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A theatre of knowledge: Law and justice on show in old book titles

Theatrical representations of a trial can enthrall an audience. Even when you know actual proceedings were different you are lured into understanding matters in the way they are played in the theatre. 2,150 more words

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La Trobe Law Academic Explores the Pre-History of Australia's Public Employment Service

In 1946, Australia’s Commonwealth Employment Service (’CES’) began operations. This coincided with a federal government commitment to full employment, and the Service played a key role in the new federal scheme of unemployment benefits and in Australia’s massive postwar immigration program. 162 more words


Elizabeth Sculthorp and the Embodiments of Unbelief

By Patrick Seamus McGhee

Patrick is an MPhil student in Early Modern History at the University of Cambridge. He is currently researching atheism and unbelief in post-Reformation England. 839 more words

Doing History In Public

New Book: Mea Culpa

In the new book Mea Culpa: Lessons on Law and Regret from U.S. History, author Steven W. Bender examines how the United States’ collective shame about its past has shaped the evolution of law and behavior. 33 more words

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A new start in medieval canon law

Pope Boniface VIII knew exactly how important the choice of the right opening words was, especially for such publications as his decrees, encyclical letters and decretals. 1,361 more words

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