Friday, December 7, 2007

Call for Papers: ASLH Preyer Scholars Competition

ASLH Call for Papers: Kathryn T. Preyer Scholars Competition
The Kathryn T. Preyer Memorial Committee of the American Society for Legal History invites submission for the Kathryn T. Preyer Scholars Competition. The competition is named in honor of the late Kitty Preyer, a distinguished historian of early America and beloved member of the Society. The two winners of the competition will be named Kathryn T. Preyer Scholars. Each will present the paper that he or she submitted to the competition at the Society’s annual meeting in Ottawa in November, 2008. Kathryn T. Preyer Scholars will receive a $250 cash award and reimbursement of expenses of up to$750 for travel, hotels and meals.

Submissions are welcome on any legal, institutional and/or constitutional aspect of American history and the Atlantic World. Graduate students, law students, and other early-career scholars who have presented no more than two papers at a national conference are eligible to apply. Papers submitted to the ASLH Program Committee,whether or not for an existing panel, and papers not submitted are all equally eligible for the competition.
Submissions should include a curriculum vitae of the author, contact information, and a complete draft of the paper to be presented. The draft may be longer than could be presented in the time available at the meeting (twenty minutes) and should contain supporting documentation,but one of the criteria for selection will be the suitability of the paper for reduction to a twenty-minute oral presentation. The deadline for submission this year is February 1, 2008.
Please send submissions to Laura Kalman, kalman "at", and she will forward them to the other members of the Preyer Committee.