Monday, January 7, 2013

ASLH CFP: Australian and New Zealand Law and History Society's annual meeting

Via H-Law, we have the following call for proposals:
Proposals are invited from ASLH members interested in joining an ASLH-sponsored panel at the Australian and New Zealand Law and History Society's annual meeting to be held 25th-27th November 2013 at the University of Otago, Dunedin (Aotearoa/New Zealand).

As part of its policy of international outreach, the ASLH has entered into an agreement with the ANZLHS by which each association will sponsor a panel to take part in the other association's annual meeting on a biennial basis.  In 2013 the ANZLHS annual conference will be held in Dunedin, Aotearoa/New Zealand, hosted by the University of Otago's Faculty of Law and Department of History. The theme of the meeting is "People, Power and Place."  The meeting organizers describe the conference as "an opportunity to come together, share and be inspired about global, international comparative, national and local ideas of the role of law in configuring historical understandings of people, power and place.  This will be an exciting interdisciplinary conference for all persons interested in the connections between law and history."

Papers for 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 Australia-New Zealand-Oceania scholarly audience.

Paper proposals need not address the conference theme explicitly and the ANZLHS Conference organizers welcome all papers on legal history for consideration.  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 are expected to seek funding support from their home institutions to meet the costs of conference attendance in the first instance.  Supplementary support (maximum $5000 for the panel as a whole) will be available from the ASLH for participants whose home institutions will not meet their full expenses.

Proposals should consist of (1) a 150 word synopsis of the proposed paper, and (2) a US$ estimate of the prospective participant's expenses accompanied by a reliable estimate of the 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 28 February 2013.