CFP: A Workshop on Legal Transitions and the Vulnerable Subject: Fostering Resilience through Law’s Dynamism

A Workshop on Legal Transitions and the Vulnerable Subject:
Fostering Resilience through Law’s Dynamism
December 8-9, 2017
Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, GA

The Vulnerability and Human Condition Initiative at Emory University invites legal historians to participate in an interdi

ANN: New Editor for Law and History Review

After over five years of exceptional service, Elizabeth Dale, Professor of Law and Professor of History at the University of Florida, is stepping down as editor of the Law and History Review, the journal of the American Society for Legal History.  She has ably continued the great editorial tradition that has made LHR the world’s best  journal devoted to “the social history of law and the history of legal ideas and institutions.”  Under her watch it has become global in its coverage.  She has also LHR apace with methodological innovations, as in the recent special

New Library Collection: the Hermann Kantorowicz Collection at the UMN Law Library

The University of Minnesota Law Library and its Riesenfeld Rare Books Center are pleased to announce the creation of the Hermann Kantorowicz Collection, a significant collection of books and articles from the personal library of Hermann Kantorowicz (1877-1940), one of the twentieth century's most eminent legal theorists and scholars.

William Nelson Cromwell Foundation research grants

In 2017, the William Nelson Cromwell Foundation will make available a number of $5,000 fellowship awards to support research and writing in American legal history by early-career scholars. Early career generally includes those researching or writing a PhD dissertation (or equivalent project) and recent recipients of a graduate degree working on their first major monograph or research project. The number of awards made is at the discretion of the Foundation. In the past several years, the trustees of the Foundation have made five to nine awards. 

Law and Empire in the Longue Durée

This is a general call for papers in anticipation of an intimate two-day seminar to be held at the University of Cambridge on Friday 23rd March and Saturday 24th March, 2018. This will be an advanced workshop, with drafts circulated in advance. The event will showcase a number of rare and searching attempts to identify continuities and differences across ancient, medieval, and modern legal and imperial contexts.


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