Eastern Washington University History Department Distinguished Lecture Series presents:
“Law’s Histories: Some Material Considerations”
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 Showalter 109, 12:30-2 p.m. | Reception following in the Faculty Commons 2-3 p.m.
Please join us for an afternoon with Paul Halliday, the Julian Bishko professor of history and professor of law at the University of Virginia. His path-breaking work, Habeas Corpus: From England to Empire, has revised scholarly understanding of the “Great Writ of Liberty” by arguing that it was first and foremost a writ of the monarch’s prerogative. Writing at a time of extreme controversy in Habeas law, Halliday used his work on England’s past to defend the granting of Habeas to Guantanamo prisoners. At Eastern, Halliday will speak about his experiences as a legal historian as well as introduce his new project on the material nature of law’s history.
Persons with special needs may make arrangements for accommodations by calling Valerie Burnett at 359-6238 by 4 p.m., May 8, 2017.