Sunday, February 23, 2014

ASLH 2014: The Deadline Approaches

[Because the deadline of March 1 is approaching, we are posting this updated version of the Call for Papers for the 2014 Annual Meeting of the ASLH.]

American Society for Legal History Annual Meeting 2014: Call for Proposals

The 2014 meeting of the American Society for Legal History (ASLH) will take place in Denver, Colorado, November 6-8, 2014. The ASLH invites proposals on any facet or period of legal history, anywhere in the world. We also encourage thematic proposals that range across traditional chronological or geographical fields. The Program Committee will give preference to presenters who did not present at last year's meeting.

Travel grants will be available for presenters in need. These resources will nevertheless 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. Regarding panels, the Program Committee encourages the submission of a variety of proposals, including: traditional 3-paper panels (with a separate chair-commentator); incomplete panels lacking either one paper or a chair-commentator (whether 2-paper panels with a chair-commentator, or 3-paper panels without a chair-commentator), which the Committee will try to complete; author-meets-reader panels; and roundtable discussions.

Submission details can be found here. The deadline for submitting proposals is March 1, 2014. Proposals should be sent as email attachments to  Substantive questions should be directed to Joanna Grisinger ( or Mitra Sharafi (

Student Research Colloquium (to be held Nov. 5-6)

In 2014, the ASLH will host its inaugural Student Research Colloquium (SRC) in conjunction with its annual meeting.  The SRC will offer a small group of graduate and law students an opportunity to work intensively on their in-progress dissertations and law review articles with distinguished ASLH-affiliated scholars.  For details and for application information, please contact John Wertheimer (    

Preconference on Emerging Fields (to be held Thursday, Nov. 6)

A preconference on Medieval Legal Worlds will be held before the conference. For more information, contact Michael Grossberg (