Saturday, July 27, 2019

Weekend Roundup

  • From our friends at the Max Planck Institute for European History, a post on the British Legal History Conference 2019.
  • David A. Reidy, University of Tennessee, has posted a draft chapter from his forthcoming intellectual biography, John Rawls: Envisioning Democracy.  It covers "Rawls's years at Cornell University from 1953-1958 and the gestation of the first (quite incomplete and underdeveloped) expression of justice as fairness in 1958."
  • A recent Economist article took a swipe at historians, claiming that they "remain isolated in their professional cocoons, spending more time fiddling with their footnotes than bringing the past to light for a broader audience." Historians beg to differ here.
  • And speaking of broader audiences: read or listen to this interview with Kalyani Ramnath, Harvard in The Polis Project's Suddenly Stateless series, exploring India's controversial National Register of Citizens and the people fighting to be recognized by it. 
  • From an email to John Q. Barrett 's listserv, we learn that Attorney General William Barr has reclaimed the official Department of Justice portrait of Robert H. Jackson.  Not the most outrageous association with a historical figure we can think of.  DRE
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