Saturday, June 26, 2021

Weekend Roundup

  • Here’s a notice of the new Tennessee State Library and Archives that emphasizes its judicial holdings (
  • "Para Todos Los Niños,” a webinar by the Latino Judges Association on the school desegregation case Mendez v. Westminster, is here.
  • “Lawyer and writer Kate Morgan chronicles the legal history of murder, and explores the roles killers, victims, lawyers and judges have played in making UK murder law what it is today” on the BBC’s History Extra podcast.
  • Earlier this month, the Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory hosted its 4th annual conference virtually on Law and Policy in European Integration (1960s-1990s). More here.
  • A Radiohead reference hooks us every time. Florenz Volkaert has published OK Computer? The digital turn in legal history: A methodological retrospective, in Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis / Revue d'Histoire du Droit / The Legal History Review.  “This article reviews some of the main debates on methodology in legal history since the Second World War, engages in a dialogue with the social sciences and finally discusses the digital turn in law and legal history, focusing on network analysis.”
  • American Historical Review 126:1 (March 2021) is available ungated, for a while at least.  It includes Mary Lindemann’s presidential address, “Slow History?” which asks whether historians should see COVID-19 necessitated delays as an “opportunity to think more deeply about the “doing” of history and to isolate what really matters in research, writing, and instruction.”  “Is going slow good for historians as well?” she asks.
  • At The Historical Journal: Richard Bourke's review article, "European Empire and International Law from the eighteenth to the twentieth century." Open access here.
  • More CRT, ICYMI:  Linda C. McClain and Robert L. Tsai on How to Avoid the Culture War Trap Around Critical Race Theory (Slate).  Ariela Gross on Why they attack critical race theory (New York Daily News).

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