Saturday, July 9, 2011

Weekend Roundup

  • The Browser asked Jack Rakove (Stanford University) to recommend five books on the U.S. Constitution. His picks are here, with commentary. (I enjoyed this little nugget: "I remind my graduate students that Gordon Wood prepared The Creation of the American Republic as his doctoral dissertation, just to scare or, hopefully, inspire them.") (KT)  
  • For those working on the history of the law of armed conflict and other matters related to war and peace, the theme for the 2012 meeting of the Society for Military History is "The Politics of War."  Proposals are due November 1, 2011, and the conference is May 10-13, 2012 in Arlington, VA.  Graduate students presenting at the meeting can apply for a travel grant.
    The Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.