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Indian national seminar on 'Community, Institutions and Participation in Natural Resource Governance'

March 3-4 2011, Department of Sociology, University of Hyderabad. The seminar brochure is availabe here.

50th anniversary CAS conference

The Centre of African Studies (CAS) at the University of Edinburgh will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a three day conference.

Over 2012, the Centre of African Studies (CAS) in Edinburgh will celebrate its 50th anniversary. The focal point for the year-long celebrations will be an international conference from 6-8 June on the theme of: Cutting Edges and Retrospectives. More information can be found here.

Asian Initiative on Legal Pluralism Conference and workshop on L P in Nature Management

30 and 31 March 2012, Amrita University, Ettimadai, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.

The Asian Initiative on Legal Pluralism organizes a workshop (30 of March) and a conference (31 of March) on Legal Pluralism in Natural Resource Management. Contact details, deadlines and information on the program can be obtained here.

Report on Amrita Conference

Report on the conference and workshop on Legal Pluralism in natural resources management at Amrita University, March 30 and 31, 2012.

An extensive report on the two days international conference and workshop on Legal Pluralism in Natural Resource Management that was organized by Amrita School of Business (ASB) and Asian Initiative on Legal Pluralism (AILP) supported by the international Commission on Legal Pluralism and held at Amrita School of Business, Amrita University, Ettimadai, Coimbatore India, can be downloaded here. The conference brought out interesting perspectives to various issues on legal pluralism relating to natural resources across various regions of India and a few other regions of South and South-East Asian Countries. Photographs of the event can be seen here.

Australasian Law Reform Agencies (ALRAC) Conference 2012

Conversations about law reform: sharing knowledge and experience12 – 14 September 2012

The 2012 Australasian Law Reform Agencies Conference (ALRAC) will be held in Canberra, Australia from Wednesday 12 September to Friday 14 September at the Australian National University. The conference is committed to ensuring that participants have the opportunity to engage in discussion and to share information, experiences and ideas.

Themes explored will include law reform in small jurisdictions, issues of independence and effectiveness, and the design and conduct of inquiries. The conference will feature an opening address from former President of the Australian Law Reform Commission and former Justice of the High Court, The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG.

Information about this conference, including accommodation options, venue details, registration and program updates, can be found at the conference website. Participants from developing nations are particularly encouraged to attend, and should contact the organisers to inquire about the possibility of financial assistance.

T: + 61 2 6125 0454
E: coast@law.anu.edu.au
W: http://law.anu.edu.au/

18th Commonwealth Law Conference

The 18th Commonwealth Law Conference (CLC2013) will take place in Cape Town, South-Africa from 14-18 April 2013.

The Conference will highlight the legal, socio-economic and commercial challenges faced by the legal profession in Commonwealth jurisdictions and provide an opportunity to exchange information and learn from this. Delegates from all Commonwealth countries will have an opportunity to network, exchange views, experiences and possible solutions in the breathtaking shadow of Cape Town’s Table Mountain – one of the New7Wonders of Nature. see www.commonwealthlaw2013.org.

African Studies Conference call for panel proposals

The Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences is holding its 13th International African Studies Conference in Moscow, May 27-29, 2014.

For the announcement and the call for panel proposals, please look here.

Inter-Asia Cultural Studies (IACS) Graduate Conference 2013

Culturl Studies Transcending Borders: Shifting Perspectives in Asia. Singapore, 1-2 July 2013.

CONFERENCE WEBSITE:iacs-graduate-conference-2013

VENUE:National University of Singapore, Kent Ridge Campus

This conference is organised by the Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Society (IACS), and is hosted by the Asia Research Institute and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the National University of Singapore.

This year, the Inter-Asia Cultural Studies conference is hosting a two day graduate conference before the main session starts on the 3rd of July. Our objective in doing so is to provide graduate students with an opportunity to present their ongoing work and to have interactive sessions with peers and faculties in a favorable learning environment.

Cultural Studies in Asia is a relatively new field of teaching and research which aims to question the traditional disciplinary classifications as well as re-examines some of the pertinent issues and concerns that are brought on by the emergence of global capitalism. Where the West has traditionally been seen as an effective benchmark for comparison, Cultural Studies in Asia aims to create a more self-sufficient field of research by shifting the viewing lens to within the region. This year’s main theme, therefore, sits perfectly in line with this new approach and hopes to bring to the table some fresh perspectives. Adopting a multidisciplinary foundation, we invite papers that offer altered conceptualizations of the flows and exchanges of popular cultural practices in contemporary Asia, across fluid and porous national and cultural boundaries.

We welcome papers that focus on any of the following issues, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Transforming societies
  • Diasporic relationships and migration
  • Re-defining ‘home’
  • Issues of gender, race, sexuality
  • Changing identities (national, cultural, political or social)
  • Popular culture: tradition vs. modernity
  • East meets west
  • Cosmopolitan spaces

Those who are interested in participating should submit abstracts no longer than 150 words along with their institutional affiliations to iacs.gradconference@gmail.com with ‘IACS GRADUATE CONFERENCE’ as the subject. We will then organize the papers into panels; where each panel will have a discussant and four presenters, with about 10-15 minutes allocated to each presentation. Please note that this is a call for individual proposals only, not for panels. Also, abstracts submitted by graduate students will not be considered for the IACS main conference, unless they are part of the panels proposed by faculty members of tertiary educational or research institutions. Therefore graduate students are encouraged to submit their abstracts specifically for this conference.

The registration fee for the graduate conference (excluding food and accommodation) will include registration for the main conference. There are food courts and cafeterias within the university premises that provide subsidized meals. Accommodation will be provided in one of the student hostels on campus for the duration of the graduate conference and the main conference for a nominal charge. Registration and accommodation fees and details will be confirmed in October.

For further information and clarification, please contact iacs.gradconference@gmail.com

Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Society (IACS) Conference 2013

Beyond the Culture Industry

DATE: 3 - 5 July 2013

CONFERENCE WEBSITE  :iacs-conference-2013

VENUE: National University of Singapore, Kent Ridge Campus

This conference is organised by the Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Society (IACS), and is hosted by the Asia Research Institute and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the National University of Singapore.

The general theme of the 2013 conference is “Beyond the Culture Industry”. In the past two decades, the cultural sphere of rising Asian economies has increasingly shifted from being marked by the politics of authoritarianism and democratization to being pervaded by the market logic of deepening capitalism. The development of Asian culture industries has come under increasing scrutiny in cultural studies. However, we note that the emphases have been on the cultural policy of developmental states and the production of the cultural economy. For the 2013 conference, we seek to move beyond these emphases and inquire into the politics of culture that accompanies the neoliberalization of the cultural sphere.


Professor Lily Kong

Vice-President (University and Global Relations),

and Department of Geography, National University of Singapore

Professor Thongchai Winichakul

University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

We welcome panel proposals of 3-4 papers based on the general theme and other important topics in inter-Asia cultural studies today. Panels proposed will be listed on the Submitted Panels page on the IACS Society website. We will only accept panel proposals, not individual paper proposals.

To facilitate panel construction and encourage interaction between scholars, we will be providing the CFP Bulletin Board for prospective panel organizers to put up their panel ideas and contact email — interested presenters are encouraged to either look for a panel to join or to put up a panel idea on the Bulletin Board.

The call is now open — please submit your panel proposal using our online form by 1 December 2012.

Successful applicants will be notified in beginning January 2013. Accommodation information, registration fees schedule, and other details about the conference can be found at the conference admin page.

For enquiries, please email the IACS Conference Secretary, Dr Daniel Goh at iacs.conference@gmail.com

Commission of Urban Anthropology at the 2013 IUAES Conference

A call for panels by the CUA for the 2013 IUAES Congress.

Dear Friends and Colleagues,
To organize a Panel at the 2013 IUAES Congress under the auspices of the Commission on Urban Anthropology, please send your Panel Proposal to the CUA Secretary, Dr Marcello Mollica (marcello.mollica@unifr.ch), by 1st January 2011 at the latest. A Call for Papers will be circulated through the CUA mailing list. Although August 2011 may seem a long way off, organizing such a big event takes time. The CUA aims at having a complete list of  Panels, including details of speakers, as early as possible, so that we'll be ready with exciting and thought-provoking panels well before the deadline of 1st August 2011. The CUA appreciates your co-operation and encourages members to contribute actively to the organization of panels and to respond promptly to the Call for Papers. With best wishes, Giuliana Prato ------------- Dr Giuliana B. Prato Chair, Commission on Urban Anthropology, IUAES School of Anthropology and Conservation, Marlowe Building University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NR, UK http://www.kent.ac.uk/sac/department/staff/giuliana.html http://urban.anthroweb.net


CLP Conference Brisbane - CALL FOR PAPERS


Call for Papers for the International conference of the Commission on Legal Pluralism, in collaboration with the University of Queensland’s TC Beirne School of Law and Centre for Public, International and Comparative Law: Knowledge, Power and the Politics of Difference - Looking at Legal Pluralism “from Down-under”.

Also attached is a list of proposed panels linked to the conference theme.
The conference will be held at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia on 15-17 July 2020.

Please send your abstracts to j.corrin@law.uq.edu.au (for the attention of Prof Jennifer Corrin) no later than January 31, 2020 (extended deadline).

Writing Workshop for young scholars

During the Brisbane Conference (15-17 July, 2020) Dik Roth organizes a Writing Workshop for young scholars aiming to publish their work in the Journal of Legal Pluralism. Click for more info.

CLP Conference Brisbane - CALL FOR PANELS

Call for Panels for the International Conference of the Commission on Legal Pluralism in collaboration with the University of Queensland’s TC Beirne School of Law and Centre for Public, International and Comparative Law: Knowledge, Power and the Politics of Difference - Looking at Legal Pluralism “from Down-under”.
The conference will be held in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, on July 15-17, 2020.
Please send your panel proposals to j.corrin@law.uq.edu.au (for the attention of Prof Jennifer Corrin) by no later than 7 October 2019.

For more info, check the Conference Website

This call for PANELS will be followed by a call for individual PAPERS in November 2019.


Save the Date - CLP Course & Conference 2020 in Brisbane

The dates for our upcoming Commission on Legal Pluralism Conference in Brisbane (Australia) are set: Course: 10-13 July, 2020 and Conference: 15-17 July, 2020. The Conference and Course will be co-organized by the School of Law at The University of Queensland. More information and a Call for Panels/Papers will follow. For now: save these dates!

Call for Applications – Trials Workshops, NU Singapore

The Centre for Asian Legal Studies (CALS) at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore (NUS Law), is pleased to invite applications for either of two workshops to train law and society scholars who conduct research in Asia. TRIALS (Training Initiative for Asian Law and Society Scholars) workshops will feature a four-day introduction to the theories and literatures of law and society, individual mentoring by leading law and society scholars from around the world, and discussion of research methodologies, scholarly writing, preparation of manuscripts for publication, and career planning.

The deadline for applications is 20 June 2019.

For more information: see attachment.


Call for papers: 9th International Conference on Culture and International Law

The Center for International Law Studies (CILS) Faculty of Law, Universitas Indonesia in collaboration with Faculty of Law Brawijaya University are pleased to announce the 9th CILS International Conference on Culture and International Law. The Conference will be located at the Faculty of Law, Brawijaya University, Malang, Indonesia on 2-3 October 2018. We invite all legal scholars and professionals from within and outside Indonesia to submit abstracts and paper over current developments and legal issues in international law within the scope of the current theme.

Should you have further inquiries, please contact Ms. Anbar Jayadi and Ms. Dita Liliansa at cilsconference@ui.ac.id.

Global South Writing Workshops

The Centre for Law and Global Justice, Cardiff University, is running a series of writing workshops with partners in the global south, and with UK socio-legal journals and the British Academy. The workshops are being run as mentoring, learning and advice sessions for scholars interested in developing and publishing socio-legal work. Workshops will be held in autumn 2018 in Accra, Nairobi, Bangalore and Recife. More details can be found here.

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.

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.