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Description: Historians, literary scholars, and lawyers have all grappled with the problem of anachronism, yet mostly independently of one another. This session brings together panelists working in literary studies, history, and law to address the problems posed by presentism, anachronism, and historicism in contexts ranging from the seventeenth century to today.

Speakers

Mary Nyquist, U of Toronto

Reginald A. Wilburn, U of New Hampshire, Durham

Bernadette Meyler, Stanford U

David Armitage, Harvard U

Christopher Tomlins, U of California, Berkeley

Presider

Christopher Warren, Carnegie Mellon U

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