ASLH Newsletter, Volume 26, #2, Winter 1996
NEWS OF THE SOCIETY
Officers and Directors, 1996
President: Paul L. Murphy, University of Minnesota Vice President: Laura Kalman, University of California,
Secretary-Treasurer: Michael de L. Landon, University of
Board of Directors:Harold Hyman (Immediate Past President), Rice University Cornelia Dayton (1997), University of California, Irvine Mary L. Dudziak (1997), University of Iowa College of Law Kermit Hall (1997), Ohio State University A. Leon Higginbotham (1996), Harvard University Paul R. Hyams (1997), Cornell University David Konig (1996), Washington University Maeva Marcus (1998), Supreme Court Historical Society Arthur McEvoy (1998), University of Wisconsin R. Kent Newmyer (1996), University of Connecticut William J. Novak (1998), University of Chicago James Oldham (1996), Georgetown University Law Center Victoria Saker-Woeste (1998), American Bar Foundation Harry Scheiber (1997), University of California, Berkeley, School of Law Christopher Tomlins (1996), American Bar Foundation Sandra VanBurkleo (1998), Wayne State University ASLH E-Mail and Telephone Information The ASLH office phone number is 601-232-5600 (which has a voice mail service). The e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org Fax messages may be sent to 601-232-7033. 1996 Annual Meeting
The Society's 1996 Annual Meeting will be held October 17- 19, in Richmond, Virginia, at the Omni Richmond Hotel. Situated within a half-day's drive of more than fifty percent of the U.S. population, Richmond, according to its Convention Bureau offers its visitors "history, museums, amusement parks and wonderful shopping at very affordable prices," "Old fashioned Southern hospitality is the norm in the city's myriad restaurants," and "Richmond is the home to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Southeast's largest art museum." The Omni is located in downtown Richmond and adjacent to the historic shopping, dining and entertainment district. A reception at the Virginia Historical Society, a walking tour of the downtown area to the John Marshall home, and visits to nearby historic sites are planned. Room rates at the Omni (tel: 804-344-7000) will be $93 (single/double), $108 (triple), and $123 (quad). Valet parking will be available for registered guests at $8.00 per night. The Local Arrangements Chairman is MELVIN UROFSKY, Department of History, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23284- 2001; tel: 804-744-7898; fax: 804-763-4829.
January 15 was the deadline for submitting suggestions for papers or panel sessions to the Program Committee which is chaired by MICHAL BELKNAP, California Western School of Law, 225 Cedar Street, San Diego, CA 92101 (tel: 619-525-1457; fax: 619-646-9949; e-mail: email@example.com). Other members of the Committee are JONATHAN BRYANT (University of Baltimore), SALLY HADDEN (Florida State University), TAHIRIH V. LEE (University of Minnesota Law School), JONATHAN LURIE (Rutgers University), CATHY MCAULIFF (Seton Hall), and SANDRA VANBURKLEO (Wayne State University).
A draft copy of the Program and Registration materials will be mailed out to members and panelists in July.
1995 Annual Meeting
A total of 205 persons attended our Society's twenty-fifth Annual Meeting held October 19-21, at the Wyndham Warwick Hotel in Houston, Texas. Generous contributions from members of the local bench and bar and local law schools made it a very memorable one indeed. Highlights of the lavish Texas hospitality enjoyed by all included an Opening Reception on the Thursday evening in the Museum of Fine Arts, a Reception on the Friday evening honoring legal historians in the Texas judiciary held in the Museum of Natural Science, a Complimentary Poolside Luncheon on the Friday, and the Annual Luncheon held at the Rice University Faculty Club on the Saturday. Warmest thanks are due to all those who contributed so generously, and also to Local Arrangements Committee chair CRAIG JOYCE, and Committee Members FERNE B. HYMAN, LOUIS J. MARCHIAFAVA, JAMES W. PAULSEN AND CARY D. WINTZ.
Not only was a good time had by all; the Society made a net profit of just over $4,000 from the Meeting.
Board of Directors Meeting
In accordance with custom the Society's Officers and Directors met at 7:30 p.m. on the opening evening of the Annual Meeting, in the Presidential Room at the Wyndham Warwick.
The Meeting was called to order by President HAROLD M. HYMAN. Present were Immediate Past President RICHARD H. HELMHOLZ, Vice-President PAUL L. MURPHY, Secretary-Treasurer MICHAEL DE L. LANDON, and the following members of the Board of Directors: CONSTANCE B. BACKHOUSE, MAXWELL BLOOMFIELD, JAMES A. BRUNDAGE, CORNELIA H. DAYTON, MARY L. DUDZIAK, KERMIT L. HALL, PAUL HYAMS, LINDA KERBER, DAVID KONIG, JAMES OLDHAM, HARRY N. SCHEIBER, and CHRISTOPHER TOMLINS. Directors unable to be present were HERMAN J. BELZ, A. LEON HIGGINBOTHAM, AND R. KENT NEWMYER.
Also present were CRAIG JOYCE, 1995 Local Arrangements Committee Chairman; DONALD NIEMAN, 1995 Program Committee Chairman; HAMILTON BRYSON, representing the 1996 Local Arrangements Committee; MICHAL BELKNAP, 1996 Program Committee Chairman; ROBERT M. GOLDMAN, Chairman of the Standing Committee on Conferences and the Annual Meeting; MICHAEL J. CHURGIN, Chairman of the Committee on Documentary Preservation; JUDITH K. SCHAFER, Surrency Prize Committee Chairwoman; VICTORIA LIST, Sutherland Prize Committee Chairwoman; M. LES BENEDICT, Publications Committee Chairman; ELIZABETH CLARK, Nominating Committee Chairwoman; THOMAS H. GREEN and HENDRIK HARTOG, CoEditors of the "Studies in Legal History" Series; LEWIS BATEMAN, Executive Editor for the University of North Carolina Press; M. LES BENEDICT, Publications Committee Chairman; MICHAEL GROSSBERG, Outgoing Editor of LAW AND HISTORY REVIEW; CHRISTOPHER WALDREP, Editor of the H-Law Net; and ANN LOWRY, Journals Manager for the University of Illinois Press.
After the President had greeted those present, the Minutes of the 1994 Meeting were approved as written. For the 1995 Program Committee, Chairman Donald Nieman stated that he wanted to thank all of his Committee Members, and especially ROBERT COTTROLL, for their help in putting together an interesting and diversified program. He also thanked the Secretary-Treasurer and the Local Arrangements Committee for the support and assistance they had provided him and his Committee during the past year. For the 1996 Program Committee, Chairman Belknap reported that calls for papers had been posted in all the usual publications, also that carry-overs from this year were being taken into consideration.
After some discussion about assuring adequate provision for disabled and handicapped persons at future Meeting sites, a motion was made, seconded, and approved without opposition that instructed all future Local Arrangements Committees to see that the needs of the disabled and handicapped are provided for, and also called for an announcement to that effect to be included in every future information bulletin regarding the Society's Annual Meetings.
For the Standing Committee on Conferences and the Annual Meeting Robert Goldman reported that the Committee recommended that the Society's 1997 Annual Meeting be held in Seattle, Washington, and that ERIC CHIAPINELLI and JOHN MCLAREN had agreed to serve as Local Arrangements Co-Chairmen. The Committee, however, also wanted to bring up two related issues for the Board's consideration. The first was whether the 1997 Meeting ought perhaps to be held in Minneapolis - in honor of Incoming President Paul Murphy - in which case the Seattle venue would be rescheduled for 1998; and the second was that perhaps the 1998 Meeting could be held jointly with the annual meeting that year of the Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society. After some discussion, a motion was made, seconded and approved that the 1997 Annual Meeting be held in Minneapolis. Next, it was moved, seconded, and, after some discussion, approved that the 1998 Annual Meeting should be held in Seattle. Further discussion followed with regard to coordinating the Society's Annual Meeting dates with those of other historical Societies, such as the Law and Society Association and the Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society but no definite decision was reached.
For the Surrency Prize Committee, Judith Schafer reported that the 1995 prize winner was GEORGE BEHLMER of the University of Washington Department of History for his article "Summary Justice and Working Class Marriage in England, 1870-1940" which appeared in volume 12, number 2 (Fall 1994), pages 229-275, of the Society's journal LAW AND HISTORY REVIEW. The SecretaryTreasurer added that Professor Behlmer, although not a member of ASLH, was going to be at the Meeting and would be at the Annual Luncheon on Saturday to receive his prize in person. On behalf of the Sutherland Prize Committee, Victoria List reported that the 1995 winner was PHILIP HAMBURGER for his article "Revolution and Judicial Review: Chief Justice Holt's Opinion in City of London v. Wood" which appeared in volume 94, number 7 (November 1994) of the COLUMBIA LAW REVIEW.
Michael Churgin offered a written report on behalf of the Documentary Preservation Committee and offered additional comments to the effect that National Archives officials often ask why Judicial Branch records are worth maintaining since only a comparatively small group of researchers is interested in working with them, so it is very important that the Society continues to lobby for and monitor the archiving of the sorts of materials that interest our members. With regard to the Society's NEWSLETTER, the Secretary-Treasurer reported on behalf of Editor ROBERT J. HAWS that the main development in 1995 has been the electronic publication of it via the H-Law Net. The Winter 1995 issue had been uploaded as a single file. But, since some Net subscribers found forty pages more than their hardware could readily accommodate, or found it difficult to absorb and comprehend so much material at one time, the Summer 1995 number had been uploaded in the form of six separate files, each including one whole section--such as "NEWS OF THE SOCIETY"-- of the NEWSLETTER.
Next, the Secretary-Treasurer reported that, with regard to the Society's three permanent accounts all three seemed to be in healthy condition. Consequently, he saw no need to consider any raise in the dues rate either in 1996 or anytime in the immediate future. With regard to the Sutherland Prize Fund he was happy to report that, both because of new donations that had come in response to an appeal in the Winter/95 NEWSLETTER and because of increased interest rates, this year it will be possible to raise the prize amount back up to its original level of $500 (for the past couple of years the prize amount has been lowered to $250). The Smith Memorial Publications Fund was also in a healthier state both due to members' donations and because of higher interest rates and should also show a substantial increase by the end of the current year.
Linda Kerber raised the issue as to whether, in light of the developing tendency in Washington with regard to federal government financial backing for research, publication and teaching in the humanities, the Society could not make a greater contribution towards the good work being done by the National Coordinating Committee for the Promotion of History (NCC) under the leadership of Dr. Page Miller. The Secretary-Treasurer responded by noting that for the past two years, with the approval of the other Officers of the Society and the Executive Committee, had been paying an extra $100 ( = 12%) above our assessed level to the dues paid annually to the National Humanities Alliance, and that the Society could certainly also do as much for the NCC.
With regard to the Honors Committee, the Secretary-Treasurer reported to the Board that Committee Chairman John Langbein had informed him, by letter, that the Committee would have no report to make this year.
For the Nominating Committee Elizabeth Clark noted that the results of the election of new officers, five new Board members and two new Nominating Committee members, carried out by means of a ballot included in the Summer/95 issue of the ASLH NEWSLETTER, had been reported in writing to the Board, and would be communicated to the Society as a whole at the Annual Luncheon on Saturday. She also reported that the Committee would like for some consideration to be given the question as to whether in future more than one candidate should be nominated for the office of Vice President, and also to the issue of the future status of the Secretary-Treasurer's office. After considerable discussion, a motion was made, seconded and approved that called for the President to appoint an ad-hoc committee to prepare recommendations concerning possible revision of the current bylaws with regard to electing the Society's officers.
H-Law Editor Chris Waldrep presented his written report and commented that the list now has 651 members and has two "gophers" in operation, one at the old University of Illinois at Chicago address and one at the new Michigan State University address. Also a World Wide Web page would soon be in operation. The Secretary-Treasurer commented further that H-Law had not only contributed to closer communication among Society members but also was serving as a very helpful recruiting tool. It was the main reason, in fact, for a record increase in membership of nearly 100 during the past year. On behalf of the Officers, the Board members and the Society as a whole, President Hyman thanked Mr. Waldrep for the magnificent job that he was doing as Editor.
For the Publications Committee, Les Benedict noted that their written report contained three recommendations. The first was that the Society should enter into a contract with the William Hein Company to make back numbers of LAW AND HISTORY REVIEW available electronically to both libraries and individuals. The second was to accept an offer from the Westlaw Publishing Company and possibly also from Lexis to include the REVIEW in their electronic databases. The third was to accept an offer from EBSCO to include the REVIEW in their electronic database as well, but only if they would be willing to pay a somewhat higher royalty rate to the Society than they had so far proposed. After a lengthy discussion, a motion was made, seconded and approved without opposition to execute the proposed contract with the William Hein Company. Next, a motion was made, seconded and approved by a majority of the Board to approve the Society's entering into the proposed three-year contract with Westlaw on the condition that it was clearly understood that Westlaw was not being given the right to put out a CD-ROM edition of the entire REVIEW. A motion to approve the proposed contract with EBSCO was made and seconded but failed to receive the support of a majority.
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Ann Lowry next presented a written report on behalf of the University of Illinois Press and commented that perhaps the Press's brochure publicizing LAW AND HISTORY REVIEW had also played a part in increasing the Society's membership. Outgoing LAW AND HISTORY REVIEW Editor Michael Grossberg said that he hoped that the REVIEW would continue to flourish, and that he hoped especially that it would soon be further broadening the scope of its coverage of legal history both geographically and chronologically. Finally, he thanked the Society for having given him the opportunity to serve as the Editor of its official journal for the past three years. The Officers and Board members responded by thanking him for his service, congratulated him on having done an excellent job, and wished him every success in his new position as Editor of the AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW.
Commenting on the Reports on the "Studies in Legal History" series, published for the Society by the University of North Carolina Press, Editor Tom Green noted that five new volumes had been published in 1995 and three more were scheduled for publication in 1996. A twenty-percent discount on all volumes of the series still in print, and also of other UNC Press volumes of interest to historians, had been advertised in the Summer/95 issue of the Society's NEWSLETTER and had met with a good response. Finally, he wished to thank Lew Bateman and everyone at the Press for all their help and cooperation during the past twelve months.
Under the heading of "Old Business," the Secretary-Treasurer reminded Board Members that they had last year approved a plan to deposit the Society's archival records in the Special Collections Department of the University of Illinois Library. A list of these records had been compiled during the past twelve months, and was now being gone over to decide which items should be sent to the Library. With regard to the "Journals for Eastern Europe" program that he had mentioned to the Board last year, no progress as yet had been made, but he was hoping to make copies of our Society's journal available to it soon. H-Law and the electronic publication of the REVIEW had been discussed earlier in the meeting.
Under "New Business" the Secretary-Treasurer reported that although a provision in the Society's contract with the University of Illinois Press stated that the Society would be given twenty "complimentary" copies of each issue of the REVIEW published, the provision had been ignored and forgotten over the past few years. That situation has now been remedied, and he would welcome suggestions as to how those copies should be distributed. Since the future of the Secretary-Treasurer's office had been discussed earlier, and no other "New Business" being brought forward, the meeting was adjourned at 10:50 p.m.
NOTE: Any member who would like to have a copy of any of the written reports submitted to the Board should contact the Secretary-Treasurer (Department of History, Bishop 310, University, MS 38677; tel: 601-232-5600; fax: 601-232-7033; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Balance on Hand 12/31/94 $41,995
Income through 12/31/95CD/Now Interest $ 1,910 Dues/Mailing List 17,871 Annual Meeting Surplus 4,059 $23,840
Expenses through 12/31/95Wages, fringe benefits $ 5,743 Contractual services 5,752 Commodities 3,837 Travel (ACLS) 548 Annual Meeting (programs, etc) 1,815 Membership Directories 1,478 Dues (ACLS, AIHDI, NCC, NHA) 1,960 Miscellaneous 647 ($21,780) Balance on Hand 12/31/95 $44,055 Balance surplus $ 2,060
Smith Memorial Fund
Balance on hand 12/31/94 $28,272
Income through 12/31/95CD's and account interest $ 424 Donations 400 UNC Press for Editor (inc. arrears) 3,500 UNC Press royalties 640 $ 4,964
Expenses through 12/31/95Editor's stipend $1,000 Surrency Prize 500 Bank charges 60 ($ 1,560) Balance on hand 12/31/95 $31,676 Balance Surplus $ 3,404
Note: Thanks are due to UNC Press Executive Director Lewis Bateman for looking into and clearing up some misunderstandings that had developed in recent years with regard to the agreement between the Press and ASLH. Our contract with them calls for them to compensate the Society for the Annual Stipend of $1,000 paid to the "Studies in Legal History" series editor(s). It also states that the royalty income paid to the Society shall be deposited into the Smith Memorial Publication Fund.
Sutherland Prize Fund
Balance on hand 12/31/94 $ 8,809
Income through 12/31/95CD's and NOW interest $ 524 Donations 400 $ 924 Expenses through 12/31/95 Sutherland Prize ($ 500) Balance on hand 12/31/95 $ 9,233 Balance Surplus $ 424
1997 Annual Meeting
The 1997 Annual Meeting will be held October 23-25 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Further details will be announced in the Summer 1996 NEWSLETTER.
Who Are We?
According to percentage of responding members:Historian (01) 40.5% Law Teacher (03) 26.3% Practicing Lawyer (04) 20.2% Student (11) 6.9% Judge (02) 2.9% Political Scientist (06) 1.4% Librarian (09) 1.0% Archivist (10) 0.5% Philosopher (05) 0.13% Sociologist (08) 0.13% Criminologist (07) 0.13%
Where Are We?
Membership Count According to RegionCentral Southeast DC 37 Alabama 6 Delaware 2 Arkansas 7 Maryland 40 Florida 23 New Jersey 27 Georgia 12 New York 105 Kentucky 12 Pennsylvania 32 Louisiana 11 West Virginia 2 Mississippi 9 Total --- 245 North Carolina 22 South Carolina 6 Midwest Tennessee 13 Illinois 60 Virginia 42 Indiana 16 Total --- 163 Iowa 9 Michigan 25 West Minnesota 16 California 75 Missouri 16 Colorado 4 Ohio 30 Hawaii 1 Wisconsin 11 Idaho 1 Total --- 183 Kansas 5 Montana 4 Northeast Nebraska 4 Connecticut 22 Nevada 3 Maine 5 South Dakota 1 Massachusetts 49 Utah 4 New Hampshire 6 Total --- 102 Rhode Island 2 Vermont 1 Southwest Total --- 85 Arizona 8 Oklahoma 6 Northwest New Mexico 2 Alaska 1 Texas 75 Oregon 15 Total --- 91 Washington 10 Total --- 26 Total US Members --- 894 (individual)
OthersAustralia 10 Japan 2 Belgium 1 Mexico 1 Canada 33 Netherlands 1 Denmark 1 New Zealand 2 France 1 South Africa 2 French Polynesia 2 Spain 1 Germany 2 Sweden 3 Israel 2 United Kingdom 20 Total --- 84 Total Individual Members --- 978
ANNUAL MEETING SESSIONS
The Celtic Fringe: Law in Medieval Ireland, Wales and Scotland
October 20, 1995 2:00-3:30 p.m.
SUE SHERIDAN WALKER (Northeastern Illinois University) writes:
The "Celtic Fringe" panel offered an intriguing glimpse into the controversies current in the study of medieval law in Ireland, Wales and Scotland. Recognizing that while Latin and law French may be considered "official languages" of our society, Celtic words should be translated, both Stacey and Pryce prepared useful handouts and regularly referred to them.
In "Voices of Authority in Early Irish Law," ROBIN CHAPMAN STACEY examined the poetry and rhetorical prose in the Irish law text, Di Astua Chor, arguing that these excerpts reveal that poetic composition was a priority for the law school in which this text originated. This in turn has implications for our understanding of orality in early Irish law. She considers the Irish "oral tradition to be a process rather than a fixed entity," and suggests that "oral performance may still have been crucial to the implementation of law in eighth-century Ireland."
HUW PRYCE, in "Kinship, Lordship, and the Alienation of Land to Churches in Wales, 1140-1240," studied the donations to churches and monasteries in Wales. Spurred by Cistercian foundations, "it is likely that more land was transferred to churches in Wales in the later twelfth and earlier thirteenth centuries than at any time since the pre-Viking period, possibly doubling the amount of ecclesiastical land in that country." The principal sources are charters which Pryce used to examine the customs governing the alienation of land to churches by Welsh rulers and their subjects. Pryce noted the virtual absence of references to alienations to churches in the law-texts. The "compilers of lawbooks had much less incentive to deal with the issue of alienation than monastic beneficiaries did." The consent and warranty clauses in charters are informative about land transfer practices and "the means adopted by the monks to try and ensure the permanence of sales and donations to them."
In her comment CYNTHIA J. NEVILLE justified the session title by pertinent references to law in Scotland and drew together the common themes of both papers, especially the emphasis on "authority." Both authors have recently published monographs challenging long-held assumptions concerning origins of the lawbooks and legal treatises and their relationship to literate culture. Neville delineated the limitations posed by the lack of sources for comparison, such as the absence of charter material and "case law" for Ireland in the period Stacey studies. In their use of legal materials, Stacey and Pryce touched upon the ways in which their composers sought to influence or control the direction of legal change in their respective regions. The audience took up the discussion with questions and comments. Just as audience participation had shifted to experts at the front, time ran out. That the debate continued in the corridors was sure sign of a successful session.
Concepts of Liberty in the Seventeenth Century
October 20, 1995 3:45-5:15 p.m.
MICHAEL MENDLE of the University of Alabama reports:
The three papers presented in "Concepts of Liberty in the Seventeenth Century" might with equal reason have been impaneled under the rubric, "Concepts of Law in the Seventeenth Century."
In "The Law and the Constitution in Scotland and England: A Comparative Approach to the Glorious Revolution," Professor TIM HARRIS (Brown University) argued that in 1688-9 the English experience was more conservative and the Scottish more radical than current historiography acknowledges. On the English side, for Harris a particularly telling phenomenon is the appearance in
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1688 of conservative "law-enforcement" mobs seeking, against James, to restore the good old days of a supposedly lost Restoration. Bentley College Professor JOYCE LEE MALCOLM'S wide raging essay, "Law, Liberty and the Constraint of Kings," addressed the radical, limited-government potential of the maxim that the king could do no wrong; she demonstrated the utility of that maxim to those seeking to compel the king to adhere to their definition of legality. In "Locke, Law and Liberty," Professor John Marshall (University of Denver) extended some themes developed in his recent study of John Locke, demonstrating how deeply Locke was concerned with legal issues at several stages in his career, but above all in 1681, the moment of the composition of the Second Treatise. At that time Locke concluded that the quo warranto proceedings against London's charter (designed to facilitate a purge of the London sheriffs) precluded the possibility of a grand jury acquittal for Exclusionists.
The commentator, Michael Mendle, noted a remarkable point of congruence of these three essays. Though written quite independently of each other and examining largely distinct bodies of source material, each paper bears witness to the presence in the late seventeenth century of a distinctly populist notion of legality (viz., the law is what the people think it is). As Malcolm remarked, the maxim that the king could do no wrong was as much or more a slogan of "community" values as of strict legality. That sensibility lies equally close to Harris' lawenforcement mobs and to Marshall's expos of the perils and potential of politically-sensitive jury picking.
The vigorous audience discussion after the session attested to the quality and interest of the three papers.
Constitutional Issues in Latin American History
October 21, 1995 2:00-3:30 p.m.
JONATHAN MILLER (Southwestern University School of Law) reports:
This session focused on the gap between law and practice in Latin America. KEITH ROSENN (University of Miami School of Law) presented a fascinating nutshell of Brazilian constitutional history, noting the sweeping changes from monarchy to alternating mixes of dictatorship, presidentialism and parliamentary democracy, but with one constant: the Constitution has never meant what it said. Every regime, including the monarchy, has used "tricks" to evade constitutional dilemma, and Brazilian society seems to accept the use of such "tricks," since without them the country would grind to a halt. PETER L. REICH (Whittier Law School) discussed State and National perspectives on ChurchState Relations in Mexico in the 1930's, the topic of a book that he will be publishing with Notre Dame University Press next year. Like Professor Rosenn, his talk noted that practice under the Mexican Constitution of 1917 has never been nearly as anticlerical as the Constitution's text would imply. While the Constitution contains many restrictions on religious education, the building of Churches and the conduct of religious services that would have severely hampered the Church if enforced, as a practical matter they rarely were, because the Church was able to reach agreements with local political bosses. Jonathan Miller then offered a critique of both papers emphasizing that while a gap between law and practice is certainly characteristic of Latin American countries, perhaps it was necessary to study whether certain rules constituted an unwritten constitution that provided important degrees of stability. A stimulating discussion then followed that focused on how dramatically different Latin American constitutionalism is from what students of U.S. constitutionalism are accustomed to.
Comparative Military Justice
October 21, 1995 3:45-5:15 p.m.
Although one of the last sessions on the program, this was also among the most interesting. It brought together Swedish and American experts on military law, who discussed important developments in that field over the past two centuries. Professor ROLF NYGREN of Uppsala University traced important changes in military justice in several European countries, especially France and Germany, down to World War II. His paper highlighted the extent to which military justice in Europe has been civilianized. Nygren revealed to members of the audience that there is a vast difference between the way crimes committed by members of the armed forces are dealt with in Europe and the way they are handled by the largely autonomous American military justice system. The paper delivered by Professor JONATHAN LURIE of Rutgers called attention to the lack of appropriate supervision of that system by the United States Supreme Court. In his opinion, the Court has done far less than it should have to protect the rights of members of the armed forces. HARRY SCHEIBER of the University of California, Berkeley, commended both papers, although he did fault Lurie for trying too hard to connect the failings of American military justice with the Nuremburg trials. MICHAL BELKNAP of California Western School of Law, who served as both chair and commentator, asked several questions of Nygren and Lurie that served to highlight the differences between European and American military justice. Members of the audience joined in lively questioning of the panelists, which ended when the Local Arrangements Committee announced that champagne was being served.
NEWS FROM WASHINGTON
Library Opens NAACP Pictorial Collection to Researchers
November 27, 1995. The Library's Prints and Photographs Division recently completed the conservation, processing, and cataloging of the pictorial portion of the Records of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) that were gifts to the Library. Researchers now have access to the 4,500 photos, prints, drawings, and posters on microfilm.
The archives, which date from ca. 1838 to 1969, with the majority covering the period from 1944 to 1955, provide a visual record of the history of the association and the advancement of African American's rights in the United States.
The pictures depict victims of police and mob violence, segregation in schools, and civil rights marches. Others document African American men and women in the armed services during World War II, reflecting the NAACP's campaign to integrate the armed services.
Of particular note are photographs of: Marian Anderson and Martin Luther King, Jr. receiving the associations Spingarn Medals for distinguished achievement in 1939 and 1957; the 1957 Prayer Pilgrimage and rally in Washington, D.C.; portraits of the U.S. Air Force's all-black 99th Fighter Squadron; Juanita Jackson, youth coordinator for the NAACP, visiting the Scottsboro defendants; NAACP Arkansas President Daisy Bates with the "Little Rock Nine"; and the "zoot suit riot" of 1943 in Los Angeles.
The photographs also feature numerous individuals active in the association, including Ella Baker, W.E.B. Du Bois, Ruby Hurley, James Weldon Johnson, Daisy Lampkin, Thurgood Marshall, Clarence Mitchell, and Herbert Wright. African American entertainers, sports figures, and political figures are included. Administrative activities such as conferences, fund-raising campaigns, and branch membership drives are also prevalent subjects of the photographs.
African American photographers produced many of the photographs in the collection.
Cartoons in the collection provide commentary on subjects of concern to the association, such as lynching and Jim Crow laws. Illustrations and posters advertise NAACP membership drives and social events.
The photographs are organized by subject into 49 groups ranging from six items to more than 900 items. A finding aid provides background information about the collection and details the contents of the larger groups.
The collection is now available for use, primarily through a 19-reel microfilm surrogate, in the Prints and Photographs Division Reading Room located at LM-337 of the Library's Madison Building. Copies of the microfilm are available for purchase form the Photoduplication Service (mailing address: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540-5230; tel: 202-707-5640)/
Because many of the photographs and other images originally came to the NAACP from a variety of sources (wire services, independent photographers, etc.) copyright restrictions may apply to publication or distribution. For more information, contact Guy Lamolinara (tel: 202-707-9217).
Library of Congress Manuscript Acquisitions
Harold C. Fleming Papers. "Our national trait is a short attention span," observed Harold C. Fleming (1922-1992), looking back in 1985 over a forty-year career in the civil rights movement. "The things that are front stage today are forgotten tomorrow, and it is assumed the problem is solved. But I think the things that are achieved in a field as complicated as [civil rights] are achieved by people who stay with it."
A white southerner, Fleming developed a commitment to expanding civil rights, improving race relations, and securing economic justice for black Americans as a result of his military service during World War II, where he commanded black troops. The indignities visited upon black soldiers shocked Fleming, and he decided to return to his native Atlanta as a civil rights activist after the war and the completion of his interrupted studies at Harvard College. In 1947 he joined the staff of the Southern Regional Council (SRC), a private organization long active in community education, suffrage reform, and improving the lives of black southerners. His SRC experience provided the launching pad for a life in the movement.
Fleming's papers document some of his diverse activities at the SRC which, by virtue of its location in Atlanta in the 1950's, was at the center of the emerging civil rights movement. The research, education, and community-based activities pursued at the SRC, with its focus on cooperation rather than conflict, provided themes that Fleming also pursued in later civil rights ventures. The bulk of the collection, consisting of twenty-nine thousand items, deals principally with Fleming's activities after 1961, when he moved to Washington to form the Potomac Institute, but there are echoes of SRC missions and personalities that lend continuity to the development of Fleming's increasingly complex civil rights agenda.
John J. Sirica Papers. In 1993 the Manuscript Division received the papers of one of the best-known federal trial judges of the twentieth century, John Joseph Sirica (1904-1992). As chief judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Sirica presided over the cases involving the June 1972 Watergate break-in and the subsequent presidential cover-up. Between 1972 and 1977 nineteen Nixon administration official and members of the Committee to Re-elect the President (CREEP), including Attorney General John N. Mitchell and White House aides John W. Dean, H. R. Haldeman, and John D. Ehrlichman, were indicted, convicted, and imprisoned. Sirica faced down Richard M. Nixon and compelled him to release his secret White House tape recordings, which ultimately led the president to resign under threat of impeachment. By 1977 when the last of the Watergate appeals was exhausted, the seventy-three year-old Sirica had become a household name throughout the United States and was considered a hero by many.
Major Restructuring at NEH
Effective December 4, 1995, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) will be redesigned to create a leaner, more focused, and flexible agency in order to adjust to a 1996 budget reduction of almost forty percent.
With the reconfiguration, NEH will give greater support to the activities that best meet its guiding tenets: Activities --that are best done at the national level; --that have long-term impact;
--that have few other sources of support; --that strengthen the institutional base of the humanities; and --that reach broad sectors of the American public.
The Endowment will focus on the following areas:
- Supporting original scholarship
- Preserving the American cultural heritage
- Providing learning opportunities for the nation's teachers
- Engaging the American public in the humanities.
Structurally, the NEH will consist of three divisions
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containing a total of seven programs, and a separate office to administer challenge grants. Following are brief descriptions of the programs (by division) with contact information. Application deadline dates through September 1996 are contained in the Summary of NEH Programs.
Division of Preservation and Access
One program with one set of guidelines and one funding cycle, encompassing the following:
- Preservation and access projects (which will include support
for education and training, regional field service programs, and research and demonstration projects), the stabilization and documentation of material culture collections, and the U.S. newspaper program.
tel: 202/606-8570; email: email@example.com
Division of Public Programs and Enterprise
Two programs with one set of guidelines and two funding cycles encompassing:
- Public Programs: planning and implementation of public
humanities activities, including museum exhibitions, library exhibitions and programs, and radio and television programs.
- Enterprise: special initiatives, partnerships with other
agencies and the private sector, trans-divisional projects, and other activities.
tel: 202/606-8267; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Division of Research and Education
Four programs, each with its corresponding set of guidelines and funding cycles, encompassing the following:
- Seminars and Institutes: summer seminars and institutes for
higher education faculty and school teachers.
- Education Development and Demonstration: materials and model
curricula with related professional development and trial implementation; e.g., teaching with technology.
- Fellowships and Stipends: fellowships for university
teachers, college teachers, and independent scholars; summer stipends; and HBCU faculty graduate study.
- Research: editions, translations, basic research,
archaeology, humanities study of science and technology, centers, international programs, and conferences.
tel: 202/606-8373; email: email@example.com
The NEH Office of Challenge Grants will continue to function in its present form, offering support for educational, scholarly, preservation, and public programs in the humanities. Grantees will be required to raise three or four dollars for every dollar they receive from NEH. tel: 202/606-8309; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Public and educational programming will also continue under the energetic direction of the fifty-six state humanities councils. For information, contact the NEH Federal-State Partnership office. tel: 202/606-8254; email: email@example.com
Summary of NEH ProgramsDivision of Preservation and Access Deadline: *Preservation and Access Projects; July 1, 1996
Stabilization of Material Culture
Collections; U.S. Newspaper Program
Contact: 202/606-8570; firstname.lastname@example.org
Division of Public Programs and Enterprise *Museums/Historical Orgns; Libraries/ January 12, 1996 Archives; Media (Radio/Television)
*Enterprise January 12, 1996 Includes the National Conversation on
American Pluralism and Identity
Special Competition November 24, 1995 Contact: 202/606-8267; email@example.com
Division of Research and Education
*Seminars and InstitutesNational Summer Institutes --for Higher Education Faculty February 1, 1996 --for School Teachers February 1, 1996 Summer Seminars for College Teachers --Participants (summer of 1996) March 1, 1996 --Directors (summer of 1997) March 1, 1996
*Education Development and DemonstrationHumanities Focus Grants --in Higher Education January 15, 1996 September 15, 1996 --in Elementary/Secondary Education January 15, 1996 September 15, 1996 Technology Initiative To Be Announced
*Fellowships and Stipends:Fellowships --for University Teachers May 1, 1996 --for College Teachers and Independent Scholars May 1, 1996 Summer Stipends October 1, 1996 Faculty Graduate Study for HBCU's March 15, 1996
*Research:Collaborative Research September 1, 1996 Centers for Advanced Study and International Research October 1, 1996
Contact: 202/606-8373; firstname.lastname@example.org
Office of Challenge Grants
*Challenge Grants Program May 1, 1996
Contact: 202/606-8309; email@example.com ***
A new edition of the NEH Overview of Endowment Programs, a brochure that describes Endowment programs, gives eligibility requirements, and lists the state humanities council offices, will be available in early 1996. For copies of the new Overview or for more information about the National Endowment for the Humanities, contact: NEH Public Information Office; 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Rm. 402; Washington DC 20506; tel: 202/606-8400; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
INFORMATION SUPER HIGHWAY BILLBOARD
Two New WWW Sites
H-Albion and H-Net are now available on the World Wide Web.The H-Albion URL is: http://h-net.msu.edu/~albion/ The H-Net URL is: http://h-net.msu.edu/index.html AAUP Launches On-Line Catalog and Bookstore
An unprecedented global resource for scholars, librarians, writers, students, and book buyers has just been unveiled on the Internet by the Association of American University Presses (AAUP). The AAUP On-Line Catalog and Bookstore contains fully searchable bibliographic data and descriptive text from more than fifty scholarly publishers. Currently, 65,000-plus titles are represented, and this number is expected to climb rapidly to more than 100,000 titles from nearly 100 presses.
The free on-line catalog includes scholarly monographs in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences as well as general interest trade books and regional titles, reference works, electronic publishing projects, and nearly four hundred scholarly journals published by AAUP member presses. The entire contents of the on-line catalog can be searched over the Internet by author, title, keywords, and Library of Congress subject headings. Searches can also be confined to specific areas or individual publishers. After reading a book's description, the user has the option of downloading a customized order form that can be faxed or mailed to the appropriate publisher.
Users may access and search this global electronic resource via the World Wide Web or Gopher at: //aaup.princeton.edu or //press-gopher.uchicago.edu
For more information about the AAUP, send e-mail to email@example.com or contact Peter Grenquist, Executive Director, AAUP, 584 Broadway, Suite 410, New York, NY 10012.
Telecommunications at the Library of Congress
President Bill Clinton, in a ceremony in the Main Reading Room of the Library of Congress on February 8, signed into law the Telecommunications Act of 1996.
The Library's World Wide Web homepage (http://www.loc.gov) already provides tens of thousands of rare items from the collections, including the first two drafts of the Gettysburg Address, Thomas Jefferson's rough draft of the Declaration of Independence and Mathew Brady Civil War photographs. Also online are sound recordings, early motion pictures and the Library's electronic card catalog. The Library's services handle more than a million transactions daily.
The full text of the Telecommunications Act is available on THOMAS (http://thomas.loc.gov) as are all bills of the current and previous Congress. The Congressional Record and Bill Digest can also be accessed, along with members' electronic mail addresses.
The signing was historic in two ways: The Telecommunications Act of 1996 was the first bill to be signed into law at the Library of Congress and the first to be signed in cyberspace. While the president signed the bill on paper, he also "signed" it electronically -- the entire event was available in real time over the Internet using a high-speed, fiber-optic synchronous optical network link.
New Series by Peter Lang Publishing
Peter Lang Publishing has recently created two new editorial series on law and politics and it invites submission of manuscripts.
The first series is entitled STUDIES IN LAW AND POLITICS, and it seeks to publish scholarly materials that explore the multidimensional and multidisciplinary topic of law and politics.
The second series is entitled TEACHING TEXTS IN LAW AND POLITICS, and it seeks to publish textbooks that explore the multidimensional and multidisciplinary topic of law and politics.
For both series, the subject matters to be addressed include, but will not be limited to: constitutional law; civil rights and liberties issues, including race, gender, and gender orientation studies; law and ethics; women and the law; judicial behavior and decision-making; legal theory; comparative legal systems; criminal justice; courts and the political process; and any other topics addressing the intersection of the law and the legal process that would be of interest to scholars or students.
Inquiries or manuscripts may be sent to: Peter Lang Publishing Inc.; c/o Owen Lancer; 62 West 45th Street; New York, NY 10036; tel: 212-302-6740; fax: 212-302-7574 or to David Schultz; 1120 Clair Avenue; St. Paul, MN 55105; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
NCPH Annual Conference to be Held in Seattle
The National Council on Public History's (NCPH) 18th Annual Conference will be held April 10-13, 1996, in Seattle, Washington, at the Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza. Organized around the theme "History and the Public Interest," the conference will feature sessions focusing on the use of new technologies in museums, broadcast media and archives; grey literature; the status of public history within the academy; political history; and historical advocacy by professional and public interest groups. There are also plans for a program track organized by the National Park Service, with whom NCPH has joined for new collaborative activities. The conference schedule will also include workshops and tours of the Seattle area. The conference is co-sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Historical Guild and the Northwest Oral History Association, both of which will sponsor special sessions. For more information, contact program chair Robert Weible, Division of History, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, P.O. Box 1026, Harrisburg, PA 17108, (717) 783-9867, or the NCPH Executive Offices at (317) 274-2716; email: email@example.com
AAS to compile record of voting data from 1788-1824
WORCESTER, MA, August 23, 1995 -- The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) has received from the National Science Foundation ($110,000) and the National Endowment for the Humanities ($12,000) to fund the "First Democratization Project." This project is the first attempt to collect, analyze and archive all the existing federal, state and local voting records from the United States in the early national period, from 1788 to 1824.
These voting records have never before been systematically collected. When completed and analyzed this study will provide the most comprehensive body of voting returns ever assembled for this period in American history. The completion of this project will mark a very important contribution to the understanding of the way American politics operated in the age of Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison and Monroe.
This historic period also witnessed record-high voter turnout. In many states participation levels reached sixty to seventy percent of all eligible voters. The data collected and analyzed by this study will provide historians with important insights as to why this phenomenon occurred.
The First Democratization Project is being undertaken by Andrew W. Robertson and Philip J. Lampi. Mr. Robertson is a visiting professor at the California Institute of Technology. He holds a bachelor of arts degree from Franklin and Marshall College and a doctor of philosophy degree from Oxford University. His book The Language of Democracy: Political Rhetoric in the United States and Britain, 1790 to 1900 has just been published by Cornell University Press.
Mr. Lampi attended St. Petersburg Junior College in St. Petersburg, Florida. He was formerly employed by the Readex, Microprint Corporation, a division of NewsBank, microfilming the Early American Newspaper Collection at the American Antiquarian Society. In 1974-75 Mr. Lampi was the recipient of a Fred Harris Daniels Research Fellowship at AAS. An amateur historian, Mr. Lampi has made the study and compilation of early American voting records his life's work. He is recognized by political scientists and historians as the most authoritative expert on early national elections. Mr. Lampi's research has been cited by numerous scholars including: George A. Billas, David Bohmer, James P. Broussard, David Hackett Fischer, Ronald P. Formisano, William J. Gilmore, Roy R. Glashan, Daniel P. Jordan, Kenneth Martis, Richard P. McCormick, Donald J. Ratcliffe and Jeremiah Slade, among others.
To date Mr. Lampi has compiled over 100,000 voting records from the states of New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Ohio. The funding for the First Democratization Project will
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allow Mr. Lampi to complete assembling all the voting records in the above states as well as to compile records for all 24 states in existence during the early national period.
In order to collect all of the extant voting records, Mr. Lampi will systematically search such materials as: state and local histories, newspapers, unpublished manuscripts, deed books, and other government documents from the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. These searches will be undertaken during a 21-week research trip to state archives, state libraries, and other historical collections in university libraries and historical societies.
These data will be entered into a computer and analyzed by Professor Robertson. Eventually these data will be archived by the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research at Ann Arbor, Michigan, and made available via the Internet to interested scholars.
For more information, please contact John B. Hench or James David Moran at AAS, 185 Salisbury St., Worcester MA 01609-1634; tel: 508/755-5221 (all departments) or 508/752-5813 (research and publications).
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News from the New York SARA
State Archivist Resigns. Larry J. Hackman has resigned his position as State Archivist of New York to become the new director of the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum in Independence, Missouri. During Hackman's tenure, which began in 1981, the holdings of the State Archives doubled and public use increased by more than 1,000 percent. A series of proposals advanced by Hackman and his colleagues at SARA resulted in the laws creating the Local Government Records Management Improvement Fund, the Documentary Heritage Program, and the State Archives Partnership Trust. A search committee has been formed to begin the recruitment process for another State Archivist.
Local Governments On-line. SARA's Local Government Technology Initiative (TI) has entered its third phase, connecting hundreds of local governments to each other and to state government via telecommunications. The TI, which is operated by the Hudson Valley Community College with a grant from SARA, provides participating local governments with a Windows-based Internet software suite that includes electronic mail and discussion groups, file transfer, gopher, world wide web, and hands-on training to use the software. Local governments can access records, schedules and publications from SARA, text and status of bills in the State Legislature, state commodities contracts, and some databases from state agencies, so they can reduce time and improve service delivery for customers. An example of this is that Town Clerks can access the sportsman education database from the Department of Environmental Conservation. SARA anticipates that the dog license database will soon be available, and is exploring similar relationships with state agencies which handle business records filings, property tax reporting, and municipal financial reporting. Some local governments have begun developing access to their own records, using the World Wide Web. Funding for the TI comes from the Local Governments Records Management Improvement Fund, which is based on fees generated from recording certain kinds of records. (http://nyslgti.gen.ny.us/.
New York's Information Locator System Serves the Public. New York State Government is one of the largest, most complex in the nation. SARA, in partnership with the NY State Library, has made it easier for citizens to find and use State government information. The New York State Government Information Locator Service (ILS) is an on-line directory that tells users what information is available about a particular topic or from a particular source, what that information contains and how to obtain it. The ILS also provides direct access to all New York State Government internet systems, including those in the State Senate and Legislature, Department of Health and Office of General Services as well as the full-text of important government documents such as the Governor's budget and state of state message. The ILS is available through the Internet via Gopher (unix2.nysed.gov:71) or World Wide Web
SARA On-line. SARA's on-line customers are finding information about the holdings, programs, and services of SARA on the SARA Gopher and World Wide Web servers. Full text of finding aids, application forms and instructions for the Documentary Heritage Program grant applicants, announcements of current exhibits and public programs, and a downloadable copy of the "Guide to Records in the NYS Archives" are some of the kinds of information available. To access SARA on the Internet via gopher: unix6.nysed.gov. Via the World Wide Web: http://unix6.nysed.gov.
SARA Displays Treason Documents. "Treason in New York," is the title of a new SARA exhibit that went on display in the Sloatsburg Travel Plaza of the New York State Thruway. The plaza is heavily frequented by travelers, especially during the summer months, and SARA welcomed the opportunity for such high visibility. The exhibit focuses on a major spy drama that unfolded in that region during the American Revolution. In 1780, American General Benedict Arnold met British Major John Andre along the banks of the Hudson River to give him important documents detailing the fortifications at West Point. Andre was captured and hanged. Arnold escaped.
Guide to Governor's Records. SARA has published a "Guide to Records of the Office of the Governor." The Guide contains series-level descriptions of over 4,000 cubic feet of gubernatorial records, dating from 1777 to 1994, held by the State Archives. There are several appendices, including one that lists collections of gubernatorial records held in other repositories. The Guide is indexed and includes a foreword by Governor George Pataki.
Call for Articles by the Tilburg Foreign Law Review
The Tilburg Foreign Law Review was founded in September 1991 by a couple of students from Tilburg University. Based on the American law reviews they started to publish articles from all over the world. Main goal: to inform Dutch students and professors about the developments in law of foreign countries. More and more the journal was also read by people in the United States, Germany, France, Belgium, Australia and Korea. Every volume (academic years!) includes four issues, planned for December, March, June and September. Each issue has approximately 90 pages and contains four articles. Sometimes they also give information about new books or other interesting events. Subscription rates are $55, to be paid in September/October of each year.
For those interested in submitting an article to the law review, they are in need of some articles on specific topics. They always have a lack of articles on the history of law and they have planned a special issue on law and religion. However, other articles are also welcome. After they receive your article and decide to publish, they will inform you about the time of publication..
For all information, submitting articles and/or new subscriptions please contact the Tilburg Foreign Law Review, Editorial Staff, Tilburg University Room Y-349, P.O. Box 90153, 5000 LE, Tilburg, the Netherlands; fax: +31-13-663143; e-mail: TFLR@kub.nl.
American Journalism Historians Association Call For Papers
Annual Convention: October 3-5, 1996, London, Ontario. The AJHA invites paper entries, panel proposals and abstracts of work in progress having to do with any facet of media history, including electronic media and film, advertising, and public relations. Because the AJHA aims to present original material at its conventions that has not already appeared or been presented elsewhere, research papers and panels submitted to the convention should not have been submitted to or accepted by any other local, regional, or national conference, convention or publication.
Research entries should be completed papers not exceeding 25 typewritten double-spaced pages, excluding references. Four copies of each paper should be submitted as well as a stamped self-addressed postcard for notification of receipt. Each paper should include a cover sheet indicating the paper's title, the author's name and address, and the author's institutional affiliation as well as the author's position at that institution, and a single-page abstract. Only the title should appear on the paper and the abstract; the author's name should appear only on the cover page.
Authors of accepted papers are expected to attend the convention and must register for the convention to present their research. Authors should bring 25 copies of their paper to distribute at the conference. Awards for outstanding research include: the Robert Lance Award for the best student paper; the William Snorgrass Award for the best research paper on minority journalism; the Best Research Paper; and awards for the top three research papers.
Panel proposals should include a brief description of the topic, the names of the moderator and participants, and a brief summary of each participant's presentation. The topic of the panels as well as the content of the individual presentations should not have been submitted or presented elsewhere. Panel participants are expected to attend the conference and must register to make their presentations.
Research in progress should be submitted in abstract form (no more than 350 words, two copies) and should focus on significant research under way. Oral presentations of research in progress will be limited to five minutes and will be accompanied by a paper three to five pages in length (excluding bibliography) for distribution at the meeting.
Send Research Papers to: Prof. Elizabeth V. Burt; School of Communication; University of Hartford; W. Hartford, CT 06117. Send Panel Proposals to: Prof. Jan Whitt; School of Journalism; University of Colorado; Boulder, CO 80309. Send Research in Progress to: Prof. James D. Startt; History Department; Valparaiso University; Valparaiso, IN 46383.
British Legal History Conference Call for Papers
The Thirteenth British Legal History Conference will be held on Wednesday 1 July to Saturday 4 July 1997 at Trinity Hall, Cambridge. Once again, the conference will focus on a particular theme. The theme "Learning the Law - Legal Education and the Transmission of Legal Knowledge" should be understood in its broadest sense, including the transfer and acquisition of both practical expertise and the more scholarly learning which are required at various levels of the legal profession, and the dissemination of legal ideas beyond the legal profession.
Among the aspects of the history of legal education which we hope will be dealt with are questions related to the following topics: Texts and Teaching: English Legal Writings, 1100 - 1900; Formal Teaching in the Law Faculties and in the Inns of Court; Apprenticeship, Pupillage and the Legal Profession; Informal and Non-institutional Learning; Legal Teaching and Learning in Pluralistic Legal Systems; Common Law Teaching and Learning Overseas; and Transmission of Legal Knowledge by Lesser Officials and Laity.
Obviously, many more aspects regarding legal education may be considered; and we welcome offers for papers on any of these topics, or on other questions related to the general theme.
It may be of interest to those who will attend the conference that during the week-end immediately following the conference (4-5 July), Trinity Hall will also organize a conference on current problems of legal education, in particular with relation to European developments. Further information on this conference will be made available when you are invited to register for the British Legal History Conference.
We would be grateful to receive proposals for papers by 1 June 1996. For more information, please contact the conference organizers:Prof. J. Bush Prof. A. Wijffels Santa Clara University Leiden University School of Law Pieterskerkhof 6 Santa Clara, CA 95053 NL - 2311 SR Leiden United States of America The Netherlands
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fax ++/1/408/554-4426 fax ++/31/71/27.74.44OAH Session: Integrating Legal History into the U.S. Survey Course
"Enriching the Curriculum through the Use of Primary Sources: Integrating Legal History in the U. S. Survey Course" is the title of a session to be held at the Annual Meeting of the Organization of American Historians in Chicago on Friday, March 29, 1996, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Cresthill Room of the Palmer House Hilton.
Sponsored by the History Teaching Alliance (HTA) and the National History Education Network (NHEN), the session will be led by LAURA EDWARDS (University of South Florida) and LINDA RENAUD (Clinton, Wisconsin, High School). They will discuss: WHY build a curriculum based on legal documents: goals and objectives; HOW to include primary documents and use them effectively in the classroom; WHERE to find sources--including legal documents-- suited to class needs; HOW to integrate legal materials into the study of American politics and society; and WHAT students can learn--content and skills--by working with legal documents.
Note: The time and place listed in the original program have been changed.Renovation Restricts Access to Harvard Law Special Collections
The Harvard Law School Library is undergoing a major renovation. Effective 25 March 1996, the Rare Book Collection will be closed to public access. The Manuscript Collection and the print and photography portions of the Legal Art Collection will be accessible on a limited basis. Full service to all of the collections will resume during the 1997/1998 academic year.
For further information, contact the following at the Harvard Law School Library; Langdell Hall; Cambridge MA 02138: Legal Art: Curatorial Associate Steven Smith/tel: 617-495-3150/ e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Manuscripts: Curator of Manuscripts David de Lorenzo/tel: 617- 495-4550/ e-mail: email@example.com Rare Books: Curator of Rare Books David Ferris/tel: 617-495-4550/ e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Essay Prize
The Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society announces the creation of a prize for the best essay on the subject of the PLESSY V. FERGUSON case. Students enrolled in a graduate or professional school are eligible to enter the competition. The prize, which will be awarded in October at the Society's annual meeting, consists of $500 and a certificate. To enter, please send four copies of the essay and a brief c.v. by August 1, 1996 to: Professor Warren M. Billings, Historian of the Supreme Court of Louisiana, Department of History, University of New Orleans, New Orleans LA 70148.
ACLS Fellowship Program
1995-96 Fellows. The American Council of Learned Societies, in a national competition, has awarded fifty-seven ACLS Fellowships for postdoctoral research in the humanities and related social sciences. From 586 applicants, awards were made to thirty-one women and twenty-six men for research periods of a semester to an academic year. Fifty-four of the recipients are affiliated to with forty-eight institutions in the United States, one with a university in Canada, and two are independent scholars. The program is partially supported by endowment grants received from the Ford Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Rockefeller Foundation. Among the Award recipients were:
Iver BERNSTEIN. Professor of History, Washington University. "Property rights, compensation, and the moral controversy that anticipated the American Civil War."
Joanne L. GOODWIN. Assistant Professor of History, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. "Gender and the politics of welfare reform: mothers' pensions in Chicago, 1900-1930."
ACLS Grants for Travel to International Meetings Abroad
The American Council for Learned Societies, in a national competition, has awarded 196 grants of $500 each for travel to international meetings abroad during the year beginning June 1, 1995. The grants assist scholars in the humanities and humanities related social sciences to participate in international scholarly meetings outside the United States and its dependencies. From 533 applications, grants were made to 196 scholars who will attend 111 international conferences. This program is funded by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation. One grant went to Benjamin GREGG, Lecturer in Public Law, Princeton University. He attended the 1995 Annual Meeting of the Research Committee on the Sociology of Law, International Sociological Association: Legal Culture - Encounters and Transformations (Tokyo, Japan/August 1-4, 1995).
Fellowships for Chinese Studies: 1994-95 Competition
The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce the results of the most recent competition for the ACLS Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Fellowships in Chinese Studies. This program is made possible by funding received from the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange. Eleven fellowships for postdoctoral research and eight fellowships for dissertation research abroad were awarded. Postdoctoral fellows included:
Bryna GOODMAN, Assistant Professor of Modern History, University of Oregon. "Changing visions of law and society in 1920's Shanghai: the case of Tang Jiezhi and Xi Shangzhen."
Melissa A. MACAULEY, Professor of Chinese History, Northwestern University. "The civil reprobate: pettifoggers, property, and litigation in China, 1723-1919."
A Dissertation Research Fellowship went to:
Paulo FRANK, Doctoral Candidate in History, Harvard University. "Debating constitutional government: political discourse in Nationalist China."National Historical Publications and Records Commission, Grants By State - 1994-95
District of Columbia
Founding-Era Documentary Editions/Subventions: Documentary History of the First Federal Congress of the UnitedStates of America, March 4, 1789 - March 3, 1791 (The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.): Grants of $157,741 and $162,478.
Documentary History of the Supreme Court of the United States,1789-1800 (Supreme Court Historical Society, Washington, D.C.): Grants of $193,575 and $167,575.
Ongoing Documentary Editions/Subventions: The Lincoln Legal Papers: A Documentary History of the LawPractice of Abraham Lincoln, 1836-1861 (Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, Springfield, IL): Grants of $50,000 and $60,000.
Founding-Era Documentary Editions/Subventions: Documentary History of the First Federal Congress of the UnitedStates of America, March 4, 1789 - March 3, 1791 (The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD): Two grants of $10,000 for volumes 13 and 14.
Founding-Era Documentary Editions/Subventions: Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution(Board of Regents, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI): Grants of $140,000 and $141,455.
Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution(State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, WI): $4,550 for Volume 17.
RECENT PUBLICATIONS OF INTEREST
New Collection of Essays Edited by John R. Wunder
Law and the Great Plains, Essays on the Legal History of the Heartland, Edited by John R. Wunder, Contributions in Legal Studies, Number 82, ISSN 0147-1074
This provocative work developed from the first conference ever held on law and the Great Plains. The contributors and the participants addressed fundamental questions about race, ethnicity, and civil rights and the legal culture of the region. This study is designed to whet the appetite of legal scholars and historians who want to consider new ideas and study a littleknown field.
CONTENTS: Preface; Regional Legal History and the Great Plains; Toward a Legal History of the Great Plains by John R. Wunder; The Legal Culture of the Great Plains by Kermit L. Hall; Landmark Cases of the Great Plains; German Victims and American Oppressors: The Background and Legacy of Meyer v. Nebraska by Paul Finkleman; A Kansan Looks at Brown by Michael S. Mayer; The Railroad Question Revisited: Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway v. Minnesota and Constitutional Limits on State Regulations by James W. Ely, Jr.; Legalists of the Great Plains; Practicing What You Preach Against? Karl Llewellyn, Legal Realism, and the Cheyenne Way by Scott Landers; William Jennings Bryan's Law Practice by Andrew Koszewski; Judiciaries of the Great Plains; Observations on One Hundred Years of Federal Judging in Western Missouri District Court by Lawrence H. Larsen; Tribal Courts: Constitutional Decision Making and an Opportunity for Transformation by Frank Pommersheim; Appendix; Index.
New Addition to Crime and Justice Series
Founded in 1977, the Crime and Justice series addresses important developments in the criminal justice system. Commissioned essays encompass topics both within and outside of the accepted core of research on crime and justice, including legal, psychological, biological, sociological, historical, and ethical considerations. It is published by The University of Chicago Press, and is edited by Michael Tonry, Sonosky Professor of Law and Public Policy at the University of Minnesota.
The latest volume, number 20, provides insightful articles and close examinations of many of today's most timely issues. In addition to a forward by Jeremy Travis and a preface by Michael Tonry, articles include:
"Penal Communications and the Philosophy of Punishment," by Antony Duff; "Intermediate Sanctions," by Michael Tonry and Mark Lynch; "Academic Performance and Delinquency," by Eugene Maguin and Rolf Loeber; "Crime and Justice in the Criminal Justice and Criminology Literature," by Ellen G. Cohn and David P. Farrington; "Theoretical Integration in Criminology," by Thomas J. Bernard and Jeffrey B. Snipes; and "The Prevalence of Drug Use in the United States," by Thomas M. Mieczkowski.
Recent Publications of Interest
Peter Bardaglio. Reconstructing the Household: Families, Sex, and the Law in the Nineteenth-Century South. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1995.
Michael Les Benedict. The Blessings of Liberty: A Concise History of the Constitution of the United States. Lexington, MA: D. C . Heath, 1996.
Michael Les Benedict. Sources in American Constituitonal History. Lexington, MA: D. C. Heath, 1996.
Maxwell Bloomfield, "Constitutional Ideology and Progressive Fiction," Journal of American Culture, 18 (Spring 1995): 77-86.
Henry J. Bourguignon, "The Federal Key to the Judiciary Act of 1789," South Carolina Law Review 46 (Summer 1995): 647-702.
James A. Brundage, "The Rise of the Professional Jurist in the Thirteenth Century," Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce, 20 (1994): 185-190.
James A. Brundage. Medieval Canon Law. London: Longmans, 1995.
James A. Brundage, "The Merry Widow's Serious Sister: Remarriage in Classical Canon Law," in Robert R. Edwards and Vickie Ziegler, eds. Matrons and Marginal Women. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1995: 33-48.
James A. Brundage, "Law and Monogamy: A Troubled Relationship," Politics and the Life Sciences, 14 (1995): 27-29.
Jonathan M. Bryant. How Curious a Land: Conflict and Change in Greene County, Georgia, 1850-1865. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1996.
Jeffrey Burton. Indian Territory and the United States, 1866- 1906: Courts, Government and the Movement for Oklahoma Statehood. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1995.
Pauline Croft, "Libels, Popular Literacy and Public Opinion in Early Modern England," Historical Research 68 (October 1995): 266-285.
Alan Cromartie. Sir Matthew Hale, 1609-1676: Law, Religion and Natural Philosophy. Cambridge: Cambridge Univeristy Press, 1995.
Michael Kent Curtis, "The 1859 Crisis over Hinton Rowan Helper's Book, The Impending Crisis: Free Speech, Slavery, and Some Light on the Meaning of the First Section of the Fourteenth Amendment," Chicago Kent Law Review 68 (No. 3, 1993): 1113-1177.
Michael Kent Curtis, "The Curious History of Attempts to Suppress Antislavery Speech, Press, and Petition in 1835-1837," Northwestern University Law Review 89 (Spring 1995): 785-870.
Cornelia Hughes Dayton. Women before the Bar: Gender, Law, and Society in Connecticut, 1639-1789. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1995.
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Davison M. Douglas. Reading, Writing, and Race: The Desegregation of the Charlotte Schools. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1995.
Daniel Ernst. Lawyers Against Labor: From Individual Rights to Corporate Liberalism. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 1995.
George Fisher, "The Birth of the Prison Retold, " Yale Law Journal 104 (April 1995): 1235-1324.
David J. Gargola. Lands, Laws, and Gods: Magistrates and Ceremony in the Regulation of Public Lands in Republican Rome. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1995.
Michael Grossberg. A Judgement for Solomon: The d'Hautvile Case and Legal Experience in Antebellum America. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Judith Evans Grubbs. Law and Family in Late Antiquity: The Emperor Constantine's Marriage Legislation. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1995.
Mark Randall Gruner, "Stowe's Dred: Literary Domesticity and the Law of Slavery," Perspectives: A Annual of American Cultural Studies 20 (1995): 1-37.
Jeffrey D. Hockett. New Deal Justice: The Constitutional Jurisprudence of Hugo L. Black, Felix Frankfurter, and Robert H. Jackson. Lanham, MD: Roman & Littlefield, 1996.
Michael H. Hoffheimer, "Hegel's First Philosophy of Law," Tennessee Law Review 62 (Summer 1995): 823-897.
Laura Kalman. The Strange Career of Legal Liberalism. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1996.
Michael J. Klarman, "Brown, Originalism, and Constitutional Theory: A Response to Professor Mcconnell," 81 Virginia Law Review (October 1995): 1881-1936.
Ronald J. Krotoszynski, Jr., "Celebrating Selma: The Impact of Context in Public Forum Analysis," Yale Law Journal 104 (April 1995): 1411-1440
Leonard W. Levy. License to Steal: The Forfeiture of Property. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1995.
Jan Lewis, "`Of Every Age Sex & Condition': The Representation of Women in the Constitution," Journal of the Early Republic 15 (Fall 1995): 359-387.
Stewart Macaulay, Lawrence M. Friedman and John Stookey. Law and Society: Readings on the Social Study of Law. New York: Norton, 1995.
Michael W. Mcconnell, "Originalism and the Desegregation Decisions," 81 Virginia Law Review (1995): 947.
Michael Meranze. Laboratories of Virtue: Punishment, Revolution, and Authority in Philadelphia, 1760-1835. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1996.
Thomas D. Morris. Southern Slavery and the Law, 1619-1860. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1996.
Michael M. O'Hear, "`Some of the Most Embarrassing Questions': Extraterritorial Divorces and the Problem of Jurisdiction Before Pennoyer," Yale Law Journal 104 (April 1995): 1507-1537.
William Offut. Of`Good Laws' and `Good Men': Law and Society in the Delaware Valley, 1680-1710. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 1995.
James Steven Rogers. The Early History of the Law of Bills and Notes: A Study in the Origins of Anglo-American Commercial Law. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Lucy E. Salyer. Laws Harsh as Tigers: Chinese Immigrants and the Shaping of Modern Immigration Law. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1995.
W. Brian Simpson. Leading Cases in the Common Law: Essays in Legal History. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1995.
Aviam Soifer. Law and the Company We Keep. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1995.
Alan Watson. Jesus and the Law. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1996.
William E. Weitoff. A Peculiar Humanism: The Judicial Advocacy of Slavery in High Courts of the Old South, 1820-1850. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1996.
Lou Falkner Williams. The Great South Carolina Ku Llux Klan Trials, 1871-1872. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1996.
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