“Law & Legalities” Fellowship

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August 7, 2018 to November 30, 2018
New Jersey, United States
Subject Fields: 
Business History / Studies, Law and Legal History, Social History / Studies, Social Sciences, World History / Studies

 Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies

During the 2019-20 academic year, the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies will focus on the topic of “Law & Legalities.” This seminar will bring together visiting scholars working on law in societies around the world and throughout human history, on topics including (but not restricted to) state administration, gender and sexuality, race, religion, property, science, environment, technology, war, migration, commerce, medicine, disability, incarceration, and human rights. How have legal, illegal, quasilegal, and extra-legal forms of social order interacted in different periods and places? We will consider the historical possibilities and predicaments that have emerged within legal and juridical systems (both ‘hard’ and ‘soft’), as well as the conflicts that have arisen from the overlapping jurisdictions of custom, community, religion, nation-state, empire, and international bodies. Fellowships are awarded to employed scholars who are expected to return to their position. Verification of employment and salary will be requested prior to approval by the Dean of the Faculty. PhD required.

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The deadline for receipt of applications and letters of recommendation for fellowships is December 1, 2018, 11:59 p.m. EST. Applicants must apply online and submit a CV, cover letter, research proposal, abstract of proposal, and contact information for three references. Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Angela N. H. Creager

Director, 2016–2020


Contact Info: 

Jennifer Houle Goldman

Center Manager

Davis Center for Historical Studies

Princeton University

Princeton, NJ 08544

phone: (609) 258-4997

fax: (609) 258-5326

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