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Friday, October 23, 2020

Tenure stream appointment at Dal in Canadian History with Justice, Law and Society focus

h/t Shirley Tillotson 

Assistant Professor of Canadian History Posting Number F142P 
Tenure Stream 
Department/Unit History Location Halifax 
About the opportunity: The Department of History at Dalhousie University invites applications from junior academics for an early-career tenure-stream position in nineteenth- or twentieth-century Canadian History at the Assistant Professor level, effective 1 July 2021. The position is open to historians of Canada with a focus on Law, Justice and Society. Furthermore, the committee is particularly but not exclusively interested in historians whose research addresses transnational issues and/or the carceral state. Although prior teaching experience is not necessary, the successful candidate will be expected to teach two courses that qualify for the Law, Justice and Society program [HIST 3226, Law and Justice in Canadian Society to 1890, and HIST 3227, Criminal Law, Crime, and Punishment in Canada, 1890 to the Present], with the other courses to be determined in consultation between the candidate and the Department. The courses will include both seminars and lectures. The Department of History has both MA and PhD programmes in Canadian History. Therefore, some graduate teaching is expected. Applicants must have a PhD in hand by 1 July 2021 and demonstrate potential for excellence as a teacher and a scholar. The position is subject to budgetary approval. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. 
Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit Applications will be accepted until December 1 and must include the following: • A letter of application addressed to the Search Committee (maximum 2 pages) • A complete CV • A teaching dossier that addresses teaching effectiveness and philosophy • A representative publication, if applicable, or a writing sample of not more than 20 pages • Names and contact details for three referees; reference letters will be solicited after the files are reviewed. Please apply for this position directly via PeopleAdmin. The posting can be found at Established in 1818, Dalhousie is a leading research-intensive university offering more than 180 degree programs across 13 faculties. It is the largest university in Atlantic Canada and is located in the heart of Halifax, a scenic coastal city and capital of Nova Scotia, which is home to 13 Mi’kmaq First Nations, a deeply rooted historical African Canadian community, and an increasingly diverse population. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is a dynamic body of students, faculty, and staff arranged into upwards of twenty programs and departments, many offering graduate degrees. Further information about the Department and the University can be obtained at Open Date 10/22/2020 Close Date 12/01/2020 Open Until Filled No Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting Documents Needed to Apply Required Documents Résumé / Curriculum Vitae (CV) Cover Letter Teaching Dossier Sample Publication(s) List of referees Optional Documents

Legal Histories of Empire Symposium, 30/31 October 2020, by zoom: time dependent on time zone, free but registration required

h/t Lyndsay Campbell Legal Histories of Empire Symposium: Rohit De and Catherine Evans Posted on October 15, 2020by anzlhswebsite Please join us for the first of several planned symposia in 2020 and 2021 for Legal Histories of Empire and for the celebration of a special birthday of the founder of the Legal Histories of Empire Conferences. Our speakers: Rohit De: “Brown Lawyers, Black Robes: Decolonization, Diasporic Lawyers and Minority Rights” Rohit De is Associate Professor of History at Yale University and is the author of A People’s Constitution: The Everyday Life of Law in the Indian Republic (2018). As a Carnegie Fellow, he is currently working on a book on a history of rebellious lawyering and decolonization Catherine Evans: “Civilization as Sanity in the Victorian Empire” Catherine L. Evans is Assistant Professor at the Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies at the University of Toronto. Her first book, Unsound Empire: Civilization and Madness in Late-Victorian Law, comes out next fall (Yale University Press, 2021). Timezones: New Haven/Toronto @ 4 pm on 30 October Vancouver @ 1pm on 30 October Sydney @ 7 am on 31 October Auckland @ 9 am on 31October London/Dublin @ 8 pm on 30 October Singapore @ 4 am on 31 October Registration: Free via Eventbrite. Registration is required. You will be emailed a Zoom link 36 hours before the event.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Members' Book delayed until November

 Because of covid-19, natch.

Traditionally our annual members’ book has been published and sent to members by now. This year our members’ book, Doodem and Council Fire: Anishinaabe Governance Through Alliance by Heidi Bohaker, has been delayed. This book is elaborately illustrated and, with COVID-19 closures, obtaining permissions for these illustrations from museums and archives has been a challenge. We have been given a publication date of the end of November and will send books immediately upon publication. If there are further delays we will let all members know. 

If you have not yet renewed your membership there is still time to do so and receive the book! Please visit our website at to
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Thank you for your patience during these challenging times.