18 March 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS: Law and Religion Scholars Network Conference

Note the following Call for Papers:

The next Law and Religion Scholars Network (LARSN) conference and meeting will be held at Cardiff on Tuesday 17th May 2011. Papers are invited from both academics and postgraduate research students on any aspect of Law and Religion.

Please send an abstract of up to 200 words to Russell Sandberg (SandbergR@cf.ac.uk) by Monday 21st March 2011. Papers will be 15 minutes in length with 5 minutes for questions.

The conference will include two themed sessions: it is intended that one session will focus on ‘Clashing Rights’ and will be convened by Matthew Gibson of Liverpool University, while the other themed session will focus on ‘Legal Pluralism’ and will be convened by Amy Jackson of the University of Reading. If you want your paper to be considered for one of these sessions, please state this in your abstract.

The LARSN conference will also include the annual meeting of LARSN and the book launch for Russell Sandberg’s ‘Law and Religion’, which will be published by Cambridge University Press this Spring.

LARSN will be followed on Wednesday 18th May by a one day Symposium which will disseminate the findings of Cardiff’s ‘Social Cohesion and Civil Law: Marriage, Divorce and Religious Courts’ project, a study of religious courts and tribunals, which has been funded by the AHRC/ESRC Religion and Society Programme.

The full programme and booking form for both of these events will be available from the website of Cardiff’s Centre for Law and Religion from Friday 25th March 2011. http://www.law.cf.ac.uk/clr/

Lunch and refreshments for the LARSN conference will be provided by the Centre for Law and Religion. Unfortunately, the Centre is unable to cover transport and accommodation costs for this event.

LARSN was established in May 2008 as a national initiative led by the Centre for Law and Religion at Cardiff University. It seeks to bring together those who are interested in all areas of law and religion: national and international law affecting religion and religious law.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Russell Sandberg (SandbergR@cf.ac.uk)