This interdisciplinary conference, in honor of the tenth anniversary of USC's Center for Law, History and Culture, will include a keynote by Robert Gordon, Yale Law School, on History, Memory, and the Constitution; a plenary session with Elaine Scarry, Harvard University, and Paul St. Amour, University of Pennsylvania, on War, Social Contract, and Law's Memory and a roundtable with Annette Gordon-Reed of Harvard Law School and others on Law and the Memory of Slavery. Bringing together scholars of law, history, psychology, literature, communications, cinema and cultural studies, this conference will address the ways in which individual and collective memory shape and are shaped by legal forms, institutions and processes.
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