Friday, January 11, 2019
Call for Submissions: Preyer Award. American Society for Legal History
Submissions are welcome on any topic in legal, institutional and/or constitutional history.
Early career scholars, including those pursuing graduate or law degrees, those who have completed their terminal degree within the previous year, and those independent scholars
at a comparable stage, are eligible to apply. At the annual meeting of the Society two early career legal historians designated Kathryn T. Preyer Scholars will present what would normally be their first papers to the Society. While papers simultaneously submitted to the ASLH Program committee are eligible, Preyer Award winners must present their paper as part of the Preyer panel and will be removed from any other panel.
Submissions should be a single MS Word document consisting of a complete curriculum vitae, contact information, and a complete draft of the paper to be presented. Papers should not exceed 50 pages (12 point font, double-spaced) and must contain supporting documentation. In past competitions, the Committee has given preference to draft articles and essays, though the Committee will also consider shorter conference papers, as one of the criteria for selection will
be the suitability of the paper for reduction to a twenty-minute oral presentation. The deadline
for submission is MARCH 15, 2019. The two Kathryn T. Preyer Scholars will receive an 500 cash award and reimbursement of expenses up to $750 for travel, hotels, and meals.
Each will present the paper that s/he submitted to the competition at the Society’s annual meeting. The Society’s journal, Law and History Review, has published several past winners of the Preyer competition, though it is under no obligation to do so.
Named after the late Kathryn T. Preyer, a distinguished historian of the law of early America known for her generosity to early career legal historians, the program of Kathryn T. Preyer Scholars is designed to help legal historians at the beginning of their careers. At the annual meeting of the Society two early career legal historians designated Kathryn T. Preyer Scholars will present what would normally be their first papers to the Society. The generosity of Professor Preyer’s friends and family has enabled the Society to offer a small honorarium to the Preyer Scholars and to reimburse, in some measure or entirely, their costs of attending the meeting. The competition for Preyer Scholars is organized by the Society’s Kathryn T. Preyer Memorial Committee.
Please send submissions by March 19, 2019 to Laura Kalman, Chair, Preyer Award Committee, University of California, Santa Barbara, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, January 10, 2019
This term we will meet in Seminar Room 3, main floor, Falconer Hall.
NOT the new Jackman Building (attached to Flavelle House)
NOT Flavelle House, the building in front of the new Jackman Building
Falconer Hall is north of those two buildings, same (West) side of Queen's Park Ave., just south of the Museum.
Thursday, January 3, 2019
OSGOODE SOCIETY LEGAL HISTORY WORKSHOP, 2018-2019
WINTER TERM SCHEDULE
All Sessions begin at 6.30. Room TBA
Wednesday January 16: Nicholas Rogers, York University: 'Murder on the Middle Passage: The trial of Captain Kimber 1792'
Wednesday January 30: Philip Girard, Osgoode Hall Law School: ‘American Influences, Canadian Realities: The Rise and Fall of the Harvard Law Model in Canadian Legal Education’
Wednesday February 13: Jackson Tait, Osgoode Hall Law School: 'In Search of the Lex Mercatoria: Canadian Legal Interpretation of Atlantic Marine Insurance Contracts, 1860 - 1924'
Wednesday February 27: Eric Reiter, Concordia University: ‘Robinson v. CPR (1882-92): Law, Society and Wrongful Death in Quebec’ [tentative title]
Wednesday March 13: Mark Walters, McGill Law School: ‘The Quebec Act and the Covenant Chain: How Crown-Indigenous Treaty Relationships Shaped Imperial Constitutional Design’
Wednesday March 27: Colin Grittner, University of British Columbia: ‘Elective Legislative Councils and the Privileges of Property across Mid-Nineteenth-Century British North America’
Wednesday April 3: Patricia McMahon, Torys: TBA