The American Society for Legal History

ASLH Workshop Call for Submissions: Medieval Legal History (deadline 1er

avril 2014)

19 décembre 2013

Par Camille Rhoné


The American Society for Legal History (ASLH) invites paper submissions

for its second annual pre-conference workshop, which will be held immediately preceding

the ASLH annual meeting in Denver on Nov. 6, 2014.  The ASLH Workshop is intended to

promote scholarship in areas of legal history that have been traditionally

underrepresented at ASLH meetings and in the Law and History Review.  This

year?s  workshop topic is Medieval Legal History, with medieval broadly defined as

between late antiquity and early modernity.  We are particularly interested

in papers discussing Byzantine, Canon, Chinese, Islamic, or Jewish law, as

well as other legal traditions or systems that operated in wide-ranging parts

of the medieval world.  The workshop is being sponsored by the ASLH in order to

promote innovative approaches to the study of medieval legal history across

 geographic boundaries and to create a community of legal historians who

grapple with medieval legal texts and contexts.



Legal History Workshop will bring together authors and noted scholars in the

field in order to work collaboratively toward refining scholarly writing.  In

order to keep the workshop size small, only three to four papers will be

selected from among responses to this general call.  Each selected paper

will be

assigned one commentator who will prepare substantive feedback about the

structure, organization, methodology, and theoretical approaches of the


All papers will be pre-circulated to participants and to commentators in

advance of the workshop and must be read prior to the workshop meeting.

 Authors will not present their papers.  At the workshop, each commentator

will be given half an hour to discuss his/her assigned paper, followed by an

hour of general discussion in the larger group.  In this way, each individual

author will receive feedback from all the participants of the workshop.

ASLH will provide limited funding for travel expenses and accommodations

for authors of selected papers.  (Participation in the ASLH Legal History

Workshop does not preclude individuals from presenting at the ASLH annual



We invite

submissions that engage any aspect of medieval legal history from scholars at

any point in their academic careers.  Interested authors should submit their

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on or before April 1, 2014.  Papers should include complete contact

information, word count, and an abstract (identifying the geographic and

temporal scope of the article); papers should not exceed 15,000 words

(including footnotes).  Submissions must not have already appeared in print

or have been accepted for publication.  Authors of selected papers will be

informed on or before June 15, 2014.  Please direct questions to the

ASLH Workshop Coordinator: Lena Salaymeh, Robbins Postdoctoral Fellow

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By participating in the workshop, authors agree to revise their papers


and to submit them for publication consideration (i.e. blind peer review)


Law & History Review on or before February 1, 2015.  (Submissions to Law &

History Review should be not more than 12,000 words, including footnotes.)

 Upon peer review approval, Law & History Review will publish the papers

either together (in an issue dedicated to medieval legal history) or

separately.  Authors participating in the Workshop consent

to publishing in Law & History Review, even if publication delays

occur.  However, participation in the ASLH Workshop is not a guarantee of

publication in the Law & History Review.  (Also, the ASLH Workshop

organizers and the Editor of Law & History Review cannot guarantee a

specific publication date.)



Géraldine Jenvrin

Doctorante Relmin - chargée de cours (Département des Etudes arabes -

Université de Nantes)



Maison des Sciences de l’Homme Ange-Guépin

5, allée Jacques Berque

BP 12105

44021 Nantes cedex 1

Tél. 33 (0) 2 40 48 39 84





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