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Young Scholar Best Paper Award

Background

In 2015, the Commission on Legal Pluralism decided to introduce a ‘Young Scholar Award’ for the best paper presented during the biennial conferences, with a view to drawing more attention to this field of study and academic research.

Eligible candidates

The award is conceived as an incentive award for young researchers, and the nominations are limited to ‘young scholars’, i.e. scholars who obtained their PhD (or any other degree where relevant) no longer than six years before the starting date of the conference.

The prize is awarded at each biannual conference and consists of a present and the publication of the winning paper in the peer-reviewed, international Journal of Legal Pluralism. For more information on the journal please visit the CLP website at: http://commission-on-legal-pluralism.com/nl/journal_of_legal_pluralism

Criteria for participation 

To qualify for the best paper award, submissions have to fulfil the following requirements:

- Papers should be original work, not published earlier; papers by more than one author are  accepted, on the condition that all authors fulfil the requirements;

- Papers should be accepted and presented at the conference for which it is submitted;

- Papers should be full papers, well-written (in English), clearly structured, argued and referenced;

- Papers should clearly address issues that are relevant to the field of legal pluralism, either as a fully theoretical paper or as a case study-based paper linking insights from the case study to theory of legal pluralism.

Jury

All manuscripts will be evaluated and the prize winners selected by an international jury that is composed of one member of the Executive Body of the Commission on Legal Pluralism, one member of the local organizing committee of the conference and the Editor in Chief of the Journal of legal Pluralism.

Submission procedure for the Ottawa conference

The deadline for submission of papers for the Ottawa conference is 1 June 2018. Papers submitted for the award should be submitted personally by the author(s) of the paper. If you intend to participate, send your paper to Dik Roth (dik.roth@wur.nl), adding a cover letter stating that you wish to participate and that author(s) and paper fulfil the general requirements.

Presentation

The Young Scholar Award 2018 will be presented at the General Assembly of the biennial conference of the Commission on Legal Pluralism held in Ottawa from 22 to 24 August 2018. More details will be announced later.

Additional information

For more information please contact Dik.Roth@wur.nl



18th IUAES World Congres, July 16-20, 2018

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.

For more information, check: http://www.iuaes2018.org/site/capa

LSA Annual Meeting 2018, June 7-10, 2018

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.

For paper and session proposals, see: http://www.lawandsociety.org/Toronto2018/toronto2018.html

In Memoriam John Griffiths (1940-2017)

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.

Conference: 'Anticipating Law: The prognostics of fear and hope', 19-21 September 2017

Professor Julia Eckert, Miia Halme-Tuomisaari, David Loher and Tobias Eule are organising a conference on “Anticipating Law: The Prognostics of Fear and Hope”, 19-21 September 2017, in Bern, Switzerland. Here is the Call for Papers: 

With calling for papers that engage with the theme of “Anticipating law” we mean to call into view both anticipations of law, that is the hopes and fears people put into law, and anticipatory laws, that is the attempt to legally regulate the future. Both anticipations of law and anticipatory laws, we hold, are shaped by fear and hope as different forms of anticipation.

The call for papers is open. Abstracts should be submitted by 1 March 2017 and full papers are expected by 1 September 2017. For submission of abstracts and queries contact Julia Eckert, julia.eckert@anthro.unibe.ch David Loher david.loher@anthro.unibe.ch.

For more information, see attachment.

MARE People & the Sea Conference, 5-7 July 2017

On 5-7th of July 2017 the 9th MARE People & the Sea Conference will take place in Amsterdam. This year’s theme is Dealing with Maritime Mobilities. The conference will explore the nature of maritime mobilities and the ways climate and environmental change, economic development and maritime activities are affecting their direction and volume.

Deadline for panel, paper proposals and other conference formats: January 31st, 2017 (GMT). For detailed information about the programme and the different themes see the call for papers

International Meeting on Law and Society, Mexico City, 20-23 June 2017

The Law and Society Association and the Research Committee on the Sociology of Law are together organising an international meeting on law and society in Mexico City, June 20-23, 2017. The theme of the meeting is 'Walls, Borders, and Bridges: Law and Society in an Inter-Connected World'. 

Walls and bridges:  exclusion and inclusion.  Everybody recognizes these two contradictory themes; they have a big role today in national politics, and national law; in international politics, and international law.  A famous old statement had it that all politics is local; but today, all politics is, in some sense, global.  If country A wants to close its borders, and close back in on itself, it is because it is reacting to turmoil outside its boundaries.  Today, no wall can ever be high enough to shut out the forces that are shaping life in the 21st century, for better or for worse. 

We think our field can help us understand that world, what makes it tick, where it has been, and where it is going.  Our theme focuses on walls, borders, and bridges.  But of course, we welcome all studies of law and society; empirical studies, no matter how small, no matter how local, can be tiles that fit into a larger mosaic; and many of these studies will be relevant to our theme, even when this relevance is a bit hard to see.

Deadline for submission is October 18, 2016. For more information, visit the LSA webpage