Tuesday, October 27, 2015

A Reminder for ASLH Annual Meeting Attendees

[We have the following from our friends at GW Law.]

American Society for Legal History: Opening Reception and Rare Book Exhibition

The George Washington University Law School, 2000 H Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20052.  Thursday, October 29, 2015, 4-6 p.m.  Transportation will be provided to and from the Hyatt Regency, 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Please RSVP to eventsrsvp@law.gwu.edu

The American Society for Legal History's Opening Reception will feature a rare books exhibition of forty works from GW Law Library's Special Collections, which holds more than 35,000 volumes of rare books, incunabula, and manuscripts from the fifteenth through nineteenth centuries.  The Law Library is especially noted for its French Collection, which includes one of the largest collections of coutumes in American academic law libraries, as well as codes, classic commentaries, and works relating to the French Revolution, including many Revolutionary-era pamphlets.   Special Collections also holds more than 170 law and law-related incunabula, and has particular strengths in Roman and canon law, trials (including witchcraft trials), the law of church and state, and historical international materials, with a special emphasis on Grotius.

We look forward to welcoming ASLH meeting attendees to the Opening Reception and exhibition.