CFP: 2019 Law and Humanities Junior Scholars Workshop (deadline: Dec. 1, 2018)

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    Melissa J. Ganz
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    2019 LAW AND HUMANITIES JUNIOR SCHOLARS WORKSHOP

    Call for Papers

    Columbia Law School, Georgetown University Law School, Stanford Law School, UCLA School of Law, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Southern California Center for Law, History, and Culture invite submissions for the thirteenth meeting of the Law and Humanities Junior Scholars Workshop, to be held at Penn Law School in Philadelphia, PA, on June 2 and 3, 2019.

     

    ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

    The paper competition is open to untenured professors, advanced graduate students, and post-doctoral scholars in law and the humanities. In addition to drawing from numerous humanistic fields, we welcome critical, qualitative work in the social sciences. Based on anonymous evaluation by an interdisciplinary selection committee, between five and ten papers will be chosen for presentation at the June Workshop. At the Workshop, two senior scholars will comment on each paper. Commentators and other Workshop participants will be asked to focus specifically on the strengths and weaknesses of the selected scholarly projects, with respect to subject and methodology. The selected papers will then serve as the basis for a larger conversation among all the participants about the evolving standards by which we judge excellence and creativity in interdisciplinary scholarship, as well as about the nature of interdisciplinarity itself.

    The selected papers will appear in a special issue of the Legal Scholarship Network; there is no other publication commitment. (We will accommodate the wishes of chosen authors who prefer not to have their paper posted publicly with us because of publication commitments to other journals.)

    The Workshop will pay the domestic travel and hotel expenses of authors whose papers are selected for presentation. For authors requiring airline travel from outside the United States, the Workshop will cover such travel expenses up to a maximum of $1000.

     

    SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

    Papers must be works-in-progress that do not exceed 15,000 words in length (including footnotes/ endnotes); most papers selected for inclusion in recent years have been at least 10,000 words long. An abstract of no more than 200 words must also be included with the paper submission. A dissertation chapter may be submitted, but we strongly suggest that it be edited so as to stand alone as a piece of work with its own integrity. A paper that has been submitted for publication is eligible for selection so long as it will not be in galley proofs or in print at the time of the Workshop; it is important that authors still be in a position at the time of the Workshop to consider comments they receive there and to incorporate them as they think appropriate in their revisions.

    We ask that those submitting papers be careful to omit or redact any information in the body of the paper that might serve to identify them, as we adhere to an anonymous or “blind” selection process.

    Submissions (in Microsoft Word—no pdf files, please) will be accepted until December 1, 2018, and should be sent by e-mail to: juniorscholarsworkshop@sas.upenn.edu. Please be sure to include your name, institutional affiliation (if any), and phone and e-mail contact information in your covering email, not in the paper itself.

    For more information, please send an email inquiry to juniorscholarsworkshop@sas.upenn.edu.

     

    To see selected papers from previous years’ workshops, go to:

    http://www.law.columbia.edu/center_program/law_culture/lh_workshop.

     

    Anne Dailey, University of Connecticut Law School

    Katherine Franke, Columbia Law School

    Sarah Barringer Gordon, University of Pennsylvania

    Nan Goodman, University of Colorado

    Ariela Gross, University of Southern California

    Martha Jones, Johns Hopkins University

    Naomi Mezey, Georgetown University Law Center

    Paul Saint-Amour, University of Pennsylvania

    Hilary Schor, University of Southern California

    Norman Spaulding, Stanford Law School

    Clyde Spillenger, UCLA School of Law

    Nomi Stolzenberg, University of Southern California

    Martha Umphrey, Amherst College

    Conveners, 2019 Law and Humanities Junior Scholars Workshop

     

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