Wednesday, March 13, 2013

ConIH 13: "Law and International History"

Harvard’s Thirteenth Annual Graduate Student Conference on International History is this Thursday and Friday, March 14-15, at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies.  The theme this year is “Law and International History” with a plenary panel including David Armitage (Harvard), Amy Chazkel (CUNY), and Samuel Moyn (Columbia/HLS). 

The conference features four panels: “Law in the Age of Empires,” “Political Order and Legal Recognition,” “The Legal Shaping of Economic Space,” and “The Conduct of Law.”  You can find more info and the complete schedule on the conference website.  

Here is the line-up of papers:

Una Bergamane (Sciences Po), “The non-recognition by the West of the annexation of the Baltic states”

Marco Basile (Harvard), “Lincoln’s Lawyers in Africa: The Anglo-American Mixed Courts at Sierra Leone and Cape Town, 1863-1870”

Reynolds Richter (NYU), “Uncertain Transcripts: Modernizing Customary Law Courts in Coastal Kenya, 1945-1981”

Julia Leikin (University College London), “A Widow’s Plea, or the Reach of Prize Law from the Barracks of Kronstadt to the Houses of Parliament, 1816-1819”

Lydia Walker (Harvard), “l’ONU, c’est quelle tribu?” The United Nations Intervention in the Congo, 1960-1961

Benjamin Brady (Virginia), “Equality Before Efficiency: American Antitrust Law and European Integration”

Chris Miller (Yale), “From Extraterritoriality to Special Economic Zones: Anti-imperialism and foreign investment, 1970-1990″

Melissa Teixeira (Princeton), “Citizenship, Development, and Constitutionalism in the South Atlantic: The connected corporatist experiments of Portugal and Brazil, 1930-1945″

Mark Sweeney (Waterloo), “Beyond the Limits of War Crimes Trials: American, British and Canadian Responses to Jurisdictional Failures in Pacific ‘Minor’ War Crimes Trials”

Nova Robinson (Rutgers), “Arab Women, The League of Nations and the Politicization of Women’s Rights”

William San Martin (UC Davis), “Pettifoggers contesting the state: Judicial misconducts, legal cultures and justice administration in late and post-colonial Colombia and Venezuela.”

Clara Altman (Brandeis), “Damages and Colonial Difference: U.S. Tort Precedents in Early Twentieth Century Philippine Jurisprudence”