Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Rose to Muse on Clio

Jonathan Rose, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, will speak on "Musing on Clio: Why Study the Past, History, and Legal History," at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, at ASU's Coor Hall. According to the press release, Professor Rose will address two themes:
that there is a commonality between the general interest in the past, the interest of historians, and interest of legal historians, and that several ideas about the past commonly appear in all three contexts. He will explore the various reasons that academic historians and legal historians study the past and the different ways in which they use it. This discussion will also shed light on the nature and development of legal history as an academic discipline.
Update: Professor Rose first delivered the paper as the Fifth Annual Rare Books Lecture of the Tarlton Law Library at the University of Texas School of Law. I understand that it will appear in the Tarlton's publication series.