ASLH Call for Applications: 2014 Kathryn T. Preyer Scholars
The American Society for Legal History
has issued the following call for applications
Kathryn T. Preyer Scholars
Named after the late Kathryn T. Preyer, a
distinguished historian of the law of early America known for her
generosity to young legal historians, the program of Kathryn T. Preyer
Scholars is designed to help legal historians at the beginning of their
careers. At the annual meeting of the Society two younger legal
historians designated Kathryn T. Preyer Scholars will present what would
normally be their first papers to the Society. The generosity of
Professor Preyer’s friends and family has enabled the Society to offer a
small honorarium to the Preyer Scholars and to reimburse, in some
measure or entirely, their costs of attending the meeting. The
competition for Preyer Scholars is organized by the Society’s Kathryn T.
Preyer Memorial Committee.
Submissions are welcome on any topic in legal, institutional and/or
constitutional history. Early career scholars, including those pursuing
graduate or law degrees, those who have completed their terminal degree
within the previous year, and those independent scholars at a
comparable stage, are eligible to apply. Papers already submitted to the
ASLH Program Committee–whether or not accepted for an existing
panel–and papers never previously submitted are equally eligible. Once
selected, Preyer Award winners must present their paper as part of the
Preyer panel, and they will be removed from any other panel.
Submissions should be a single MS Word document consisting of a
complete curriculum vitae, contact information, and a complete draft of
the paper to be presented. Papers must not exceed 40 pages (12 point
font, double-spaced) and must contain supporting documentation. In past
competitions, the Committee has given preference to draft articles and
essays, though the Committee will still consider shorter conference
papers. as one of the criteria for selection will be the suitability of
the paper for reduction to a twenty-minute oral presentation. The deadline for submission is June 15, 2014.
Kathryn T. Preyer Scholars will receive a $500 cash award and
reimbursement of expenses up to $750 for travel, hotels, and meals. Each
will present the paper that s/he submitted to the competition at the
Society’s annual meeting in Denver, Colorado, on November 6-9, 2014.
The Society’s journal, Law and History Review, has published several
past winners of the Preyer competition, though it is under no obligation
to do so.
Please send submissions as Microsoft Word attachments by June 15, 2014, to the chair of the Preyer Committee, Gautham Rao <email>. He will forward them to the other committee members.
The 2014 Preyer Memorial Committee
Sam Erman, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Southern California
Serena Mayeri, Professor of Law and History, University of Pennsylvania
Gautham Rao, Assistant Professor of History, American University
Michael Schoeppner, Visiting Assistant Professor of History, University of Maine at Farmington
Karen Tani, Assistant Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley