Saturday, November 19, 2016

Weekend Roundup

  • For those interested in the upcoming "Law As . . . " Symposium that we recently mentioned (hosted at UC Berkeley this December 2-3), note that papers are now available on the symposium website.
  • Montgomery (Indiana) Circuit Court Judge Harry A. Siamas discussed the history of his court in the Journal Review
  • The American Historical Association has issued a statement on the aftermath of the recent Presidential election.  
  • Here is the University of Virginia's release on Fahad Bishara, an assistant professor of history, who “specializes in the economic and legal history of the Indian Ocean and the Islamic world. His current book, ‘A Sea of Debt: Law and Economic Life in the Western Indian Ocean, 1780-1940' is a legal history of economic life in the western Indian Ocean during the 19th century."
  • Last Tuesday, Serena Mayeri, University of Pennsylvania, presented "'The Army’s Business is Martial, Not Maternal': Unwed Mothers, Single Parents, and the Military Welfare State," in the Law and Public Affairs Program at Princeton University.  After Thanksgiving, LAPA sponsors or cosponsors "Distraction Framed: Guardianships for Mental Incapacity in Early New England," a paper by Cornelia Dayton, LAPA Fellow; University of Connecticut, on Monday, November 28, 2016, and "The Honest but Unfortunate Debtor: American Constitutional Development and Debtors' Movements to Change the Law," by Emily Zackin, Johns Hopkins University.
  • Annette Gordon-Reed on Most Blessed of the Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of Imagination, as recorded on Utah Access.
  • Via The Junto, Nora Slonimsky (Graduate Center of the City University of New York) on why steamboats deserve a place in your US history class: "they illustrate the intersecting stories of the porous boundaries between art and science, competing understandings of intellectual property, and its relationship with centralized governance in the early national period."
  • Update: On November 16, Suzie Chiodo successfully defended her LLM thesis at Osgoode Hall Law School, entitled "Class Roots: The Genesis of the Ontario Class Proceedings Act, 1966-1993."  Her thesis supervisor was Philip Girard.  H/t: Canadian Legal History Blog.
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