The Law and Legal Cultures Network, German Studies Association 

This website is intended for communication with scholars in interested in the German Studies Association's interdisciplinary network on law and legal cultures.

Call for Papers:

Law and Legal Cultures Network Panels, German Studies Association's Thirty-Eighth Annual Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, September 18-21, 2014.

The Law and Legal Cultures Network of the German Studies Association seeks to foster an extended interdisciplinary conversation on the law. We construe law and legal cultures broadly to mean the creation, administration, or use of law of any type (commercial, property, family, criminal, etc.); the ways in which laws function within society; the failure of law to fulfill its basic social purposes (for example, under the National Socialist regime); the use of law to either sustain or overcome any type of social inequality or injustice; and cultural studies of law and justice.


All periods of German and Central European history are welcome, as are papers in English or German. We encourage submission of individual papers as well as entire panels. While the GSA prefers complete panels, we hope to combine papers sent to us into complete panels and send them along to the GSA organizers.


Please submit a  150-200 word abstract and a brief CV by January 21, 2014 to the network’s email address: Interested presenters are encouraged to contact the organizers with any questions.


Current network coordinators are Sace Elder, History, Eastern Illinois University ( and Todd Herzog, German Studies, University of Cincinnati (

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