Wednesday, December 9, 2015

CFP: “Law in the History of Capitalism”

On June 27-28, 2016, the American Bar Foundation and the University of Chicago will host a conference on "Law in the History of Capitalism." According to the organizers,
In recent years, there has been an explosion of new scholarship on the historical relationship between law and capitalism. . . . This infusion of interdisciplinary scholarship creates an opportunity for new work that puts law, legal institutions, and legal processes at the center of capitalist transformations.
   The aim of this conference is to provide junior scholars with a venue in which to share their previously unpublished research and to connect with senior scholars in the field. We thus invite junior scholars to submit proposals that offer original analyses of law in the history of capitalism.  
Proposals may be submitted on-line at the conference website; the deadline for submissions is February 15, 2016. Organizers are Jane Dailey, Ajay Mehrotra, Christopher Schmidt, and Victoria Saker Woeste. Questions may be directed to Erin Watt at ewatt@abfn.org.