We are pleased to announce a call for papers for a conference titled "Interactions, Exchanges, and Tranformations: European Legal Traditions and their impact on the Construction of Gender in a Global Context" to be held in Vancouver, Canada, in 20-23 February 2021. The conference is the 11th conference of the international research network Gender Differences in European Legal Cultures with the collaboration of Simon Fraser University, the University of British Columbia, and the University of Northern British Columbia.
The conference seeks to examine the interactions between varied European legal cultures and their impact on gender dynamics, in both local and global contexts. It will explore how legal traditions overlapped and collided, shaped and displaced each other within Europe and how European legal cultures were exported around the world. Some of the themes that our conference seeks to cover are the codifications experienced in Europe and beyond that included the borrowing of elements from diverse legal traditions, the imposition of European legal regimes onto colonized societies, or the voluntary adoption of certain codes often during the"modernization" drives in such diverse states as the Ottoman Empire, Japan, Egypt, and Latin America.
We welcome contributions from all geographic areas and from a comparative perspective, as well as contributions reflecting on the methodological and theoretical issues. Proposals should include the title of the presentation and a 150-word abstract, as well as a short (max 150 word) academic bio containing contact information of the presenter in Word format at the following address:
Deadline for submission has been extended to 15 February 2020.