Saturday, June 5, 2021

Weekend Roundup

  • Nate Holdren, Drake University, discusses Injury Impoverished: Workplace Accidents, Capitalism, and Law in the Progressive Era (2020) over at New Books Network. The book also just picked up another award: the Philip Taft Labor History Award, offered by the ILR School at Cornell University, in cooperation with the Labor and Working-Class History Association (LAWCHA). You can read the citation here.
  • The American Bar Foundation has announced its 2021-22 Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Fellows. We were excited to see a few historians on the list, including Hardeep Dhillon and Alex Reiss-Sorokin. You can read more about them and their research here.
  • Here's a web portal on Legal History at the  University of Michigan
  • The Call for the Asian Law and Society Association's conference is up. The conference will be virtual on 17-18 Sept.2021 with the theme: Law, Crisis and Revival in Asia. Proposals are due July 15. 
  • Over at UVic in British Columbia: Pooja Parmar and John McLaren (both of the U. of Victoria) gave a Dean's Lecture series, "Racism, Rights, and Empire in the Dominion of Canada: The Case of the Komegata Maru." Video here.
  • The following events at the annual Roosevelt Reading Festival of the FDR Presidential Library  are of potential interest to legal historians: Eric Rauchway, Why the New Deal Matters (6/15, 4pm); John A. Riggs, High Tension: FDR's Battle to Power America (6/15, 6pm); David Levering Lewis, The Improbable Wendell Willkie: The Businessman Who Saved the Republican Party and His Country, and Conceived a New World Order (6/16, 4pm).  More.
 Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.