Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Reminder: Applications for Hurst Summer Institute - due Dec. 1

A reminder to advanced to graduate students and junior scholars, and to all of you out there who train graduate students: the Hurst Summer Institute is now accepting applications! The voices of experience will tell you that this is a wonderful opportunity -- both to build community among other junior scholars and to learn from some of our field's most talented and generous mentors. This is an especially good opportunity for folks who feel as if they are on the margins of legal history -- with research that seems relevant, but without a strong sense of what it means to be a legal historian. Please apply, and please help spread the word, so that we attract a broad and diverse applicant pool.

Call for Applications
Hurst Summer Institute in Legal History: June 4-17, 2017
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Application Deadline: 12/1/2016
The American Society for Legal History and the Institute for Legal Studies at the University of Wisconsin Law School are pleased to invite applications for the ninth biennial Hurst Summer Institute in Legal History. The purpose of the Hurst Institute is to advance the approach to legal scholarship fostered by J. Willard Hurst in his teaching, mentoring, and scholarship. The Hurst Institute assists scholars from law, history, and other disciplines in pursuing research on the legal history of any part of the world.

The 2017 Hurst Institute will be led by Mitra Sharafi, Associate Professor of Law and Legal Studies (with History affiliation) at University of Wisconsin-Madison. The two‑week program features presentations by guest scholars, discussions of core readings in legal history, and analysis of the work of the participants in the Institute. The ASLH Hurst Selection Committee will select twelve Fellows to participate in this event.
Applicant Qualifications
Scholars in law, history and other disciplines pursuing research on legal history of any part of the world are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to applications from scholars at an early stage of their career (beginning faculty members, doctoral students who have completed or almost completed their dissertations, and J.D. graduates with appropriate backgrounds).
Fellowship Requirements
Fellows are expected to be in residence for the entire two‑week term of the Institute, to participate in all program activities of the Institute, and to give an informal works‑in‑progress presentation in the second week of the Institute.
Application Process
(1) Submit the following materials in a single pdf file starting with your last name to ils@law.wisc.edu. Multiple attachments will not be accepted.
·         Curriculum Vitae with your complete contact information.
·         Statement of Purpose (maximum 500 words) describing your current work, specific research interests, and the broader perspectives on legal history that inform your work.
(2) Arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent electronically as a pdf files (these must be on institutional letterhead and signed) to ils@law.wisc.edu by the deadline.

Please note that late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Questions: Contact ils@law.wisc.edu