Friday, March 23, 2012

CFP: ASLH-sponsored Panel @ Israeli Legal History Assn Annual Conference

Via H-Law, we have the following CFP:
Proposals are invited from members of the American Society for Legal History interested in joining an ASLH-sponsored panel at the Israeli Legal History Association's annual conference to be held 15 October 2012 in Jerusalem.

As part of its policy of international outreach, the ASLH has entered into an agreement with the Israeli Legal History Association by which each scholarly society will sponsor a panel to take part in the other society's annual meeting.  In 2012 the ILHA annual conference will meet on Monday October 15 at the Yad Ben Zvi Institute in Jerusalem.  The main theme of the conference this year is The Craft of Legal History: Archival Research, Oral History and Additional Sources.  The organizers elaborate on the conference theme as

(1) "This year we intend to focus on the variegated ways in which research in legal history is conducted and the challenges presented by different sources used by scholars in general and researchers of the history of local law in particular. Those presenting papers that do not directly address this theme, will be requested to devote part of their presentation to the sources they use in their research.

(2) "We intend to devote a plenary panel to debate archival research and its challenges.

(3) "We are also interested in proposals concerning the history of foreign legal systems from all periods and areas. We will also be happy to receive proposals addressing additional methodological and historiographical questions. We invite proposal from scholars from various areas such as Law, Humanities and Social Sciences. The Association seeks to include presentations by advanced graduate students."

Participants on the ASLH panel will be selected with the following criteria in mind: appropriateness to the conference theme; historiographical/substantive originality; thematic unity for a single panel; and capacity to engage with an Israeli scholarly audience.  The conference language will be Hebrew; the ASLH panel will be conducted in English.

Paper proposals submitted for the ASLH panel but not selected will be forwarded to the conference organizers for their consideration.

Participants in the ASLH panel will be expected to seek funding support from their home institutions to meet the costs of conference attendance.  Some limited "top-up" support (maximum $5000 for the panel as a whole) will be available for those participants whose home institution will not meet their full expenses.

Proposals should consist of (a) a 250 word synopsis of the proposed paper, and (b) a US$ estimate of the prospective participant's expenses accompanied by a reliable estimate of the amount of US$ funds available to the prospective participant to meet those expenses.

Proposals should be sent by email attachment to Deadline for receipt of proposals is 30 April 2012.