The Legal History Blog announced the call for papers for next year's British Legal History Conference, to be held at University College London, from 5 to 8 July 2017.
In tracing the way that legal ideas emerge and expand, historians have become increasingly interested in exploring the way that networks are developed and connections made. Legal history is full of connections – between people and places, jurisdictions and ideas. The way that the law develops may be influenced by particular social, professional or political groups, or by wider national, imperial or transnational networks. The law may change direction because of new connections made, whether in the form of the transplantation of legal concepts from one forum to another, or in the form of the influence of new ways of thinking or acting. These connections or networks may be simple or complex, transitory or enduring, ad hoc or accidental. The aim of this conference is to explore the wide range of networks and connections which influence the development of law and legal ideas over time, in a variety of different scholarly contexts. We welcome proposals from historians interested in exploring these themes in all fields of legal history, whether doctrinal or contextual, domestic or transnational.Practical details:
Proposals concerning any epoch or part of the world are welcome and proposals from postgraduate and early career researchers are encouraged.
Proposals for papers (maximum 300 words) should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 26 August 2016.
UCL is located in the heart of the Bloomsbury district in London and is surrounded by a wealth of accommodation to suit all budgets.Conference organisers:
Some local hotels, all within walking distance of the venue are:
https://www.ucl.ac.uk/residencesHostels: There are a number of decent hostels local to the venue:
Dr Ian Williams, Faculty of Laws, UCLMore information on the conference website.
Professor Michael Lobban, LSE Law