Saturday, July 2, 2022

Weekend Roundup

  • “Abortion, Choice, and the Supreme Court: History Behind the Headlines,” an online event sponsored by the American Historical Association, will take place on Wednesday, July 6, at 3 PM ET.  The panelists are Nancy F. Cott, Jonathan Trumbull Research Professor of American History, Harvard University; Melissa Murray, Frederick I. and Grace Stokes Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Network, New York University School of Law; and Aaron Tang, Professor of Law, University of California, Davis School of Law.  Leslie J. Reagan, Professor of History, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, will moderate.  Register here, and look for the posting of the recording to the AHA's YouTube channel.
  • "Rachel Shelden, director of the George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center in the Penn State College of the Liberal Arts, has received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for a project titled 'The Political Supreme Court: Justices, Partisanship, & Power, 1830–1900'”  (PSU). 
  • Hannah Boston, a Lecturer in Medieval History at Magdalen College, Oxford, will, as an Early Career Fellowship of the Leverhulme Trust at the University of Lincoln, a Lecturer in Medieval History at Magdalen College, Oxford, will “complete a study titled ‘Private charters and the transmission of ideas in English society, 1000-1307.’  The research will examine how ideas and practices around loyalty, property and authority developed, were transmitted and experienced across regional society outside the court-attending elite.”  More.
  • John Q. Barrett, St. John's University,  is now a trustee of The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library.
  • Last week, we noted a published student paper that drew upon the methods of corpus linguistics to address the early American history of abortion.  We, among others, expressed skepticism.  Here is a reply.
  • There's much legal issue in the recent special issue of the Journal of Global History devoted to the history of international organizations and decolonization.  
  • ICYMI on Bruen and Dobbs: Saul Cornell on Cherry-picked history and ideology-driven outcomes in Bruen (SCOTUSblog). David Cole on originalism in Bruen and Dobbs (WaPo).  Akhil Reed Amar on Why Liberal Justices Need to Start Thinking Like Conservatives (Time)."Say what you will about Roe, Justice Alito, but leave Lochner out of it," Damon Root--in effect--says of the justice's "junk history" in Dobbs (Reason).  Mary Ziegler says Justice Thomas isn't joking (Harvard Gazette).

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