Legal History Workshops

December 5, 2017

  • 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

    Early in his tenure as superintendent of the Bloomingdale Asylum for the Insane in upper Manhattan, the alienist Pliny Earle sounded a note of skepticism about the epistemological foundations of his own profession: “Science is at once lost in mazes of uncertainty and ignorance whenever it attempts to fathom mind itself.” Earle’s consciousness of the...

November 30, 2017

November 16, 2017

  • 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

    Settlers in the New World liked to think that their polities respected the rule of law. They recoiled from accusations of systematic lawlessness. There was not one ideal-type of a rule of law state, but a multiplicity of polities that could fit under that capacious and contested term.

November 9, 2017

November 2, 2017

  • 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

    Identifying with Nationality: Europeans, Ottomans, and Egyptians (Columbia University Press, 2017) draws on evidence from turn-of-the-century Egypt to argue that most ordinary people came to the nation-state in ways that had little to do with nationalism (ideas and sentiments of belonging to a nation-state) or citizenship (political and...

October 19, 2017

October 12, 2017

  • 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

    This essay explores the legal and moral perplexities posed by acts of Congress that connect vindications of the rights of persons to the free flow of commerce, tracing how the American nation-state has made human wellbeing commensurate with the exchange of goods across state borders.

October 5, 2017

September 28, 2017

September 21, 2017


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