September 19, 2011
Oregon Law welcomes distinguished lecturer Hendrik Hartog
The University of Oregon School of Law is welcoming Professor Hendrik “Dirk” Hartog as the inaugural distinguished lecturer for the Law, Culture and Humanities Initiative.
Hartog’s visit will take place September 28 and 29, culminating in a presentation from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, in the Knight Library Browsing Room. The title of his talk comes from his forthcoming book, “Someday All This Will Be Yours: A History of Inheritance and Old Age.”
Hartog is Class of 1921 Bicentennial Professor in the History of American Law and Liberty, professor of history, and director of the Program in American Studies at Princeton University. He has worked in a variety of areas of American legal history: on the history of city life, on the history of constitutional rights claims, on the history of marriage, and on the historiography of legal change. He is the author of Public Property and Private Power: the Corporation of the City of New York in American Law, 1730-1870 (1983) and Man and Wife in America: a History (2000).
The Law, Culture, and Humanities Initiative was created to facilitate, support, and encourage symposia, lectures, scholarship, and faculty discussion on the relationship between law and other humanistic disciplines. It provides opportunities for faculty to integrate humanistic-based studies with the study of law, and to explore the increasingly diverse and rich scholarships in areas that include (but are not limited to) legal history, law and political science, law and literature, law and anthropology, and law and philosophy.
The Oregon Humanities Center, the Center for the Study of Women in Society, the Department of Political Science, the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, and the Department of History have all generously provided assistance for Hartog’s visit.