Saturday, March 11, 2017

Weekend Roundup

  • It's more than a year away, but you should still put this down in the calendar: "Legal History and Empires, Perspectives from the colonized" will be hosted by the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados on July 11-13, 2018. This conference follows on the "Legal Histories of the British Empire" conference in Singapore in 2012. In between, a 2015 conference was planned for Accra, Ghana. Unfortunately, "Traditions, Borrowings, Innovations & Impositions: Law in the Post-Colony and in Empire" was cancelled due to Ebola in other parts of west Africa. Watch for the Caribbean conference's Call for Papers, coming later this year. 
  • A recording of Federal Government Historians, the recent AHA panel, is here, courtesy of C-SPAN.  “Historians who work within the federal government talked about how their institutions document and influence policy making, while striving to remain objective in a political environment.  They spoke about their research projects, preservation initiatives, and how they help other historians access classified documents.” 
  • The TOC for the Journal of Supreme Court History 41:1 (March 2017) is here
  • Updates: Looking to join a panel for this year's annual meeting of the American Society for Legal History?  Check out the recent posts to the H-Law listserv.  Also: “The Pope is not Lord of the World," a reading course on Francisco de Vitoria's Erste Relectio über die kirchliche Gewalt, at Max Planck this summer.

    Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.