Saturday, June 11, 2016

Weekend Roundup

  • At Labor Online, the blog of the Labor and Working-Class History Association, Katherine Turk (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) weighs in on HB2 and whether Title VII is a tenable route to justice.
  • The State Bar of Georgia has brought online the virtual version of its Museum of Law.  Designed by the bar’s  Law-Related Education Program, the Virtual Museum takes up civil rights, an independent judiciary, cruel and unusual punishment, and famous trials in Georgia and the United States.  H/t: Daily Report
    The Vatican Library (credit)
  • The Thomas Goode Jones School of Law at Faulkner University invites proposals for its Fifth Annual Law Review Symposium, “The Role of the Judge in the Anglo-American Tradition,” September 22-23, 2016. 
  • In an op-ed for the New York Times, historian Estelle B. Freedman (Stanford University) places in historical context the efforts to recall Judge Aaron Persky (over the lenient sentence he issued in the recent Stanford sexual assault case).
  • Now online is DigiVatLab, a remarkable online archive of some of the Vatican Library's most valuable manuscripts and incunables. Even if you don't read Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Arabic, Persian, Coptic, Syriac, Amharic, Aramaic or Armenian, you can still marvel at these treasures. Many are illuminated, and the bindings are also included. You can read more about the Vatican's digitization project here.
Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.