Call for Papers: The Law and the Child in Historical Perspective, 1400-2000 – Minneapolis, MN

Written by OSULEGALSCHOLARSHIP   // October 30, 2013   // Comments Off

University of Minnesota School of Law University of Minnesota School of Law

University of Minnesota Law School invites papers forThe Law and the Child in Historical Perspective, 1400-2000, on June 1-2, 2014.

The study of the history of children, youth and childhood has grown dramatically in the last two decades, making age a new category of historical analysis. The Law and the Child will focus on law’s central role in changing understandings of childhood and children’s experiences, considering among other things selfhood, family, market relations, society, and state. Our hope is for a broad reach geographically and chronologically, from the Medieval World to the Twenty-First Century, and for papers that consider the multiple sources that intersect in the legal construction of childhood and in children’s lived legal experiences. These include race, class, gender, disability, sexuality, ethnicity, psychology, dependency, agency, citizenship, and (il)legitimacy. We also hope papers will address topics in both civil and criminal law. The conference, one of a series begun in 2007, is intended to showcase the work of junior scholars working the field of legal history and to bring them into conversation with senior scholars.

Deadline: December 20, 2013. Submit a proposal of no more than 300 words, in Word format, accompanied by aC.V. of no more than 3 pages to Barbara Welke at welke004[@] Notification date: February 17,2014. No previously published work will be accepted, as the conference is designed to provide a forum for productive and supportive discussion of works in progress. Accepted papers (no longer than 10,000 words) must be submitted by May 1, 2014. All papers will be pre-circulated on a password-protected website, and read by all participants. A modest travel and accommodations budget will be provided for all presenters. im

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