Author: Boyd van Dijk

What We’re Reading This Week

JOSEPH SATISH Nazimuddin Siddiqui, “The Discourse of Doubt: Understanding the Crisis of Citizenship in Assam,” Economic & Political Weekly. Sagar Dhara, “Indian Environmental Movements: Why They Failed or Succeeded, and the Challenges Ahead,” Ecologise. Ramachandra Guha, “The Historian and Chauvinism,” The India Forum. CHRIS SZABLA Rudi Batzell, “Guns Made the State, and the State Made…

What We’re Reading This Week

Dáil Éireann (1921), Blog Imperial & Global Forum.

SEAN PHILLIPS

Christian Mueller, “The Invention of the Silk Road,” Asia Dialogue.

Eric Alterman, “The Decline of Historical Thinking,” The New Yorker.

Jill Lepore, “A New Americanism: Why a Nation Needs a National Story,” Foreign Affairs.

Brahma Chellaney, “The Shackles of History in a Democracy,” The Japan Times.

NATALIE BEHRENDS

Bill McKibben, “The Making of Our Polluted Age,” The Nation.

Wilson Chacko Jacob, “Essential Readings: Gender and Empire,” Jadaliyya.

Colin Dickey, “Companion and Commodity: The Victorian Dog,” LA Review of Books.

Brian Boeck, “Stalin’s Scheherazade,” Longreads.

YEHOR BRAILIAN

Livia Gershon, “How Chocolate Came to Europe,” JSTOR Daily.

Esme Cleall, “Missing Links: The Victorian Freak Show,” History Today.

Darragh Gannon, “January 1919: The Irish Republic, the League of Nations, and a New World Order,” Blog Imperial & Global Forum.

What We’re Reading This Week

Museum of Black Civilizations, Dakar, Senegal.

JOSHUA MILSTEIN

Bart Zantvoort, “On Hartmut Rosa and the Acceleration of Social Change in Modernity,” JHIBlog.

Ahmed Elsayed, “The Battle over the Memory of Egypt’s Revolution,” OpenDemocracy.

JAMES PARKER

Greg Grandin and Elizabeth Oglesby, “Washington Trained Guatemala’s Killers for Decades,” The Nation.

Rosa Schwartzburg and Imre Szijarto, “The Ghosts of a Fascist Past,” Jacobin.

Ciku Kimeria, “Dakar’s Museum of Black Civilizations is a Vital Step for a People Reclaiming Their History,” Quartz Africa.

TIGER ZHIFU LI

Matthew Keough, “AHA Member Spotlight: Vincent Leung,” Perspectives on History.

Justin Parkinson, “Can Anyone ‘Own’ the Moon?,” BBC News.

Kate Bagnall, “Were Chinese Women Naturalized in British Columbia?,” Blog The Tiger’s Mouth.

What We’re Reading This Week

Eugène Delacroix: Liberty Leading the People, 1830. Source: Musée du Louvre, Paris.

MEGHNA CHAUDHURI

Alf Gunvald Nilsen, ‘How Can We Understand India’s Agrarian Struggle Beyond “Modi Sarkar Murdabad”?,’ EPW.

‘What Europeans Talk About When They Talk About Brexit,’ London Review of Books.

Peter Baker, ‘”We The People”: The Battle to Define Populism,’ The Guardian.

Gautam Bhatia, ‘ICLP Round Table: Oranit Shani’s “How India Became Democratic” – I: Laying the Foundations,’ Indian Constitutional Law and Philosophy.

COLLIN BERNARD

Adam Tooze, ‘Framing Crashed (8) – Provincializing Europe?,’ Blog Adam Tooze.

David Bell, ‘The Many Lives of Liberalism,’ The New York Review of Books.

Kevin Kruse and Julian Zelizer, ‘Have We had Enough of the Imperial Presidency Yet?,’ The New York Times.

Erin Bartram, ‘How Ph.D.s Romanticize the “Regular” Job Market,’ The Chronicle of Higher Education.

ADEN KNAAP

Gurminder K. Bhambra, ‘Brexit, Empire, and Decolonization,’ History Workshop.

Jon Piccini, ‘A White Working Man’s Country,’ Flood Media.

Daniel Denvir and Melinda Cooper, ‘Family Values with Melinda Cooper,’ The Dig.

Jeanne Morefield, ‘Trump’s Foreign Policy Isn’t the Problem,’ Boston Review.

Gil Rubin, ‘Beyond the Zionist Nation-State,’ Tablet.

What We’re Reading This Week

United Nations Social Committee chair Eleanor Roosevelt (right) with colleagues of Venezuela.

NATALIE BEHRENDS

Danielle Jackson, ‘Memory and the Lost Cause,’ Longreads.

Peter Brown, ‘Between Two Empires,’ The New York Review of Books.

Daniel Rodgers, ‘The Uses and Abuses of “Neoliberalism”,’ Dissent.

Daniel Stolz, ‘The Lighthouse and the Observatory,’ Jadaliyya.

YEHOR BRAILIAN

Santanu Das, ‘Indians in World War One,’ Historyextra.

Livia Gershon, ‘What Does History Smell Like,’ JSTOR Daily.

‘Why do the British Know so Little about Irish History?,’ History Today.

BOYD VAN DIJK

Arundhati Roy and Avni Sejpal, ‘How to Think About Empire,’ Boston Review.

Alex Shams, ‘The Weaponization of Nostalgia,’ Ajam Media Collective.

Robert Zaretsky, ‘Michel Houellebecq Hated Europe Before You Did,’ Foreign Policy.

Yehudah Mirsky, ‘The End of the World That 1948 Made,’ Tablet.

What We’re Reading This Week

Christiansborg Castle, Danish National Museum.

COLLIN BERNARD

Alex Traub, “India’s Dangerous New Curriculum,” New York Review of Books.

Helen Thompson, “The Unintended Euro and the Problem of Italy,” Speri Comment.

Matthew Lee and Mark Stevenson, “US and Mexico Face Stark Choice as New President Takes Over,” AP.

Alexander Diener and Joshua Hagen, “The City as a Palimpsest and Crucible of National Identity,” Global Urban History.

MEGHNA CHAUDHURI

Nile Green, “A Muslim Founder of the Social Sciences,” LA Review of Books.

Dag Herbjornsrud, “First Women of Philosophy,” Aeon.

Noah Kulwin, “Yesterday’s News,” The Baffler.

Roxanne Panchasi, “A Colonial Affair,” New Books network.

MARTIN CREVIER

Zita Nunes, “Remembering the Howard University Librarian Who Decolonized the Way Books Were Catalogued,” Smithsonian.com.

Christopher Given-Wilson, “How the Inkas Governed, Thrived and Fell Without Alphabetic Writing,” Aeon.

Padraic Scanlan, “Damon’s Case and the Meaning of British Antislavery,” EuropeNow.

FATMA ALADAG

Rachel Ama Asaa Engmann, “Slavers in the Family: What a Castle in Accra Reveals about Ghana’s History,” The Conversation.

Christopher Cannon Jones, “From Protestant Supremacy to Christian Slavery,” Black Perspectives.

What We’re Reading This Week

“New Texts Out Now: Lebanon, a Country in Fragments,” Jadaliyya.

Andrew Bacevich, “Zbigniew Brzeinski’s Cold War,” The Nation.

John Connelly, “The Polish Predicament,” LA Review of Books.

David Montero, “The Second Half of Watergate Was Bigger, Worse, and Forgotten By The Public,” Longreads.

YEHOR BRAILIAN

Stephen Moss, “Serhii Plokhy: ‘Chernobyl Exposed Soviet Secrecy’,” The Guardian.

Martins Kwazema, “Capturing the Hyper-Present: Breathing Pasts in a Living Present,” Global History Lab.

Farah Mohammed, “The New Meaning of Monuments,” JSTOR Daily.

SEAN PHILLIPS

Harriet Mercer, “Archives of the Anthropocene,” History Workshop.

Ian Johnson, “The Uighurs and China’s Long History of Trouble with Islam,” NYR Daily.

Olivia Waxman, “‘We Became Warriors Again’,” Time.

Andrew Anthony, “Interview Peter Frankopan,” The Guardian.