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Vanderbilt Legal History Colloquium

Vanderbilt Legal History Colloquium 2018-19

The Vanderbilt Legal History Colloquium series is sponsored by the Vanderbilt College of Arts and Science.  Discussions are based on pre-circulated papers.  To sign up for the announcement list, please contact this year's Director Ari Bryen.


Sept. 10, 2018

Professor Tamer el-Leithy, Johns Hopkins University
Title: The Deep Grammar of Cultural Transformation: Coptic Law and Muslim Courts in Medieval Egypt

12:00 - 2:00 pm, Buttrick Hall room 123

Sept. 24, 2018
Professor Nianshen Song, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Title: Making Borders in Modern East Asia: The Demarcation of the China-Korea Tumen River Border, 1881-1919
Co-sponsored with the Dept. of History and the Program in Asian Studies
4:10-5:30 pm, Buttrick Hall room 123
(This event is a lecture, no paper will be pre-circulated. Please also note non-canonical time)

Oct. 22, 2018
Professor Karl Shoemaker, University of Wisconsin 

Title: The Devil's Justice: Process, Pedagogy, and the Rule of Law in the Late Middle Ages

Link to paper here (VU ID required)

12:00 -2:00 pm, Buttrick Hall room 123 

Nov. 12, 2018
Professor Noam Maggor, Queen Mary, University of London (with Stefan Link, Dartmouth)
Title:The United States as a Developing Nation: Revisiting the Peculiarities of American History

Link to paper here (VU ID required)

Co-sponsored with the Vanderbilt Law School
12:00 - 2:00 pm, Buttrick 123

Nov. 26, 2018
Professor Melissa Murray, New York University  (cancelled)
12:00 - 2:00 pm, Buttrick Hall room 123

Jan. 7, 2019
Professor John Witt, Yale University
Title TBA
12:00 -2:00 pm, Buttrick Hall room 123

Feb. 4, 2019
Professor Laura Edwards, Duke University
Title TBA
12:00 -2:00 pm, Buttrick Hall room 123

Feb. 18, 2019
Professor Lauren Benton, Vanderbilt University
Title TBA
12:00 -2:00 pm, Buttrick Hall room 123

March 11, 2019
Professor Georgy Kantor, Oxford University
Title TBA
12:00 - 2:00 pm, Buttrick Hall room 123

April 1, 2019
Professor Natasha Wheatley, Princeton University
Title TBA
12:00 - 2:00 pm, Buttrick Hall room 123