Monday, June 29, 2015

CFP: Law as Culture at Medieval Studies 2016

[We have the following announcement from Sasha Volokh, Emory Law.]

Every year, I run a legal history panel ("Law as Culture") at the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Next year's meeting is May 12-15, 2016. Please let me know if you have any medieval legal history papers! Here's a somewhat more specific description of the panel. The description is very general on purpose -- a more specific subject may emerge depending on what sorts of submissions I get. I would really like to get some law-and-economics or institutional economics contributions!

Law as Culture XVII: Substance, Procedure, and Institutions in the Middle Ages

The "Law as Culture" series has been ongoing at Kalamazoo most years since 1994. In the past, organizers have included Richard Kaeuper and Paul Hyams. The Selden Society—the premier scholarly society for English legal history—has sponsored the series since 2000. Past sessions have explored notions of violence, sexuality, time, narrative, and vengeance in the law.

This panel, the seventeenth in the series, will explore the interaction between substance and procedure, with an emphasis on the development of the institutions of government, in the Middle Ages. We welcome submissions from any area, e.g. English, Celtic, Continental, Roman, Canon, and from any period within the Middle Ages. We are especially enthusiastic about interdisciplinary work, merging legal history with, e.g., economics, political science, literature, anthropology, etc. We also welcome submissions from junior scholars and graduate students.

Please send me any suitable abstracts at svolokh at gmail dot com by September 15, 2015.

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