Saturday, January 12, 2019

Weekend Roundup

  • Last Saturday I had the pleasure of sharing with Penn Law's Serena Mayeri the chairing and commenting duties for two panels at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association, which was the first time the American Society for Legal History claimed its two slots on the program as an AHA affiliate.  Six junior scholars presented on topics ranging from the abolition of slavery in revolutionary Massachusetts to the policing of black women and "Bad Queers" in the late twentieth century.  The six were Gloria Whiting, Kellen Funk, Jane Manners, Shaun Ossei-Owusu, Scott De Orio, and Anne Gray Fischer.  (Lincoln Mullen stood in for his coauthor, Funk.) Thanks to MIT's Malick Ghachem, who organized the panels.  DRE.  
  • Dean Risa L. Goluboff has published a tribute to the late Gordon Hylton in the Virginia Law Review.
  • Congratulations to Annette Gordon-Reed, an Honorary Fellow of the ASLH, upon being named one of the twenty-five most influential alumni of Dartmouth College.  She checked in somewhere down the list from Daniel Webster and Salmon P. Chase but still well above Fred Rogers.  The list was compiled as part of the College's sesquicentennial celebrations this year, which include a symposium on and reargument of  the Dartmouth College Case, decided 200 years ago this February.
  • New York University will host two workshops for K-12 teachers on the sit-in movement, protests, and legal change in the 1960s.”  One is to be led by Robert Cohen, NYU Steinhardt Professor of History and Social Studies, on his book, Howard Zinn’s Southern Diary: Sit-Ins, Civil Rights, and Black Women’s Student Activism.   The other will be led by Christopher W. Schmidt, Professor of Law & Associate Dean at Chicago-Kent College of Law, and Faculty Fellow at the American Bar Foundation, on his book The Sit-Ins: Protest & Legal Change in the Civil Rights EraMore.
  • John F. Burton, Jr., Professor Emeritus in the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University, and Alan S. Pierce, a former chairperson of the ABA Section on Worker’s Compensation, discuss “the history of workers’ compensation, outlining its legal evolution through different political and economic eras in the United States” here.
  • The deadline for submitting papers to the the 2019 annual meeting of the American Political Science Association is Tuesday, January 15th.
Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.