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Due to the Covid-19 pandemic all events will be held from 12:00-1:00 pm via Zoom unless otherwise stated.

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Fall 2021

September 15

Magdalena Candioti
"Abolitionist Policies in Spanish South America (1810-1870): Gradualism, Experimentation and Interconnections"
Via Zoom Video Conferencing, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Magdalena Candioti , Associate Researcher of the National Council for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICET) at the Instituto de Historia Argentina y Americana “Dr Emilio Ravignani” and Associate Professor in the Department of Humanities and Sciences. Join Zoom Meeting: Meeting ID: 980 1869 5428 Passcode: 792419

October 6

Honor Sachs (University Colorado Boulder)
“’Descendants of Indian Women': Robin v. Hardaway (1772)”
Via Zoom Video Conferencing, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Join Zoom Meeting: Meeting ID: 939 2060 7970 Passcode: 316197

October 20

Ajay Batra (USC)
"Hives of Subtlety: Abolition and the Aesthetics of Slave Conspiracy, 1800–1809."
Facutly Lounge, Room 433, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
USC post-doctoral fellow in the Society of Fellows this Fall.

November 3

Sherman Jackson (USC Dornsife)
"Shar‘ah: Between Law and Non-Law"
Facutly Lounge, Room 433, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

November 10

Nomi Stolzenberg (USC)
“Leaving Kiryas Joel: 25 years of research into 45 years of a Hasidic village’s existence”
Via Zoom Video Conferencing, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Casden Institute Faculty and Graduate Student Research Seminar Series Email for Zoom information.

December 1

Hadi Qazwini (USC)
"Is Islamic Law Inherently Pluralistic?"
Facutly Lounge, Room 433, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
(USC, PhD Candidate, Religion/Global Islam School of Religion)

Spring 2022

January 26

Meredith Hall (USC) Postdoctoral Scholar – Teaching Fellow, Society of Fellows in the Humanities
“Property and Its Provenance: A Case Study of the Emergence of Ownership”
Via Zoom Video Conferencing, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

February 9

Nancy Green (EHESS)
"The Limits of Transnationalism"
Via Zoom Conferencing, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Book Panel Discussion. Co-Sponsored with Levan Institute

February 24

Vincent Lloyd (University of Villanova)
"Revisiting the ‘Abuse Excuse’ in the Age of Black LivesMatter."
Faculty Lounge, Room 433 (Hybrid), 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Co-sponsors: Faculty Workshop and NOVA Forum

March 9

Preston McBride (USC Mellon Fellow), and other panelists
"Native American School Boards: Law, History, and Current Events"
Faculty Lounge, Room 433 (Hybrid), 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Panelists: Heather Whiteman Runs Him (Associate Clinical Professor and Director of the Tribal Justice Clinic, University of ArizonaJames E. Rogers College of Law) and Kelly Stewart (Ed.DCandidate at the University of California, San Diego andCalifornia State University, San Marcos)

March 25

Lauren Benton (Yale), Sam Erman (USC), and other panel speakers
Rethinking Legal Pluralism
Faculty Lounge, Rm 433 (Hybrid), 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Panel speakers: Fred Clark (USC), Tamar Herzog (Harvard), Clifford Ando (Chicago), Claudia Moatti (USC), Caroline Humfress (St. Andrews), Brandon Bourgeois (USC), Emanuele Conte (Roma Tre), Maya Maskarinec (USC), Ido Shahar and Karin Carmit Yefet (Haifa), Nomi Stolzenberg (USC Law), Jessica Marglin (USC), Mark Letteney (USC) and Adam Clulow (University of Texas, Austin). Co-spononsors: Campus Humanities, Center for the Premodern World, Department of Classics, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, Early Modern Studies Institute (EMSI), Gould School of Law, and School of Religion

March 31

Sarah Barringer Gordon (University of Pennsylvania Law School)
"Staying in Place: The Colored Methodist Church, Sacred Space, the Law in the American Civil War Era"
Faculty Lounge, Room 433, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
19th Annual CLHC Law and Humanities Distinguished Lecture Reception to follow after the lecture

April 13

Brandon Bourgeois (USC)
"Lawless Accession Among the Romans"
Faculty Lounge, Rm 433 (Hybrid), 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

April 27

CANCELED-West Coast Conference on Law and Literature
Topic: TBA
Faculty Lounge, Room 433 (Hybrid), 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Panel speakers: TBA