What We’re Reading: January 14th

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:

« La constellation des savoirs : Entretiens avec Patrick Boucheron et Barbara Cassin » (La vie des idées)

Susanna Ferguson with Omnia El Shakry, “Islam, Psychoanalysis, and the Arabic Freud” (Ottoman History Podcast)

Wolfgang Kaußen, »Durch die Bibliothek …« (Suhrkamp Logbuch)

Jürgen Osterhammel, “Arnold Toynbee and the Problems of Today” (Toynbee Prize Foundation)

Stéphane Sahuc and Lucie Fougeron, « Il faut réinventer une manière de mener la bataille d’idées » (entretien avec Patrick Boucheron; L’Humanité)

Don Skemer, “Martin Guerre Returns, Again” (Princeton RBSC Manuscripts Division)

Alexander Stern, “The Art of Thinking in Other People’s Heads” (Humanities)

Emily Thompson, “The Women of Charter 77 and the New Dissenters” (Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty)

And finally, « Lumière, Lumières » (colloque au Collège de France)

Emily:

Check out the CFP for “Beyond Between Men: Homosociality Across Time, my dream conference happening in Oxford this June.

Amia Srinivasan, Remembering Derek Parfit (LRB)
Jane O’Grady, Derek Parfit obituary (Guardian)

Our friends at Eidolon are sponsoring an essay contest for high-school students: if you know a teenage classicist, encourage them to apply!

Xiaolu Guo, ‘Is this what the west is really like?’ How it felt to leave China for Britain (Guardian)

Andrew Hartman, The Long Lives of Marxist Books (S-USIH)

Tamson Pietsch, I read this book so you don’t have to (Cap and Gown), a review of William Lubenow’s Only Connect: Learned Societies in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Robert B. Townsend and Emily Swafford, Conflicting Signals in the Academic Job Market for History (AHA Perspectives)

John Broich, How Journalists Covered the Rise of Mussolini and Hitler (Smithsonian)

Erin:

Erich Chaim Kline’s recent catalog of photographic books

Rebecca Herscher, “What Happened when Dylan Roof Asked Google About Race?” (NPR)

I just started Janet Lewis’ wonderful Cases of Circumstantial Evidence series, with The Trial of Soren Qvist. I happily read it in 24 hours, absolutely perfect for a wintry night at home. I’m looking forward to the rest of the series, and delving into her poetry as well.  Larry McMurtry reviewed several reissues of her work for the NYRB in 1998.

Charles Wood’s recent catalogue of photo-technically illustrated books

J.T. Roan, “Pedagogy for the World: Black Studies in the Classroom and Beyond” (AAIHS)

Eric:

For a Luxury Leftism” (Current Affairs)

Atossa Araxia Abrahamian on Branko Milanovic, “An Economist’s Case for Open Borders” (Dissent)

Dean Baker, “Forum: Is Globalization to Blame?” (Boston Review)

Nathan Perl-Rosenthal “Plotting Revolution, Part One, Two, and Three” (Age of Revolutions).

Adam Shatz, “Where Life is Seized” (LRB)

Sarah:

Timothy Garton Ash, ‘Is Europe Disintegrating?’ (The New York Review of Books)

Arthur Goldhammer, ‘France Chooses a New President,’ (The American Prospect)

Patrick Iber, ‘Literary Agents: Rethinking the legacy of writers who worked with the CIA,’ (New Republic)

Wesley Morris, ‘Visiting the African-American Museum: Waiting, Reading, Thinking, Connecting, Feeling,’ (NY Times)

Samuel Moyn, ‘Beyond Liberal Internationalism,’ (Dissent)

Disha:

Amani Bin Shikhan, “Finding the Right Light: With his music debut, Mustafa the Poet grows up – and turns inward” (GOOD)

George Blaustein, “The Obama Speeches: Drones need no Churchills and deserve no Lincolns” (N+1)

Alex Dueben, “How ‘His Girl Friday’, One of the Best Movies of All Time, Led to Today’s TV Dramedies” (Splitsider)

Jamila Osman, “A Map of Lost Things: On Family, Grief, and the Meaning of Home” (Catapult)

Timothy Shenk, “Jonathan Chait and the Failure of “Grown Up” Liberalism” (New Republic)

Carolyn:

Christiane Habermalz, “Gelöschtes Gedächntis? Kritik am neuen Bundesarchivgesetz” (Deutschlandradio Kultur)

Helene von Bismarck, “Lost in translation: Brexit and the Anglo-German Relationship” (History & Policy, Opinion)

Ian Frazier, “The Vertical Farm” (The New Yorker)

Mark Micale, “Early Global Thinker” (TLS)

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