2019 South Asian Legal Studies Workshop

The Call for Proposals for our 13th Annual South Asia Legal Studies Workshop is now up. The annual event will be held on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison, …

Cobras for cancer

This one is not exactly legal history, but it is a weird little tidbit I stumbled upon while digging around in the primary sources on forensic venomology (more about this interest here). I knew that snake venom …

In memory of John R. Hinnells

The eminent UK-based scholar of Parsi and Zoroastrian studies, John R. Hinnells, passed away at the age of 76 on May 3, 2018. He was a wonderful mentor to me , and a model of …

More ideas for teaching

Following up on my last post, here are a few other teaching ideas from my friend Arudra Burra, who teaches at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi: …

Annual Lunch at Law & Society meeting

Are you coming to the Law and Society Association’s annual meeting in Toronto next month? Please join us for the Joint Annual Collaborative Research Network Lunch for CRN 15: British Colonial Legalities & CRN 22: …

2018 South Asia Legal Studies Workshop

Every fall at the University of Wisconsin Law School, my colleague Sumudu Atapattu and I co-organize a one-day workshop on South Asian legal studies. In the past, we’ve only accepted full panel proposals for the …