American Society for Legal History Calls for Papers for 2011 Annual Meeting

AHA Staff, January 2011

The next annual meeting of the American Society for Legal History will be held November 10–13, 2011, at the Loews Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia. The ASLH invites proposals on any facet or period of legal history, anywhere in the world. In selecting presenters, the Program Committee will give preference to those who did not present at last year’s meeting. Among the people selected to present, limited financial assistance will be available for those in need—with special preference given to graduate students and postdocs, as well as to scholars traveling from abroad.

Proposals for both panels and individual papers are welcome. The Program Committee encourages the submission of a variety of different types of proposals, including: classical three-paper panels (with a separate commentator and chair); incomplete two-paper panels (with a separate commentator and chair), which the Program Committee will complete with at least one more paper; panels of four or more papers (with a separate commentator and chair); “author-meets-reader” panels; roundtable discussions.

Panel proposals should include the following: (1) a 300-word description of the panel; (2) a c.v. for each presenter (including complete contact info); (3) in the case of paper-based panels only, a 300-word abstract of each paper (as well as a draft of the paper, if possible).

Individual paper proposals should include: (1) a c.v. for each presenter (including complete contact info); (2) a 300-word abstract of each paper (as well as a draft of the paper, if possible).

The deadline for submitting proposals is February 28, 2011. Proposals should be sent as e-mail attachments to Amalia Kessler, at akessler@law.stanford.edu. Those unable to send proposals as email attachments may mail hard copies to: 2011 ASLH Program Committee, c/o Amalia Kessler, Stanford Law School, 559 Nathan Abbott Way, Stanford, CA 94305-8610, USA.

Alfred L. Brophy (Univ. of North Carolina) and Amalia D. Kessler (Stanford Univ.) are the co-chairs of the Program Committee for the 2011 conference.

The ASLH, founded in 1911, and an affiliate of the AHA, has the following office bearers. President: Constance Backhouse (Univ. of Ottawa); President-Elect: Bruce H. Mann (Harvard Univ.); Secretary: Sally Hadden (Western Michigan Univ.); Treasurer: Craig Evan Klafter.

Polly Price (Emory Univ.) and Lynn Hogue (Georgia State Univ.) are the co-chairs of the local arrangements committee for the 2011 conference.

Details about the ASLH and its annual conference can be found at the society’s web site, www.legalhistorian.org.