Welcome to the news section of the SLSA website. This area is divided into the following categories:
- Research and funding
- Online resources
- Consultations, inquiries and surveys
- Other announcements
New for week ending 16 August 2019 . . .
Journalism as Justice, Leicester: call for papers
Positioning the Politics of Consent in Law and History, Sydney, Australia – call for papers
2019 Goldring Lecture, Wollongong, Australia
The Futures of Legal Education and Practice Annual Conference 2019, Milton Keynes: call for papers
‘Law and Political Economy’ in Europe, Oxford: call for papers
SLSA events and SLSA co-sponsored events
Interdisciplinarity as Resistance, Gothenburg, Sweden: call for papers
Routledge Handbook of Socio-Legal Theory and Methods edited by Naomi Creutzfeldt, Marc Mason, Kirsten McConnachie: 20 percent discount for SLSA members
Routledge series: Global Law and Sustainable Development and Transnational Law and Governance – call for book proposals
New book: The Constitution of Myanmar, by Melissa Crouch – 10 per cent discount available
Edited collection: Biopolitics of Legal Education – call for papers
New Nuffield Foundation funding scheme: £15m Strategic Fund: Improving social well-being through education, research and innovation
Applications are invited for the above position at Aston University. Please see website for details. Closing date: 13 September 2019.
Three PhD scholarships in socio-legal studies, Hamburg Institute of Social Research in cooperation with the University of Bern
Applications are invited for the above scholarships. See website for details. Closing date: 1 October 2019.
Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Hamburg Institute of Social Research in cooperation with the University of Bern
Applications are invited for the above research associate position. See website for details. Closing date: 1 October 2019.
Applications are invited for the above position. Please see website for details. Closing date: 22 August 2019.
Applications are invited for the above positions at the Law Commission in London. Please see website for details. Closing date: 16 August 2019.
Applications are invited for the above internships. Please see website for details. Closing date: 12 August 2019.
Applications are invited for the above full-time fixed-term post. Please see website for full details. Closing date: 12 August 2019.
For the past 35 years, Sabinet has continued to innovate and expand on ways to achieve its inaugural intent – to facilitate the sharing of library resources and access to information. One such innovation is its newest partnership with UK-based Jisc – a leading provider of digital solutions for UK education and research. Visit the website for details.
Expressions of interest are invited for SLSA members to the Global Research Network, a meeting place for doctoral and early career scholars in law and the humanities.
Network members support one another by, for example, arranging visits to their university to speak, sharing useful information about the newest developments in the field, and participating in regular webinars on key topics of interest (publication strategies, career planning, etc). There are PhD and early career writing groups that meet monthly. There is a members’ forum that includes tips and resources, job and fellowship opportunities, and conference calls and publication opportunities. We are also establishing a Think Tank (with programmes in various field of law), and inviting established scholars to act as mentors.
The Legal Cultures of the Subsoil Database – new database launched by the Institute of Latin American Studies
The Legal Cultures of the Subsoil Database compiles legal actions and documentation (artefacts) devised in the context of mining conflicts. It has resulted from an ESRC-funded anthropological project led by ILAS lecturer, Dr Ainhoa Montoya, that explored how legal languages, instruments and institutions are employed by different actors within the field of environmental politics, specifically in the context of mining conflicts. It currently contains information on six mining projects in Central America, with plans to expand to other Latin American regions in the future.
To learn more about the database and the wider 'Legal Cultures of the Subsoil' project please consult the following blog contributions:
- ‘The Legal Cultures of the Subsoil’: mapping the use of law in environmental politics in Central America
- A database of legal actions and artefacts devised in conflicts over mineral resources
The IEL Collective was launched on Thursday 23 May 2019. It is an initiative started by research centres based at seven law schools around the UK and we are hoping to include more partners from around the world shortly. The IEL Collective provides a space for critical reflection on the complex interactions in the growing field of international economic law and exploring how epistemological and methodological diversity in the discipline can contribute towards the development of a more holistic landscape of scholarship on law and the governance of the global economy. The Collective aims to stimulate conversations about plurality, representation and, criticality, in researching, teaching and practising international economic law and spark new conversations about the future of the discipline. Visit the website for more information
Current partners include: Cardiff Law and Global Justice, University of Cardiff; Centre for Critical International Law, University of Kent; Centre for Law, Regulation and Governance of the Global Economy, University of Warwick; Human Rights Centre, University of Essex; Human Rights Law Centre, University of Nottingham; Liverpool Economic Governance Unit, University of Liverpool; School of Law, University of Bristol; Social Critiques of Law, University of Kent.
To receive more information and get involved, please sign up here.
SLSA members are invited to take part in this survey to gather information for an ESRC-supported project. The goal of this research is to explore the need, and demand for, additional training in methodology and methods within the socio-legal community. More particularly, the team is keen to discover whether there is an appetite to develop an online open access suite of online lectures, interviews with experts and short visual ‘explainers’ specifically for socio-legal researchers and delivered by leading scholars in the field.
There are two options available:
Both surveys take approximately 10 minutes to complete and will ask you a number of questions about the sort of research training you have received and your experience on online learning. This project has received the support of the University of Oxford Central University Research Ethics Committee.
The ESRC has launched its national consultation as part of the ‘Fit for the Future’ project. Led by Professor Matt Flinders from the University of Sheffield, this consultation focuses on the need to promote researcher and leadership development within the social sciences and aims to drive forward a more ambitious and collaborative national strategy. See website for further details. Closing date: 16 August 2019.
Nominations are invited for the above prize. Please see attachment for details. Closing date: 1 August 2019.
'Exploring feminist academics’ experiences of teaching gendered and intersectional socio-legal issues': call for participants