Sunday, December 26, 2010

Go On! "Law & Memory"

(Go On! is an occasional item on symposia and other events of interest)

Law and Memory is the subject of a conference marking the 10th anniversary of the University of Southern California Center for Law, History and Culture, to be held February 25 and 26, 2011, at the USC Gould School of Law, 699 Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles, California. Organizers write:

While scholarship on history and memory has exploded in recent years, and much of it has centered on the role of trials and other legal processes in shaping collective memory, only recently has work in the new field of law and humanities begun to explore the intersections of law and memory more self-consciously.
Law as a means to remember or forget the past will be examined not only by jurists, but also by scholars of history, psychology, literature, communications and cultural studies. Keynote speaker will be Robert W. Gordon (Yale, Stanford), the keynote speaker. Among the many others taking part will be IntLawGrrls Elizabeth Hillman (Hastings) and guest/alumna Mary L. Dudziak (USC) (hat tip), as well as Elaine Scarry (Harvard), Annette Gordon-Reed (Harvard), and Cheryl Harris (UCLA).
There's a nominal fee for attendees; registration and program details here.

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