Janine Ubink (President), University of California Irvine
Giselle Corradi (Executive Secretary), Ghent University
Waheeda Amien, University of Cape Town
Maarten Bavinck, University of Amsterdam
Carolien Jacobs, Leiden University
Yüksel Sezgin, Syracuse University
Marc Simon Tomas, Utrecht University
Bertram Turner, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
Markus Weilenmann, Office for Conflict Research in Developing Countries
Executive Body ex-officio members
Professor Keebet von Benda-Beckmann (Past President)
Professor Anne Griffiths (Past President), University of Edinburgh
Dr. Dik Roth, Wageningen University (on behalf of the Journal of Legal Pluralism)
Professor Melanie Wiber, University of New Brunswick (on behalf of the Journal of Legal Pluralism)
In Memoriam Gordon Woodman (1937-2017)
It is with great sadness that we note the passing of Gordon Woodman who was one of the founding fathers of the Commission on Legal Pluralism and its Journal. Keebet von Benda-Beckmann and Ulrike Wanitzek wrote an In Memoriam for him which is now published in the Journal of Legal Pluralism. You can download it through this link. Gordon will be missed dearly.
Call for papers- Conference Ninth Multidisciplinary Network of Researchers on Indigenous Peoples, EMPI IX
This Call for Papers may be interesting for some of you: International Conference Ninth Multidisciplinary Meeting on Indigenous Peoples (EMPI IX) “Territories in dispute: epistemologies, resistances, spiritualities and rights”. University College Roosevelt, Utrecht University Middelburg, the Netherlands, 30/31 May - 1 June 2018.
Paper proposals (max. 300 words) in English or Spanish should be submitted by email at EMPI2018@ucr.nl up to the end of April 2018.
Call for papers/panels/working groups Annual Conference of the Law and Development Research Network in Leiden
The Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, Governance and Society is hosting the annual conference of the Law and Development Research Network in Leiden, on 19-21 September, 2018. The theme of the conference is Interfaces.
The 18th World Congress of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) has the following general subject: The past, present and future of anthropological knowledge. It will be hosted by the Federal University of Santa Catarina, in Florianópolis, the capital city of the Brazilian southern state of Santa Catarina, with the support of the Brazilian Association of Anthropology (ABA). This will be the first world congress of anthropology to be held in South America since a first meeting in London in 1934.
Panel proposals can be submitted until 30 October 2017. A call for papers to be included in accepted panels will be open from 1 December 2017.
The Law and Society Association (LSA) and the Canadian Law and Society Association jointly organize a meeting in Toronto: “Law at the crossroads: le droit a la croisée des chemins”. Date: June 7-10, 2018. Venue: Sheraton Centre, Toronto, Canada.
It is with great sadness that we note the passing of John Griffiths. John developed his interest in sociology of law in the early 1970s and he started teaching this subject in 1973 at New York University. He moved to the University of Groningen in 1976, were he was appointed Professor in 1977. Until his retirement in 2015 he lived and worked in Groningen. He was one of the founding fathers of the Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law and will be remembered for his contribution in early debates about the content and scope of the concept of legal pluralism. John will be missed by his many former-colleagues, graduate students and friends.