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ANN: Raoul Berger-Mark DeWolfe Howe Legal History Fellowship

            Harvard Law School invites applications for the Raoul Berger-Mark DeWolfe Howe Legal History Fellowship for the academic year 2019-2020.  Eligible applicants include those who have a first law degree, who have completed the required coursework for a doctorate, or who have recently been awarded a doctoral degree. A J.D.

Anne W. Gulick
Babacar M'Baye

M'Baye on Gulick, 'Literature, Law, and Rhetorical Performance in the Anticolonial Atlantic'

Anne W. Gulick. Literature, Law, and Rhetorical Performance in the Anticolonial Atlantic. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2016. xi + 258 pp. $99.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8142-1302-5; $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8142-5213-0.

CFP : "Uses of the Judiciary in the Americas" - Institut des Amériques, Paris

Dear all,

We are seeking proposals for a session titled "Uses of the Judiciary in the Americas". It is part of the Institute for the Americas Conference which will be held in October 2019 in Paris. The proposal are to be sent to the conference before the 15th of October 2018. 

Call for Contributors

Hello all! This is a general call for contributors and columnists for the Cato Institute’s Libertarianism.org, where I am the Editor for History. We are accepting contributions on a wide range of subjects touching the history of classical liberalism and radical libertarianism, from straightforward political and intellectual history to individualist cultural and social history. We place no limitations on time period or geographical location, though we do have a particular interest in expanding our coverage of non-western history.