Celebrating Women in Legal History: The Lives and Legacies of Early Women Legal Historians

Date / time: 21 April, 12:00 am

Selden’s Sister invites abstracts for the Symposium

‘Celebrating Women in Legal History: The Lives and Legacies of Early Women Legal Historians’

The University of Liverpool School of Law and Social Justice, 1st September 2023. 

Call for Papers, deadline – 21 April 2023

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This one-day hybrid symposium aims to celebrate the contributions of women to early legal historical scholarship, to commemorate the achievements of under-appreciated figures in legal history, and to assess their contributions in light of present understandings of the discipline. We particularly encourage papers that engage with the work of nineteenth and twentieth-century researchers.

Papers might consider (but are not restricted to):

  • The work of particular women, or groups of women, whose research significantly impacted legal, constitutional, or administrative history.
  • Current research projects that make extensive use of the work of one or multiple early women legal historians.
  • Biographical accounts of women who undertook legal historical research in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
  • Historiographical accounts of areas of legal history that have been significantly developed by women scholars.
  • Accounts of other contributions made by women to early legal historical scholarship, for example as patrons, librarians, editors, or typists.
  • Fictional or artistic accounts of women in legal history.

Abstracts are welcomed from scholars of all genders, disciplines, and career stages. Delegates will be able to present their papers in-person or online. There is a limited amount of funding for travel within the UK and accommodation expenses, priority for which will be given to postgraduate and early-career scholars.

Please submit any queries and abstracts of no more than 300 words to seldenssister@gmail.com by Friday 21st April 2023.

Selden’s Sister are a collaborative body of legal historians across multiple UKHE institutions. We seek to champion the work of contemporary female legal historians, and highlight past contributions of women to legal history.

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