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Manan Ahmed Asif on the Lost Idea of Hindustan

In Theory co-host Disha Karnad Jani interviews Manan Ahmed Asif, Associate Professor of History at Columbia University and co-executive editor of the JHI, about his book The Loss of Hindustan: The Invention of India (Harvard University Press, 2020).


Correction: The podcast episode misstated the name of the book’s publisher in the introduction. The book was published with Harvard University Press in 2020.


Disha Karnad Jani is a writer and historian from Markham, Ontario. She is currently a graduate student in the Department of History at Princeton University, where she studies global/transnational history. She is interested in the politics and practices of anti-imperial resistance between the World Wars, in the British Empire and across sites of empire’s incarnation.

Featured Image: Map of India by Matthaeu Seutter, ca. 1735, titled “Imperii magni Mogolis sive Indici Padschach, juxta recentissimas navigationes.” Courtesy of the Library of Congress.

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Hannah Marcus on Science and Censorship in Early Modern Italy

In Theory guest host Glauco Schettini interviews Hannah Marcus, Assistant Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University and the winner of the JHI’s 2020 Morris D. Forkosch Prize, about her book Forbidden Knowledge: Medicine, Science, and Censorship in Early Modern Italy (University of Chicago Press, 2020).


Glauco Schettini is a PhD candidate in history at Fordham University, New York. His research centers on religion and politics in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Europe and the Atlantic world. His dissertation, titled “The Invention of Catholicism: A Global Intellectual History of the Catholic Counterrevolution, 1780s-1840s,” investigates how European and Latin American counterrevolutionary thinkers reinvented Catholicism during the Age of Revolutions. An alumnus of the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa, Italy, he is the author of more than a dozen articles and book chapters.

Featured Image: Close-up from De sanitate tuenda libri sex, 1541. Courtesy of the New York Academy of Medicine Library.

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William H. Sewell Jr. on Commercial Capitalism and Civic Equality

In Theory co-host Simon Brown interviews William H. Sewell Jr., the Frank P. Hixon Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Political Science and History at the University of Chicago, about his new book, Commercial Capitalism and Civic Equality in Eighteenth-Century France (University of Chicago Press, 2021).


Simon Brown is a PhD candidate in history at the University of California, Berkeley and a primary editor at the JHI Blog.

Featured Image: William H. Sewell Jr. faculty photo, University of Chicago (left); Medal commemorating and depicting the abolition of feudal privileges by the National Assembly in August 1789, Nicolas-Marie Gatteaux and Pierre Simon Benjamin Duvivier.

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Sebastian Veg on China’s Grassroots Intellectuals

Guest host John Raimo interviews Sebastian Veg, professor of the intellectual history of twentieth-century China at the School of Advanced Studies in Social Science (EHESS) in Paris, about his book, Minjian: The Rise of China’s Grassroots Intellectuals (Columbia University Press 2019, and paperback 2021).

References:

“Creating Public Opinion, Advancing Knowledge, Engaging in Politics: The Local Public Sphere in Chengdu, 1898–1921,” The China Quarterly, vol. 246, forthcoming (June 2021).  

Resisting Enchantment, Questioning Aestheticism: Modern Chinese Literature and the Public Sphere,” Critical Inquiry, Volume 46, No. 3 (Spring 2020): 536-554.

The Rise of China’s Statist Intellectuals: Law, Sovereignty, and ‘Repoliticization’,” The China Journal, vol. 82 (July 2019), p. 23-45.

What Role Will Intellectuals Play in China’s Future?” Chinafile, 31 July 2019.

 “Debating the Memory of the Cultural Revolution in China Today”, Modern Chinese Literature and Culture, 8 August 2016.


John Raimo, a founding editor of the JHI Blog, is finishing a dissertation on Czech, French, German, and Italian publishing and ideas of European culture between 1945 and 1970.

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Nicole CuUnjieng Aboitiz on the Philippine Revolution

In Theory co-host Disha Karnad Jani interviews Nicole CuUnjieng Aboitiz, research fellow at Clare Hall, Cambridge and Executive Director of the Toynbee Prize Foundation, about her new book, Asian Place, Filipino Nation: A Global Intellectual History of the Philippine Revolution, 1887-1912 (Columbia University Press, 2020).


Disha Karnad Jani is a contributing editor at the JHI Blog and a graduate student in history at Princeton University.

Featured Image: Cover of Asian Place, Filipino Nation. Art by Tintin Lontoc and cover design by Julia Kushnirsky.

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Andrew B. Liu on Tea War and Political Economy

In Theory co-host Simon Brown interviews Andrew B. Liu, assistant professor of history at Villanova University, about his new book, Tea War: A History of Capitalism in China and India (Yale University Press, 2020).


Simon Brown is a primary editor at the JHI Blog and a PhD candidate in history at the University of California, Berkeley. You can follow him on twitter.

Featured Image: Circa 1820, from the Kelton Collection. Courtesy of Christie’s.