk)

Peter Cowie, “Flashback: Jeanne Moreau” (Criterion Current)

Durs Grünbein, »Die Farben des Führers« (Die Zeit)

Hisham Matar, “The Book” (New Yorker)

Susan Meiselas, “In Pursuit of Beauty” (Magnum)

Gabriele Pedullà, “Oltre Carl Schmitt” (Le Parole et le cose)

Adam Tooze, “›Knave Proof‹: The Macroeconomics of Stabilization in Europe and the U.S., 1919-1926” (L.I.S.A. Wissenschaftsportal der Gerda Henkel Stiftung)

David J. Wingrave, “‘I Promise You I’ve Never Tried to Cause Trouble’: A Conversation with Geoff Dyer” (Public Books)

And finally, “Les plus beaux clichés de Marc Riboud” (1923-2016; Le Figaro)

Yitzchak:

William D. Nordhaus, “Why Growth will Fail” (NYRB)

Gabriel Rockhill, “Why We Never Die” (NY Times)

Jason Stanley, “My Parents’ Mixed Messages on the Holocaust” (NY Times)

Anne Roiphe, “My Husband Quit Smoking, Then He Started Again: And that was fine with me: He was a 20th-century Jew” (Tablet)

Jake:

Charles West, “How (Not) to Edit a Medieval Chronicle,” on a text I have never quite been able to figure out (Turbulent Priests)

Sadie Bergen, “Trans-ing History on the Web: The Digital Transgender Archive” (AHA Today)

Kristofor Husted, “Your Dilapidated Barn Is Super Trendy” (NPR)

Rachel Stone, “The Creation of Carolingian Homosociality” (Magistra et Mater)

Emily Swafford, “‘There Be Monsters’: Debunking Five Myths about Career Diversity for Historians” (Perspectives)

Brooke:

Catherine Fletcher, The Forgotten History of Florence’s Mixed-Race Medici (LitHub)

Dwight Garner, About That Ouija Board: How Langdon Hammer Summoned a Poet’s Spirit (NY Times)

Lauren McKeon, The Disappearing Act (Hazlitt)

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