Saturday, March 12, 2011

Weekend Round-up

  • NPR's "Tell Me More" invited legal historian and Islamic law scholar Intisar Rabb (Boston College Law School) to discuss efforts by some states to ban Islamic Law. The conversation is available here.
  • "Is biography proper history?" Over at the Oxford University Press blog, Jonathan Steinberg (University of Pennsylvania) discusses. (hat tip: bookforum)
  • The Yale Law Library Rare Book Blog is showcasing illustrations from Justinian's Institutes ("the standard introduction to Roman law for students throughout the medieval and early modern periods"). Check them out here.
  • At In Custodia Legis, the Law Library of Congress highlights the legal aspects of Women's History Month (here).
  • The Society of Legal Scholars Annual Seminar for 2011, to be held April 8-9, 2011, at the University College of London is Landmark Cases in Equity. It will take up "the historical development of equitable doctrine, running from the seventeenth century to recent times."
The Weekend Round-up is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.