Monday, September 30, 2013

CFP for LSA: Colonial Law around the Indian Ocean

[We have the following CFP.]

We seek panelists for the 2014 Law and Society Association meeting in Minneapolis (May 29-June 1) for a panel entitled Colonial Law around the Indian Ocean. We are looking for scholars interested in colonial law around the Indian Ocean littoral, including East Africa, Persian Gulf, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. We are particularly interested in papers that probe legal classifications, different understandings of imperial and/or indigenous legal knowledge, and related topics. Our panel currently comprises one paper that would explore legal classification of Arabs in the Netherlands Indies and another that would focus on colonial versus metropolitan classifications of legal knowledge and legal conceptions of publicity in the French Indian Ocean colonies.

If you're interested in joining our panel, please contact both Laurie Wood at and Fadzilah Yahaya at before October 7.