Saturday, October 14, 2017

Weekend Roundup

  • Earlier this week, Susanna Blumenthal, Minnesota Law, presented the paper “Counterfeiting Confidence: The Problem of Trust in the Age of Contract” at Emory Law, and Rebecca Scott, University of Michigan, presented  “Luisa Coleta and the Capuchin Friar: Slavery, Salvation, and the Adjudication of Status (Havana, 1817)” to the American Studies Workshop at Princeton University.  H/t: Legal Scholarship Blog
  • Congratulations to Michael Schoeppner, University of Maine, Farmington, for winning the 2017 Hines Prize awarded by the Carolina Lowlands and Atlantic World program of the College of Charleston for the best new scholarly publication by a first-time author relating to any aspect of the Carolina Lowcountry and/or the Atlantic World.  He received it for his manuscript “Regulating Moral Contagion: Black Atlantic Sailors, Citizenship, and Diplomacy in Antebellum America."  H/t: UMF's press release.
  • Legally Insane, a new podcast, apparently plays legal history for yuks. 
  • The Commission on Legal Pluralism will hold its biennial conference in Ottawa, Aug.22-24, 2018, featuring the theme, "Citizenship, legal pluralism, and governance in the age of globalization." Beforehand (Aug.17-20), there will be a short course on legal pluralism. Details on how to apply are here (deadline: Nov.1, 2017).
  • G. Edward White, Virginia Law, will deliver the 2017 William M. Acker Jr. Visiting Lecture at Birmingham-Southern College on Thursday, November 2, at 7 p.m.  His subject will be “The Marshall Court as a Premodern Institution.”  And on October 17, Hauke Brunkhorst, University of Feinsburg, will lecture on the Evolutionary Sociology of Constitutionalism at Boston College of Law in the Clough Distinguished Lectures in Jurisprudence series.
 Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.