We are currently seeking a third panelist for a panel on law and legal culture in newly-British "New France" after 1763. This panel will be a part of the Omohundro Institute Annual Conference in Williamsburg, Virginia, June 14-17, 2018.
More information on the conference here: http://oieahc.wm.edu/conferences/24thannual/cfp.html
The panel submission deadline in September 29, 2017.
Inherited Empire: Law in "New France" after 1763
This panel investigates the lingering effects of French law and legal culture in British North America after the Treaty of Paris in 1763. Focusing on legal and administrative continuities among non-British and non-European subjects, Julia Lewandoski's paper examines the adaptation of French land tenure among Abenakis and Hurons in the St. Lawrence River valley, while Adam Nadeau's paper evaluates the effects of the Quebec Act on the indigenous peoples of the Upper Country and their relationship with the British Crown. We seek a third panelist working on any aspect of this theme, broadly interpreted.