Saturday, June 18, 2011

Weekend Roundup

  • Over at Slate, legal historian Josh Chafetz (Cornell Law School) brings Anglo-American legislative history to bear on the latest congressional ethics scandal.
  • The Library of Congress has announced the acquisition of two volumes of "an extraordinarily rare 1478 edition of the Casus breves of Johannes de Turnhout (c. 1446–1492)," an important civil law reference. 
  •  Via H-Law, we have word of a workshop on "Justice in Ottoman Society: Institutions, Actors and Practices," to be held at the Institut Français d’études Anatoliennes - Istanbul, January 7-8, 2012. More information is here.  [Update: the link is in French. A translation to English, via google translate, is here]
  •  Jonathan Lurie's H-Law review of Stephen Neff's "systematic and thoughtful" Justice in Blue and Gray: A Legal History of the Civil War (Harvard University Press, 2010) is here.
  • Congratulations to Daniel Rueck, Jonathon Penney, and Douglas Harris, winners of prizes to be awarded on June 21 at the annual meeting of the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History. The press release is here
  • The McNeil Center for Early American Studies is holding a conference on Bloody Days: Massacres in Comparative Perspective, co-sponsored by the Georgetown Institute for
    Global History, in Philadelphia on June 23-24. Registration is now open. More information is here.
The Weekend Round-up is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History Bloggers.

2 comments:

FluffyRoss said...

Karen: the reference to Justice in Ottoman Society is dans le francais. Is there a translation available?

Karen Tani said...

I inserted a link to a translated version of the page. It's not perfect, but hopefully this will give you the relevant info.