We invite you to submit proposals for the Criminal Justice/Legal History panels of the 38th annual meeting of the Social Science History Association, November 21-24, 2012, in Chicago, Illinois.
We welcome panels and individual papers on any topic of interest to scholars of Criminal Justice/Legal History, especially those broadly connected to the overall conference theme, ”Organizing Powers”. We also encourage proposals for panels organized around recently published books.
Themes of particular interest to our network include:
The carceral state
Exporting US Constitutionalism
Crime and political protest around the world
Juvenile Crime, Then and Now
For more information on the meeting as well as the general call for proposals, please refer to the SSHA website: www.ssha.org.
The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2013.
The members of the Social Science History Association share a common interest in interdisciplinary and systematic approaches to historical research, and many of us find the SSHA one of the most stimulating conferences that we attend.
The SSHA requires that submissions be made by means of its web conference management system. Paper title, brief abstract, and contact information should be submitted by logging in to conference.ssha.org. If you haven't used the system previously, you'll need to create an account, which is a very simple process. Once you've created an account, you can submit your proposal. While we welcome proposals for both individual papers and panels, we especially encourage the submission of complete panel proposals. Panel proposals, whether for roundtables or for regular panels, generally include an organizer/chair, a discussant (these last two can be the same person), and at least four presenters. The overall SSHA organizers are quite strict about the number of presenters, so if we receive a panel proposal with only three presenters, we'll do our best to add a fourth from among the individual paper proposals before submitting it to the program committee. SSHA has set up a mechanism for networks to share paper proposals, so some paper proposals submitted to our network may end up in panels organized by other networks, and vice versa. It is possible and useful to associate a paper or a session not only to our network, but also to other possible co-sponsoring networks. Co-sponsored panels and papers are encouraged by the SSHA Program Committee as a means of broadening the visibility of the various networks.
If you have any questions, please contact the network co-chairs, Tamara Myers and Michael Fortner (see below for contact information).
We look forward to seeing you in Chicago in the fall!
Tamara Myers (Tamara.Myers@ubc.ca)
Michael Fortner (Michael.email@example.com)
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