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Idea. Intent

This conference aims to provide an intimate setting in which PhD students from Brown and other universities may share works-in-progress on any topic in legal history, or any historically-inclined approach to the study of “law and …” We hope to attract submissions from a variety of disciplines, from institutions across the country. (See Call for Papers).


The conference will consist of four panels, each with four graduate student presenters (see Schedule). A fifth session, during the shared lunch, will be a panel of four Brown faculty who work with legal sources. They will present on the varieties of legal sources and myriad challenges and rewards of their use.


The conference is being organized by the co-conveners of the Law and Humanities Graduate Study Group – a student-led interdisciplinary community of graduate students and Brown faculty interested in a humanistic approach to the study of law.

This conference is made possible through support from the following Brown University campus units: American Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, Political Science, Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, History, Religious Studies, Modern Culture and Media.

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