Saturday, April 2, 2022

Weekend Roundup

  • In the New Rambler: Jonas Bens (Freie Universität Berlin) reviews Empire and the Making of Native Title: Sovereignty, Property and Indigenous People (Cambridge University Press, 2020), by Bain Attwood (Monash University). 
  • "The Queen has approved that Professor Helen Scott, Professor of Private Law at the University of Oxford, be appointed Regius Professor of Civil Law at the University of Cambridge, in succession to Professor David Ibbetson."  More.
  • Lea VanderVelde, professor of law and the Josephine R. Witte Chair, has been named the 2022 Research Scholar of the Year at the University of Iowa.
  • Laura Edwards, Princeton University, presents her book, Only the Clothes on Her Back: Clothing and the Hidden History of Power in the Nineteenth-Century United States, to the Washington History Seminar on April 4, 2022, at 4 PM ET.  Megan Sweeney, University of Michigan, and Martha Jones, Johns Hopkins University, comment.  Register here.
  • Gale Primary Sources has added some new collections, including Indigenous Peoples of North America, Part II: The Indian Rights Association, 1882–1986, and The Making of the Modern Law: Landmark Records and Briefs of the U.S. Courts of Appeals, Part II, 1891–1950.  More.
  • Joanna Grisinger at the DC history conference on the Palisades neighborhood’s opposition to jet airplanes at National Airport (WaPo).
  • The April 2022 newsletter of the Historical Society of the DC Circuit is now available
  • Update: "Constance Baker Motley, Civil Rights Queen, Paved the Way for Ketanji Brown Jackson," by Tomiko Brown-Nagin (Oprah Daily).

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