Saturday, April 10, 2021

Weekend Roundup

  • On Thursday, Victoria Woeste, who is retired from a Research Professorship at the American Bar Foundation (virtually) presented her article in progress “Practicing God’s Law in a Secular World: The Civil Rights Law Practice of the Rev. Fred W. Phelps Sr., 1964-2011,” at the University of North Carolina School of Law. 
  • Congratulations to Maeve Glass, associate professor of law at the Columbia Law School, upon her being awarded the Willis L.M. Reese Prize for Excellence in Teaching by students in the graduating Class of 2021.  Her teaching includes a seminar of the Legal History of American Slavery.
  • The Essex Historical Society is holding a three-part lecture series, “A Shared Past: Early African Americans in the Lower Connecticut River Valley.”  We note particularly that on Sunday, May 16 at 3 p.m. Dr. Jesse Nasta, a visiting assistant professor of African American studies at Wesleyan University, is scheduled to present “Sailors and Freedom Fighters: African Americans in the Connecticut River Valley, 1765–1865.” 
  • At 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 14, the Delaware County Historical Society  will host a free dialogue on “Women’s Journey for Equal Rights.” Registration is necessary here.  “The program will highlight the contributions of Alice Paul, a county resident who attended Swarthmore College and transformed constitutional history.  (Daily Times.)
  • The members of the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States are listed here.
  • The Missouri Supreme Court has launched a website celebrating the bicentennial of the state’s judiciary (Courier Tribune).
  • Angela Fernandez on Christopher L. Tomlins’s In the Matter of Nat Turner on Jotwell.
  • The Policy History Conference scheduled for this June has been canceled.  One will be held on June 1-4, 2022 in Tempe, Arizona.  A new call for papers, with the following submission guidelines, will go out in the coming weeks. 
  • Universities Studying Slavery will hold a virtual conference on April 15-16, 2021 at Georgetown University.  It is a consortium of 80 colleges and universities that meets twice yearly “to explore best practices and guiding principles about truth-telling projects addressing enslavement and racism in institutional histories.”  Register here.  Panels will be recorded and available through Georgetown’s Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation website for viewing at a later date.
  • The “Centro de Investigação de Direito Privado (University of Lisbon - Faculty of Law), will hold an international conference/webinar on Indeterminate Concepts - 14, 15 and 16 of April /2021 (2:30 pm until 19:30 pm, BST). ... Presentations (in Portuguese) will be delivered by Portuguese and Brazilian professors.  Each session will have one hour of open debate and discussion.  The conference is free. Prior registration is required.  
  • ICYMI: A report of Martha Minow’s Grob Lecture on American Jewish Life at UVA (Cavalier Today).  Genna Rae McNeil–the first "Black tenure-track faculty member in UNC's history department–will retire this semester after working at UNC for 36 years” (Daily Tar Heel).  A crowd research project on racially restrictive covenants in Chicagoland (WBEZ).  Julie Suk on the ERA (Ms.)

  Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.