Legal Histories of Empire Symposium

Legal Histories of Empire Symposium

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Join us for a Legal Histories of Empire symposium(and for cake for a special birthday) with Profs Rohit De (Yale) and Catherine Evans (UofT)

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Join us for the first of several planned symposia in 2020 and 2021 for Legal Histories of Empire and a celebration for a special birthday of the founder of the Legal Histories of Empire Conferences.

Our speakers:

Rohit De: "Brown Lawyers, Black Robes: Decolonization, Diasporic Lawyers and Minority Rights"

Rohit De is Associate Professor of History at Yale University and is the author of A People's Constitution: The Everyday Life of Law in the Indian Republic (2018). As a Carnegie Fellow, he is currently working on a book on a history of rebellious lawyering and decolonization

Catherine Evans: “Civilization as Sanity in the Victorian Empire”

Catherine L. Evans is Assistant Professor at the Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies at the University of Toronto. Her first book, Unsound Empire: Civilization and Madness in Late-Victorian Law, comes out next fall (Yale University Press, 2021).

Please register now. Zoom information will be emailed to you 36 hours before the event begins.

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New Haven/Toronto @ 4 pm on 30 October

Vancouver @ 1pm on 30 October

Sydney @ 7 am on 31 October

Auckland @ 9 am on 31October

London/Dublin @ 8 pm on 30 October

Singapore @ 4 am on 31 October

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