Final Registrations

We know a few people are still registering. If you are still needing to register can you please register through this link and, if you are registering for remote attendance, also send an email to [email protected] in order that we can ensure you get the zoom links.

see you next week.

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Final Final Program and Abstract Book

So this really really is the final version of both the abstract book and the program. Please check carefully, there have only a few changes but your slot might be one of them as two or three panels have shifted due to timezone /presenters dropping out!

Thank you to all those who answered the call for chairs. It is most appreciated and it is your collegiality which helps make this a success. If – as is almost inevitable – there are any changes between now and next week these will be communicated to the relevant chairs. The program will not change.

Please bring a copy of each of these. The era of the conference bag is, I hope, dead. So if you do want a hard copy or a note pad, please bring those. Most of us I suspect moved on to some form of device years ago (and a reminder the free wifi is at the end of the transportation guide).

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Getting to Maynooth: Transport and Wifi

Its not long now. So to ensure you get to us safely, a transport guide has been prepared. It has all the information you need on reaching Maynooth. And so you can stay in touch once you get here, at the end is info on Wifi.

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Legal Histories of Empires Meets COVID-19

We are very much looking forward to gathering very soon in Maynooth. We would like to hold this conference as safely as reasonably possible, so we thought we would set in place some cautious COVID-19 policies and practices that we hope will end in everyone leaving the conference healthy and ready for new adventures. Although Ireland in general is ‘business as usual’, we are a diverse group of travellers.

  1. We have booked large classrooms in the John Hume building (rooms 1-4 and 6) for the conference, so people can spread out.
  2. Please plan to wear a mask in the classrooms and elsewhere indoors, unless you are speaking at the podium or actively eating or drinking.
  3. We are endeavouring to arrange boxed lunches, so that you can take your lunch outdoors or at least can spread out.
  4. We are having a reception before the plenary rather than a sit-down dinner, partly to make it easier to spread out and partly because it is a Legal Histories of Empires tradition to give participants an opportunity to sample the local entertainment and refreshments.
  5. We understand that the residences are aiming to group our participants together in apartments, so that if you are staying in residence you should end up sharing an apartment with other conference participants. We also understand that residence staff may ask for proof of vaccination and that they ask that masks be worn in residence if you are outside your own room. Please consult correspondence you have received from the accommodations people for information ([email protected]).
  6. Some participants may need to show negative COVID tests as they continue on with their travels. It is possible to get covid testing with an appointment at Dublin Airport ( Antigen testing in preparation for travel may also be available in Maynooth at Hickey’s Pharmacy ( Hickey’s has informed us that you need to book an appointment in advance online and that they offer appointments only in the morning. They appear to be the only outfit offering travel covid testing within walking distance of the campus. We highly recommend that if you will need testing to go onward, you make your testing appointment well in advance. (Maynooth is in Kildare.)
  7. General rules for travelling to Ireland (including Northern Ireland) are here: Different countries (even within the EU) have different rules, and we encourage you to stay abreast of the rules pertinent to your itinerary.
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CFP for the ANZLHS December 2022 Sydney

We do not often post non-conference announcements, but we are noting the CFP by a sister legal history organisation, the Australia and New Zealand Law and History Society. Their 40th conference is at UTS, Sydney, Australia 1-3 December 2022. There can never be too much legal history….

Date:                     1-3 December 2022

Venue:                 University of Technology Sydney

Theme:                 Tenuous Histories and Provable Pasts: How Legal Historians Create Knowledge

Abstracts due:   15 August 2022


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Conference Presentation protocols

Dear Presenters

This is a short set of presentation protocols that we hope will help things run as smoothly as possible! Please do read them carefully.

  • All presentation slots are 20 minutes. This is the same regardless of whether you are on a panel with 3 or 4 presenters. There are, however, a couple of panels who have elected to have commentators. If you are one of those, please adjust that 20 minutes per person to allow for the commentator and maintain time for questions. Please keep to time. Its critical everyone do this, especially with some presenters on Zoom.
  • Please double check time zones. While we have tried to help by indicating time zones on the conference program, we suggest you check as we are not infallible and summer time can be tricky.
  • No papers are required in advance.
  • Zoom links will be sent to everyone who has registered online prior to the event. We would ask you not to share these. It’s a small registration fee to attend the entire conference virtually and we would ask you to respect that and not share with those who have not registered.
  • Zoom sharing will be enabled – so if you have a power point please cue it up prior to your presentation, either virtually or, if you are in person, by ensuring you are in the room a few minutes early to load it and also to allow for the software randomly insisting on updating. Once you have finished your presentation please promptly un-share.
  • Questions will be taken of course from both virtual and in person audiences. If you are in person, raise your hand as usual! If you are virtual, please type the question in the chat if you are happy for the Chair to read it out or type your name if you want to ask it in person and the chair will indicate when it’s your turn.
  • Something will go wrong somewhere. It is inevitable with technology. We hope that everyone will roll with it and understand that we will do our best to fix issues and ensure everyone has the best possible experience. Conversely, we also understand bandwidth and other problems and will do our best to accommodate problems virtual presenters might experience with their tech.
  • Some presentations may be recorded and available upon request for a short time after the conference.
  • For tech or other problems during the conference please email [email protected]

See you soon!

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Early registration closing

Dear colleagues, just a reminder that early registration closes in about 18 hours. Please do register to avoid the slightly higher registration fee. See you in June! shaunnagh

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Final Program and Abstract Book

This is the (hopefully) final program and abstract book.

The program: While much of the program is the same as the draft program there have been several significant changes – for example panels moved to a different time/day. So please carefully check your panel time. Thank you to those who offered to chair. We are, for the moment, sticking with chairs who are present in Maynooth. For those who have offered to virtually chair we may still come back to you and I have noted you all! I still need offers of chairs however, so if you will be in Maynooth please consider chairing a session.

The zoom links will be provided closer to the conference to those who have registered for virtual attendance.

Abstract Book: This is the (also hopefully) final abstract book.

Registration: A reminder that late registration applies after 22 May. Please do register – including for virtual attendance.

See you in June!!

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Accommodation code

Apologies to those who have had trouble accessing the accommodation code or who were a little late booking before it expired. The code has been reinstated. We do suggest booking promptly. Please do follow the instructions given and use the ‘Book Now’ Button.

An updated (and hopefully final) version of the conference program will be out early next week.

We look forward to seeing you all in late June!

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Registration and Program

We are live! Registration is now open and the program is here for viewing.

A couple of matters:

The Program: we have done our best to put together panels where papers will genuinely be in conversation. There may be one or two papers that seem not to be with friends, but this is the joy of a hybrid conference. We have had to make a few compromises for time zones.

Registration: As we noted in an earlier post, we have left registration a little later than usual, so we would be grateful if you could sign up soon. But do ensure please you are registered by 22 May.

On registering you will find a code for accommodation. Follow the accommodation link, click on the yellow button ‘Book Now’, put in the dates, paste in the code where it says ‘voucher’, and you will be offered accommodation at the Courtyard Apartments on the North Campus. We only have these rooms available until 19 April. So if you do want accommodation on campus we recommend registering and booking soon. There are hotels in the area; we are not specifically recommending any as we are providing a block of accommodation on campus.

We would also like to call for volunteers for Chairs for panels. Please email me – [email protected] – if you are able to help and nominate which panel you would like to chair. In case of popularity of a panel it will be first in! We hope many of you will consider helping out as this is an important part of a collegial conference.

We all look forward to seeing you in June!

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