Teacher, Scholar, Citizen: Conference in Honor of Stan Katz

Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

February 23, 2007 - February 24, 2007, Robertson Hall

  The Honoree and the Organizers: Stan Katz (middle, first row) is surrounded by the Katz Conference organizers. Clockwise from bottom left: Paul Finkelman, Doug Greenberg, Dirk Hartog, Ray Solomon, Jamil Zainaldin and Kim Lane Scheppele.

On February 23-24, 2007 the Program in Law & Public Affairs, the Woodrow Wilson School, the History Department, and the American Studies Department of Princeton University held "A Conference in Honor of Stan Katz: Teacher, Scholar, Citizen."

The conference was planned by a committee of colleagues and former students of Stan. It included a mix of formal and informal sessions on those themes that have been important in Stan's professional life. Panels explored topics in public policy, colonial history, American legal history, the history of nonprofits and philanthropy, the use of technology in teaching and scholarship, and the public humanities -- all areas where Stan's work has made important contributions. The papers were presented by students of Stan or long-time friends and colleagues. The conference ended with Stan's presentation of an "Intellectual Autobiography". Each session was designed to allow a maximum of participation by the audience, almost all of whom were students, friends, and colleagues of Stan.

Friday Afternoon, February 23 , 2007

12:00 – 1:00 PM
Welcome Lunch, Schultz Dining Room, Robertson Hall
Introduction by Kim Lane Scheppele, Director, Program in Law and Public Affairs, Princeton University

1:00 – 2:00 PM
Panel 1: History of Philanthropy
Barry Sullivan, Jenner and Block, Chair
Kathleen McCarthy, City University of New York
Paper Title: Transatlantic Philanthropy
Lawrence M. Friedman, Stanford Law School
Paper Title: Dead Hands: Charitable Trusts and Foundations in American History
Paul DiMaggio, Princeton University, Discussant
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2:15 – 3:45 PM
Panel 2: Early American History
John M. Murrin, Princeton University, Chair
Thomas P. Slaughter, University of Notre Dame
Paper Title: When Did the American Revolution Begin?
Paul Finkelman, Albany Law School
Paper Title: How Important Was the Zenger Case: The Answer is "Really Important"
Paul Clemens, Rutgers University
Paper Title: Was the American Revolution Worth It? — And For Whom?
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4:00 – 5:30 PM
Panel 3: Legal Historiography
Rayman Solomon, Rutgers University School of Law (Camden), Chair
Daniel Ernst, Georgetown University
Paper Title: The Politics of Administrative Law in Modern America: Controversies Over Administrative Agencies in the Twentieth Century
Nina Dayton, University of Connecticut
Paper Title: Katz as Critic
Morton Horowitz, Harvard Law School, Discussant
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5:45 – 7:45 PM
Dinner, Schultz Dining Room, Robertson Hall
Introduction by Anne-Marie Slaughter, Dean, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University
A Tribute to Stanley N. Katz  (PDF)
Douglas Greenberg, University of Southern California
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Saturday, February 24, 2007

8:15 – 8:45 AM
Continental Breakfast, First floor Hallway (outside Dodds Auditorium), Robertson Hall

8:45 – 10:15 PM
Panel 4: The Historian's Vocation: Technology and Higher Education —Roundtable
Roy Rosenzweig, George Mason University, Chair
Steven Wheatley, American Council of Learned Societies
Charles Henry, Rice University
Arnita Jones, American Historical Association
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10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Panel 5: The Historian's Vocation: Teacher and Citizen—Roundtable
Louis P. Masur, Trinity College, Chair
William Deverell, University of Southern California
Jamil Zainaldin, Georgia Humanities Council
Michael Klein, New Jersey Association of State Colleges and Universities
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12:00 – 1:30 PM
Introduction by Hendrik Hartog, Director, Program in American Studies
Stan's Career: A Family Album (slides)
Marion Katz, Derek Katz, Adria Katz

1:30 – 3:00 PM
Panel 6: Topics in Legal History
Hendrik Hartog, Princeton University, Chair
William Wiecek, Syracuse University
Paper Title: Emancipation and Equality: The Results of Slavery's Abolition Under the Thirteenth Amendment (slides)
Michael Mayer, University of Montana
Paper Title: Civil Rights and the Politics of Judicial Nomination: The Haynsworth Confirmation Battle (and Not the One You Think It Is)
Irwin Stotzky, University of Miami
Paper Title: Constitutionalism and Democracy: Moving from Misery to Poverty with Dignity  (PDF)
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3:15 – 4:15 PM
Introduction by Chris Eisgruber, Provost and Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University
Autobiographical Ramblings PDF
Stanley N. Katz
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4:30 PM
Closing Reception, Bernstein Gallery, Robertson Hall

Tributes to Stan
Dr. Bruce Cole, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities (DOC)