Oregon Law

The Law, Culture, and Humanities Initiative presents

The Cowboy Suit Tragedy:

Spreading Risk, Owning Hazard in the
Twentieth Century U.S. Consumer Economy

With Professor Barbara Young Welke

Friday, May 10, 2013
12:30 p.m.
Lewis Lounge, Knight Law Center

Barbara Young WelkeProfessor Barbara Young Welke began her academic career in history at the University of Oregon before moving to the University of Minnesota where she is now professor of history and professor of law. Welke is a historian of the modern United States with a particular interest in law and the conditions of freedom in everyday life. Her work has focused on law, technology, business, gender, race, legal personhood, and citizenship. She is the author of two books, Recasting American Liberty: Gender, Race, Law, and the Railroad Revolution, 1865–1920 (Cambridge University Press, 2001), which was awarded the American Historical Association’s Littleton-Griswold Prize for the best book on American Law and Society, and Law and the Borders of Belonging in the Long Nineteenth Century United States (Cambridge University Press, 2010).

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 literature, law and anthropology, and law and philosophy.

RSVP to michelle@uoregon.edu by May 2, 2013.

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