The ESCLH aims to promote comparative legal history and seeks affiliation with individuals and organisations with complementary aims.
30 October 2013
CFP: The Law and the Child in Historical Perspective, 1400-2000 (Minneapolis, 1-2 June 2014)
What: Conference on "The Law and the Child in Historical Perspective, 1400-2000"
Where:University of Minnesota Law School, 229 19th Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55455
When: June 1-2, 2014
Deadline for proposals (300 words): December 20, 2013
The study of the history of children, youth and childhood has growndramatically in the last two decades, making age a new category ofhistorical analysis. The Law and the Child will focus on law's centralrole in changing understandings of childhood and children's experiences,considering among other things selfhood, family, market relations,society, and state. Our hope is for a broad reach geographically andchronologically, from the Medieval World to the Twenty-First Century,and for papers that consider the multiple sources that intersect in thelegal construction of childhood and in children's lived legalexperiences. These include race, class, gender, disability, sexuality,ethnicity, psychology, dependency, agency, citizenship, and(il)legitimacy. We also hope papers will address topics in both civiland criminal law. The conference, one of a series begun in 2007, isintended to showcase the work of junior scholars working the field oflegal history and to bring them into conversation with senior scholars.
It is co-sponsored by the University of Minnesota Law School and HistoryDepartment, the Childhood and Youth Studies Across the Disciplines IASResearch Collaborative at the University of Minnesota, the IndianaUniversity School of Law, the University of Pennsylvania Law School andHistory Department, the University of Illinois College of Law, theUniversity of Michigan Law School, and the University of ChicagoDepartment of History.
Interested participants should submit a proposal of no more than 300words, in Word format, accompanied by a cv of no more than 3 pages toBarbara Welke at firstname.lastname@example.org. All proposals are due by 20 December 2013. Applicants will be notified by email no later than 17 February2014 whether their proposals have been accepted for presentation. Nopreviously published work will be accepted, as the conference isdesigned to provide a forum for productive and supportive discussion ofworks in progress. Accepted participants will be required to submit a full paper, in Wordformat, of no more than 10,000 words by 1 May 2014. All papers will bepre-circulated on a password-protected website, and read by allparticipants. A modest travel and accommodations budget will be providedfor all presenters. Message received from: Brooke Depenbusch University of Minnesota