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Recent News from the American Society for Legal History

The Docket is pleased to bring you the latest news and announcements from the American Society for Legal History. Readers can consult the Society's website and twitter feed for more details. 2021 Annual Meeting The 2021 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Legal History will take place November 5-6, 2021, at the InterContinental New...

Tanner Allread: “Originalism Across Legal Traditions: An Interdisciplinary Conversation”

Tanner Allread's article summarizes the proceedings of "Originalism Across Legal Traditions: An Interdisciplinary Conversation," presented by the University of Southern California’s USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute, in collaboration with USC’s Center for Law, History and Culture, on May 26, 2021, featuring Sanford Levinson, Jonathan Gienapp, Nathan Perl-Rosenthal, Dierdre Lynch, Rohit De, and Intisar Rabb. Constitutional...

When Good Government Meant Big Government: An Interview with Jesse Tarbert

Jesse Tarbert recently took the time to discuss his new book on the history of the American state. We talked "big government," the legacy of government reform efforts, and end with some of Jesse's favorite spots he's encountered throughout his career. The Docket [TD]: Jesse, thanks so much for talking with us about your new...

Inge Van Hulle: Vernacular International Law in West Africa

Inge Van Hulle's article explores some of the main themes of her recent book, Britain and International Law in West Africa (Oxford University Press, 2021). Van Hulle seeks to uncover the international law practices and processes that made possible European hegemony West Africa, with a particular focus on treaties, use of force, and extraterritoriality. On...

Izidor Janžekovič: The Elgin Marbles: Legitimate Expatriation or Urgent Repatriation?

Izidor Janžekovič's article presents the story behind Elgin’s acquisition of the “Elgin Marbles” and the collection’s path to England by scrutinizing correspondence, memoranda, travelogues, reports, parliamentary minutes and legal documents. It seeks to problematize the role of museums in obviating significant discussions of the repatriation of cultural resources. Introduction In the fall of 2002, the...