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May 2020

Call for Contributions: “Marginal Matters: Explorations into Commenting and Glossing Techniques in Arabic Manuscript Cultures,” (31 May | University of Leipzig)

May 31

Call for contributions: “Marginal Matters: Explorations into Commenting and Glossing Techniques in Arabic Manuscript Cultures” The Bibliotheca Arabica Project (2018-2035) based at the Saxon Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Leipzig, Germany, is dedicated to charting the production, transmission, and reception of Arabic literatures in the period from 1150 to 1850 CE. The principal investigator is Prof. Dr. Verena Klemm (University of Leipzig). Focusing on the material transmission of texts through manuscripts and the systematic collection of manuscript notes as…

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Call for Proposals: Khātima Conference (4-6 Jun 2021 | Beirut, Lebanon)

Khātima Conference 4.-6. June 2021 How to End Things in Arabic Literature Every text or, to be more precise, every reading of a text, has a beginning and an end. While one could call into question this linear perception in times of textual linkage and seemingly never-ending writing and reading processes, the end is a hermeneutic category that affects our processes of understanding. The beginning of books and texts, prefaces and introductions in particular, has been a research interest for…

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June 2020

Call for Submissions: “Mary L. Dudziak Digital Legal History Prize,” American Society for Legal History

June 1

MARY L. DUDZIAK DIGITAL LEGAL HISTORY PRIZE CRITERIA Excellence in digital legal history. AMOUNT $250 DEADLINE June 1, 2020 The Dudziak Prize, named in honor of Mary L. Dudziak, a leading scholar of twentieth century U.S. legal history and international relations as well as a digital history pioneer, is awarded annually to an outstanding digital legal history project. These projects may take the form of either traditionally published peer reviewed scholarship or born-digital projects of equivalent depth and scope. Preference…

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Call for Submissions: “Cromwell Dissertation Prize,” American Society for Legal History

June 1

CROMWELL DISSERTATION PRIZE CRITERIA Best dissertation in American legal history completed in the past year. AMOUNT $5,000 DEADLINE June 1, 2020 The William Nelson Cromwell Foundation Dissertation Prize is awarded annually to the best dissertation in any area of American legal history, including constitutional and comparative studies, although topics dealing with the colonial and early national periods will receive some preference. The author of the winning dissertation receives $5,000. Anyone who received a Ph.D. in 2019 will be eligible for…

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Call for Submissions: “Cromwell Book Prize,” American Society for Legal History

June 1

CROMWELL BOOK PRIZE CRITERIA Excellence in scholarship in the field of American legal history by an early career scholar. AMOUNT $5,000 DEADLINE June 1, 2020 The William Nelson Cromwell Foundation Book Prize is awarded annually to the best book in the field of American legal history by an early career scholar. The prize is designed to recognize and promote new work in the field by graduate students, law students, post-doctoral fellows and faculty not yet tenured. The work may be in any…

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Call for Submissions: “Cromwell Article Prize,” American Society for Legal History

June 1

CROMWELL ARTICLE PRIZE CRITERIA Best article in American legal history published by an early career scholar. AMOUNT $5,000 DEADLINE June 1, 2020 The William Nelson Cromwell Foundation Article Prize is awarded annually to the best article in American legal history published by an early career scholar. Articles published in the field of American legal history, broadly conceived, will be considered. There is a preference for articles in the colonial and early National periods. Articles published in the Law and History Review are…

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Call for Submissions: “Jane Burbank Article Prize,” American Society for Legal History

June 1

JANE BURBANK GLOBAL LEGAL HISTORY ARTICLE PRIZE CRITERIA Best article in global legal history published in the previous year. AMOUNT $250 DEADLINE June 1, 2020 The Jane Burbank Article Prize in global legal history will be awarded annually to the best article in regional, global, imperial, comparative, or transnational legal history. Submissions may address any topic and period, and may focus on case studies in which the analysis relates to broader processes or comparisons. Articles on methodological or theoretical contributions…

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Call for Submissions: “Sutherland Prize,” American Society for Legal History

June 1

SUTHERLAND PRIZE CRITERIA Best article on British legal history published in the previous year. AMOUNT TBD DEADLINE June 1, 2020 The Sutherland Prize, named in honor of the late Donald W. Sutherland, a distinguished historian of the law of medieval England and a mentor of many students, is awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Sutherland Prize Committee, to the person or persons who wrote the best article on the legal history of Britain and/or the British Empire published in…

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Call for Submissions: “John Phillip Reid Book Award,” American Society for Legal History

June 1

JOHN PHILLIP REID BOOK AWARD CRITERIA Best monograph by a mid-career or senior scholar, published in English in Anglo-American legal history. AMOUNT TBD DEADLINE June 1, 2020 The John Phillip Reid Book Award is awarded annually for the best monograph by a mid-career or senior scholar, published in English in any of the fields defined broadly as Anglo-American legal history. The prize is named for John Phillip Reid, the prolific legal historian and founding member of the Society, and made…

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Call for Papers: “Catastrophes and Memory (500-1500 CE),” 4th Edinburgh Conference in Late Antique, Islamic, and Byzantine Studies (19-20 Nov 2020 | Edinburgh)

June 15

CFP: Catastrophes and Memory (500-1500 CE), 4th Edinburgh Conference in Late Antique, Islamic, and Byzantine Studies 19-20 November 2020   Disasters (natural, manmade or “supernatural”) shape historical memory and our understanding of the past. This conference focuses on the problematic relations between catastrophes and memory in Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine societies. Memory plays a crucial role in the way events are perceived, understood and narrated by different groups and elites: locals might see the conquest of their city as…

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