Saturday, May 9, 2015

Weekend Roundup

  • Martha S. Jones, University of Michigan, has an op-ed tracing the origins of the recent unrest in Baltimore to the mortgage crisis, which she views on her research on the city's African American community as viewd from Baltimore's City Courthouse in the nineteenth century.
  • At the New-York Historical Society on Saturday, May 16, 2015, Judge Denny Chin of the United States Circuit Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Asian American Bar Association of New York will reenact the trial of a group of  Japanese-American citizens interned at Wyoming’s Heart Mountain Relocation Center who refused to be drafted in 1944. “Experts lead a trial reenactment of the legal proceedings that followed and share the draft resisters’ story through narration, discussion, and historic photographs.”
  • On June 10-11, "more than 70 top scholars from around the world—all former residents at the John W. Kluge Center—will be under one roof at the Library of Congress as they converge on Capitol Hill on the occasion of the Kluge Center’s 15th anniversary, for an event we’ve titled ScholarFest."  Hat tip.
  • Congratulations to the Osgoode Society for receiving for receiving the 2015 Hugh Lawford Award (for excellence in legal publishing) from the Canadian Association of Law Libraries. (h/t Canadian Legal History Blog)
  • Update: the gathered tweets from yesterday's National History center-sponsored congressional briefing on tax history are here.