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Program in Law and History

The Program in Law and History was established in 2007. The program's mission is to support the study of law in its historical context. The program brings together scholars and students from the University of Minnesota and around the world to foster teaching and research in all areas and periods of legal history.


Spring 2016 Legal History Workshop
Seminar Guest Schedule

(Abstracts not available)

Professor Susanna Blumenthal

All workshops with speakers will convene on Fridays from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in Room 471 of the Law School, unless otherwise noted.

If you would like a copy of the paper or wish to be added to our mailing list, contact Angela Tanner at angelat@umn.edu. For more information about the workshops, contact Susanna Blumenthal at blume047@umn.edu.

 

MARCH

Friday
3/11/16
"'Services, Sacrifices, and Sufferings:' Defining Refugee Policy in the Post-Revolutionary United States"
Evan Taparata, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, University of Minnesota
Wednesday
3/23/16
"A Legal History of Intimate Deception" a chapter drawn from Professor Hasday's forthcoming book, Intimate Lies and the Law: Governing Deception in Our Closest Relationships
Jill Hasday, Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Centennial Professor in Law, University of Minnesota Law School
Note: Held in Mondale Hall Room 262
Friday
3/25/16
"The Public Charge as a Social Threat: Obstacles to Resettlement for Women in the Cuban Mariel Migration of 1980"
Melissa Hampton, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, University of Minnesota
Co-sponsored by the History Department's Workshop on the Comparative History of Women, Gender, and Sexuality

APRIL

Friday
4/1/16
"Law and the Art of Survival in Mid-Twentieth Century America"
Brooke Depenbusch, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, University of Minnesota
Co-sponsored by the History Department's Workshop on the Comparative History of Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Note: Held in Heller Hall Room 1210
Friday
4/8/16
"Merchants and Pirates in the Medieval Mediterranean: Questions of Law and Legitimacy"
Kathryn Reyerson, Professor of History, University of Minnesota
Friday
4/15/16
"Recasting Personhood: Feminist and Free-Market Technologies of the Self"
Allison Schwartz, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, University of Minnesota

MAY

Friday
5/6/16
"The Arithmetic of Sovereignty: Law, Ambiguous Citizenship, and Policing for Capitalism in the Gilded Age"
Scott McDowell, Graduate Student, Department of History, University of Minnesota
Note: Held in Mondale Hall Room 262
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Co-Directors

Susanna Blumenthal
Professor of Law,
Associate Professor of History
American Legal History

Barbara Young Welke
Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Professor of History and Professor of Law
American Legal and Constitutional History

Assistant

Jacquelyn E. Burt
ruppx077@umn.edu
612-626-5984