Saturday, July 16, 2022

Weekend Roundup

  • The OAH is sponsoring the webinar Rethinking Our Historical Narrative: Native American and Indigenous History.  “We invite you to join us on Tuesday, July 19, at 6pm ET, as we look at recent events, such as this summer’s SCOTUS decision in Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta, issues surrounding federal boarding schools, and the fight against the Indian Child Welfare Act”  Philip J. Deloria, Harvard University, hosts.  The guests are Brooke Bauer, University of Tennessee Knoxville, Maggie Blackhawk, New York University, Kasey Keeler, University of Wisconsin, and Derek Taira, University of Hawaii.  Register here.
  • A further report on that NSF-funded grant to digitize habeas corpus petitions at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Digital Legal Research Lab, with principal investigators Katrina Jagodinsky and William G. Thomas.  This story stresses the participation of undergraduates at other colleges.
  •  In the June 2022 issue of the Journal of American History, "Richard Bell shows that kidnappers stalked free-soil cities in the early national United States with startlingly frequency and impunity, developing custom-designed techniques to lure away poorly educated boys and girls,” and "Joanna Cohen explores the claims for lost and destroyed property made by victims of the 1863 New York City draft riots."
  • The Historical Society of the New York Courts and Woodlawn Cemetery Conservancy’s recording of John Oller’s lecture on the early corporate bar in New York City and cops and robbers at the turn of the twentieth century, treated in his books, White Shoe (2019) and Rogues’ Gallery (2021), is now available as a podcast.
  • "Fisk University John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library has received $1.6 million from the Mellon Foundation to support the implementation of a new digital platform for the Julius Rosenwald Fund Collection."  The accompanying picture alone is worth the click.)
  • Mabo @ 30: A notice of the National Library of Australia Exhibit.
  •  Bill Baird remembers the events that produced Eisenstadt v. Baird (BU Today).
  •  “The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History Will Host A Webinar To Assist Applicants in Applying for Federal Jobs.”  The 90-minute session It is “designed to teach applicants how to successfully complete a federal job application on July 26th at 4PM EST. Register here.  For questions, contact Alexandra M. Lord at or 202-633-0885.
  • More legal historians on Dobbs and its aftermath: Brad Snyder on why Brown is a faulty analogy for Dobbs (CNN).  Kate Masur on what slavery and antislavery in the 1850s can tells us about abortion and anti-abortion activism in the states today  (WaPo). Jack Rakove, Randy Barnett and others on how the Supreme Court is shaping the United States (BBC).  Sundry historians quoted in this story on how the Supreme Court uses history (CSM).  Buffalo Law weighs in (UBNow).

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