No doubt I risk tutting, sneering and/or wrath in pointing this out (again … see this old post) but … I am not sure that some parts of the world of legal history academia are aware of the concept of the manel and the general acceptance that diversity is a good thing …
Oh look – while the ladies may be allowed in to give the odd seminar, the speaker for the big lecture at the Cambridge Centre for English Legal History is … yup, another bloke …
It is rather worrying that there are no women legal historians (or historians of law, or former lawyers known to give a good talk…) isn’t it? I definitely can’t think of several.
[Voice offstage: Ah life was simpler in the good old days …
We would definitely never plan a big project with only men nowadays, would we …Oh …]
… and also … from this week’s reading (17/10/2021)
Another indication of the worrying lack of women who are able to do these things:
D Ibbetson, N Jones and Nigel Ramsay (eds), English Legal History and its Sources (CUP 2019) Chapters by males: females = 17:3.