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Looking for panel or panelists in early American Founding (ASLH 2017, Las Vegas)

Dear colleagues:

I would like to organize a panel –or find people with similar interests on the same topic- for the ASLH Annual Meeting (Las Vegas, 2017). The deadline of the Annual Meeting is March 15.

For your information, it is my intention to send a paper proposal titled “Scholastic thought on Thomas Jeffeson”. Therefore, I am looking for panel or panelists who are interested in the same broad topic, e.g. in early American Founding.

ToC ARCHIVES, Journal of the British Records Association

Apologies for cross posting - the latest issue of ARCHIVES  is now available and contains some articles that will be of interest to legal scholars.


Robert F.W. Smith, Sir Edward Coke’s collection of knowledge: The inception of the Holkham archive

Amanda Bevan and David Foster, Shakespeare’s original will: A re-reading, and a reflection on interdisciplinary research within archives

Lesley Higgins, Spelt from Hopkins’s leaves: Considering archival ‘remains’

Nancy E. van Deusen
Karla Luzmer Escobar Hernández

Escobar Hernández on van Deusen, 'Global Indios: The Indigenous Struggle for Justice in Sixteenth-Century Spain'

Nancy E. van Deusen. Global Indios: The Indigenous Struggle for Justice in Sixteenth-Century Spain. Narrating Native Histories Series. Durham: Duke University Press, 2015. 352 pp. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-5858-9; $99.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-5847-3.

Reviewed by Karla Luzmer Escobar Hernández (Universidad de los Andes, Max Planck Institute in European Legal History)
Published on H-Law (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Laurent Corbeil