Call for Papers and Conferences

Educating Justice: Post-Secondary Education in the Justice Disciplines

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Call for Papers

Educating Justice: Post-secondary Education in the Justice Disciplines

Educating Justice is the theme for this year’s conference hosted by the Centre for Interdisciplinary Justice Studies (CIJS) at the Department of Criminal Justice, The University of Winnipeg, May 8-10, 2014.

We call for papers that explore the development and current organization of criminal justice (CJ) and social justice studies programs at universities in Canada and which place such developments in the context of the growth of related fields in North America. The development of post-secondary CJ programs in Canada is an understudied phenomenon and even fewer reflections have been published on crossovers with other justice studies programs. The CIJS 2014 conference will create a record of and debate about the development of justice studies in Canada.

Our conference theme is shaped by our own experiences at the University of Winnipeg (UW). The CJ program at UW began as an interdisciplinary major. Over time, our CJ faculty attempted to build a program that was theoretically oriented while not losing sight of its applied roots. The development of the UW program highlights key tensions underlying the growth of CJ programs in Canada today. The journey can best be described as a mitigation of the protective services orientation (Frauley 2005) – a pejorative description of CJ leveled by critical scholars of crime, law and society. The literature portrays the development of these programs as descendants of applied criminology or as handmaidens to the state (Chunn and Menzies 1999; Frauley 2005; Menzies and Chunn 2006). Yet there is considerable diversity in programs across the country.

We wish to open dialogue about the nature of CJ education as well as justice and education more generally in Canada.

We invite session and paper submissions representing criminological, economic, political, historical, legal, feminist, and philosophical insights into education and justice; professional reflections and research on justice and education as well as pedagogy; area-based uses of justice such as social justice, restorative justice, ecological justice, urban justice, human rights, and reflections on the problems and potentials of justice education and crossover in the classroom. We are keen to receive session and paper submissions that reflect on the creation of justice studies and criminal justice studies departments, institutes, curricula, and programing in Canada or elsewhere and the challenges associated with such endeavours. We welcome session and paper submissions from scholars of all disciplinary backgrounds, students, community organizations, justice professionals and researchers, artists, activists and anyone who wishes to engage in an intellectual conversation on justice education.

We are particularly interested in sessions and papers that examine the justice disciplines at other Canadian post-secondary institutions. We take a broad view of what constitutes the justice disciplines and encourage submissions from scholars involved with programs in criminal justice, justice studies, criminology, socio-legal studies, and other allied disciplines with a scholarly focus on justice. We would also like to see submissions on social justice studies programs, including on recent closures of such educational sites.

 

Proposals for papers, panels or other submissions must be received no later than March 26. You can submit proposals at cijs.ca or to s.kohm@uwinnipeg.ca.

 Proposals must include:

  • mailing address, e-mail, phone number, and affiliation for each participant
  • abstract of not more than 500 words for sessions
  • abstract of not more than 250 words for individual paper presentations

 

Vist the http://cijs.ca/ website for more information.

 

Judicial Education and the Art of Judging: From Myth to Methodology

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The University of Missouri is issuing a call for proposals for an upcoming works-in-progress conference as well as a call for papers for a student writing competition.  Both of these calls are affiliated with a symposium that is being convened at the University of Missouri's Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution on Friday, October 10, 2014.

 

The symposium is entitled "Judicial Education and the Art of Judging:  From Myth to Methodology" and addresses a number of issues relating to the role of judges and the goals and methods of judicial education.  The symposium features the Honorable Duane Benton of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit as keynote speaker as well as an accomplished group of judges, academics, and judicial education experts from the United States and Canada as panelists.

 

The day before the symposium (Thursday, October 9, 2014), the University of Missouri will be hosting a works-in-progress conference relating to the subject matter of the symposium, broadly interpreted.  Presentation proposals should be no more than one page in length and can include analyses that are practical, theoretical or interdisciplinary in nature.  Participants can discuss judges at the state, federal or international level.  Proposals for the works-in-progress conference should be directed to Professor S.I. Strong (strongsi@missouri.edu) and will be accepted until May 26, 2014.  Decisions regarding accepted papers will be made in June 2014.  Prospective attendees should note that there is no funding available to assist participants with their travel expenses. 

 

The University of Missouri is also organizing a student writing competition in association with the symposium.  Papers will likely be due in August 2014, although precise details (such as the due date and the amount of any prize money associated with the competition) are still being finalized.

 

More information about the symposium, works-in-progress conference and student writing competition is available at the symposium website, located at: http://www.law.missouri.edu/csdr/symposium/2014.  People may also contact Professor S.I. Strong (strongsi@missouri.edu) with any questions.

 

Call for Submissions for the 7th Annual Toronto Group Conference

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Call for Submissions for the 7th Annual Toronto Group Conference

 

We are pleased to invite graduate students to present their work at the 7th Annual Conference of the Toronto Group for the study of International, Transnational and Comparative Law (TG). The TG is a collaborative project between graduate students at Osgoode Hall Law School and the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto.

 

The theme of the conference is Conflicting Legal Orders; it will be held in Toronto, Ontario on Friday, May 2, 2014 at Osgoode Hall Law School.

 

Theme of the Conference

 

Legal orders are prone to a variety of conflicts: from conflicts within local systems of law, such as through vigilante justice and social protest movements, to conflicts between supranational legal orders and national or sub-national jurisdictions. These conflicts bring to the fore the inadequacy of law in resolving the question of how we should live together, in balance with our environments and within increasingly multicultural, cosmopolitan, and pluralist societies. It is time to get creative and devise new approaches, tools, and mechanisms that prevent and resolve both public and private conflicts that develop and rejuvenate international law, and that protect human rights and global security. It is the challenge of our generation to find ways in which law can evolve to support the resolution of violent conflicts and to help ensure a more sustainable world enriched by our differences.

 

We encourage participants to interpret legal orders broadly, and invite papers that explore a wide range of issues in this context. Topics can include legal orders relating to humanitarian law, human rights, criminal law, and international law generally, and any intersections with multiculturalism, pluralism, or religion. The institutionalization of law and the use of specialized tribunals can be a relevant area, as well as the role of civil society, technology and social media. Foreign policy, national security, terrorism, and cyber wars, are all areas where conflicts can occur. In redress of such issues, conflict resolution theory, processes, and their implications for law could be of relevance. These topics are certainly not exhaustive, and participants are encouraged to share unique perspectives and interpretation.

 

Submitting your work

 

We look forward to receiving your 250-word abstract on or before March 14 via email to torontogroupconference@gmail.com with the subject line “TG2014Submission”.

 

Applicants will be notified if their conference submission has been accepted by March 21.

 

Please note that given our limited funding, we are unable to cover any travel or accommodation costs.

 

For more information about the Toronto Group, conference and accommodation options in Toronto, visit our website http://torontogroup.wordpress.com

OSI 2014 - International Osnabrück Summer Institute on the Cultural Study of the Law

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*Contested Properties: Culture, Rights and the Humanities*

International Osnabrück Summer Institute on the Cultural Study of the Law

http://www.osi.uni-osnabrueck.de/

*Invitation*

The fifth International Osnabrück Summer Institute on the Cultural Study of the Law will be held from August 4 to 16, 2014, at the University of Osnabrück, Germany. Hosted by the Institute of English and American Studies (IfAA), the Osnabrück Summer Institute seeks to bring together advanced graduate, doctoral, and postdoctoral students of the humanities and/or the law from around the world to promote and examine the interdisciplinary study and research of law and culture.

During the two week program, students will partake in a unique experience of scholarly collaboration and exchange through workshops, public lectures, panel discussions, excursions and a final symposium. Participating faculty in this year's Summer Institute include:

* Rosemary J. Coombe (York University, Toronto)
* Helle Porsdam (University of Copenhagen)
* Fiona Macmillan (Birkbeck School of Law, University of London)
* Karen-Margrethe Simonsen (Aarhus U)
* Joseph Slaughter (Columbia U)
* Leti Volpp (U of California, Berkeley)

with more faculty to be announced in the upcoming weeks.

The Institute will offer a total of four workshops for 20-30 international participants (doctoral, post-doctoral and advanced M.A. – see below for eligibility) over a two-week period. The first workshop will be concerned with basic theories, concepts and perspectives within the emerging field of cultural legal studies, focusing specifically on the range and potential of interdisciplinary studies and approaches. The remaining three workshops will focus on key areas of critical inquiry that have been central to the dynamic development of the field:

* The tripartite relationship between culture, cultural rights, and the nation state
* The historical development and current debates about culture as heritage, property and as a resource and its legal definition and regulation (including concepts such as copyright, intellectual property and authorship)
* The cultural presence and representation of the law and the role of culture in the representation and dissemination of the concept of rights (e.g. law and literature, life writing and human rights, visual culture and rights rhetoric)

*Participant Eligibility*

The Summer Institute aims at advanced graduate, doctoral, and postdoctoral students from various academic fields whose research interests and projects are situated at the interface between law and the humanities and who are concerned with a better understanding of the interdependence of law and culture.
Even though the Institute strongly invites students from a broad variety of disciplines and academic backgrounds, it focuses almost exclusively on questions and issues related to research done in the humanities and legal studies.
Doctoral candidates in literature, the law, the arts, the humanities, and the related social sciences are invited to apply, as are advanced students pursuing a J.D. or its equivalent (such as the L.L.B). Young scholars or junior faculty members who have received a Ph.D. or corresponding degree in the last five years are also eligible. While applications by doctoral/post-doctoral students are prioritized, the Summer Institute also encourages applications from advanced Master students about to conclude their studies and with a strong interest in interdisciplinary research. There are openings for 20-30 students to participate in the Summer Institute.
Due to its international audience, the Summer Institute will be completely conducted in English. It does not offer language instruction classes, either in German or in English.

*Application Process*

Applicants should complete:

* The application form on our website

There, they will have to upload
* A statement of purpose no more than two pages long, describing current scholarly interests, current research, and a short statement on how the Summer Institute would specifically further said interests and research.
* A curriculum vitae.

Advanced Masters students and graduate students (PhD and post-doc) interested in taking part in the Summer Institute should submit their applications no later than March 15, 2014. Detailed information about the Institute, the workshops, international faculty, admission and fees can be found at:

http://www.osi.uni-osnabrueck.de/

*Questions*

Please direct all inquiries and questions to Dr. Sabine N. Meyer, the coordinator of the Osnabrück Summer Institute, at

lawandculture@uos.de

The International Journal of Migration and Border Studies: Call for Papers – Issue (2014) : 2

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The International Journal of Migration and Border Studies

Call for Papers – Issue (2014) : 2

Editor in Chief

Prof. France Houle, Université de Montréal, Canada Email: ijmbs.editor@gmail.com

The International Journal of Migration and Border Studies (IJMBS) is pleased to announce a call for papers for its second issue of 2014.

IJMBS aims to bring together a diverse range of scholars and practitioners to advance knowledge and improve practice and methodologies in a broad range of issued related to migration and borders studies. Broadly speaking, it seeks to provide different perspectives to its readership ranging from exclusion to integration of permanent, temporary and irregular migrants as well as asylum seekers. Articles covering a large spectrum of topics addressing the development of international, transnational and national immigration policies viewed in a broad sense are welcome. What could be the best practices regarding inclusion? Which measures have exclusionary effects? Some examples of themes this journal intends to cover are listed below.

Subject Coverage

Broad themes on which articles are sought include but are not limited to:

  • Innovations in institutional, procedural and social arrangements to deal with border security and immigration policy

  • Personal information databases and exchanges

  • Measures to restrict access to asylum

  • The coherence and coordination between various actors dealing with issues such as health, education,

    social welfare, employment and law enforcement in the migration context

  • Causes and consequences (economic, social, political, environmental, etc.) of migration and their legal and

    policy implications

  • Local, regional and international mechanisms and logics that transform political and media discourses,

    norms, policies and practices related to migration and border studies

  • Development of new priorities for immigration programmes

  • The role of gender, age, social status, ability, race and other factors in curtailing border and immigration

    policies

  • Indigenous rights and claims and border and migration studies

    IJMBS is a peer-reviewed journal which offers a forum for disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research concerning conceptual, theoretical, empirical and methodological dimensions related to key concepts that underpin them: borders, immigration and integration policies, humanitarianism, sovereignty, states, citizenship, etc. Such critical analysis contributes to a better understanding of current challenges from different disciplinary perspectives including law, sociology, anthropology, social policy and social welfare, criminology, political economy, political science and public politics.

    The journal invites submissions from both emerging and established scholars, including graduate students, post- graduates, professors and practitioners from around the globe, with the objective of ensuring that a plurality of experiences and perspectives is represented.

    Notes for Prospective Authors

    Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

    All papers are refereed through a peer review process.
    All papers must be submitted online. Please read our 
    information on preparing and submitting articles.

    Important Date

    Submission deadline: 1st July, 2014 

Graduate Student Essay Prize - Deadline May 5, 2014

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The Canadian Law and Society Association / Association Canadienne Droit et Société invites submissions for the ACDS-CLSA Graduate Student Essay Prize. Graduate students at Canadian universities are cordially invited to submit papers 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 May 5, 2014 to Lyndsay Campbell (lyndsay@iii.ca), chair of the ACDS-CLSA Graduate Student Essay Prize Committee. 

 

Gendered Dissent, Democracy and the Law: A workshop on the gendered face of Canada's crackdown on dissent

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The Gender & Dissent Working Group of the Dissent, Democracy & the Law Research Network and the Institute for Feminist Legal Studies invite proposals for papers and other interventions to be presented at a workshop that aims to bring scholars and advocates together to consider the gendered dimensions of dissent in Canada and Quebec. A detailed Call for Proposals can be found here.
 

The Workshop

This two-day workshop will bring a small and diverse group of legal scholars and advocates together in Toronto to theorize, and respond to, the challenges faced by advocates and civil society organizations and individuals working on issues of gender equality in Canada and Quebec.  In many cases, these challenges stem from governmental use of legal and extralegal measures that undermine the capacity of individuals, civil society organizations and institutions to participate in public debate on key policy issues at the local, provincial or federal level.

Please submit proposals along with a CV for each author togenderanddissent@gmail.com by February 21, 2014Proposals should be approximately 250 words in length and should identify whether the intervention will be offered as a scholarly paper or in another format, such as a case study or report or multimedia presentation. Papers (approximately 10 pages in length) will be circulated by the organizers 10-days in advance of the workshop; other interventions will be shared in advance as appropriate.

 

Law and the Visual—Transitions & Transformations

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Law and the Visual—Transitions & Transformations        

Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University:      7 - 8 July 2014

 

The Humanities Research Centre at the Australian National University is one of the world’s oldest and best-known research centres in interdisciplinary humanities. As part of its 2014 Annual Theme, Now Showing: Cultures, Judgements, and Research on the Digital Screen, we are calling for papers on themes of visual representations of law in history and the contemporary world, focusing in particular on moments of transition and transformation.

 

Over the long journey of modernity, technologies of law and technologies of the visual have been marked by their volatility and inventiveness. On the one hand, changing technologies of law – the emergence of the text, the development of legislation, the might of sovereignty, structures of colonialism, mechanisms of human rights, new modes of regulation, governance, and discipline – have continually transformed our understanding of and relationship to legality. On the other hand, changing technologies of visual representation – the development of perspective, the triumph of printing, photography, film, and video games to name a few – have equally transformed our understanding of and relationship to images. In what ways can each shed light on the other?

 

v  How have technologies of visual representation reflected, illuminated, and constituted ideologies of law and legality – particularly at moments of significant transition or transformation? 

v  In what way do visual representations of law throughout the pre-modern, modern and contemporary periods illuminate and challenge our understanding of the changing relationship between law, aesthetics, and power?

v  In what ways do contemporary media allow new opportunities for a cross-cultural conversation around key legal issues and conflicts?

v  How does the aesthetics and technology of the digital screen transform the representation of legal concepts such as the rule of law, sovereignty, justice, or human rights?

 

Only a limited number of papers can be accepted for this symposiumIt provides a rare opportunity to join an outstanding cast of international scholars in legal history, legal theory, and legal aesthetics to discuss and present exciting new work on the intersection of law and the visual. Negotiations are currently underway with possible partners for the publication of selected papers. Confirmed participants include—

 

*    Alison Young (University of Melbourne), criminologist; author of Judging the Image (2005), and Street Art, Public City (2014)

*    Peter Goodrich (Cardozo School of Law), legal historian; author of Oedipus Lex (1996), and Legal Emblems (2013)

*    Richard Sherwin (New York Law School), director of the Visual Persuasion Project; author of Visualizing Law (2011)

*    Desmond Manderson (Australian National University), founding director, Institute for the Public Life of Art and Ideas; author of Kangaroo Courts & the Rule of Law (2011)

 

Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be directed to the Convenor. Please include a 75 word bio note, institutional affiliation, and contact details, and put TRANSITIONS AND TRANSFORMATIONS in the subject line.  Closing date for submissions is 31 March.  On-line registration will be available from the end of April.

Professor Desmond Manderson, Convenor
desmond.manderson@anu.edu.au

Humanities Research Centre, ANU
http://hrc.anu.edu.au/2014HRCAnnualTheme

 

Eleventh Conference of the International Association of Genocide Scholars, July 16-19, 2014, Winnipeg, Canada

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Eleventh Conference of the International Association of Genocide Scholars

 

July 16-19, 2014, Winnipeg-Canada

 

CALL FOR PAPERS – EXTENDED DEADLINE: due February 17th, 2014.

 

Time, Movement, and Space: Genocide Studies and Indigenous Peoples

 

The International Association of Genocide Scholars and the University of Manitoba welcome papers and sessions related to our conference theme of "Time, Movement, and Space: Genocide Studies and Indigenous Peoples."Innovative panels, workshops, and papers that consider the spatial and temporal issues as applied to Indigenous genocide and its commemoration are particularly encouraged, as are comparative studies. Besides panels and papers, the organizers invite other modes of dialogue, including workshops, roundtable discussions, cultural media, artistic works/readings, and forums that relate to policy initiatives, pedagogy, and education. Scholars, practitioners, and students interested in genocide studies from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. While our theme is centered on Indigenous issues, we also encourage innovative and original papers about other genocides. As 2014 marks the 20thanniversary of the Rwandan genocide, we are eager to accept papers on this genocide.

 

2014 marks an important year for Winnipeg and Canada. In this year, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) will open its doors to the general public. Established by Parliament through amendments to the Museums Act on March 13, 2008, which came into force on August 10, 2008, the CMHR is envisioned as a national and international destination - a centre of learning where Canadians and people from around the world can engage in discussion and commit to taking action against hate and oppression. Also in this year, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada is scheduled to release its final report, after five years of hearings and research into Canada’s history and legacy of the forced assimilation of Indigenous children through residential schools.

 

These momentous local developments present an opportunity for genocide scholars to visit Winnipeg and engage in discussion about colonial control over, expansion into, appropriation and settlement of Indigenous territories. Such issues raise questions of time, movement, knowledge and space in Canada and other places around the globe where Indigenous people have been victims of genocidal destruction: How do destructive processes such as genocide form and take shape over time and across space? In what ways do time, movement, territory, space, and place factor into the study of genocide? How are spaces and places mobilized in the destruction of Indigenous groups? How do the spatial and temporal aspects of colonial and settler genocide compare and contrast with those of other genocides? How does territory contribute to the persistence of groups, and from whose perspective, as well as to the mechanisms required for genocide’s redress? How might we envision new spaces for cohabitation and reconciliation in the aftermath of, or amidst ongoing, genocidal processes? And what technological and other means do institutions such as the CMHR have available to accommodate Indigenous knowledge and authentically represent Indigenous experiences of genocide?

 

The University of Manitoba sits in Treaty One territory and at the crossroads of the Anishnabe, Métis, Cree, Dakota and Oji-Cree Nations. Winnipeg is thus a fitting location for our discussions, as it is a space long marked by the movements and interactions among peoples, including the destructive movements of settler colonialism. The inauguration of the CMHR and the release of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada will further contribute to our conversations, as both will, in their own way, raise the spectre of genocide.

 

The conference will also feature a trip to Sagkeeng First Nation at the southern top of Lake Winnipeg, where it meets the Winnipeg River. We will be guests at Turtle Lodge (http://www.theturtlelodge.org/). Built in 2002, the Turtle Lodge is a sacred space where the local community shares their traditional knowledge, land-based spiritual teachings, ceremonies, and healing. It is a place to for the local community to connect with and educate others about Indigenous perspectives on earth, nature, and how to lead a good and peaceful life. While visiting Turtle Lodge, Elder David Courchene will introduce IAGS members to Anishnabe teachings as they relate to healing, survival, and resurgence. We will be announcing other stimulating conference events in the months to come.

 

Presentations proposals will be accepted in English. Paper abstracts and author biographies should be sent as an attachment to the following email address:iagswinnipeg2014@gmail.com

 

In our initial evaluation we will consider one abstract per person (if time a space permit in the conference schedule, a second abstract may be considered. This abstract must be submitted prior to the February 17, 2014 deadline but will not be evaluated until all first submissions are reviewed).

 

Upon acceptance of your abstract by the selection committee, participants are required to register on-line at:http://www.genocidescholars.org where IAGS and conference material will be found including information about registration. All participants must be IAGS members.

 

Please prepare your abstract for a 15-minute paper.

 

If you do not receive acknowledgement of receipt of your abstract within a week of submission, please contact us at:iagswinnipeg2014@gmail.com

 

You will be informed 4 weeks from the date of submission whether your paper has been accepted or not.

 

Spaces are filling up, so we encourage early submissions.

                                                      

Abstracts should be no more than 250 words, include full name, affiliation, a brief biography, e-mail address, using single-spaced in 12-point Times New Roman font. They can be sent from now until February 17th 2014 toiagswinnipeg2014@gmail.com

 

Any questions may be directed to the conference organizers, Andrew Woolford, Adam Muller, and Donna-Lee Frieze at: iagswinnipeg2014@gmail.com

Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference, April 2014, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

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Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference, April 2014, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

The Socio-Legal Studies Association of the United Kingdom is hosting its annual conference from 11 to 14 April 2014 in Aberdeen, Scotland.

In recent years the conference, which is open to all aspects of socio-legal/law and society research, has attracted an average of 350 delegates from across over two dozen countries. Delegates came from a variety of backgrounds and at different stages in their professional career, from early career researchers through to the most eminent scholars in their field. Many enduring scholarly connections have been established at the SLSA conference over the years.

It is particularly apt that the 2014 SLSA conference is to be held in Scotland as it prepares for a referendum on independence and there will be a number of themed events to mark this. Other themes and streams include Colonial Legalities, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, ADR, Gender Sexuality and Law, Family and Child Law and Policy, Access to Environmental Justice, Indigenous Minority Rights, Banking and Finance. For a full list please see the conference website.

Whilst visiting Aberdeen, delegates will have the opportunity to explore some of the most beautiful part of the United Kingdom and enjoy fine Scottish hospitality including a ceilidh dance and dinner at Aberdeen's newly refurbished Beach Ballroom For further information and to register for the conference please visit the following website: www.rgu.ac.uk/slsa2014

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