Friday, December 21, 2012

CFP: ASLH 2013

[Via H-Law we have the Call for Papers for next year’s annual meeting of the American Society for Legal History.]

The 2013 meeting of the American Society for Legal History will take place in Miami, Florida, November 7-10, 2013. The ASLH invites proposals on any facet or period of legal history, anywhere in the world. In selecting presenters, the Program Committee will give preference to those who did not present at last year's meeting.

Travel grants will be available for presenters in need; these resources will nevertheless still be limited, and special priority will be given to presenters traveling from abroad, graduate students, post-docs, and independent scholars.

The Program Committee welcomes proposals for both full panels and individual papers, though please note that individual papers are less likely to be accepted. As concerns panels, the Program Committee encourages the submission of a variety of different types of proposals, including: traditional 3-paper panels (with a separate commentator and chair) incomplete 2-paper panels (with a separate commentator and chair), which the Committee will try to complete with at least 1 more paper; panels of 4 or more papers (with a separate commentator and chair); thematic panels that range across traditional chronological or geographical fields ; author-meets-reader panels; roundtable discussions.

All panel proposals should include the following:

A 300-word description of the panel;
A c.v. for each presenter (including complete contact info); In the case of paper-based panels only, a 300-word abstract of each paper .

Individual paper proposals should include:

A c.v. for each presenter (including complete contact info); A 300-word abstract of each paper

The deadline for submitting proposals is March 1, 2013. Proposals should be sent as email attachments to  Substantive questions should be directed to Christina Duffy Ponsa at or Karl Shoemaker at

Those unable to send proposals as email attachments may mail hard copies to:

2013 ASLH Program Committee
c/o Christina Duffy Ponsa
Columbia Law School
435 W. 116th Street, Rm. 913
New York, NY 10027