The Criminal Justice/Legal History Network of the Social Science History Association invites proposals for panels and individual papers for presentation at the 30th Annual Meeting of the SSHA to be held November 3-6, 2005 at the Hilton Portland Hotel in Portland, Oregon. The SSHA encourages the participation of graduate students and recent Ph.D.s as well as that of more established scholars from a wide range of disciplines and departments.
The theme of this year’s conference is “Big Social Science History”, and the network encourages interested parties to interpret this theme broadly. In addition to proposals that reflect the conference’s larger theme, papers and panels that address issues specific to criminal justice and legal history are especially encouraged. Some suggestions for proposals include, but are not limited to:
Criminal justice as comedy
Recent changes in Homeland Security
Gender, punishment, and prisons
The Broken Windows theory in historical context
Technology and crime
History of the LAPD
Racial profiling, eugenics, and criminal anthropology
Crime and the arts
Tourism and crime
Denunciation and gossip
All proposals must be submitted electronically through the SSHA website at the web address provided below. Proposals for individual papers are due on February 2, 2005, and for complete sessions are due on February 16, 2005.
The SSHA is the leading interdisciplinary association for historical research, and contributors should note its rules and traditions:
Panels should represent more than one discipline and institution
Panels that include diversity of time and place are especially welcome
Individuals may present only one paper and may participate in no more than two sessions
Panels co-sponsored by two or more networks are encouraged.
Notification of acceptance or rejection can be expected by April 29, 2005. All participants on the 2005 SSHA Program are required to pre-register for the conference and to join the SSHA if they are not already members.
To support the involvement of graduate students, thirty SSHA-Rockefeller Graduate Student Travel Awards will be granted to subsidize students participating in the program. Details of the awards and the application process are available on the SSHA website. The final date for award applications is March 7, 2005.
Questions or concerns regarding the above information should be addressed to:
Janet McShane Galley at the e-mail address shown below.
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