Saturday, April 21, 2012

Weekend Roundup

  • Around the ColloquiaJohn Comaroff, Chicago Anthropology, presented “Divine Detection: Crime and the Metaphysics of Disorder,” in the workshop of USC’s Center for Law, History and Culture.  Hat tip: Legal Scholarship Blog.  [Update.  My mistake: Professor Comaroff's talk will take place next year. See Mary's comment. DRE.]
  • Cambridge University Press is running a sale on its law books, including a number of legal history titles (through May 31, 2012).
  • An HNN interview of Heather Ann Thompson treating a panel at the OAH Annual Meeting entitled "From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Rise of Punitive Policy at the Federal, State, and Local Levels" is here.
  •  Lone Star Law by Michael Ariens has been awarded the Texas State Historical Association’s Coral Horton Tullis Memorial Prize for best nonfiction book for 2011. It has also been  awarded the 2012 Ray and Pat Browne Award for the Best Reference/Primary Source Work  published in 2011 by the Popular Culture/American Culture Association. Finally, it is one of three finalist for the Texas Institute of Letters Carr P. Collins Award for best nonfiction book of 2011.
  • An H-Diplo review by Joseph Margulies (Northwestern University) of Mary Dudziak's Wartime has been cross-posted on H-Law. 
  •  John Conyers Jr., a 24-term Congressman from Michigan, has agreed to donate his papers to the Damon J. Keith Law Collection of African American Legal History at Wayne State University Law School, from which he graduated in 1958. 
  • Michael Zuckert, political science professor at the University of Notre Dame, presents "Brown vs. the Board of Education - 55 years later" on Monday [April 23] at 7 p.m. in the McGlinn Conference Center, . . . at Alvernia University" in Reading, Pennsylvania.  Hat tip: Reading Eagle.
The Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers