Saturday, June 2, 2018

Weekend Roundup

  • In response to news of child-parent separation at the U.S. border, scholars have stepped up to offer historical perspective. Some instances we've come across: Martha Jones (Johns Hopkins) on WNYC's "The Takeaway"; Rebecca Ederling in the Washington Post. 
  • ICYMI: Legal historian Ariela Gross (University of Southern California) has been one of the moving forces in the (successful) campaign for a change in leadership at USC. (Here's a news story about the events that gave rise to the campaign.) Here's her L.A. Times op-ed on how she hopes the university will move forward. 
  • Hendrik Hartog was one of four recipients of the Graduate Mentoring Award at Princeton University.  One of his mentees–and a former LHB Associate Blogger!–Emily Prifogle will be a National Fellow at the Jefferson Scholars Foundation at the University of Virginia next year.
  • Via H-Law we learn of the posting of the ninth installment its its podcast series, conducted by Siobhan Barco.  It is with Holly Brewer, University of Maryland, and discusses her article in the October 2017 issue of the American Historical Review.
  • Now online: The Task of History: An MIT Community Dialogue, held on May 3, 2018, in which “four MIT historians–Lerna Ekmekcioglu, Malick Ghachem, Tanalis Padilla, and Craig Steven Wilder–“ spoke on “how understanding the past can be a powerful tool for shaping the future.,” based on their experiences with the “MIT and Slavery” project.
  • The Special Collections Department of the Georgetown Law Library has recently acquired Metropolitan Police Blotter 27, of the 22nd Precinct New York City.  It spans the dates July 29, 1864 to October 8, 1864. 
  • Over at the Freedom Forum Institute, LHB guest blogger Chris Schmidt's The Sit-Ins is described as "a most compelling read."  
Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.