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Both of these look really interesting, and both are making an effort to look at connections between feminist legal scholarship and social change.
Due date for proposals: Baltimore: Oct 29, 2010 & Dublin: Dec 15, 2010
The University of Baltimore School of Law’s Center on Applied Feminism seeks submissions for its Fourth Annual Feminist Legal Theory Conference,
Applying Feminism Globally
The conference date has changed from the prior Call for Papers; please see below. For more information about the conference, please visit http://www.law.ubalt.edu/caf
This conference seeks to explore how feminist legal theory operates in a global and international context. The theme raises a variety of questions: How has feminist legal theory affected the lives of women across the globe? How could feminist legal theory improve women’s lives in a global context? How does feminist legal theory differ across cultures within and outside the United States? What do comparative perspectives teach us about feminist legal theory? How could feminist legal theory from outside of the United States benefit American women and feminist scholarship? How do antiessentialist perspectives on feminist legal theory apply in an international context? How do post-colonial perspectives on feminist legal theory apply in a domestic context? What can feminist legal theory contribute to the debate over universal vs. cultural specific norms and objectives? Is feminism still ambivalent about many areas of international law? What, if any, role has feminism played in the empowerment of women in international law-making? Can feminist legal theory improve our understanding of challenges facing immigrants within our own borders? What does feminist legal theory offer for indigenous peoples? How are human rights norms compatible with feminist legal theory?
This conference will attempt to address these and other questions from the perspectives of activists, practitioners, and academics. The conference will provide an opportunity for participants and audience members to exchange ideas about the current state of feminist legal theories and how those theories are being and can be actualized on behalf of women in a global context. By expanding the boundaries of our exploration, we hope to deepen our understandings of feminist legal theory and to move new insights into practice. In addition, the conference is designed to provide presenters with the opportunity to gain extensive feedback on their papers.
The conference will begin the afternoon of Wednesday, March 30, 2011, with a workshop for conference participants. This workshop will continue the annual tradition of involving all attendees to be participants in an interactive discussion and reflection. The workshop will be approximately two hours in length. On Wednesday evening at 8:00 p.m., the keynote speaker will be delivering the keynote address for the conference. On Thursday, March 31, 2011, the conference will continue with a day of presentations by legal academics, practitioners and activists regarding current scholarship and/or legal work that explores the application of feminist legal theory in a global context. The conference will be open to the public.
To submit a paper proposal, please submit an abstract by 5 p.m. on October 29, 2010 to Professor Michele Gilman at email@example.com. (Please note — this is an extended deadline.) In the subject or “re” line of your submission, you must type: CAF conference submission. It is essential that your submission contain your full contact information, including an email, phone number, and mailing address where you can be reached. Abstracts should be no longer than one page. Practitioners’ and activists’ papers need not follow a strictly academic format, but all paper proposals should address the conference theme. We will notify presenters of selected papers in mid-November. We anticipate being able to have twelve paper presenters during the conference on Thursday, March 31, 2011. All working drafts of papers will be due no later than March 10, 2011. All abstracts and drafts will be posted on the Center on Applied Feminism’s conference website to be shared with other participants and attendees. In addition, the University of Baltimore Law Review has agreed to offer publication to a few of the selected papers presented at the conference for an issue dedicated to the conference proceedings. If you are interested in submitting your abstract for consideration by the UB Law Review, please indicate as such on your abstract submission. To be eligible for publication in the UB Law Review, submissions must not be published elsewhere. Typically, the UB Law Review publishes pieces ranging from 25 to 45 pages in length, using 12 point times new roman font and one inch margins. One
volume of the Law Review is dedicated to papers from this annual symposium. Finally, please note that a limited amount of money may be available to presenters for travel expenses. We look forward to your submissions. If you have further questions, please contact Prof. Michele Gilman at firstname.lastname@example.org.Call for Papers 2011 new date.pdf (application/pdf Object).
CREATING CHANGE: FEMINISM, THE UNIVERSITY AND SOCIETY
MARCH 11 & 12, 2011 UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, DUBLIN 4, IRELAND
Come join us in Dublin, Ireland as feminists meet to discuss the relationship between the university and social change. We will explore the methods used by feminist advocates and academics to reach across boundaries constructed by region, profession and at times ideological difference. The conference will interrogate how scholarship, clinical interventions, and academic-NGO collaboration has the capacity to generate social change in such areas as human rights, environmental justice, reproductive justice, the family and the workplace.
Online registration will be available from December 2010 @ http://www.ucd.ie/socialjustice/
100 euro/full-time academics
50 euro/staff of civil society organisations
15 euro/students and unwaged persons
We are inviting people to submit proposals for individual papers or panels with three presenters constructed around a chosen theme. If you are interested in presenting please follow these directions:
PRESENTERS FROM THE US & CANADA: SEND A SHORT PROPOSAL TO PROFESSOR KRIS MICCIO AT email@example.com no later than December 15, 2010
PRESENTERS FROM OTHER REGIONS:
SEND A SHORT PROPOSAL TO JUDY WALSH AT firstname.lastname@example.org no later than December 15, 2010.
Proposals should contain the following information:
NAME AND CONTACT INFORMATION
SPECIALITY AREA E.g. REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE
MEDIUM: E.g. SCHOLARSHIP, INTERVENTIONS IN CAUSES AND CAMPAIGNS (FOR EXAMPLE FILING OF BRIEFS)
PANELISTS (IF APPLICABLE): NAMES AND CONTACT INFORMATION OF ALL THREE PANELLISTS
TITLE OF PANEL:
Please take into account that all panels will use a discussion format. Therefore we are looking for short papers that are designed to initiate a dialogue with all participants.
Conference sponsored by:
School of Social Justice, University College Dublin
The Sturm College of Law, University of Denver
Whittier Law School, California
The Irish Fulbright Commission