- We just registered for the American Society for Legal History’s annual meeting in Toronto, October 27-30. How about you?
- The Judicial History of Santa Fe, as told in murals.
- The Law and Society Association annual meeting kicks off in New Orleans in a few days: June 2-5. Plenty of great-looking legal history panels sponsored by CRNs on Law and History, British Colonial Legalities, Colonialism and Post-colonialism, Islamic Law and Society, South Asia, and others. Here is the program. If you'd like to write an LHB blogpost on panels you attend, let us know.
- Stanford University is to rename a residential complex in honor of the constitutional historian Gerhard Caspar, who, as president from 1992 to 2000, revitalized undergraduate education at the university, and, as dean of the University of Chicago Law School, taught me a stunningly successful course on the separation of powers in the early republic. DRE
- Duke University mourns the passing of the civil rights historian Raymond Gavins.
- Seth Barrett Tillman, Sometimes “People” = “Legislature,” The Originalism Blog
- We suppose that the history of political conventions runs to many volumes, but just now we happen to find ourselves enjoying Charles Peters, Five Days in Philadelphia: 1940, Wendell Willkie and the Political Convention That Freed FDR to Win World War II (Public Affairs, 2005).
- H-Asia reminds us that it keeps a running list of digital archives and blogs on Asian studies here.
- Update: Antwerp to Ellis Island: Journey of a Lifetime: A Times review of an exhibit, visiting from Antwerp’s Red Star Line Museum, at the National Museum of Immigration on Ellis Island.