Saturday, November 2, 2019

Weekend Roundup

  • Renisa Mawani, University of British Columbia, will speak Thursday, Nov. 7, at the University of Oregon on "the S.S. Komagata Maru, which in 1914 left Hong Kong for Vancouver carrying 376 Punjabi migrants. Chartered by railway contractor Gurdit Singh, the ship and its passengers were denied entry into Canada and eventually deported to Calcutta.”  The lecture is based on Professor Mawani’s book, Across Oceans of LawMore.
  • This interactive London Medieval Murder Map charts 142 homicide cases committed between 1300 and 1340. From the Coroners' Rolls, and hosted by Cambridge University's Violence Research Centre.
  • From the latest newsletter of the Historical Society of the New York Courts: On November 13, St. John’s University School of Law and the New York State Court of Appeals, with Dean Michael A. Simons and Professor John Q. Barrett, and, on November 15, "Richmond County Courthouse Centennial."  An exhibit at the neoclassical courthouse, located across the street from the terminal of the Staten Island Ferry, opened today and includes Eliza Burr's petition for divorce from her husband Aaron Burr.  (More, from silive.)
  • ICYMI: John Fabian Witt reviews Eric Foner’s Second Founding in WaPo.  A conversation with Adam Winkler about We the People on the PBS Newshour.
Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.