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.
Josephine Livingstone, “The British Museum Was Built on Coral, Butterflies, and Slavery” (The New Republic)
Jeannie Riess, “Removal” (Oxford American)
Stephen Pimpare, “Where do we learn that poverty is shameful and dangerous? At the movies” (Washington Post)
Ron Rosenbaum, “Deeper than Deep: David Reich’s genetics lab reveals our prehistoric past“ (Lapham’s Quarterly)
Meg Schoerke, “More than Just”: A Partial View of Robert Lowell” (The Hudson Review)
Gabrielle Schwartz, “Hélio Oiticica’s playful approach to protest” (Apollo)
Brian Droitcour, “Critical Eye: Venice: Off Beat” (Art in America)
Andrea Scott, “Etore Sottsass” (4Columns)
Louise Steinman, “Slight Exaggeration: An Interview with Adam Zagajewski” (LARB)
Jeffrey Kastner and Sina Najafi, “Historical Amnesias: An Interview with Paul Connerton” (Cabinet)
Blake Smith, “The Alt-Right Apocalypse” (Marginalia Review of Books)
Margaret Drabble, “Strawberry Hill forever” (TLS)
Josephine Livingstone, “The British Museum Was Built on Coral, Butterflies, and Slavery” (New Republic)
Susanna Berger, “The Art of Philosophy” (PDR).
Sophie Guérard de Latour, “Changer la sociologie, refaire de la politique” (Vie des idées).
Tim Lacy, “History Conferences: What Are They Good For?” (USIH).
Brink Lindsey, “The End of the Working Class” (American Interest).