Thursday, August 11, 2011

Legal History at the U.S. Intellectual History Conference

The Program has been posted for the Fourth Annual Conference of the Society for U.S. Intellectual History.  There is much of interest to legal historians, and below are just a few panels.

Society for U.S. Intellectual History
2011 Conference and Annual Meeting
The Graduate Center
November 17 and 18, 2011

Keynote Address
Pauline Maier, Massachusetts Institute of Technology:  “Ratification: Bringing Ideas Down to Earth”


American Slavery: Reinforcements and Reactions
Peter Wirzbicki, New York University, “Transcendentalism and the Fugitive Slave Act”
Vanessa Varin, Louisiana State University, “Southern Capital Punishment”
Gregory Matthew Adkins, Columbus State Community College, “Neoclassical Philosophy and Antislavery”
Chair/Commentator: Charles Capper, Boston University

Liberals and Conservatives at Mid-Century
Anne Kornhauser, City College of New York, “Resituating Hayek: Hayek, Twentieth Century Liberalism and the Rule-of-Law Ideal in 1940s America”
Thomas Meaney, Columbia University, “Aspects of the English: Russell Kirk and the Rise of American Conservative Historiography”
Maria Fedorova, Washington State University, “Anti-Intellectual Discourse Within Historical Narratives in the 1950s”
Chair/Commentator: Niels Bjerre-Poulsen, University of Southern Denmark

New Narratives of the Second World War (Roundtable)
Chair: Beth Bailey, Temple University
Citizen and State: James Sparrow, University of Chicago
Time and Place: Brooke L. Blower, Boston University
Race and Nation: Nico Slate, Carnegie Mellon University

The Founding Era as Subject and Object of Narrative
Jonathan Wilfred Wilson, Syracuse University, “The Pictorial Scholarship of Benson Lossing: Visualizing the Public in Antebellum Historical Writing”
Alin Fumurescu, Tulane University, “Narratives of Representation and Compromise During the American Founding”
Jeffrey Malanson, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, “‘If I had it in his Hand-Writing I would burn it’: The Authorship Controversy over George Washington’s Farewell Address”
Chair/Commentator: Christopher McKnight Nichols, University of Pennsylvania

Daniel Rodgers’s Age of Fracture (Roundtable)
Chair: Benjamin L. Alpers, University of Oklahoma
Mary Dudziak, University of Southern California
Andrew Hartman, Illinois State University
James Livingston, Rutgers University
Lisa Szefel, University of the Pacific
Respondent: Daniel Rodgers, Princeton University

The Intellectual Framework for the Religious Right: Creating Narratives of Alienation in the 1960s and 1970s
Daniel K. Williams, University of West Georgia, “The Quest for a Theology of Life: Catholic and Evangelical Intellectuals and the Abortion Issue in the 1960s and 1970s”
Robert Daniel Rubin, Keene State College, “Putting the Court in Its Crosshairs”
Emma J. Long, University of Kent, “Evangelicals, the Supreme Court, and the First Amendment: Reconsidering the ‘Wall of Separation’”
Chair/Commentator: R. Laurence Moore, Cornell University

All the details are here.