Law and History Review will have new editor; details for applicants

After over five years of exceptional service, Elizabeth Dale is stepping down as editor of the Law & History Review, which is sponsored by the American Society for Legal History and published by the Cambridge University Press. The ASLH Publications Committee invites applications for the position. Applicants should be members of the Society who are accomplished legal historians, have the intellectual range to work with manuscripts from different periods and regions in legal history, and are conversant with both law and history. Applicants should be prepared to request release time and other departmental or institutional support.

The editor’s responsibilities include soliciting manuscripts in all fields of legal history, shepherding submitted manuscripts through the peer review and editorial processes, working with the journal’s print and electronic publisher Cambridge University Press, and maintaining collaborative relationships with the journal’s Book Review Editors, Editorial Board and the ASLH Board of Directors. Production management is the responsibility of the Cambridge University Press. Appointment is for an initial five-year term.

Interested scholars should send an electronic version of their current c.v. and a statement of what they would like to accomplish as editor of the journal by April 15, 2017, to the Chair of the Publications Committee: Daniel Ernst, ernst@georgetown.edu. Inquiries about the position should be directed to the Chair at the same email address or by phone at 202-662-9475.

Call for Papers – 2017 ASLH Annual Meeting

The 2017 annual meeting of the American Society for Legal History will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, from October 26 – October 29, 2017. The Program Committee invites proposals on any facet or period of legal history, anywhere in the world. We also strongly encourage thematic proposals that traverse traditional chronological or geographical fields. […]

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Shortlist for the Langum Prize in American Legal History and Biography Announced

The shortlisted books are: Ballot Battles: The History of Disputed Elections in the United States, by Edward B. Foley (Oxford University Press). Discrediting the Red Scare: The Cold War Trials of James Kutcher, “The Legless Veteran,” by Robert Justin Goldstein (University Press of Kansas). The Great Yazoo Lands Sale: The Case of Fletcher v. Peck, […]

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