Saturday, February 4, 2017

Weekend Roundup

  • Historians affiliated with the Immigration History Research Center at the University of Minnesota and the Immigration and Ethnic History Society have created a terrific resource for anyone seeking to "provide historical context to current debates over immigration reform, integration, and citizenship." #ImmigrationSyllabus
  •  Over at the Atlantic: Emma Green interviews Hidetaka Hirota (City College of New York) on the Trump Administration's proposal to deny admission to immigrants who would rely on government support. Spoiler alert: nothing new here. (Hat tip: History News Network)
  • If you are a junior scholar or practitioner interested in comparative constitutionalism, you may want to apply for an upcoming interdisciplinary summer course on Constitution-building in Africa at the Central European University in Budapest (July 3-14, 2017)Applications are due on Valentine's Day. More info here.
  • A Transregional Academy on Redistribution and the Law in an Antagonistic World will take place in Berlin, Aug.21-30, 2017. Doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars from the humanities, social sciences, and law are eligible to apply. The deadline is March 12, 2017. Full details here
  • Want to be part of a Selden Society-sponsored panel on English law at the NACBS in Denver, Nov.3-5, 2017? E-mail by Feb.20 with a title, abstract (250-300 words), and short CV (1-3 pages).
  • On Feb.8, Itimar Mann (University of Haifa) will give a lecture, "Humanity at Sea: Maritime Migration and the Foundations of International Law, 1945-2015" at the Columbia Global Centers in Paris, 7-9pm. Karen Akoka, Delphine Dogot, and Ben Gidley will be discussants. (Hat tip: H-Law)  
  • The American Historical Association has condemned the Executive Order Restricting Entry to the United States.  The Organization of American Historians has endorsed the AHA’s statement.  "Thirty AHA affiliated history organizations have done likewise."
  • ICYMI: A story on originalism in the Washington Post prompted by Judge Gorsuch's nomination, and another in the Guardian, on which see Larry Solum's clarification on Legal Theory Blog.
Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.