Mothers of the State

Empresses of China’s Forbidden City, 1644–1912 an exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, August 18, 2018–February 10, 2019; and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, D.C., March 30–June 23, 2019

The Impeachment Question

The Mueller Report with an introduction and analysis by Rosalind S. Helderman and Matt Zapotosky

Impeachment: A Handbook by Charles L. Black Jr. and Philip Bobbitt

The Case for Impeaching Trump by Elizabeth Holtzman

To End a Presidency: The Power of Impeachment by Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz

The Oath and the Office: A Guide to the Constitution for Future Presidents by Corey Brettschneider

Africa’s Lost Kingdoms

The Golden Rhinoceros: Histories of the African Middle Ages by François-Xavier Fauvelle, translated from the French by Troy Tice

African Dominion: A New History of Empire in Early and Medieval West Africa by Michael A. Gomez

African Kings and Black Slaves: Sovereignty and Dispossession in the Early Modern Atlantic by Herman L. Bennett

A Fistful of Shells: West Africa from the Rise of the Slave Trade to the Age of Revolution by Toby Green

Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange Across Medieval Saharan Africa an exhibition at the Block Museum of Art, Evanston, Illinois, January 26–July 21, 2019; the Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, September 21, 2019–February 23, 2020; and the National Museum of African Art, Washington, D.C., April 8–November 29, 2020

Lunches in the Maelstrom

A German Officer in Occupied Paris: The War Journals, 1941–1945 by Ernst Jünger, translated from the German by Thomas S. Hansen and Abby J. Hansen, and with a foreword by Elliot Y. Neaman

Coup de Théâtre

Sentence to Hope: A Sa‘dallah Wannous Reader translated from the Arabic and with an introduction by Robert Myers and Nada Saab

Ecstatically Florid Farragoes

Days of Twilight, Nights of Frenzy: A Memoir by Werner Schroeter with Claudia Lenssen, translated from the German by Anthea Bell

Werner Schroeter edited by Roy Grundmann


Peter Adamson teaches ancient and Arabic philosophy at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. Medieval Philosophy, the fourth volume of his series of books based on his podcast A ­History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps, will be published in September.
 (June 2019)

David A. Bell is Sidney and Ruth Lapidus Professor of History at Princeton. His book Men on Horseback: Charisma and Power in the Age of Revolutions will be published next year. (June 2019)

Christopher Benfey is Mellon Professor of English at Mount Holyoke. He is the author of Red Brick, Black Mountain, White Clay: Reflections on Art, Family, and Survival.
 (June 2019)

Daniel Benjamin is Director of the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth. He served on the National Security Council staff from 1994 to 1999, and as Coordinator for Counterterrorism at the US State Department from 2009 to 2012. (June 2019

Elaine Blair is a regular contributor to The New York Review. (June 2019)

Caleb Crain is the author of the novel Necessary Errors and the ­critical study American Sympathy. His second novel, Overthrow, will be published in August.
 (June 2019)

Martin Filler’s autobiographical lecture “Makers of Modern Architecture: A Critic’s Journey,” which he gave at the Athenaeum of Philadelphia in April, is available as a podcast at (June 2019)

Howard W. French is a Professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. His latest book is Everything ­Under the Heavens: How the Past Helps Shape China’s Push for Global Power. He is at work on a book about the participation of Africa and Africans in the launching of modernity.
 (June 2019)

Benjamin M. Friedman is the William Joseph Maier Professor of Political Economy at Harvard and the author of The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth. He is currently finishing a book on the historical influence of religious thinking on economic thinking.
 (June 2019)

Linda Greenhouse teaches at Yale Law School. Her most ­recent book is The Burger Court and the Rise of the Judicial Right, with Michael J. Graetz.
 (June 2019)

Nicholas Guyatt teaches American history at Cambridge. His latest book is Bind Us Apart: How Enlightened Americans ­Invented Racial Segregation.
 (June 2019)

Ian Johnson is a Beijing-based reporter who won the Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of China. His most recent book is The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao.
 (June 2019)

Mary Reid Kelley combines painting, performance, and poetry in her videos, which are made in collaboration with Patrick Kelley. She has had recent solo exhibitions at Tate Liverpool, Kunsthalle Bremen, the High Line, and the Hammer Museum.
 (June 2019)

Ursula Lindsey writes about culture, education, and politics in the Arab world, and cohosts BULAQ, a podcast on Arabic literature. She is based in Rabat, Morocco. (June 2019)

Sara Lipton teaches medieval history at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and is currently a Visiting Fellow at Oxford. Her most recent book is Dark Mirror: The Medieval Origins of Anti-Jewish Iconography.
 (June 2019)

Michelle Nijhuis is a Project Editor at The Atlantic and Contributing Editor at High Country News. Her writing on climate change has also appeared in National Geographic and The New Yorker’s Elements blog. (June 2019)

James Oakes is a Distinguished Professor at the CUNY 
Graduate Center. His most recent book is The Scorpion’s Sting: Antislavery and the Coming of the Civil War.
 (May 2019)

Fintan O’Toole is a columnist with The Irish Times and the Leonard L. Milberg Visiting Lecturer in Irish Letters at Princeton. The Politics of Pain: Postwar England and the Road to Brexit will be published in the US in November. (June 2019)

Sophie Pinkham is a doctoral candidate in Columbia University’s Slavic Department. She is the author of Black Square: Adventures in Post-Soviet Ukraine.
 (June 2019)

James Quandt is Senior Programmer at TIFF Cinematheque in ­Toronto and a regular contributor to Artforum. He has edited monograph volumes on Robert Bresson, Shohei Imamura, Apichatpong Weera­sethakul, and Kon Ichikawa. (June 2019)

Scott Sherman is a Contributing Writer at The Nation and the ­author of Patience and Fortitude: Power, Real Estate, and the Fight to Save a Public Library.
 (June 2019)

Steven Simon is John J. McCloy ’16 Visiting Professor at Amherst. He was National Security Council Senior Director for the Middle East and North Africa from May 2011 to January 2013. His book The Long Goodbye: The US and the Middle East from the Islamic Revolution to the Arab Spring will be published next year. (June 2019)

Adam Thirlwell’s latest novel is Lurid and Cute. (June 2019)

Emiko Usui is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. (June 2019)

Sean Wilentz is the George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History at Princeton. His latest book is No Property in Man: ­Slavery and Antislavery at the Nation’s Founding. (May 2019)