Call for Papers and Conferences

Call for Papers - Courts and Politics Research Group 2019 Spring Workshop

Thu, 2019-01-24 16:53 -- manager

Call for Papers - Courts and Politics Research Group 2019 Spring Workshop

Due Date: Friday, March 29, 2019

The Courts and Politics Research Group invites the submission of abstracts for its fourth annual Spring Workshop, to be held at the University of Guelph on Thursday, May 2, 2019.

The goal of the workshop is to bring together faculty and graduate students who study in the field of courts and politics to present scholarship or works-in-progress, (including MRP/thesis chapters) to a group of individuals with shared interests and expertise, in a relaxed and friendly setting. There is no specific theme for the workshop; instead we invite scholars to present work that falls into the broad field of courts and politics, constitutionalism, and law and politics. We encourage the submission of scholarship that is in early stages or is unpublished.

Those interested in presenting work are asked to send paper titles and short abstracts (200 words or less) to Kate Puddister (kpuddist@uoguelph.ca), Emmett Macfarlane (courtsandpolitics@gmail.com), and Eleni Nicolaides (enicolai@uoguelph.ca), workshop organizers.

Scholars that wish to attend, but do not want to present a paper are asked to RSVP to Eleni Nicolaides (enicolai@uoguelph.ca).

The Courts and Politics Research Group is composed of scholars who study courts, constitutions and the law from a political science perspective. It is designed to connect political scientists in the region of Southern Ontario: http://www.courtsandpolitics.org/

We hope you can join us in Guelph for what promises to be an interesting and productive workshop.

L’ACCÈS AU DROIT ET À LA JUSTICE AU PRISME DES SCIENCES HUMAINES ET SOCIALES - Université du Québec en Outaouais, 29 et 30 mai 2019

Sun, 2019-01-20 11:50 -- manager

87e Congrès de l’ACFAS Université du Québec en Outaouais 29 et 30 mai 2019

« L’ACCÈS AU DROIT ET À LA JUSTICE AU PRISME DES SCIENCES HUMAINES ET SOCIALES »

Sous la responsabilité de Yan Sénéchal et Pierre Noreau Appel à communications

L’accès au droit et à la justice représente l’un des principaux défis rencontrés par les citoyen-ne-s dans leur rapport au monde juridique contemporain. Ce phénomène est multiforme : méconnaissance du droit, incompréhension du langage juridique, méfiance des justiciables vis-à-vis des praticiens, autoreprésentation à la cour, désaffection des tribunaux, etc. Ces différentes situations portent à penser que l’accès au droit et à la justice est un révélateur des transformations juridiques et des changements sociaux qui traversent les démocraties libérales.

Les travaux qui érigent l’accès au droit et à la justice en objet d’étude prolifèrent aujourd’hui dans la francophonie. D’où l’intérêt de prendre acte de la recherche produite sur ce thème. Cinq axes structurent le colloque proposé : (1) quels thèmes retiennent l’attention des chercheurs en sciences humaines et sociales ?; (2) quels terrains empiriques investissent-ils pour les explorer ? (3) quels concepts et quelles méthodes mobilisent-ils ?; (4) quels sont les apports de ces recherches à la compréhension du monde juridique et du monde social ?; (5) quelles sont les perspectives d’avenir de la recherche en sciences humaines et sociales concernant l’accès au droit et à la justice ?

Cet appel à communications sadresse aux chercheurs et aux chercheuses, ainsi quaux étudiant-e-s à la maîtrise et au doctorat, provenant de lensemble des sciences humaines et sociales.

2. Objectifs

Le colloque vise à atteindre cinq objectifs : (1) thématiser les orientations actuelles de la recherche en sciences humaines et sociales concernant l’accès au droit et à la justice afin d’assurer une certaine cumulativité des travaux; (2) témoigner du dynamisme des recherches actuelles afin de susciter l’intérêt des diverses sciences humaines et sociales à l’égard des phénomènes juridiques; (3) favoriser le rapprochement des chercheurs juristes et non-juristes intéressés à la question de laccès au droit et à la justice; (4) consolider le réseautage en sciences humaines et sociales de manière à pérenniser les initiatives scientifiques vouées au partage des connaissances sur le thème de l’accès au droit et à la justice; (5) animer l’avancement des connaissances en sciences humaines et sociales sur le sujet afin d’accroître la pertinence des recherches pour les acteurs du monde juridique.

3. Proposition de communication

Une proposition de communication doit inclure :

votre nom, votre affiliation institutionnelle, votre statut professionnel et votre courriel

le titre de votre communication (180 caractères maximum, espaces compris)

le résumé de votre communication (1500 caractères, espaces compris)

    1. Votre proposition doit être transmise en format Word, au plus tard le 14 février 2019, à : yan.senechal@umontreal.ca

    Un accusé de réception sera émis dès réception de votre proposition. Les responsables du colloque évalueront ensuite l’ensemble des propositions et communiqueront leurs décisions au plus tard le 1er mars 2019.

 

Inuit Studies Conference 2019 / Congrés d'Études Inuit 2019

Sun, 2018-12-30 20:30 -- manager

Call for Papers and Call for Proposals 21st Inuit Studies Conference

October 3-6, 2019, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The organizing committee of the 21st Inuit Studies Conference is pleased to announce the Call for Papers and the Call for Proposals. The University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) will host the conference in Montreal from October 3rd to 6th, 2019. This year’s conference theme is Tukisiqattautiniq “Understanding Each Other”. The committee welcomes proposals for presentations, thematic sessions, roundtables, panel discussions, workshops, seminars, exhibits and performances. Proposals are due by March 1, 2019. The full CFP is available here. For further information, see the website (http://inuitstudies2019.ca) or contact Richard Compton (inuitstudies2019@uqam.ca).

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Appel à communications et appel à propositions 21e Congrès d’Études Inuit

Du 3 au 6 octobre 2019 à Montréal, Québec, Canada

Le comité d’organisation du 21e Congrès d’Études Inuit est heureux d’annoncer l’appel à communication et l’appel à propositions. L’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) accueillera cet évènement à Montréal du 3 au 6 octobre 2019. Le thème de la conférence cette année est Tukisiqattautiniq « Se comprendre ». Le comité accueille favorablement les propositions de présentations, de sessions thématiques, de tables rondes, d'ateliers, de séminaires, d'expositions et de performances. Le date limite pour les soumissions est le 1 mars 2019. L'appel à communications est iciPour plus de détails veuillez visiter le site (http://inuitstudies2019.ca) ou contacter Richard Compton (inuitstudies2019@uqam.ca).

 

Against the Mythologies of the 1969 Criminal Code Reform - Carleton University, March, 22-24, 2019

Wed, 2018-11-21 23:19 -- manager

Revised Call for Papers

Anti-69 is taking place on the unceded territories of the Algonquin nation.

In June 1969, amidst the rhetoric of the “Just Society,” the White Paper on the extinguishing of Indigenous sovereignty, and the early years of the initiation of state ‘multiculturalism,’ the Canadian government passed an omnibus Criminal Code reform bill. The Omnibus Bill is often celebrated based on the idea that it legalized or entirely decriminalized homosexuality, that Pierre Elliott Trudeau was trying to bring about equality for lesbians and gays, or that the reform established the right of women to access abortion and reproductive rights. None of these claims are true. To be sure, the legislation covered a wide range of changes including: reforms to the ‘homosexual’ offences of ‘gross indecency’ and ‘buggery’ that removed the criminal prohibition from acts committed in ‘private’ and involving only two people aged 21 and over; the decriminalization of limited access to abortion on ‘health’ grounds, if approved by a therapeutic abortion committee; and, in a related bill, the decriminalization of contraceptive information. However, after the reform, police charges against ‘homosexual’ sex increased, access to abortion and reproductive rights continued to be severely restricted, and barriers to accessing birth control continued.

2019 is the 50th anniversary of the Omnibus Bill and a series of public events and installations are being organized to celebrate it. We think it is crucial that space also be provided for critical voices.

Anti-69 is being organized to provide a forum for scholarly and activist work critical of the mythologies and limitations of the 1969 Criminal Code reform. Although focused on the Criminal Code, we intend to look at the reform—and the struggles around it—in its broader social, historical, colonial, classed, racialized, gendered and sexualized contexts.

Topics could include:

  • The Wolfenden report and the public/private, adult/youth strategy of sexual regulation/policing
  • Critical perspectives on Trudeau’s ‘Just Society’ project
  • The relation between the 69 reform and the White Paper on extinguishing Indigenous sovereignty
  • Birth control, abortion, and the 69 reform
  • Policing and sex workers
  • The impacts of the public/private strategy and the construction of the ‘public’ indecency of queer sex on the regulation of sexually explicit materials
  • Lesbian identity, lesbian liberation and/or the social and legal construction of lesbians and lesbianism
  • The treatment of queer people, gender nonconforming people, and sex workers in the prison system
  • The impacts of the 69 reform on Black, Indigenous and people of colour (BIPOC) 
  • The relation between criminal law reform efforts and shifts away from an explicitly White Canada immigration policy
  • The limitations of state multiculturalism and the 69 reform
  • The impact of the reforms in smaller urban centres and rural areas
  • The national security campaigns and the 69 reform 
  • Transnational discussions of the 69 reform
  • The construction of the 'private' responsible homosexual through the 69 reform
  • The impacts of the 69 reform on the gender binary and on trans people 
  • How the reform led to an escalation of sexual policing against gay sex in the 70s and 80s 
  • Early organizing efforts against the limitations of the 69 reform including the Abortion Caravan and the We Demand demonstration
  • The use of the free-standing abortion clinic strategy in challenging the limitations of the 69 reform
  • The use of the mythology of the 69 reform in the 2017 apology process
  • We are asking all people interested in presenting at the event to submit individual proposals of 150 words or proposals for panels, roundtables, and workshops of no more than 250 words. Please also attach a brief biography and send to papers@anti-69.ca by November 30, 2018. The venue is wheelchair accessible. Registration fees will be on a sliding scale, with no fee for low-income people.

    Organizing committee: Tom Hooper, Lara Karaian, Gary Kinsman, Suzanne Lenon, Cassandra Lord, Danielle Normandeau, Karen Pearlston

    Anti-69 is supported by the Faculty of Public Affairs at Carleton University. Feb. 24-Mar. 24, 2019 is FPA Research Month. See anti-69.ca

 

Canadian Criminal Justice Association & Société de Criminologie du Québec

Thu, 2018-10-25 17:57 -- manager

The Canadian Criminal Justice Association (CCJA) and the Société de Criminologie du Québec (SCQ) invite proposals for their 2019 conference, which will mark the 100th anniversary of the CCJA. The conference will be held at the Hotele le Concorde in Quebec City from November 6-9, 2019. Proposals are due November 9, 2018. For more information, see the CCJA’s website: http://www.societecrimino.qc.ca/pdf/congres-19-appcom-en.pdf.

 

LSA CRN on legal education / Réseau de Recherche Collaboratif (CRN) sur l’Éducation Juridique

Thu, 2018-10-25 11:27 -- manager

David Sandomierski says:

 

I would like to share with you two new excellent opportunities for joining a community of scholars whose work studies or relates to legal education.  Through the American Law and Society Association, there is now an official Collaborative Research Network on Legal Education.  If you are planning on presenting research on legal education at the annual LSA meeting Washington, DC (May 30-June 2), or if your presentation pertains to legal education, please consider tagging CRN # 19 when you register. If you weren’t planning on attending Washington, but did have new research in the field, please consider making a submission and joining this burgeoning scholarly community.  The deadline to submit is Nov. 7, and details can be found here.  Finally, if you would like to join the listserv for CRN 19, you may do so by clicking on this link https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/crn19_legaleducation (Please feel free to share it). If you have any other questions relating to the CRN, please get in touch with David Sandomierski at david.sandomierski@uwo.ca.  Thank you!

 

David Sandomierski dit: 

Je tiens à partager deux nouvelles occasions qui vous permettront de vous joindre à une communauté des chercheurs dans le domaine de l’éducation juridique. Par l’Association de la Loi et de la Société américaine (LSA), il y a maintenant un Réseau de Recherche Collaboratif (CRN) sur l’Éducation Juridique officiel. Si vous comptez présenter votre recherche sur l’éducation juridique à la réunion annuelle de LSA à Washington, DC (30 mai - 2 juin), ou si votre présentation concerne l’éducation juridique, veuillez penser à marquer CRN #19 lorsque vous vous inscrivez. Si vous ne comptez pas assister à Washington, mais vous aviez de nouvelles recherches dans le domaine, veuillez envisager de faire une soumission et rejoindre cette communauté des chercheurs florissante. La date limite pour les soumissions est le 7 novembre, et les renseignements sont disponible ici. Enfin, si vous désirez vous joindre au listserv pout le CRN 19, vous pouvez faire ainsi en cliquant sur ce lien : https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/crn19_legaleducation (n’hésitez pas à le transmettre). Si vous avez d’autres questions sur le CRN, veuillez prendre contact avec David Sandomierski au david.sandomierski@uwo.ca. Merci!

Call for Papers: Resistance to Innovation and Technological Change

Mon, 2018-08-06 22:55 -- manager

The Center of the Governance of Change (CGC) at IE is seeking contributions from established or promising younger scholars for its new research program on Resistance to Innovation and Technological Change in the Digital Era.

This project aims to enhance our understanding of the social, economic, political and psychological factors driving resistance against innovation and the adoption of new technologies from a multidisciplinary approach that encompass the perspectives of the Social Sciences and the Humanities.

Contributions will be remunerated ($3,000 USD), published as a collective volume by a top academic press, and featured in a public conference to be held in 2019.

More information is available here: https://www.ie.edu/cgc/news-events/events/cfp-resistance-to-innovation/.


 

 


 


     

    Canadian State Trials Volume 5: Call for Expressions of Interest and/or Chapter Proposals

    Tue, 2018-06-26 15:04 -- manager

    Editors Susan Binnie, Eric Tucker and Barry Wright have commenced planning for the fifth volume of the Canadian State Trials series and invite expressions of interest and proposals for chapter contributions.

    The planned Canadian State Trials Volume 5 will examine Canadian political trials, national security measures and related legal developments and proceedings for the period c.1939 to the 1980s or early 90s. As with the previous volumes we seek scholarly studies that balance historical and legal analyses. Context for these studies may include a comparative perspective that refers to other jurisdictions.  Collaborative work is welcome.

    We anticipate that the volume will include chapters on the following topics or related matters:

    • The administration of the War Measures Act and military justice in the Second World War (e.g., the registration of ‘enemy aliens,’ suspension of habeas corpus and internments, deportation, war-time trials, post war discriminatory measures and labour regulation).
    • The Cold War (e.g., Gouzenko Affair, Kellock-Taschereau Royal Commission, Official Secrets Act and related trials; Emergency Powers Act 1951; Criminal Code amendments to espionage and political offences). 
    • Organized labour and resort to political policing and criminal proceedings (e.g., anti-Communist purges in the 1950’s; injunctions and contempt proceedings in the 1950’s and 1960’s).
    • Indigenous assertion of rights and resistance to continuing Canadian state impingement (e.g., cases around hunting rights, treaty violations, repressive responses and compromise of procedural rights).
    • National unity and the Felquiste (Front de Libération du Québec) trials, 1962-72.
    • Aftermath of the October Crisis, 1970 and the McDonald Royal Commission.

    We welcome expressions of interest in possible contributions on the above topics and related matters. Please contact us by 15 September 2018 (swsbinnie@gmail.com, etucker@yorku.ca, barry.wright@carleton.ca), with a brief description of your background (research experience and qualifications) and a proposal of no more than one page. We will review these submissions, finalize the volume contents, and follow up with all those who have contacted us shortly after that time. Selected contributors will be provided with more detailed guidelines and asked to complete a chapter draft of 10-12,000 words by August 2019.  

     

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