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  • In-fighting in legal history

    Date: 2015.07.02 | Category: Uncategorized | Response: 0

    DavidsForkBaptistChurch3 Recently I had the pleasure of reading some work on a topic near and dear to my heart: intra-group disputing within religious communities in legal history.

    Dylan Penningroth is working on a fascinating project in part on litigation within African-American churches from the Civil War until WWII. Jeffrey T. Perry has done similarly intriguing research on dispute resolution among 19th-c. Kentucky Baptist churches. Both projects reminded me of the Zoroastrian temple trust litigation I write about in my book. Read the rest of this entry »

  • Crash Course on Legal Pluralism

    Date: 2015.06.21 | Category: Uncategorized | Response: 0

    Interested in the field of legal pluralism? You may want to take a 3.5-day intensive course for junior scholars, practitioners, and senior scholars new to the field in Bombay/Mumbai (9-12 Dec. 2015), immediately preceding the Commission on Legal Pluralism’s 2015 conference (14-16 Dec. 2015).

    Deadline: Oct.1, 2015.

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  • LSA International Research Collaborative program

    Date: 2015.06.20 | Category: Uncategorized | Response: 0

    The Law and Society Association is launching another cycle of International Research Collaboratives (IRCs) for the LSA meeting in Mexico City in 2017. Unlike Collaborative Research Networks (CRNs), IRCs aim to produce a particular scholarly product (like a joint publication), and have a limited life span–usually of a couple of years. IRCs must be multi-national and multi-disciplinary in their membership. The program offers some travel funding, particularly for members coming from outside of Europe or North America. The deadline is a month away: July 17, 2015.

     

  • History of Forensics conference in London

    Date: 2015.06.13 | Category: Uncategorized | Response: 0

    An important conference on the history of forensics is happening in London next month. “Locating Forensic Science and Medicine” (24-25 July 2015) will be held at University of Notre Dame Global Gateway in Trafalgar Square. The workshop is organized by Ian Burney and Neil Pemberton (CHSTM, Manchester), and Chris Hamlin (University of Notre Dame).

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  • Like a dream

    Date: 2015.06.10 | Category: Uncategorized | Response: 0

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    The fattest book ever

    As the summer research season starts up, a thrilling new experience awaits those who have not yet been to the British Library since its policy change earlier this year. BL users are now permitted to photograph most archival documents, as users of the National Archives at Kew have been for years. I spent a few days at the BL in March, and it was like a dream. Read the rest of this entry »

  • South Asia Roundup at the LSA 2015

    Date: 2015.06.05 | Category: Uncategorized | Response: 0

    This past weekend was a good one for South Asian legal studies at the Law and Society Association meeting in Seattle. The South Asia Collaborative Research Network (CRN 22) celebrated its 10th anniversary–we started in 2005. About 35 of us gathered for the joint annual CRN lunch, co-hosted with the British Colonial Legalities CRN (CRN 15) now run by Rohit De and Pooja Parmar. Read the rest of this entry »

  • New Books on South Asian Legal History

    Date: 2015.05.23 | Category: Uncategorized | Response: 0

    Bhuj doorwayLegal historians of South Asia have been busy!  I can think of 13 books that have appeared since 2009, namely:

    • Ritu Birla’s study of law and late colonial market governance (2009)
    • Mithi Mukherjee’s book on the intellectual legal history of colonial and postcolonial India (2010)
    • Nandini Chatterjee’s study of Christians and law in colonial India (2011)
    • Elizabeth Kolsky’s book on white violence and the rule of law (2011)
    • Chandra Mallampalli’s study of one interracial family’s legal history in South India (2011) Read the rest of this entry »
  • South Asia & British Colonial Legalities at LSA

    Date: 2015.05.21 | Category: Uncategorized | Response: 0

     

    SeattleThe Law and Society Association meeting in Seattle is almost upon us. Given the size of the LSA program, we at the Collaborative Research Networks for South Asia (CRN22) and British Colonial Legalities (CRN 15) have put together this chart of CRN-sponsored panels and events.

    Don’t forget our annual joint CRN lunch (Thursday, May 28 @ 12.45pm) and the CRN 15 business meeting (Friday, May 29 @ 8pm).

    See you in Seattle!

  • “Ocean of Law” Call for Papers

    Date: 2015.05.19 | Category: Uncategorized | Response: 0

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     An exciting conference is coming up at the end of the year. Here is the Call for Papers for “Ocean of Law: Intermixed Legal Systems across the Indian Ocean World, 1550-1950” (Leiden University, 7-9 December 2015). The deadline for submissions is 10 June 2015.

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  • Commission on Legal Pluralism deadline extended

    Date: 2015.05.10 | Category: Uncategorized | Response: 0

    The Commission on Copy of DSCN0190Legal Pluralism has extended its deadline for proposal submissions until May 31, 2015. Don’t miss this chance to attend a conference in Bombay/Mumbai!

    Conference theme: Normative Interfaces of Globalization and High-Tech Capitalism: Legal Pluralism and the Neo-Liberal Turn

    Where: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay/Mumbai, India

    When: 14-16 December 2015

    For full details: http://commission-on-legal-pluralism.com/nl/home

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