The deadline for proposals for the American Studies Association annual meeting is this Friday, January 25! The call for papers is here.
The theme of the 2008 meeting is: "Back Down to the Crossroads: Integrative American Studies in Theory and Practice." It will be held October 16-19, 2008, in Albuquerque, NM. Proposals are welcome from "anyone having an interdisciplinary interest in the study of American cultures." It is a great conference for legal history scholarship. While the Law and Society Association is especially strong on law and social sciences, the American Studies Association is stronger in the humanities, and so is an especially good venue for legal history work that draws upon literature and cultural studies.