Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Next week: Policy History Conference in St. Louis

The Policy History Conference is coming up next week in St. Louis, Missouri. Many legal history luminaries will be on hand. This is a smaller conference, and so an especially good venue for graduate students. The next meeting will be in 2010 in Columbus, Ohio.

Highlights of this year's meeting include:

A Plenary: Does the 19th Century Matter in Policy History?
Chair/Commentator: Paula Baker, Ohio State University
Robin Einhorn, University of California, Berkeley
Richard Bensel, Cornell University
William J. Novak, University of Chicago

Law and the State in the Early Frontier
Chair/Commentator: PETER KASTOR, Washington University
ROMAN HOYOS, University of Chicago, Illinois "Pregnant with Danger": Constitutional Conventions and the Problem of Revolution in the Early Republic
HONOR SACHS, Yale University, From Colonial Backcountry to National Frontier: Race, Gender and State Formation in Eighteenth-Century Kentucky
STEFAN HEUMANN, University of Pennsylvania, Built in the West: Territorial Expansion and State- Building in the Antebellum U. S.

The Politics of Exclusion and U. S. Women’s Struggle for Inclusion: Historical Perspectives
Chair: LIETTE GIDLOW, Wayne State University
MEREDITH CLARK-WILTZ, Ohio State University, Reconstructing Constitutions and Citizenship: Women and Jury Service after the Reconstruction Amendments
SHEILA JONES, Bowling Green State University, The Economics of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Working Women and Citizenship Rights, 1975-1981
ERIN KEMPKER, Purdue University, Feminists and Conservatives at the Indiana International Women‟s Year Conference, 1977
Commentator: EILEEN MCDONAGH, Northeastern University

Civil Rights in the University
Chair/Commentator: MARIS VINOVSKIS, University of Michigan
SVEN H. DUBIE, John Carroll University, Civil Rights and the Ivory Tower: Academics, Lawyers, and the Transformation of Federal Civil Rights Enforcement Policies in the mid-20th Century
ANTHONY S. CHEN, University of Michigan and LISA M. STULBERG, New York University, Beyond Disruption: The Forgotten Origins of Affirmative Action in College and University Admissions, 1961-1969
CHRISTINE D. MYERS, Independent Scholar, Slipped in By the Side Door‟: The Acceptance & Education of Women at the University of Glasgow, 1868-1934

Who’s Capturing Whom? Rethinking Public and Private Power in the Postwar Administrative State
Chair: DANIEL ERNST, Georgetown University Law Center
ANNE KORNHAUSER, Columbia University, Groups Less Well Organized‟: Liberal Anxieties and the American Leviathan State
SOPHIA Z. LEE, Yale University, In and Out of Government: Public Interest Organizations and the Making of a Civil Rights State, 1968-1976
STEPHEN R. PORTER, University of Chicago, From Voluntary Agencies to State Sub-Contractors: Hybrid Governance and Cuban Exiles in the Cold War
Commentator: BRIAN BALOGH, University of Virginia

Defining Rights Outside the Courts in Cold War America
Chair: MARY L. DUDZIAK, University of Southern California Law School
JOANNA L. GRISINGER, Clemson University, Procedural Bulwarks and Subversive Threats: Internal Security Procedures in Cold War America
CHRISTOPHER W. SCHMIDT , American Bar Foundation, The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Congressional Interpretation of the Fourteenth Amendment
H. TIMOTHY LOVELACE, JR., University of Virginia, South African Americans: SNCC, Atlanta Apartheid, and the Development of the United Nations‟ Race Convention
NEAL ALLEN, College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University, The Supreme Court, Backlash, and the Defense of White Supremacy: Judicial Decisions as Change Agents in American Political Development
Commentator: JAMES T. SPARROW, University of Chicago

Reproductive Justice: Policies, Politics, and Protest
Chair: EILEEN BORIS, University of California, Santa Barbara
LENA MCQUADE, University of California, Santa Barbara New Mexico‟s Reproductive Health Policies: Midwifery, Race, and Professionalism
LISA LEVENSTEIN, University of North Carolina, Greensboro Welfare Policy and Reproductive Justice in the United States
ANDREA SMITH, University of Michigan, Native Women‟s Organizing for Reproductive Justice RICKIE SOLINGER, Independent Scholar, The First Welfare Case: Challenging the Meaning of Marriage, the Meaning of Money, and the Meanings of History after the Voting Rights Movement in Selma, Alabama
Commentator: JOHANNA SCHOEN, University of Iowa

The full program is here.