Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Guggenheims for Colley and Lanni

Last week, the Board of Trustees of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation awarded 173 Guggenheim Fellowships "to a diverse group of scholars, artists, and scientists."

Two legal historians received fellowships.  Linda Colley, the Shelby M.C. Davis 1958 Professor of History at Princeton University, will complete “a book on war and words: how rising levels of conflict after 1750 fostered the world-wide spread of new constitutions.  Adriaan Lanni, the Touroff-Glueck Professor of Law at the Harvard Law School, will complete “a book entitled Crime and Justice in Democratic Athens.”  It is foreshadowed by her recent talk, Why Study Athenian Law: Adventures in Institutional Design,  which “discusses what modern lawyers and democratic citizens can learn from ancient Athens.”