Interviews and Podcasts

JHI Blog features occasional interviews with historians and scholars broadly engaging with intellectual history. Each interview first appears on the blog, though you can also find the conversations below:

(Podcast) Disha Karnad Jani Interviews Eli Cook

(Podcast) Simon Brown interview Sophia Rosenfeld on Democracy and Truth

(Podcast) Disha Karnad Jani Interviews Jennifer Pitts

(Podcast) A Conversation about Pamela Long’s Engineering the Eternal City

(Podcast) Disha Karnad Jani interviews the authors of #Theoryrevolt

(Podcast) Theory Revolt, Live! (Commentary by Jonathon Catlin)

(Podcast) Interview with Eli Cook on The Pricing of Progress (2017)

(Podcast) Roundtable on the History of Quantification (24 April 2018)

(Podcast) A Conversation with Professor Stefanos Geroulanos (2 April 2018)


(Podcast) A Conversation with Professor Surekha Davies (12 February 2018)


Global Liberalisms: An Interview with Ewa Atanassow (18 February 2019)

Intellectual History’s Ground: Alec Walker talks with Martin Jay (2 January 2019)

The Pinkster King and the King of the Kongo: Derek O’Leary interviews Jeroen Dewulf on Pinkster in Dutch slave communities (13 September 2017)

Failure and Fantasy on the Banks of the Ohio: Julia Lewandoski interviews Benjamin Hoffmann on French colonial imagination (22 May 2017)

Sovereignty Without Borders: Chloe Bordewich interviews Timothy Nunan on Afghanistan’s Cold War History (24 April 2017)

Reflection without Retreat: Brooke Palmieri interviews Benjamin Aldes Wurgaft on “Thinking in Public” and the role intellectuals play in politics (27 June 2016)


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