Call for Papers and Conferences

Appel à communications: Technologies de la justice

Wed, 2017-09-13 12:30 -- manager

 

Appel à communications                                                                                                    

Technologies de la justice                                                                                                          

Faculté des sciences sociales et humaines                                                                                           

Institut universitaire de technologie de l’Ontario                                                                          

Oshawa, Ontario                                                                                                         

26 au 28 janvier 2018

Nous vous invitons à soumettre des propositions de communications et de panels (100 à 150 mots) qui abordent le thème des technologies de la justice à partir d'une gamme de points de vue théoriques et méthodologiques. Nous accueillons des réflexions portant sur la façon dont la loi s'attaque aux changements technologiques, ainsi sur la loi elle-même en tant que technologie de (l’in)justice. Ainsi, le colloque offrira des occasions d'explorer ce que cela signifie que de « faire » justice et d'aborder les innovations et les défis dans la manière dont la justice est menée. Le colloque aura lieu les vendredi 26 et samedi 27 janvier au centre-ville d'Oshawa, et la réunion annuelle de mi-hiver de l'Association canadienne droit et société est prévue pour l’avant-midi du dimanche 28 janvier.

Veuillez faire parvenir votre proposition de communication ou de panel de 100 à 150 mots (ainsi qu’une biographie de 100 à 150 mots) à technologyofjustice@uoit.ca.

La date limite de soumission est le vendredi 6 octobre 2017.

Call for Papers and Panel Proposals: Technologies of Justice

Wed, 2017-09-13 12:27 -- manager

Call for Paper and Panel Proposals Technologies of Justice                                                                                                       

Faculty of Social Science and Humanities                                                                                

University of Ontario Institute of Technology                                                                            

Oshawa Ontario January 26-28 2018

We invite proposals (100-150 words) for papers and panels that engage the theme of Technologies of Justice from a range of theoretical and methodological perspectives. We welcome studies of how law is coming to grips with technological change; moreover, we encourage scholarly work concerned with law itself as technology of (in)justice. Thus, the conference offers opportunities to explore what it means to do justice and to addresses innovations and challenges in the way justice is done. The symposium will take place Friday January 26th and Saturday 27th in downtown Oshawa, and the annual mid-winter meeting of the Canadian Law & Society Association is scheduled for the morning of Sunday January 28th.

Please email 100-150 word paper abstracts and panel proposals (along with 100-150 word bios of presenters) to technologiesofjustice@uoit.ca

Deadline for submission is Friday October 6th 2017.                                                                                      

Brazil-Japan Litigation and Society Seminar

Tue, 2017-09-12 13:37 -- manager
 
All are invited to the "Brazil-Japan Litigation and Society Seminar,” a result of the partnership between the University of Sao Paulo (USP) and the University of Shinshu. The event will occur on 08-09 January 2018, at the Matsumoto campus, Japan.The program and call for papers are attached. Abstracts are due Sept. 15th.

CRDS Conférence Droit et Société: Droit et contrainte

Sun, 2017-06-18 18:33 -- manager

Conférence Droit et Société : Droit et contraintes

 

Le Collectif de Recherche Droit et Société (CRDS) de l’UQAM lance un appel à communications pour sa toute première conférence.

 

Lieu : Université du Québec à Montréal (Département de Sciences juridiques)

 

Date : 23 et 24 novembre 2017

 

Date limite pour soumission : 31 Juillet 2017, à minuit

 

Le Collectif de Recherche en Droit et Société (CRDS) du Département des sciences juridiques de l’UQAM a le plaisir de vous annoncer la tenue du colloque « Droit et contraintes » les 23 et 24 novembre 2017.

Nous invitons les étudiants et étudiantes aux cycles supérieurs ainsi que les chercheurs et chercheuses avec un intérêt particulier pour les études sociojuridiques ainsi que les perspectives interdisciplinaires ou pluralistes à participer à cette conférence. Les échanges de même que la collaboration avec des étudiantes et étudiants de différentes disciplines sont les bienvenus et même fortement encouragés. 

Thématique :

Si, d’un point de vue historique, le droit s’est imposé comme un ordre de contraintes sur la personne et la société afin de légitimer ou interdire des normes de comportement, le rôle et l’effectivité de la contrainte se sont adaptés aux transformations de la société. Ainsi, en proposant le thème « Droit et contraintes », nous encourageons les étudiants et étudiantes à réfléchir aux différentes manifestations et transformations de la contrainte en droit, mais également sur le droit.

Nous invitons les étudiants et étudiantes à appréhender la contrainte dans ses différentes dimensions, par exemple la contrainte physique inhérente au corps humain et l’auto-contrainte, la contrainte-sanction qu’un agent exerce sur un autre agent ou encore la contrainte structurelle, qui limite, encadre et détermine les actions possibles des agents.

Le CRDS convie les étudiants et étudiantes à se saisir de l’une ou de plusieurs des questions suivantes, sans toutefois s’y limiter:

➔      De quelles manières les contraintes se manifestent-elles dans votre sujet de recherche?

➔      Quel est le rôle de la contrainte en droit? Est-elle limitative ou habilitante?

➔      Quelles sont les contraintes qui s’exercent sur le droit? Quelles sont les adaptations ou les résistances qui en découlent?

➔      De quelle manière la contrainte - institutionnelle, économique, sociale ou épistémique - se vit-elle dans la recherche en droit?

Format de soumission

Nous invitons les étudiants et étudiantes de même que les chercheurs et chercheures à envoyer un résumé (jusqu’à 250 mots) à David DesBaillets (en anglais) ou Valériane Thool (en français), à crds.uqam@gmail.com avant minuit le 31 juillet 2017. Veuillez indiquer vos nom, affiliations, coordonnées et cinq mots clés qui décrivent la nature de votre recherche. De plus, veuillez nous informer de votre niveau de compréhension du français et de l’anglais (il n’est pas requis que les participants soient bilingues). Les propositions seront révisées par les pairs.

Les communications retenues devront être envoyées avant le 5 novembre 2017, afin qu’elles puissent être lues par les autres participants. Les textes seront tous considérés pour publication.

Les panels seront organisés en fonction des intérêts des participants et participantes. Veuillez également indiquer les informations nécessaires si vous souhaitez co-présenter votre communication (nom, affiliations et coordonnées du co-présentateur, de la co-présentatrice).

Le Comité organisateur du CRDS

 

Contemporary Challenges in Constitutional Theory-University of Liverpool

Tue, 2017-04-04 11:31 -- manager

Please find attached call for papers for an upcoming workshop, to be held by the School of Law and Social Justice, University of Liverpool, on 19th-20th June 2017.

The theme of the workshop is ’Contemporary Challenges in Constitutional Theory’. We hope to provide a valuable opportunity for those researching in constitutional theory to receive feedback on their work from an assembled panel of experts, chaired by Professor Neil Walker, Regius Professor of Public Law and the Law of Nature and Nations, University of Edinburgh. We also invite submissions from those who would not necessarily identify as ‘theorists’, but feel they might benefit from feedback on a particular theoretical element of a work in progress.

The deadline for submissions is 30th April.

CANADA 150+ : THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF INDIGENOUS POLITICAL TRADITIONS TO CONFEDERATION

Mon, 2017-03-27 15:20 -- manager

CANADA 150+ : THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF INDIGENOUS POLITICAL TRADITIONS TO CONFEDERATION

University of New Brunswick Peace and Friendship Treaty Days 2017

Colloquium – October 23-24, 2017

Fredericton Campus, University of New Brunswick

2017 is the 150th anniversary of the passage of the British North America Act (now known as the Constitution Act, 1867) which united two British colonies in the Maritimes with the colony of Canada. The dominant story of Confederation begins with a meeting of colonial delegates in Charlottetown, PEI in September of 1864, originally to discuss the union of the Maritime colonies; this meeting was followed by a conference in Quebec City in October of 1864 and a meeting of colonial delegates with British officials in London in December of 1866. In the dominant story, Canadian Confederation is the 150-year-old creation of a number of white, male delegates of the colonies and white, male British government officials.

The 150th anniversary of the legal creation of the political community we know as Canada is certainly worthy of celebration, but Canadian Confederation is neither merely 150 years old nor is it solely the creation of white colonists. The roots of Confederation rest in the nourishing soil of Indigenous political traditions of confederacies, including the Wabanaki Confederacy, and were fed by the tradition of treaty-making between Indigenous nations and the British Crown. The Peace and Friendship Treaties between the British Crown and the nations of the Wabanaki Confederacy were among the earliest of these treaties. As well, despite the efforts of federal governments since Confederation to make Indigenous peoples invisible in Canada’s political community through assimilationist policies, the resilience of Indigenous peoples has meant that Indigenous political traditions continue to influence the evolution of the Canadian political community today.

On this, the 150th anniversary of the passage of the British North America Act, the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre at the University of New Brunswick will hold a colloquium as part of the University of New Brunswick’s 3rd annual Peace and Friendship Treaty Days. We are seeking the submission of abstracts for papers and proposals for panels to address topics related to the role of Indigenous political traditions and treaty-making, especially among the Wabanaki nations, in providing the inspiration and foundation for the creation and evolution of the Confederation of the British North American colonies from 1867 to today.

Part of the purpose of Peace and Friendship Treaty Days is to raise awareness of the Peace and Friendship Treaties among New Brunswick political and social leaders, government officials, and New Brunswick citizens generally, as part of educating all New Brunswickers about the treaties; papers and panels should therefore be aimed at this broader audience. We also intend to publish a selection of papers based on the presentations as a follow-up to the colloquium.

Abstracts should be approximately 250 words and should be sent to treatydays@unb.ca by June 30, 2017.  We look forward to your submissions.

Call for Papers for Mexico City meeting with LSA June 20-23, 2017

Fri, 2016-11-11 16:34 -- manager
Re. Call for Papers for Mexico City meeting with LSA June 20-23, 2017
 
We are pleased to announce that we are able to entertain a limited number of additional proposals for papers and panels to be presented at the CLSA’s annual meeting in Mexico City in June 2017. 
 
If you are interested, please do the following:
 
1) By November 21, send Nicole O’Byrne (nobyrne@unb.ca) a Word document for your paper or panel that contains the following information: 

1. Title
2. Author(s)— for panels, distinguish between presenting and non-presenting co-authors 
3. Abstract (minimum 1500 characters for complete panels —the system won’t accept anything less)
4. Keyword selection (Primary keyword should be Canadian Law and Society, secondary should come from this list: http://www.lawandsociety.org/MexicoCity2017/2017-keywords.html)

2) Each presenter must also set up a profile in the LSA systemhttps://ww2.aievolution.com/lsa1701/index.cfm?do=att.newSpkProfile. The panel can’t be entered into the system unless each presenter already has a profile set up. 

Call for Papers for an edited collection on Rape Culture on Canadian University Campuses

Tue, 2016-11-08 15:10 -- manager

Call for Papers for an edited collection on Rape Culture on Canadian University Campuses

Edited by Diane Crocker, Joanne Minaker, Amanda Nelund

In recent years, universities across the country have faced widely reported scandals attributed to “rape culture” on campus. While sexual violence and harassment have been issues for many years, it seems that incidents are beginning to garner more public attention and scrutiny. The wake of these incidents has generated a flurry of activity, including provincial legislation and university level policy and programming. This collection seeks to add scholarly voices to the national conversation occurring around this issue. The book will include chapters that address rape culture, sexual violence/harassment and safety on university campuses.

We invite empirical papers that document the nature of the problem, its effects, or efforts to change, prevent, or respond to rape culture on campus. We particularly invite research that documents students' experiences or universities policies or programs. We also welcome conceptual work that grapples with the meaning of rape culture, especially work that applies feminist theory to questions associated with violence, rape culture, and the post-secondary educational landscape. We encourage submissions from scholars working in a variety of fields to bring different perspectives to the many facets of rape culture and sexual violence. Publisher: McGill-Queen’s University Press has reached out to one of the editors and discussed the development of a book proposal.

The editors will develop the proposal based on submissions to this call for papers. Abstract Submission Process: Interested contributors should send a 300-400 word abstract and 100 word bio by Dec 12 2016 to nelunda@macewan.ca

Book editors: Amanda Nelund is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at MacEwan University. She has published on the use of restorative justice for gendered violence and feminist contributions to public criminology. Joanne Minaker is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at MacEwan University. Her scholarly work examines the relationship between care and social justice. Her socio-legal research focuses attention on marginalized groups, such as criminalized youth (Youth, Crime and Society, 2009) and criminalized women (Criminalized Mothers, Criminalizing Mothering, 2015). Diane Crocker is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology at Saint Mary’s University. Her research focuses on the use of law and regulation to address social problems, particularly those that affect women. She is currently completing a project exploring students’ experiences of university rape culture.

2017 CLSA Annual Meeting and Membership Registration-Réunion annuelle de l’ACDS et renouvellement d’adhésion

Tue, 2016-10-04 17:45 -- manager

(La version française suit ci-dessous)

2017 Canadian Law and Society Association Annual Meeting and Membership Registration #LSMEX17

Call for Papers

The program committee of the Canadian Law and Society Association invites submissions for its Annual Conference to be held during the International Meeting on law and society in Mexico City. The theme “Walls, Borders, and Bridges: Law and Society in an Inter-Connected World” offers an opportunity to explore a range of timely socio-legal questions.

We welcome proposals for papers in any area of Law and Society and socio-legal scholarship. We encourage participants to submit suggestions for complete panels and roundtables. 

Please include “CLSA” in the title of your roundtable proposal and “Canadian studies” as keywords in your submissions, where appropriate.

Where: Sheraton Maria Isabel, Mexico City, Mexico

When: June 20 - 23 2017

Deadline: October 18th 2016 - submit through LSA System:

www.lawandsociety.org/MexicoCity2017/mexicocity2017.html

Also, please forward panel and paper proposals by email attachment to Nicole O’Byrne, CLSA Vice-President (Conferences) at nobyrne@unb.ca.  Please put your last name and the words “CLSA submission” in the subject line.

Membership registration

Please renew your membership for 2017. The benefits of membership include a subscription to the Canadian Journal of Law and Society, participation in the Association’s meetings, and our informative biennial newsletter. The fees are $140 for regular individual memberships, $30 for students, post-docs, sessionals and the unwaged, and $50 for emeritus memberships.

To renew your membership, please visit our website: http://www.acds-clsa.org/?q=en/home

 

Réunion annuelle de l’Association canadienne Droit et Société (2017) et renouvellement d’adhésion #LSMEX17

Appel de communications

Le comité des programmes de l’ACDS vous invite à soumettre vos contributions en vue de sa Conférence annuelle qui se tiendra au cours de la réunion internationale sur le droit et la société à Mexico. Le thème "Les murs, les frontières et les ponts: Law and Society dans un monde interconnecté» offre l'occasion d'explorer une gamme de questions socio-juridiques en temps opportun.

Toutes contributions relatives aux disciplines s’intéressant au droit et société, ainsi qu’aux recherches sociojuridiques sont bienvenues. L’Association encourage les participants à soumettre leurs contributions pour des présentations individuelles et des tables rondes.

S'il vous plaît inclure «CLSA» dans le titre de votre proposition et table ronde «Canadian Studies» comme mots-clés dans vos mémoires, le cas échéant.

Lieu : Sheraton Maria Isabel, Mexico City, Mexico

Dates du colloque : du 20-23 juin 2017

Échéancier : le 18 octobre 2016

Pour soumettre, visitez le système électronique du LSA :

www.lawandsociety.org/MexicoCity2017/mexicocity2017.html

En outre, toutes les communications doivent être soumises en pièces jointes, par courrier électronique, à Nicole O’Byrne, vice-présidente (conférences) de l’ACDS à nobyrne@unb.ca.  Veuillez indiquer votre nom de famille, ainsi que les mots Contributions ACDS dans le champ « Objet ».

Renouvellement d’adhésion

Veuillez songer à renouveler votre adhésion pour 2017. Parmi les avantages d’adhésion sont un abonnement à la Revue canadienne droit et société, participation aux réunions de l’Association, et notre bulletin biennal. Les frais sont 140$ (pour membres réguliers), 30$ (pour étudiants, post-doctorants, ch. de cours ou sans emploi) et 50$ (pour émérites).

Pour renouveler votre adhésion, visitez http://www.acds-clsa.org/?q=fr

CALL FOR PAPERS-Histories of the Surveillance Society: Transnational Contexts

Wed, 2016-09-14 17:08 -- manager

Histories of the Surveillance Society: Transnational Contexts
Edited by Robert Heynen and Emily van der Meulen

A growing number of scholars have argued that today we live in a ‘surveillance society,’ suggesting that, especially with the spread of digital technologies, surveillance and data collection have become globally ubiquitous, driving everything from state security practices to consumer culture. This is the context for the emergence of the field of surveillance studies, which has expanded enormously over the past twenty years. But how new is this surveillance society? What are its dimensions, and how have they come into being internationally?

A small but expanding body of scholarship has traced important histories, showing that many surveillance practices are not as novel as sometimes thought. Indeed, important works have been published on histories of medical surveillance (Cartwright 1995; Fairchild et al. 2007), surveillant criminology (Sekula 1986; Cole 2001; Finn 2009), and the emergence of practices of identification (Torpey 2000; Caplan & Torpey 2001; Groebner 2007; Bennett & Lyon 2008; About et al. 2013). We have also seen an opening up of perspectives from outside the European and Anglo-American worlds (Anderson 2004; McCoy 2009; Breckenridge 2014), and from Indigenous perspectives (K. Smith 2009).

This collection seeks to further broaden and deepen these emerging historical perspectives, and to break new ground in thinking about how histories of surveillance have shaped modern social systems over the course of the 19th and 20th centuries. The approach of the volume is global, incorporating transnational perspectives and work from the global South. How has surveillance shaped the emergence of modern mass industrial societies, capitalism, and colonialism? What role have new media and information technologies played in this process? In what ways are various people and populations differentially targeted by and implicated in these surveillance practices?

We encourage submissions from scholars working in surveillance studies, but also those outside the field seeking to rethink their work through the lens of surveillance. We particularly encourage submissions that draw on critical literature engaging with gender, race and racialization, labour, disability, sexuality, and class.

Chapter topics may include, but are not limited to:

- The historical role of new media and information technologies (e.g., photography, film, databases) in the shaping of various global systems of surveillance

- The role of both state and non-state forms of surveillance in histories of intra- or transnational migration (e.g., identification systems, border control mechanisms, status/non-status peoples)  

- Histories of medical surveillance, including of specific diseases and blood borne viruses (e.g., tuberculosis, sexually transmitted infections), and the differential targeting of various bodies

- The constitution of disability through regimes of surveillance, including eugenic identifications, interventions, and regulations

- Cultural representations and engagements with surveillance, including but not limited to literature, film, visual art, and popular culture

- Capitalism, labour, and surveillance, in particular in relation to accumulation by dispossession, poor and vagrancy laws, workers and labour processes, and Marx’s and Marxist approaches

- State surveillance of political movements and dissidents (e.g., Red scares and anti-Communism, COINTELPRO, suppression of national liberation struggles, dirty wars in Latin America and elsewhere, dissent in the Eastern Bloc, surveillance in authoritarian states)

- The production of gendered subjects and the elaboration of gender binaries, including the policing and surveillance of queer, trans, and gender non-conforming bodies

- Histories of criminology, including the development of policing, growth of penal systems, and the extension of biometric practices (e.g., crainometry, physiognomy, fingerprinting)

- Surveillant strategies of colonial governance and the elaboration of racialized hierarchies, including colonial policing and military, labour exploitation, and settler practices  

- Architecture, urban planning, and surveillance, in particular how these are shaped by the specific power dynamics at play in different global locations and historical periods

- Systems of identity and registration (e.g., the Koseki system in Japan, pass laws in South Africa and elsewhere, criminal registries of specific populations)

- Resistance, resilience, and responses to the various practices of surveillance outlined above, including how forms of counter-surveillance or sousveillance have been used in emancipatory social and political projects, and the role of surveillance in radical and revolutionary movements
 

Abstract submission:

Interested contributors should send a 300-400 word abstract and 100 word bio by Nov. 10th, 2016  tHistories.Surveillance@gmail.com. Notification of abstract acceptance will be Dec. 15th, 2016. And completed 6,000-8,000 word chapter drafts will be due by July 1st, 2017.

Book editors:

Robert Heynen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at York University, Canada. He is co-editor of 'Expanding the Gaze: Gender and the Politics of Surveillance' (University of Toronto Press, 2016) and author of 'Degeneration and Revolution: Radical Cultural Politics and the Body in Weimar Germany' (Brill, 2015).

Emily van der Meulen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology at Ryerson University, Canada. She is co-editor of 'Expanding the Gaze: Gender and the Politics of Surveillance' (University of Toronto Press, 2016) and 'Selling Sex: Experience, Advocacy, and Research on Sex Work in Canada' (University of British Columbia Press, 2013).

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