Saturday, December 23, 2017

Weekend Roundup

  • In Atlas Obscura, Jessica Leigh Hester was a very nice report on an exhibit on naturalization at the New-York Historical Society. 
  • A Vanderbilt press release and student newspaper note the conclusion of (ASLH President-Elect) Laura Benton's tenure as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.   
  • The First 100 Years Project: According to Legal Cheek, the two-year countdown has begun to “the centenary of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919 which allowed women to practice law.”
  • The Mitchell Library hosts an event on “four of the grisliest murders of the 19th and 20th centuries” in Glasgow’s“square mile of murder.”  H/t: Glasgow Live.
  • The New York State Archives announces awards in support of historical research in its holdings. "The Larry J. Hackman Research Residency Program is intended to support advanced work on New York State history, government, or public policy by defraying travel-related research expenses."
  • ICYMI: An interview of St. Mary's Law School professor Michael Ariens on his book Lone Star Law, in the San Antonio Express-NewsJacob Heilburn on the West Coast Straussians as Donald Trump's Brains, in the NYRB.  Sarah Vowell’s suggested book gifts on “the increasingly reassuring 25th Amendment” for “the constitutional worrywarts and civic-minded hypochondriacs on your gift list.," in the NYT.  Also, a letter on the first deaf juror in Ireland.
  • As you start thinking about syllabi for the spring, you may want to have a look again at our earlier posts on teaching legal history through film--here and here.
Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.