Call for Papers and Conferences

CALL FOR PAPERS-Histories of the Surveillance Society: Transnational Contexts

Wed, 2016-09-14 17:08 -- manager

Histories of the Surveillance Society: Transnational Contexts
Edited by Robert Heynen and Emily van der Meulen

A growing number of scholars have argued that today we live in a ‘surveillance society,’ suggesting that, especially with the spread of digital technologies, surveillance and data collection have become globally ubiquitous, driving everything from state security practices to consumer culture. This is the context for the emergence of the field of surveillance studies, which has expanded enormously over the past twenty years. But how new is this surveillance society? What are its dimensions, and how have they come into being internationally?

A small but expanding body of scholarship has traced important histories, showing that many surveillance practices are not as novel as sometimes thought. Indeed, important works have been published on histories of medical surveillance (Cartwright 1995; Fairchild et al. 2007), surveillant criminology (Sekula 1986; Cole 2001; Finn 2009), and the emergence of practices of identification (Torpey 2000; Caplan & Torpey 2001; Groebner 2007; Bennett & Lyon 2008; About et al. 2013). We have also seen an opening up of perspectives from outside the European and Anglo-American worlds (Anderson 2004; McCoy 2009; Breckenridge 2014), and from Indigenous perspectives (K. Smith 2009).

This collection seeks to further broaden and deepen these emerging historical perspectives, and to break new ground in thinking about how histories of surveillance have shaped modern social systems over the course of the 19th and 20th centuries. The approach of the volume is global, incorporating transnational perspectives and work from the global South. How has surveillance shaped the emergence of modern mass industrial societies, capitalism, and colonialism? What role have new media and information technologies played in this process? In what ways are various people and populations differentially targeted by and implicated in these surveillance practices?

We encourage submissions from scholars working in surveillance studies, but also those outside the field seeking to rethink their work through the lens of surveillance. We particularly encourage submissions that draw on critical literature engaging with gender, race and racialization, labour, disability, sexuality, and class.

Chapter topics may include, but are not limited to:

- The historical role of new media and information technologies (e.g., photography, film, databases) in the shaping of various global systems of surveillance

- The role of both state and non-state forms of surveillance in histories of intra- or transnational migration (e.g., identification systems, border control mechanisms, status/non-status peoples)  

- Histories of medical surveillance, including of specific diseases and blood borne viruses (e.g., tuberculosis, sexually transmitted infections), and the differential targeting of various bodies

- The constitution of disability through regimes of surveillance, including eugenic identifications, interventions, and regulations

- Cultural representations and engagements with surveillance, including but not limited to literature, film, visual art, and popular culture

- Capitalism, labour, and surveillance, in particular in relation to accumulation by dispossession, poor and vagrancy laws, workers and labour processes, and Marx’s and Marxist approaches

- State surveillance of political movements and dissidents (e.g., Red scares and anti-Communism, COINTELPRO, suppression of national liberation struggles, dirty wars in Latin America and elsewhere, dissent in the Eastern Bloc, surveillance in authoritarian states)

- The production of gendered subjects and the elaboration of gender binaries, including the policing and surveillance of queer, trans, and gender non-conforming bodies

- Histories of criminology, including the development of policing, growth of penal systems, and the extension of biometric practices (e.g., crainometry, physiognomy, fingerprinting)

- Surveillant strategies of colonial governance and the elaboration of racialized hierarchies, including colonial policing and military, labour exploitation, and settler practices  

- Architecture, urban planning, and surveillance, in particular how these are shaped by the specific power dynamics at play in different global locations and historical periods

- Systems of identity and registration (e.g., the Koseki system in Japan, pass laws in South Africa and elsewhere, criminal registries of specific populations)

- Resistance, resilience, and responses to the various practices of surveillance outlined above, including how forms of counter-surveillance or sousveillance have been used in emancipatory social and political projects, and the role of surveillance in radical and revolutionary movements
 

Abstract submission:

Interested contributors should send a 300-400 word abstract and 100 word bio by Nov. 10th, 2016  tHistories.Surveillance@gmail.com. Notification of abstract acceptance will be Dec. 15th, 2016. And completed 6,000-8,000 word chapter drafts will be due by July 1st, 2017.

Book editors:

Robert Heynen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at York University, Canada. He is co-editor of 'Expanding the Gaze: Gender and the Politics of Surveillance' (University of Toronto Press, 2016) and author of 'Degeneration and Revolution: Radical Cultural Politics and the Body in Weimar Germany' (Brill, 2015).

Emily van der Meulen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology at Ryerson University, Canada. She is co-editor of 'Expanding the Gaze: Gender and the Politics of Surveillance' (University of Toronto Press, 2016) and 'Selling Sex: Experience, Advocacy, and Research on Sex Work in Canada' (University of British Columbia Press, 2013).

Reconciliation through Education

Sun, 2016-09-11 16:37 -- manager

The CLSA is pleased to announce its co-sponsorship of this upcoming event in Fredericton: 

 
Reconciliation through Education
 
Featuring a workshop with Jennifer Brant, Program Coordinator, Gidayaamin Aboriginal Women’s Certificate Program, Ph.D candidate in Education Studies, Brock University 
 
and
 
A screening of “Our Sisters in Spirit,” a documentary created by Nick Printup while a student in the Niagara College Broadcasting, Radio, Television & Film program. This film has only been accessible through screenings at festivals and before specific audiences, including the RCMP. It profiles the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women and features commentators including Sophie Trudeau. 
 
30 September 2016, 9:30 to 11:30 am
Kinsella Auditorium, McCain Hall, St. Thomas University  
 
Refreshments available beginning at 9 am. Doors will close temporarily at 9:30 for Elders' opening. 
L'ACDS est heureuse d'annoncer son coparrainage de l'événement suivant qui se tiendra à Fredericton : 
 
 
L'éducation au service de la réconciliation
 
Avec la présentation d'un atelier par Jennifer Brant, coordonnatrice de programme, Gidayaamin Aboriginal Women's Certificate Program, doctorante en Education Studies, de l'Université Brock 
 
Et
 
Le visionnement du documentaire "Our Sisters in Spirit", réalisé par Nick Printup alors qu'il était étudiant au Niagara College Broadcasting, Radio, Television & Film program. Ce film a été accessible uniquement à l'occasion de festivals et à des auditoires spécifiques, y compris la GRC. Il décrit la crise touchant les femmes autochtones disparues ou assassinées et inclut différents commentateurs, dont Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau. 
 
Le 30 septembre 2016, de 9 h 30 à 11 h 30
Auditorium Kinsella, Pavillon McCain, Université St-Thomas  
 
Des rafraîchissements seront offerts à partir de 9 h. Les portes fermeront temporairement à 9 h 30 pour l'ouverture des Aînés. 
 
 

CALL FOR PAPERS Book Title: Socio-Legal Imaginations: A Field in Development

Thu, 2016-09-08 14:48 -- manager
CALL FOR PAPERS
 
Book Title: Socio-Legal Imaginations: A Field in Development
 
This edited book collection critically explores theoretical developments in the emerging field of socio-legal
studies. In contrast to doctrinal legal scholarship, which primarily focuses on law as a system of rules and
regulations, the field of socio-legal studies complicates the role of law by conceptualizing its
discourse/knowledges, codes, and techniques as playing an important role in mutually constituting relations of
power, subjectivity, and identity.
 
By drawing specifically on governmentally, post-structuralism, feminism, critical race and post-colonial theory,
queer theory and critical sexuality studies, legal pluralism and/or legal consciousness, contributing chapters will
critically engage with one or more of the following questions:
- How does law’s power mutually constitute classed, gendered, sexed, racialized and ethicized bodies in
historically specific ways?
- How does law’s power (re)-produce and/or maintain dominant social structures, such as colonialism,
patriarchy, heteronormative hegemony, or capitalism?
- How does the law inhibit or facilitate dissent, social mobilization and resistance?
Topics may include, but are not limited to: Citizenship, Borders and Migration; Crime, Security, and
Governance; Critical Disability Studies; Globalization and Human Rights; Global Justice and Social
Transformation; Law, Culture and Humanities: LGBTQ issues; Policing, Surveillance, and Technology;
Indigenous Sovereignty
 
BOOK OBJECTIVE: This book aims to challenge the prevailing misperceptions that socio-legal studies is
another way to refer to the study of doctrinal law or that it exists only as a sub-discipline within sociology. By
exploring the original work of current and emerging scholars in socio-legal studies, this book will reveal how
scholars are establishing the discipline as a distinct and independent field of critical scholarship through the
development of social-legal theory and its application to contemporary social issues.
 
PUBLISHER: The book will be published with a reputable academic publishing house. We are currently
negotiating with the University of British Columbia press. The publication is expected to be released in 2018.
 
DEADLINES: Abstract submission deadline: September 23rd, 2016
Proposal acceptance notification: November 25th, 2016
Full chapter submission: June 16th, 2017
 
SUBMISSION PROCEDURE:
> Title of contribution
> Abstract (350 words) and Keywords
> Brief Bio of Author & Contact Information (Name, institution, and mailing address)
*Final chapters are to be a maximum of 8000 words (not including bibliography/appendices). Contributions must
be original and unpublished, and not submitted for publication elsewhere.
 
EDITORS: Mariful Alam (York University), Pat Dwyer (York University), Katrin Roots (York University) & Dr.
James Williams (York University)
 
CONTACT: For additional information, please contact Patrick Dwyer: patdwyer@yorku.ca
 

CLSA Roderick A. Macdonald Graduate Student Essay Prize-Le Prix Roderick A. Macdonald dédié à la mémoire du renommé professeur canadien ACDS

Mon, 2016-02-15 14:14 -- manager

Roderick A. Macdonald Graduate Student Essay Prize.

The inaugural ACDS-CLSA 2016 Roderick A. Macdonald Graduate Student Essay Prize dedicated to the legacy of a well-known Canadian scholar is inviting submissions. Under a generic name, this prize has been awarded annually for the best essay on a topic in law and society written by a graduate student at a Canadian university.

Graduate students at Canadian universities are invited to submit papers in English or French on socio-legal issues, past, present and future. Papers should be approximately 8000 words long and should be submitted in .doc or .docx format. Papers must be submitted by March 30, 2016 to Josephine Savarese (savarese@stu.ca), Chair of the ACDS-CLSA Roderick A. Macdonald Graduate Student Essay Prize Committee. The prize winner will be announced during the Congress 2016 meetings of the ACDS-CLSA in Calgary, Alberta. We welcome your submissions.

Le Prix Roderick A. Macdonald dédié à la mémoire du renommé professeur canadien. 

Pour la première fois en 2016, l’ACDS-CLSA annonce le Prix Roderick A. Macdonald dédié à la mémoire du renommé professeur canadien du même nom et lance une invitation à la soumission de candidatures. Ce prix a été attribué annuellement par le passé sous un nom générique afin de récompenser le meilleur essai sur un sujet portant sur le droit et la société écrit par une étudiante ou un étudiant inscrit aux études supérieures dans une université canadienne. Les étudiantes et étudiants sont invités à soumettre un essai écrit en anglais ou en français portant sur l’une ou l’autre question passée, présente ou future d’ordre sociolégal. Les essais devraient compter au plus 8000 mots et soumis en format .doc ou .docx. Les essais doivent être soumis au plus tard le 30 mars 2016 à Josephine Savarese (savarese@stu.ca), présidente du comité pour le prix Roderick A. Macdonald de l’ACDSCLSA pour un essai écrit par une étudiante ou un étudiant aux études supérieures. La ou le récipiendaire du prix sera annoncé lors de la rencontre de l’ACDS-CLSA qui aura lieu dans le cadre du Congrès 2016 à Calgary, Alberta. Nous sommes prêts à recevoir vos soumissions.

Call for Submissions - 2016-The Quebec Journal of International Law-RQDI

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Call for Submissions - 2016

 

 

The Quebec Journal of International Law (RQDI: Revue québécoise de droit international) is seeking manuscripts for the preparation of its upcoming issues. Since its inception, the journal’s mission is to report on research and practice in the field of international law within the public, private and compared area, in French, English and Spanish. With this in mind, the journal publishes studies, notes and comments, and also some international jurisprudence that has influenced the practice of international law in Quebec and reviews of books on international law

                                                                                                                                     

The RQDI readership is made of academics, lawyers, legal practitioners and students from around the world. Law and public administration libraries as well as many Canadian, American and European universities, make up an important part of the institutional subscribers to the Journal. The RQDI is also a reference guide for companies, law firms and lawyers working in government agencies. In this perspective and in order to meet the international and diverse content needs of the Journal, the RQDI encourages contributions from academics, practitioners, policy makers, researchers and students to submit manuscripts in line with its mission.

 

The manuscripts submitted to the RQDI are subject to an anonymous and rigorous scientific evaluation through a peer review. The Reading Committee with the assistance of the Editorial management team ensures the scientific quality of all manuscripts published by the Journal.

 

The articles submitted to the reading committee should count a maximum of 12 000 words, excluding footnotes. The manuscripts should be submitted under a ". Doc or. Docx" format using Microsoft Word. The Journal has taken up the writing protocol of the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation, 8th Edition, and complies with the rules of the legislative drafting style of the RQDI, published by LexisNexis. In addition, the submissions must include a 300 words (max.) abstract written in English, French or Spanish.

 

Should you wish to submit a manuscript or contact our editorial board for further information, please send an email to redactionenchef@rqdi.org.

2016 Canadian Law and Society Association Annual Meeting-Réunion annuelle de l’Association canadienne Droit et Société (2016)

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2016 Canadian Law and Society Association Annual Meeting University of Calgary, Calgary, AB 85th Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences - Energizing Communities Call for Papers
 
The program committee of the Canadian Law and Society Association invites submissions for its Annual Conference to be held during the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Calgary. The theme for Congress 2016, “Energizing Communities,” provides an excellent opportunity for law and society scholars to explore law’s place in community building and the fostering of pluralistic relationships. We welcome proposals for papers in any area of Law and Society and socio-legal scholarship. We encourage participants to submit suggestions for complete panels and roundtables. Panel organizers should include the following in their submissions: a thematic overview of no more than 500 words, abstracts for each paper (250 words or less), a title for the panel, a one page CV for each presenter and a suggested chair or discussant. Individual submissions are most welcome and should include the following: a title, an abstract (250 words or less) and a one page CV. Please indicate in your submission if you are willing to serve as a panel chair. We are open to having a number of panels that focus on particular themes such as legal history, religious freedom, gender & sexuality, law & technology and indigenous legal knowledge. It may be helpful for presenters to know that the CLSA conference will overlap with the Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Law Teachers on May 30 & 31. There will be a number of events dedicated to graduate students. The conference keynote speaker will be Prof. John McLaren, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Law, University of Victoria, who will deliver his address at the banquet on May 30. Professor McLaren served as the first Dean of the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Law.
 
Where: University of Calgary, Calgary, AB When: May 28-30, 2016 Deadline: January 31, 2016 Submission information: Please forward panel and paper proposals by email attachment to Nicole O’Byrne, CLSA Vice-President (Conferences) at clsacalgary2016@gmail.com. Please put your last name and the words “CLSA submission” in the subject line. Presenters must be members of the CLSA. They must also register for Congress and pay the Congress fees, including the society fee for the CLSA. Information about registration, accommodation and other Congress activities is available on the Congress website: http://congress2016.ca/
 
Réunion annuelle de l’Association canadienne Droit et Société (2016)
Université de Calgary, Calgary, Alberta Le 85e Congrès annuel des Sciences humaines : L’Énergie des communautés
 
Appel de communications
Le comité des programmes de l’ACDS vous invite à soumettre vos contributions en vue de sa Conférence annuelle qui aura lieu lors du Congrès des Sciences humaines 2016 à l’Université de Calgary. Le thème du Congrès 2016, L’Énergie des communautés, offre une excellente occasion d’explorer la place du droit dans le renforcement des collectivités et le pluralisme communautaire.
Toutes contributions relatives aux disciplines s’intéressant au droit et société, ainsi qu’aux recherches sociojuridiques sont bienvenues. L’Association encourage les participants à soumettre leurs contributions pour des présentations individuelles et des tables rondes. Les organisateurs de tables rondes doivent nous faire parvenir l’aperçu thématique (500 mots maximum), le résumé de chaque présentation (250 mots maximum), le titre de la table ronde, le curriculum vitae (1 page) de chaque orateur, ainsi que le nom d’une personne qu’on propose comme modérateur. Les propositions de présentations individuelles doivent inclurent : un titre, un résumé (250 mots maximum) et un curriculum vitae (1 page). Veuillez aussi indiquer si vous souhaitez siéger en tant que modérateur. L’ACDS accueille tout particulièrement les propositions pour des groupes de discussion portant sur des thèmes reliés à l’histoire juridique, la liberté de religion, le genre et la sexualité, le droit et la technologie, ainsi que les questions juridiques relatives aux autochtones.
Il pourrait s’avérer utile aux personnes qui présentent de savoir que la réunion annuelle de l’ACDS coïncide avec le Colloque annuel de l’Association canadienne des professeurs de droit, le 30-31 mai 2016. De nombreuses activités sont prévues pour les étudiants diplômés. Le professeur émérite John McLaren de la faculté de droit de l’Université de Victoria sera le conférencier principal. Professeur McLaren a été le premier doyen de la faculté de droit de l’Université de Calgary. Sa présentation aura lieu lors du banquet le 30 mai.
 
Lieu : Université de Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
Dates du Congrès : du 28-30 mai 2016
Échéancier : Le 31 janvier 2016
Format : Toutes les communications doivent être soumises en pièces jointes, par courrier électronique, à Nicole O’Byrne, vice-présidente (conférences) de l’ACDS à clsacalgary2016@gmail.com. Veuillez indiquer votre nom de famille, ainsi que les mots Contributions ACDS dans le champ « Objet ». Pour présenter, vous devez être membre de l’ACDS. Vous devez aussi compléter votre inscription au Congrès et acquitter les frais d’inscription au Congrès, qui comprennent aussi les frais de conférence pour l’ACDS.
Des renseignements supplémentaires portant sur l’inscription, le logement et le programme des activités du Congrès sont offerts sur le site Internet du Congrès à http://congres2016.ca/.

Reconciliation and the Metis in Canada

Thu, 2015-10-08 12:02 -- manager

 

Reconciliation and the Metis in Canada

October 23 – 25, 2015

 

In Partnership with the Metis Treaties Project, Institute of Canadian and Aboriginal Affairs, Chair of Metis Research and the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa

 

Fauteaux Hall, University of Ottawa

57 Louis Pasteur Priv.

Ottawa, Ontario

 

This conference is intended to bring together scholars of various disciplines to consider outstanding questions regarding the state of Metis affairs in Canada.  Relevant topics include the debate around questions about who are the legitimate Metis and what is the nature and source of their rights.  The conference will also consider and examine the growing and deeper scholarly history of Metis people that has emerged and how this enriched history and understanding can relate to and assist in legal and policy development. 

 

We also intend to highlight historical relations between Metis peoples and First Nation peoples and how this relationship can manifest today.  Moreover, the conference will explore the historical and evolving relationship between the Metis and the Crown.  This will entail a review of constitutional and legal developments and how they may contribute to new models of Metis – Crown relations. 

 

These are difficult topics and will no doubt generate controversy and debate.  It is hoped that this conference and the debate that ensues will be a small step towards a deeper and richer understanding of the Metis and the relationships between the Metis and others. 

 

 

 

 

Agenda

 

Day 1:  October 23 (Fauteaux Hall)

 

Format

Panel Theme

Speakers/Participants

Comments/Location

Registration

 

5:00 – 5:30

 

 

Fauteaux Hall Foyer

 

Welcoming Remarks

 

5:30-5:40

 

Nathalie Des Rosiers, Dean, Common Law

 

Welcome by Benny Michaud, President Ottawa Regional Metis Council

 

Room  351

Keynote

 

5:40 – 6:30

Keynote Address

Paul Chartrand

The Constitutional Status And Rights of the Metis in Canada.

Introduction by Tony Belcourt

 

Room 351

Welcoming Reception

 

6:30 – 8:00

 

 

Reception food provided with Cash Bar

 

3rd Floor Lounge

 

 

 

Day 2:  October 24, (Fauteaux Hall, Room 147)

 

Panel 1

 

9:00 – 10:30

Perspectives on the Nature of Metis Social and Political Structures

Nicholas Vrooman

"Aboriginal Rights Litigation and Negotiation among the Metis of BC: Community Perspectives on Creating Legal Change"

 

Kerry Sloan

"Montana's Metis: Federal Recognition & Shared State/Tribal Sovereignty"

 

Nathalie Kermoal

“Navigating the Troubled Waters of Politics to develop a Métis Social Project: The Canative Example”

Melanie Mallet (Chair – Discussant)

 

All Panel Presentations will be in room 147

Break

10:30 – 10:40

 

 

Coffee, Tea and Snacks Provided

Panel 2

 

 

10:40 – 12:10

Mapping Narratives of Metisness, and Community

Jennifer Adese

"Métis Were Clearly in the Northwest: Narrating Métisness in Constitutional Debates and the Abuse/Misuse of s.35"

 

Signa Daum Shanks

“Being Presentist for the Sake of Passing On Knowledge: Using Community Stories to Help Improve Modern Social Relations”

 

Brenda MacDougall

"Towards Spacial Justice: Stories of Metis Families in Place and Space”

Nicole St. Onge (Chair – Discussant)

Lunch

 

12:10 – 1:10

Short film and tribute to the work of Dr. Raoul McKay

 

Lunch Provided

Panel 3

 

1:10 – 2:40

 

 

Metis as Aboriginal, Indigenous or Other

Sebastien Grammond

“How Courts Perceive Aboriginal Communities”

 

Chris Andersen

“Peoplehood and nationhood: concepts for understanding historical legal context”

 

Denis Gagnon

“A return to politics  - The Senate and Métis identity”

 Karen Drake (Chair – Discussant)

Break

 

2:40 – 3:00

 

 

Coffee, Tea and Snacks Provided

Panel 4

 

3:00 – 4:30

Metis as Treaty Parties?

Brenda Gunn

"Relevance of International Treaty Law to the Question of Metis Treaties"

 

Adam Gaudry

“Peace, Friendship, and Family: A history of Métis-First Nations diplomacy in the nineteenth century”

 

Darren O’toole

“The Manitoba Treaty – A Critical Perspective of Manitoba Metis Federation

Alexandre Michaud (Chair – Discussant)

 

Day 3:  October 25, (Fauteaux Hall, Room 347)

 

Panel 5

 

9:30 - 11:00

Contemporary Metis – Crown Relations and Metis Rights Issues

Joseph Magnet

“Aspects of Daniels v. Canada

 

Cathy Bell

“The Daniels Case and Erosion of Inter-jurisdictional Immunity:  Implications for Alberta Metis Settlements”.

 

Larry Chartrand

“Rethinking the Plenary Nature of Section 91(24):  Implications for Metis”

Yvonne Boyer (Chair – Discussant)

Break

 

11:00 – 11:10

 

 

Coffee, Tea and Snacks Provided

Academic Roundtable Discussions

 

11:10 – 12:45

General Discussion of Issues Raised and Ideas for Research and Collaboration

Conference Attendees who wish to contribute to a discussion of the issues raised or ideas of future direction for the Metis Treaties Project. 

 

Lunch Keynote

 

12:45 – 1:30

 

Gabriel Dumont and the Gabriel Dumont Institute

Darren Prefontaine and Karon Shmon

“Gabriel Dumont and the Gabriel Dumont Institute, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan”

Lunch Provided

Reflections and Conclusions

 

1:30 – 2:00

Closing Remarks and Recommendations

 

 

 

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Professor Douglas C Hay Conference-York University

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CALL FOR PAPERS

            To honour the recent retirement of Professor C. Douglas Hay from York University, where he held appointments in the Department of History and Osgoode Hall Law School, a conference in his honour will be held at York University on Thursday, 5 May 2016.  “Doug” is one of the best-known legal historians in the English-speaking world, an achievement recently recognized when the American Society of Legal History named him an honorary fellow.  While his scholarship has been devoted primarily to British topics, Doug has also contributed to Canadian legal history, particularly with respect to post-1760 Quebec.  His work on both Britain and Canada has been an inspiration to Canadian scholars for its scope, ambition, sophistication and creative utilization of sources, while providing interpretive frameworks that have been readily adopted in a broad range of Canadian scholarship.    

            The organizers expect that the British historical community will find its own way of honouring Doug.  This conference is aimed at Canadianists who have worked on topics or themes similar to those found in Doug’s scholarship, or who have employed his approaches in their own writing.  We are particularly interested in hearing from Doug’s former graduate students.  Proposals are welcome from scholars or graduate students in any academic discipline, from independent scholars, and from those in professional practice.  The only substantive requirement is that the proposal engage with the nexus of law and history in some way.

            A selection of the papers will appear in a theme issue of the Osgoode Hall Law Journal devoted to Doug’s career and legacy.  Papers chosen as candidates for publication must pass through the Journal's peer review requirements. 

            500-word paper proposals should be sent to us at the email addresses below by Monday 7 December 2015. Decisions will be made early in January 2016. Applications for funding are in progress and we aim to provide reimbursement for travel costs of graduate students, pre-tenure scholars and those in precarious work situations.  Please indicate in your proposal whether you are likely to need such support. 

 

Philip Girard, Osgoode Hall Law School, pgirard@osgoode.yorku.ca

Jim Phillips, University of Toronto Faculty of Law & Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History, j.phillips@utoronto.ca

William Wicken, York University Department of History, wwicken@yorku.ca     

2015 Law, Literature & the Humanities Association of Australasia Conference - "Complicities"

Thu, 2015-02-19 18:26 -- manager
LAW, LITERATURE AND THE HUMANITIES ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALASIA CONFERENCE,
UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
DATES: 10 - 12 DECEMBER 2015
(With 9 December as a postgraduate day)
 
Complicity is a state of being complex or involved, and no matter where we are, or what we do, law is
part of our entanglement in the world. This conference will explore law’s complex relations with culture,
politics and capital. It will investigate law as an accomplice, as well as law’s role in shaping (and resisting)
certain problematic moral, political and material positions.
 
The LLH Association of Australasia invites scholarly and creative research from academics and graduate
students working at the intersection of law and the humanities, whether based in legal theory or in
disciplines such as literature, art, film, music, history, continental philosophy, anthropology, psychoanalysis,
visual culture, or cultural studies. Contributions may take a variety of forms from traditional academic
papers to poster presentations, video, or other genres or media.
 
The conference invites consideration of the following questions:
• What does complicity reveal about law’s methods and modes, its affects and effects?
• How are law’s genres, narratives, processes and images complicit in the creation of particular
imaginaries, materialities and practices of the everyday?
• How might we work within visual, narrative, creative and textual domains and devise strategies to
reveal and counter law's complicities, and acknowledge our own?
 
We ask you to make your own interpretation of the theme ‘Complicities,’ and invite scholars from a range
of disciplines to propose papers, complete panels and streams. Proposals should consist of a short
abstract (max. 250 words) and a short author bio. Please submit your abstract online at www.llh.uts.edu.au
 
Deadline for Stream Proposals: 31 March, 2015
Deadline for Paper and Panel Proposals: 1 May 2015
 
For all conference information including on-line registration, check our web site at this address:
 
And for further information, contact the Co-convenors, Dr Honni van Rijswijk and Associate Professor
Penny Crofts at llh@uts.edu.au.

Osgoode Forum 2015 - Osgoode Hall Law School

Thu, 2015-01-08 17:45 -- manager

Sex, Drugs & Rock ‘n Roll

 

Subversive Sites in the Law

Change and stability, evolution and historical continuity, progress and constancy – these are conflicting demands that society and its members make of the law and legal institutions.  Knowledge accumulates, past truths are shown to be false, and historical anomalies come to dominate the present.  Heraclitus, the ancient Greek philosopher stated that “everything changes and nothing stands still”.  If change is the only constant, how have, do, and should law and legal institutions respond, resist, react, accommodate, accept, or suppress social change and the agents of change?

Sex, Drugs, and Rock ‘n Roll is a credo associated with counter-culture, subversion, and resistance. Subversive sites of contestation exist not only because of constant change but also because of the failure of law to capture and accommodate individual realities, complexities, and varieties. There are many sites where individuals have reacted against dominant social views, perceptions, prescriptions, and propaganda. Some pursue activities, practices, and social arrangements which are illegal, disruptive, or unsanctioned – recent examples being Occupy Movements in light of the 2008 Financial Crisis; Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution; Aboriginal blockades and Idle No More movements in Canada; homeless encampments; and polygamist communities.  Such resistance has resulted in positive social change as well as socially sanctioned violence, persecution, and prosecution. Others suppress desires and needs, hide actions, or suffer in obscurity.  The prevailing social approach, action, or reaction may create barriers, thereby excluding the rebels, disrupters, outcasts, abnormals, dissenters, immorals, and perverts from full participation in society.  

The 2015 Osgoode Forum takes a wide, inclusive, view of Sex, Drugs, and Rock ‘n Roll:

·         Sex includes: sex; gender; sex selection; sexual abuse; sexual harassment; sex and gender bias/equity, sexuality; gender; sexual practices; sexual orientation; sex trade; and reproductive rights.

·         Drugs include: illegal drugs; war on drugs; legalization, regulation, and decriminalization; religious or cultural uses; medicines; patenting; indigenous or traditional medicines; regulation of food and natural remedies; medical research funding; availability of life-saving drugs; and mandatory vaccinations.

·         Rock ‘n Roll includes: Counter culture, subversion, and resistance; Performers, consumers, and property ownership; censorship; sponsorship; cultural appropriation; intellectual property rights - and many other sites that include, but are not limited to: territoriality; immigration; displacement; land claims; natural and economic resources; and social and ecological conservation.

If you would like to know how your paper fits into the conference topic, email a short description to glsa@osgoode.yorku.ca

As we celebrate the 125th anniversary of Osgoode Hall Law School, the 2015 Forum will focus on change and continuity in the law, and will examine how law is shaped by political, economic, and cultural forces.

We invite participants to reflect on subversive sites in the law in the past, the present, and into the future though proposals for papers, presentations, panels, and other interventions (including art-based and performance contributions) from Master’s and Doctoral students, artists, and activists.

Osgoode is committed to the promotion of interdisciplinary scholarship addressing the nature and function of law and legal institutions, and the impact of law in our changing world. We are eager to accept proposals from a range of disciplines intersecting with law, including: cultural studies, criminology, political science, health studies, gender studies, sociology, anthropology, history, psychology, and philosophy.

 

 

Submissions Guidelines

 

Please submit your abstracts in English to glsa@osgoode.yorku.ca.

 

Abstracts or proposals should be between 250-500 words in length, and should include:

 

(i)            your name,

(ii)          title of the paper,

(iii)         your organization or institution (if any), and

(iv)         a list of up to five keywords.  

 

 

The abstract submission deadline is EXTENDED: end of the day January 31, 2015.

 

Successful applicants will be notified by February 7, 2015.

 

Final papers (maximum of 15,000 words) OR Drafts (1,000-1,500 words) must be submitted by May 9, 2015, to allow for dissemination so that forum participants can engage with authors and provide authors with feedback and comments.

 

Information about the conference site, accommodations, conference fees, and programming will be provided before the abstract submission deadline at http://glsa.osgoode.yorku.ca/

 

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