Thursday, April 27, 2023

ASLH Virtual Book Club

[We have the following announcement from the American Society for Legal History.  DRE.]

We are excited to announce a new virtual initiative: The ASLH Book Club, a monthly event series that will bring together ASLH members to engage virtually with authors about their recently published books.

The Book Club will provide ASLH members the opportunity to gather on a regular basis throughout the year and discuss recently published work.  In doing so, our hope is to sustain and enrich the existing legal history community as well as welcome new people, some of whom may be new to thinking of themselves as doing legal history.

Each Book Club will feature a conversation between an author and an interlocutor of their choosing, followed by Q&A.  We are happy to help in identifying interlocutors.  Book Club events will be 1 hour, on Zoom, hosted by the ASLH Digital Initiatives Working Group.  Events will be held monthly, typically on Wednesdays, 6-7 pm (central).

There is no expectation that audience members will have read the book; discussion will be structured accordingly.

Eligibility:  Books published since January 2021 (major articles will also be considered)

We encourage scholars at all career stages working in all geographic and chronological fields of legal history (or work expected to be of interest to legal historians) to apply. ASLH membership is not required to present at the Book Club. This call is for Book Club events from Sept. 2023-March 2024.  (There will be a second call for Book Club Events from April – Aug. 2024.)

Applications:  (max. 1 page)
·      Book Author, Title, Publisher and Publication date
·      Book Abstract (1 paragraph)
·      Author Bio (1 paragraph)
·      Interlocutor Bio (1 paragraph)

Please direct Questions & Submissions to:  Barbara Welke,  

Application Deadline:  July 1, 2023