What We’re Reading This Week

Watching the war (1968), Library of Congress.


Joseph Preville, “Was Prophet Muhammad Really Illiterate? An Interview with Juan Cole,” World Religion News.

Livia Gershon, “Punishing Forgery with Death,” JSTOR Daily.

Lubna Irfan, “From Babur to Dara Shukoh: Fluid Sexuality Was Never ‘Unnatural’ During Mughal Era,” DailyO.

Ella Tennant, “Gurus, Gas Attacks, and Pubic Hair: The Strange History of Japan’s New Religions,” The Conversation.


Lawrence Goldman, “Who Should We Commemorate?,” Historyextra.

Paul Daley, “Colonial Australia’s Foundation Is Stained With the Profits of British Slavery,” The Guardian.

Peter Feuerherd, “How TV Transformed the News in 1968,” JSTOR Daily.


Matthew Hilton, Emily Baughan, Eleanor Davey, Bronwen Everill, Kevin O’Sullivan, and Tehila Sasson, “History and Humanitarianism: A Conversation,” Past and Present.

David Pozen, Matthew Connelly, Kirsten Weld, Elizabeth Goitein, and David S. Ferriero, “Crisis in the Archives,” Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University.

Stuart Schrader, “The Long Counterrevolution: United States-Latin America Security Cooperation,” SSRC Items.

Nadirah Mansour and Joseph Ben Prestel, “Emotional Cities: Debates on Urban Change in Berlin and Cairo, 1860-1910,” New Books Network.

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