Saturday, September 9, 2017

Weekend Roundup

  • Recently posted in the Washington Post’s “Made By History” series is Victoria Saker Woeste’s The anti-Semitic origins of the war on "fake news."  It recounts “How Henry Ford tried to discredit the media in order to spread anti-Jewish propaganda.”  
  • A scholars' brief on "the History and Original Meaning of the Fourth Amendment as Amici Curiae in Support of Petitioner in Carpenter v. United States" is now up on SSRN.
  • Of possible interest to legal historians of Asia: two back-to-back conferences on comparative law in Asia at the National University of Singapore, Sept.27-28, 2018. The deadline for registration is Sept.12. Details here.
  • A follow-up to our recent post on teaching non-US and global legal history through filmBram Fischer (2017) is about lawyers and the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa. Trailer here (H/t: Rohit De). 
  • The Constitutional Sources Project (ConSource) is co-hosting an art exhibit on the Bill of Rights at Cooper Union in New York City during Constitution Week (September 18-23). The exhibit is free and open to the public.
  • Congratulations to Steven Brown, Auburn University, for wining the Hughes-Gossett Senior Prize for the best article in the Journal of Supreme Court HistoryMore
  • Jeremi Suri, the Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, delivers The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America’s Highest Office, the 2017 William Roger Louis lecture, before the National History Center and the Woodrow Wilson Center’s History and Public Policy Program on Monday, September 11, 2017, 4:00pm-5:30pm, in the Wilson Center’s 6th Floor Moynihan Boardroom.
Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.