Thursday, November 17, 2011

Today & Tomorrow in NYC: Intellectual History Conference

If you're in New York, I hope to run into you at the 4th annual U.S. Intellectual History Conference.  The program and details are here.  Legal history-related panels include:


Configuring the Cold War: Constructive Courtroom Narratives in Dennis et al v. United States, 1949 (Roundtable)
Chair: Ellen Schrecker, Yeshiva University
Lisa Davis, Independent Scholar
Barbara Falk, Canadian Forces College / RMC
Fred Jerome, Independent Scholar

American Slavery: Reinforcements and Reactions
Peter Wirzbicki, New York University, “Transcendentalism and the Fugitive Slave Act”
Vanessa Varin, Louisiana State University, “Myth and Power: The Relationship Between Fiction and Capital Justice in the Early South”
Gregory Matthew Adkins, Columbus State Community College, “Neoclassical Philosophy and Antislavery”


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

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

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