Saturday, February 12, 2022

Weekend Roundup

  • The Historical Society of the New York Courts has published online and ungated History of New York County Bench and Bar by Vincent Chang, Julie Gick, Amani Harris, Debra James, Craig Landy, Andrea Masley, Zoe Petiteau, Jon Ritter, Adrian Untermyer, Jordan Wappler, and John Werner.  Its Editor-in-Chief is Adrian Untermyer.
  • The official launch of the Slavery, Law, and Power Project of the University of Maryland Libraries is Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 2:00PM - 3:30PM EST, via Zoom.  Holly Brewer presents.  “This project brings renewed attention to imperial policymaking and its pivotal role in the development of slavery and racial ideologies. It explores how those interacted with local politics and policies in different colonies throughout the British Empire during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.”
  • The Cornell University Libraries announces the opening of its Samuel J. May Anti-Slavery Collection, including a digitized pamphlet collection and digitized manuscripts. 
  •  On March 22, Montana State University hosts a panel discussion to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Montana’s Constitutional Convention of 1972.  One of the moderators: Sarah Vowell.  (More.)
  • "Plotting a land grab: A newly decoded map reveals that the famous American explorer William Clark planned the theft of 10.5 million acres of Indigenous land," by Tom Almeroth-Williams (University of Cambridge).
  • ICYMI: tu quoque, JFK: "The 1960 certificates that the false Trump electors say justify their gambit" (Politico).  Joseph Fishkin and William E. Forbath on How Progressives Can Take Back the Constitution (The Atlantic). Eunice Hunton Carter spotlighted at Bexley library event (Columbus Dispatch).  Remembering Isaac C. Hunt, Jr. (1937-2017), SEC Commissioner (SECHS).  "UNC Libraries Utilize Machine Learning to Uncover Racist Laws in South’s History" (ANH).

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