What We’re Reading: Oct. 24-28

Emily:

Sam Tanenhaus, Rise of the Reactionary, on the history of the American right (New Yorker)

Olivia Robinson and Alison Moulds, Women in Oxford’s History, a new podcast

Jaime Cantrell, Out of the Closet, Into the Archives: Researching Sexual Histories (Notches)

Justin Bengry, Conservative ‘Gay Pardon’ for the dead is a strategic distraction that harms the living (History Workshop)

Amber Regis has edited a new unabridged critical edition of the Memoirs of John Addington Symonds (Palgrave Macmillan)

Jean McNicol, Something Rather Scandalous: The Loves of Rupert Brooke (LRB)

Robert Greene II, What Is Enlightenment?, a review of Caroline Winterer’s American Enlightenments (S-USIH Blog)

Yitzchak:

Nina Burleigh, “Newly Discovered Dead Sea Scrolls Are Skillfully Crafted Fakes, Experts Suspect” (Newsweek)

Alison Hudson, “An African Abbot in Anglo-Saxon England” (Medieval Manuscripts Blog of the British Library)

Karl Steel, “Habitability: Buridan on Dark-Skinned People” (In the Middle)

Jake:

Nina Burleigh, “Newly Discovered Dead Sea Scrolls Are Skillfully Crafted Fakes, Experts Suspect” (Newsweek)

Alison Hudson, “An African Abbot in Anglo-Saxon England” (Medieval Manuscripts Blog of the British Library)

Karl Steel, “Habitability: Buridan on Dark-Skinned People” (In the Middle)

Brooke:

Liz Kinnamon, “Elegant Uprooted Things: Jack Spicer, California, and Psychoanalysis” (Open Space)

John Tresch, “Every Society Invents the Failed Utopia it Deserves” (Public Domain Review)

Hua Hsu, “The Anxious, Unfinished Story of Chinese-American Assimilation” (New Yorker)

Daniel:

Brian Murphy, Building Banks, Canals, and a Political System in New York State (Common-Place)

University of Richmond, “Mapping Inequality” (University of Richmond)

Jan-Werner Muller, “Real Citizens” (Boston Review)

Alexandre Fowler  “Mounting Frustration: The Art Museum in the Age of Black Power”  (Brooklyn Rail)

Ben Ratliff, “Looking for the Beach Boys” (New York Review of Books)

Erin:

Arthur Calder-Marshall, The Innocent Eye: The Life of Robert J. Flaherty (Penguin, 1970)

I am really excited about Jim Jarmusch’s new documentary about Iggy Pop, Gimme Danger. It opens this week in New York City at Lincoln Center’s gorgeous Walter Reade Theater, and IFC.

Cóilín Parsons, “Big Data in the Nineteenth Century” (OUP Blog)

Phoenix Alexander, “Rare, Un-Cataloged Slavery Pamphlet Discovered in Bienecke’s Collections” (Bienecke Blog)

Dot Porter, “‘Freely Available Online’: What I Really Want to Know About Your New Digital Manuscript Collection” (Dot Porter Digital)

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