Current Courses, Spring 2017

American Legal History from 1865, Wednesday 8-10 periods (Keene Flint 13)

This course will look at the modern legal history of the United States, defined as the period from 1865 through the end of the twentieth century. We will read a mix of recent books, articles, and cases that cover a range of legal history topics, trying to get an overview of major issues in the field and an introduction to significant moments in legal history. Topics we will cover will be the legal history of crime and punishment, the transformation of the American state, and the revolutions (and counterrevolutions) in rights across that period. The course requires no special legal or historical knowledge.

Syllabus: Legal History.Spring2017

Digital Humanities Studio, Monday 8-10 periods (Scott Nygren Studio, Library West)

The Studio is designed for advanced graduate students who have completed substantial coursework in the emerging field of digital humanities, who are prepared to be self-directed in their studio practice, and who seek opportunities to work with digital humanists from other disciplines on individual and jointly-authored projects. In Spring 2017, the course will be team taught by Elizabeth Dale ( and Laurie Taylor (

This is the capstone course for the Digital Humanities Certificate. For information about the DH Certificate, see the Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities website (

Syllabus: Spring17DHStudio