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Call for Papers: 2017 Meeting of the American Society for Legal History (DEADLINE EXTENDED!)

The 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Legal History will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, from October 26 – October 29, 2017. The Program Committee invites proposals on any facet or period of legal history, anywhere in the world.

Court cases related to witchcraft in the 19th century?

Hi, I'm currently looking at potential dissertation topics and am currently exploring the prevalence of witchcraft in the United States during the 19th century. Searching newspapers, I have found over two dozen court cases related to witchcraft in some way--mostly someone is accused of being a witch and is then violently attacked, which generates the court case, rather than someone actually being put on trial for practicing witchcraft. However, I have so far had no luck finding the court documents that substantiate the claims made in newspapers.

CFP: The Art of Revolutions, October 26-28, 2017

The tumult and transformations resulting from the Age of Revolutions (1770s-1840s) created a trans-Atlantic body of art and material culture that reflected and inspired new ideas and actions.  Inspired by Curious Revolutionaries: The Peales of Philadelphia, the American Philosophical Society’s 2017 exhibition on the legacy of the patriot portraitist Charles Willson Peale and his artistic family from the eighteenth century until the middle of the nineteenth, the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA)’s forthcoming publication of The Art of the Peales: Adaptations and Innovations,

2017 Smithsonian American Art Museum Fellows Lectures

The Smithsonian American Art Museum cordially invites you to attend three afternoons of lectures delivered by its research fellows. The talks will be held in the museum's McEvoy Auditorium, located at 8th and G Streets NW, Washington, D.C. This event is open to the public, and no reservations are required. The talks will be available through a simultaneous webcast at www.AmericanArt.si.edu/research/fellowslectures.

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