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Vanderbilt Legal History Colloquium

The 2019-2020 Legal History Colloquium series is sponsored by the College of Arts and Science and the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities.  Discussions are based on pre-circulated papers.  To sign up for the announcement list, please contact this year's Director, Emily Greble 

Fall 2019

October 14, Brinkley Messick, Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University: “Muslim witnesses: the predicament of the truth-teller” in the Robert Penn Warren Center Seminar room, Noon - 1:30 pm.

October 21, Rabia Belt, Associate Professor of Law, Stanford University: “Outcasts from the Vote: Woman Suffrage, Disability, and the Law in the Long 19th-Century United States" in BT 123, Noon - 1:30 pm.

November 11, Aimee Genell, Assistant Professor of History, University of Western Georgia: "Ab Imperio: From "Privileged Provinces” to Mandates,” part of her manuscript: "Empire by Law: The Ottoman Origins of the Mandate System in the Middle East” in the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, Noon - 1:30 pm.

Spring 2020

February 3, Cosimo Cascione, Professor of Roman Law, University of Naples, "Policing the Roman Empire”

March 9, John Torpey, Presidential Professor of Sociology and History, the Graduate Center (CUNY), "Historical Origins and Consequences of Regional Differences” 

March 16, Stuart Carroll, Professor of Early Modern History, York University, "The use of the law in early modern Italy”