Saturday, August 24, 2019

Weekend Roundup

  • Princeton University has announced the conference Critical Legal Studies: Intellectual History and History of the Present, to be held February 27 to February 28, 2020.  “The conference is free and open to the public; registration is requested and will be available soon via the conference website.”  The organizers are Hendrik Hartog, Princeton University, Emeritus, History; Paul Baumgardner, Princeton University, Ph.D. candidate, Politics; David Linke, Princeton University, Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library; and David Trubek, University of Wisconsin-Madison Voss-Bascom Professor of Law and Dean of International Studies, Emeritus, and Senior Research Fellow, Harvard Law School.  We'll post when the website is on line and the program published.
  • From the New Books Network (Law), a number of conversations with authors of recent legal-historical monographs: Julilly Kohler-Hausmann (Cornell) on Getting Tough; Cyril Ghosh (Wagner College) on De-Moralizing Gay Rights; Kristin O'Brassill-Kulfan (Rutgers University) on Vagrants and Vagabonds; Kevin M. Baron (University of Florida) on Presidential Privilege and the Freedom of Information Act; Paul Finkelman (Gratz College) on Supreme Injustice; and a few more (covering recent 2019 releases) that we'll note in stand-alone posts this coming week.
  • The New Rambler Review proudly announces its relaunch this month under a new board of editors: Cindy Ewing, Connor Ewing, Simon Stern, and Anna Su (all at the University of Toronto). From the editors: "Founded in 2015, New Rambler Review is an online venue for scholarly discussion of the contemporary moment, publishing reviews of select new books in law, literature, history, and politics. In contrast to the formal book review format, NRR features long-form essays that allow experts to bring their insights to bear on recent monographs and extend the conversation across disciplines in a collegial and open scholarly space. We welcome review pitches at"
  • On August 30, William Nelson, NYU Law, will speak on The Extreme Right in Europe and America: Are they Different or the Same? in the EuroStorie research seminar at the University of Helsinki.  He “will argue that racism is the foundation of right-wing American thought but that protection of traditional Christian values had to be added to that foundation to give the American right political traction. He also poses the question whether something similar to this combination is present in Europe.”
  • On September 18, Mathias Schmoeckel, University of Bonn, will be presenting A Legal Perspective on the Scottish Protestant Reformation in the Alan Watson Seminar in Legal History at Edinburgh Law School on September 18.  “The Reformation did not have a uniform effect on the European states, but rather sharpened the individualistic traits of each nation. The protestant city in the Holy Roman Empire obtained more independence, the protestant princes of the empire achieved almost sovereignty, and the Lutheran King of Denmark established a perfectly absolute government, while his subjects in Norway learned to live with more independence. In each case, the Reformation rather enhanced the pre-existing typical elements of each state. Does this scheme also work for Scottish legal history?”
  • On November 7, Martha S. Jones, Johns Hopkins University, will deliver the keynote address at the annual meeting of the Society for US Intellectual History from 7:00-9:00 PM at the New School in New York City.  The schedule for the meeting is here.  H/t: JLG. 
  • SUNY at Buffalo has posted a nice profile of Samantha Barbas, professor of law, director of its Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy and a former LHB Guest Blogger!
  • Congratulations to Christopher Schmidt, Chicago-Kent College of Law, editor of Law and Social Inquiry, and another former LHB Guest Blogger upon his appointment as Research Professor at the American Bar Foundation.
  • The Robbins Collection & Research Center at Berkeley Law is convening an event on the "intellectual legacy of John T. Noonan." More information here.
  • Our friends at the Federal Judicial Center note that Supreme Court of the United States has posted a complete set of its Rules from 1803 onward.
Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.