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!
L.L.B. “Motion Pictures” (The Economist)
Günter Fingal, »Ressentiments, Selbstgerechtigkeit, Ignoranz« (NZZ)
Maureen Freely, “Seeing Istanbul Again” (NYR Blog)
Claudio Giunta, “Il secolo di Contini” (Le parole e le cose)
Edith Hall, “Sensuous Sappho” (NYRB)
Michael Lind, “Carl Schmitt’s War on Liberalism” (The National Interest)
Marion Löhndorf, »Das Bauwerk als intellektuelles Projekt« (NZZ)
James Schmidt, “Unbottled Manuscripts: On the Curious Relationship of Theodor Adorno and Virgil Thomson” (Persistent Enlightenment)
Willi Winkler, »Zwischen allen Fronten« (SZ)
Benjamin Aldes Wurgaft, “Three Contemporary Spinozas” (LARB)
And finally, Luca Serianni on “La Lingua del giovane Contini” (Scuola Normale Superiore, 10 December 2012; with thanks to G.M. for the tip)
Spencer Lenfield, Line by Line: Poet and Translator David Ferry (Harvard Magazine)
Anthony Grafton, The Ravishing Painting of Piero di Cosimo (NYRB)
Christopher Alan Bayly, pre-eminent Western historian of India, dies (
Rachel Donadio, At Auschwitz-Birkenau, Preserving a Site and a Ghastly Inventory (NY Times)
Fritz Stern, How We Got to Where We Are (NYRB)
Andrew Hartman, Professional Historical Societies and the History Curriculum (S-USIH Blog)
Compiling an Open History Textbook: An Interview with American Yawp Editors Joseph Locke and Ben Wright (AHA Blog)
And, not least, Savage Love Letter of the Day: A Medievalist Schools Dan on Medieval Attitudes Toward Sex (SLOG)
On the politics of burying medieval kings:
-Eleanor Parker, “The undignified fates of the bodies of Anglo-Saxon kings in the medieval period” (History Extra)
-Eleanor Parker, “Reburying Anglo-Saxon kings” (A Clerk of Oxford)
-Mohamad Ballan, “The Tomb of Ferdinand III in Seville: Emblem of Convivencia or Symbol of Reconquista?” (Ballandalus)
The first issue of “British Catholic History” is out with CUP; John Bossy’s article (“Recusant History and After“) therein is available for free.
Thomas Powers, “A Tale of Woe and Glory,” review of the “Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky” exhibit currently a the Met Museum. (NYRB)
Michael Caines, “Rupert Brookes’ return to Cambridge” (TLS)
Edith Hall, “Sensual Sappho,” on translating the poet (NYRB)
The call for papers for “Public and Private in the History of Political Thought” (London) is now closed, but if you plan to attend and would be interested in reporting on the conference for JHI Blog, please get in touch.