Saturday, February 10, 2018

Weekend Roundup

  • More on ASLH stalwart Patti Minter's candidacy for a seat in the Kentucky legislature. 
  • We've previously mentioned the legal history feature on the OAH's Process blog. Follow the link to see new posts by Katrina Jagodinsky (University of Nebraska), Gregory Evans Dowd (University of Michigan), and Andrea Geiger (Simon Fraser University).
  • Thursday was Legal Records Appreciation Day in Vermont!  The declaration was in conjunction with the a tribute for Dr. Samuel B Hand. who, vermontbiz reports, laid “the ground work for the identification, preservation and accessibility of legal records, specifically court records, in this state.”
  • The Smithsonian recently published a story on new database on “New York’s Historic Ties to Slavery,” with “searchable records of slavery from birth registrations to runaway slave advertisements.”
  • Amir Toft and Raha Rafii are seeking panelists for an ASLH proposal on "Courts and Judges in Islamic History." Please e-mail them by Feb.16 if you'd like to join forces: rafii@sas.upenn.eduamir.toft@yale.edu. Details posted on H-Law here.
Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.

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