Wednesday, June 10, 2020

ASLH Cancels In-Person 2020 Meeting

The American Society for Legal History announced today that there will be no in-person annual convening this year:

With public health experts predicting that the risks of travel and large-group gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic will continue through the fall, and with ongoing restrictions on university and international travel, the ASLH has regretfully made the decision to cancel the in-person ASLH 2020 annual meeting.

While it is sad to have to forgo our beloved in-person conference, the Society will continue its mission of nurturing legal history research and fostering scholarly exchange. Prize and fellowship competitions will go forward, as will the Hurst Summer Institute, scheduled for summer 2021. And we will not be idle in November. Led by co-chairs Kristin Collins and Ari Bryen, the ASLH program committee is organizing an exciting short program of online workshops, panels, and lectures. The Student Research Colloquium will be part of this online program. Please look for details in the coming months about the remote 2020 ASLH conference.

The program committee will soon communicate decisions about papers, panels, and workshops submitted for the 2020 meeting. Note that a small number of submissions will be accepted for the remote conference in November, and the remainder of accepted submissions will be placed on the program of the ASLH conference to be held in New Orleans on November 4-6, 2021.

-- Karen Tani