3rd Biennial Conference of the
Canadian Initiative in Law, Culture and the Humanities
Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
16-18 October, 2009
CALL FOR PAPERS
How are visions – visions of futures, premonitions, and capacities of seeing and recognizing – negotiated in law and culture? If law is “the projection of an imagined future upon reality” (R. Cover), how are contestations about laws tied to disputes about visions of alternative futures? Who are our visionaries? Whose voices are heard and amplified in our contestations over law, culture, and alternative futures? How does the law both give and silence voice? How do we give voice to our visions – in politics, in literature, in film, in media, in courtrooms? This conference invites papers that address the themes of vision and voice through interdisciplinary research in law, culture, and humanities.
The Canadian Initiative in Law, Culture and the Humanities (CILCH) invites you to add your voice and share your vision on a subject related to law, culture and the humanities at our 3rd biennial conference to be held at Carleton University in Ottawa.
The conference will be interdisciplinary, bringing together scholars whose research addresses the intersections among culture, the humanities and law. The theme of Vision and Voice is intended to provide an open-ended focus for exploring these interrelationships. The conference will be eclectic, hosted with the goals of stimulating discussion among diverse scholars with common interests, of fostering the growing community of law, culture and humanities scholars in Canada, and of contributing to an emerging global network of law, culture and humanities scholarship. Thanks to the amazing participants and the superb work they presented, our previous events were exhilarating and very enjoyable.
If you are interested in giving a paper or some other form of presentation, please submit a proposal to CILCH@carleton.ca containing the following information:
- title of proposed paper/presentation
- biographic and contact information about the presenter(s)
- abstract of paper/presentation (maximum 300 words)
- information on any technical requirements
If you would like to submit a proposal for a panel of presentations or a roundtable, please provide the information listed above including the names and biographic information for all of the presenters. We are interested in works in progress, as well as more finished papers.
We intend to apply for funding for the conference from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). If you would like to be included in the funding application (this would make you eligible for some travel funds to participate in the conference), please submit your proposal to us by May 29th, 2009. Those who do not wish to be included in the SSHRC application or are unable to submit by the May deadline, please send us your proposal by July 1st, 2009.
We very much look forward to receiving your proposal and to another productive and thought-provoking gathering.
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