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January 11, 2008

Professor Forbath to lead Colloquium on Law, History and the Humanities

In Spring 2007, the Law School first hosted this interdisciplinary colloquium with faculty from across the UT campus, including the departments of History, English, Government, Anthropology and Sociology, as well as the LBJ School of Public Affairs. This spring, six visiting scholars of international renown will present a series of papers for discussion by UT faculty, graduate and law students on the subject of “Neo-liberalism: from above and from below.” The colloquium is co-directed by William Forbath, the Lloyd M. Bentsen Chair in Law, who holds appointments as both a professor of law and of history at the University and by Evan Carton, professor of English and director of UT’s Humanities Institute.

“The Law, History & Humanities Colloquium is an exciting and genuinely interdisciplinary series of events,” said Forbath. “We launched the Colloquium last spring semester, and it drew a terrific group of faculty from all over the University. Our biweekly guest scholars submit their papers a few weeks ahead of time, and UT participants read the work in advance of the Colloquium. That way, the entire two hours is devoted to lively and intense discussion. We have an extraordinary set of guest scholars coming this spring, and look forward to a repeat of last year’s success.”

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