Monday, December 15, 2014

Law and Legal Cultures at GSA

[Via H-Law, we have the following call for papers.]

Law and Legal Cultures Network Panels at the German Studies Association's Thirty-Ninth Annual Conference in Washington, DC, October 1-4, 2015.

Professor Sace Elder, Department of History, Eastern Illinois University (seelder(at)
Professor Todd Herzog, Department of German Studies, University of Cincinnati (Todd.Herzog(at)

The Law and Legal Cultures Network of the German Studies Association seeks to foster an extended interdisciplinary conversation on the law. We construe law and legal cultures broadly to mean the creation, administration, or use of law of any type (commercial, property, family, criminal, etc.); the ways in which laws function within society; the failure of law to fulfill its basic social purposes (for example, under the National Socialist regime); the use of law to either sustain or overcome any type of social inequality or injustice; and cultural studies of law and justice.

All periods of German and Central European history are welcome, as are papers in English or German. We encourage submission of individual papers as well as entire panels. While the GSA prefers complete panels, we hope to combine papers sent to us into complete panels and send them along to the GSA organizers.

Please submit a 250 word abstract and a brief CV by January 20, 2015 to the network’s email address: Interested presenters are encouraged to contact the organizers with any questions.

Note:  One must be a member of the GSA by February 16, 2015 to submit a proposal for the annual conference. All applicants to the Network series will be notified in advance of this deadline of the status of their proposals to the Network.

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