Saturday, June 25, 2016

Weekend Roundup

  • Two posts of interest from Notches: (1) "History from the Witness Stand": Rachel Hope Cleves (University of Victoria) interviews George Chauncey (Yale University). (2) "More Than Loving": blogger Jennifer Dominique Jones (University of Alabama) writes about "Race, Sexuality and Public Memory in the Movement for Marriage Equality."
  • brings us its American Legal History Top Ten Booklist. The list deliberately omits titles by Lawrence Friedman and Morton Horwitz, who already dominate most lists of classics.
  • Annette Gordon-Reed, Harvard Law School, will deliver the keynote address at the ninth annual S-USIH Conference, to be held in Dallas October 26-29, 2017.  The conference’s theme is “Histories of Memory, Memories of History.”  H/t: L. D. Burnett
  • Tracey Meares, Yale Law School, will will deliver the Chautauqua Institution’s twelth annual Robert H. Jackson Lecture on the Supreme Court of the United States, on Monday, July 11, 2016, at 4:00 p.m. in Chautauqua’s Hall of Philosophy.
  • Via Balkinization: "Linguists at Brigham Young University are launching a 100 million word corpus of general Founding-era English." Lawrence Solan (Brooklyn Law School) offers some thoughts on the project. 
  • An interview with Harvard’s Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, author of A Midwife's Tale.
  •  “On Thursday, June 30, 2016 ...  the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and AT&T will formally announce [the digital transferal of] ten of FDR’s most important speeches from the original film stock to new state-of-the-art HD and 4K Ultra HD video. “ More.
Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.