18 September 2018
CALL FOR PAPERS:
FOOD LAW: A COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE
XXV BIENNIAL COLLOQUIUM OF THE
ITALIAN ASSOCIATION OF COMPARATIVE LAW (AIDC)
UNIVERSITY OF PARMA
MAY 23-25, 2019
DEADLINE JANUARY 7, 2019
Parma – Teatro Farnese
The Italian Association of Comparative Law (AIDC) opens an international Call for Papers on the subject
FOOD LAW: A COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE
I. CALL FOR PAPERS
The colloquium intends to put the focus, from a comparative perspective, on the following topics to which a specific session will be devoted:
1. Models and institutions for agri-food law
2. Food culture and its relationship with food regulation
3. Agri-food chain and markets
4. Origins, denominations, IP Rights: Treaties and transplants
5. Controls in international trade: sovereignty, diversity, uniformity, barriers
6. Food education/Food disorders
7. Animal rights
8. Food and multiculturality (Religious constraints, vegetarian, new foods)
9. Criminal law implications
10. Food, water, environment and sustainable development
Candidates should indicate – in their submission – in which session they wish to present their paper.
It is suggested that submissions should take into account the tendency of circulation of legal models in agri-food law, which expresses a growing trend to share solutions and answers on the basis of common experiences, both by importing models and external sources within the internal legal systems and by providing more general, or global, responses that can have effect well beyond the national or the regional boundaries.
II. TO WHOM THE CALL FOR PAPERS IS ADDRESSED
AIDC organizes on a biennial basis a “younger comparatists colloquium” (the last one, this year, was held in Bergamo) open to PhD candidates and holders, lecturers, adjunct professors; and the ordinary biennial colloquium (the present is the 25th), generally open to full and associate professors.
Therefore, the selection committee will prefer papers presented by full and associate professors, although it may make a limited amount of exceptions.
Papers should be in Italian or English, and may be presented in either language.
Simultaneous translation will not be provided.
III. ORGANIZATIONAL ASPECTS
The proposal must be submitted by January 7, 2019 indicating in which session they wish to present their paper. Acceptance will be communicated by the end of January. Within 10 days from acceptance, the participation fee (€ 70) must be paid. If not, acceptance will be forfeited and the selection committee will move on to other candidates. This requirement is essential in order to avoid that no-show of some rapporteurs preclude the possibility to others to present their papers.
The Colloquium will be organized in plenary opening (Thursday, May 23) and closing (Saturday, May 25) sessions (with invited speakers). And parallel sessions (Friday, May 24 and Saturday, May 25) divided according to topics. It is expected that up to 40 papers will be presented in a time slot not exceeding 20 minutes per speaker, followed by a 10 minutes Q&A session.
IV. OTHER ASPECTS
The origins of the University of Parma – as those of many other Italian academic institutions – date back to the middle-ages. Under the Farnese family – to whom several illustrious popes belonged – Parma and its university became one of the centres of cultural life in Italy and Europe. During the Enlightenment and the XIX Century it has listed among its faculty some of the most important names in sciences, humanities and law. Since 1988 annexed to the Law Department is the prestigious European College, aimed at preparing post-graduates for the many EU institutions. Parma is also the headquarters of the European Food Safety Agency, which plays a decisive role in many of the topics which will be examined in the XXVth AIDC Colloquium.
V. HOW TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL
Abstracts should be submitted by e-mail at in Word format, following this order:
c) e-mail address
d) title of abstract
e) body of abstract (apx 250 words)
Abstract file should be entitled: Family Name_Last Name.doc
The proceedings of the Colloquium will be published on the “Studies in Law and Social Sciences” open-access Series, published by the Roma TrE-Press, under the auspices of the Law Department.
Authors may also publish their paper on other periodicals, in particular on the on-line periodical “Comparative Law Review”, sponsored by AIDC, will devote a special issue to the proceedings of the Colloquium. Papers in Italian may also be submitted for publication to “Diritto pubblico comparato ed europeo”, and to “Comparazione e diritto civile”, the other two leading Italian comparative law reviews.