Call for Papers: Vertigo: Fake News/Real Theory, 12 Dec 2018, Australian National University

Vertigo

Vertigo: Fake news/real theory

Call for papers

The ANU contemporary critical theory group is hosting a one-day seminar exploring law, art, politics, and society in the 21st century.

Does critical theory matter? To what extent do the works of modern or contemporary critical theorists afford insights into the crises and perplexities of the world we live in?  In what ways are these analyses in cahoots or at odds, inadequate or partial, complementary or prophetic?

This event will feature short papers of no more than 15 minutes that make an intervention or articulate an argument with succinct vigour, leaving plenty of room for lively and even contentious discussion.

We particularly encourage the attendance and participation of HDR students from a wide range of disciplines, as well as from early career and established scholars working on critical theory and critical legal theory.

The program offers several bursaries of up to $500 each specifically targeted to HDR students from around the country.

Your abstract, like your presentation, should be pithy and relevant. It should make an argument about critical theory or the work of a specific theorist, drawing it into dialogue with the problems and predicaments of the world we live in.

Date: Wednesday 12 December 2018
Venue: Theatrette, Sir Roland Wilson Building, 120 McCoy Circuit, The Australian National University
Contact: Robyn Ferrell

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Save the Date: Australasian Society of Legal Philosophy Conference, University of Sydney, 18-19 July 2019

Next year’s Australasian Society of Legal Philosophy Conference will take place at Sydney Law School on 18-19 July 2019. Keynote addresses will be delivered by Connie Rosati (University of Arizona) and Ngaire Naffine (University of Adelaide). The book symposium will focus on Jonathan Crowe (Bond University)’s Natural Law and the Nature of Law (Cambridge University Press, 2019).

Call for Papers: Redistributive Human Rights?, University of New South Wales, 31 Jan – 1 Feb 2019

Redistributive Human Rights?

Thursday 31 January and Friday 1 February 2019

Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales

This workshop aims to consider the different ways in which the language and frameworks of human rights have been deployed and mobilized both to make redistribute justice claims or to contest economic inequalities, but also to close down political discussions around distributional questions and crush Third World demands for global wealth redistribution. We hope to interrogate, why and how, at specific moments and in specific places, human rights movements and NGOs operated as either “powerless companions” or as “fellow travellers” to elitist economic agendas as well as to excavate moments when rights movements committed to companionships of solidarity based on building the power of the marginalized. We invite papers that seek to understand the historical, political and economic conditions in which rights frameworks function.

This workshop aims to build on and extend current debates about the relationship between human rights and economic inequality. We hope to enrich these discussions by paying attention to the complex and varied nature of human rights movements, the historical contingency of human rights frameworks and the differing visions and forms of rights. In doing so, we aim to deepen understandings of the “distributional imagination and political economy” of human rights.

We welcome engagements with the thematic of the workshop from the perspective of multiple disciplines: philosophy, political theory, sociology, law and legal theory, history, and anthropology. Possible topics include, but are by no means limited to, the following:

  • The use of human rights discourses to contest economic inequality.
  • The relationship between human rights and neoliberalism.
  • Uses of the language of human rights both for and against the New International Economic Order.
  • The contemporary relevance of Marxist and Third World Approaches to International Law (‘TWAIL’) critiques of human rights.
  • Genealogies of social and economic rights.
  • Human rights-based campaigns against global corporations.
  • Human rights and Corporate Social Responsibility (‘CSR’).
  • Non-human rights based movements (or alternatives to human rights) to contest economic inequality
  • Human rights, communism and utopia

Please send a 400 word abstract of your proposed paper to the workshop organisers at j.dehm@latrobe.edu.au by Monday 12 November 2018.

Convenors: Jessica Whyte, Ben Golder and Julia Dehm

Supported by: Australian Human Rights Institute, UNSW Sydney and the Institute for International Law and the Humanities, Melbourne Law School

Confirmed keynote speaker: Samuel Moyn, Professor of Law and History, Yale University

Melbourne Doctoral Forum on Legal Theory: Call for Papers

The 11th Melbourne Doctoral Forum on Legal Theory will take place on 4 and 5 December 2018. The Forum brings together graduate researchers and early career scholars from a range of disciplines and backgrounds to think methodologically, theoretically and critically about law and legal theory. The theme for this year’s Forum is ‘Facts, Law and Critique’.

Please submit abstracts of up to 500 words and biographies of up to 200 words to Melbourne Doctoral Forum on Legal Theory by 5 September 2018. Applicants will receive a response by late September.

Full details can be found here: https://law.unimelb.edu.au/research/mdflt#call-for-papers.

Australasian Society of Legal Philosophy Conference: Registration Now Open!

The Australasian Society of Legal Philosophy Annual Conference will be held at Bond University on the Gold Coast from 6-8 July 2018.

Professor John Gardner (Oxford) will deliver the opening keynote.

The annual book symposium will focus on Professor Margaret Davies (Flinders)’s recent book, Law Unlimited, with commentary from Associate Professor Ben Golder (UNSW), Dr Honni van Rijswijk (UTS) and Professor William MacNeil (SCU).

Registration for the conference is now open at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/2018-australasian-society-of-legal-philosophy-conference-6-8-july-registration-44205110676.

Australasian Society of Legal Philosophy Conference: Call for Papers

The Australasian Society of Legal Philosophy Annual Conference will be held at Bond University on the Gold Coast from 6-8 July 2018.

Professor John Gardner (Oxford) will deliver the opening keynote.

The annual book symposium will focus on Professor Margaret Davies (Flinders)’s recent book, Law Unlimited, with commentary from Associate Professor Ben Golder (UNSW), Dr Honni van Rijswijk (UTS) and Professor William MacNeil (SCU).

Call for Papers

The ASLP welcomes philosophical or theoretically-oriented papers from any field of legal inquiry. The aim of the ASLP Conference is to provide a forum for the discussion and debate of a range of issues in legal theory, broadly defined. It is by no means restricted to analytic legal philosophy, and we strongly encourage the involvement of participants from other disciplines and the inclusion of topics from outside mainstream legal theory.

Postgraduate Workshop

A Postgraduate Workshop for PhD students will be held on Friday immediately prior to the formal commencement of the conference. The workshop provides PhD students with the opportunity to receive feedback on works-in-progress in a supportive and collaborative environment. We welcome submissions on any topic in legal theory, broadly defined.

Abstract Submission

Abstracts for both the ASLP Conference and the Postgraduate Workshop should be emailed to Professor Jonathan Crowe (ASLP President) by Friday 27 April. Abstracts should be approximately 100 words in length.

Australasian Society of Legal Philosophy Essay Competition

The Australasian Society of Legal Philosophy Essay Competition is designed to encourage original research and writing in legal theory and philosophy of law by early career scholars around the world. The author of the winning essay will receive a cash prize of AU$1,000, plus a contribution of up to AU$500 towards the cost of attendance at the Society’s Annual Conference to present the essay as a paper.

The competition is open to students currently enrolled in a post-graduate degree program (Master or Doctoral) in any discipline. Graduates in one discipline reading for a first degree in a different discipline (such as a Juris Doctor) are not eligible.

Submissions may be on any topic in legal theory or the philosophy of law. Essays must be in English and not exceed 15,000 words. It is a condition of being awarded the ASLP Essay Prize that the winning essay be submitted for publication in the next issue of the Australasian Journal of Legal Philosophy.

The deadline for the 2017 Competition is 24 February 2018. Entries should be emailed to the ASLP President, Professor Jonathan Crowe, at jcrowe@bond.edu.au.