Early Career Workshop with Peter Fitzpatrick

Boardroom, Level 10, Melbourne Law School


The Mythology of Modern Law, 25 Years On

Submit application for workshop

The Institute for International Law and the Humanities is pleased to announce an early career workshop with Professor Peter Fitzpatrick, Anniversary Professor of Law (Birkbeck, University of London). This workshop will precede a one day conference to celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Mythology of Modern Law, and to consider the continuing importance of its intellectual and ethical imperatives for our times.

Early Career Researchers and PhD candidates are invited to participate in this intimate workshop, to develop works in progress and to engage with questions concerning the foundations of modern law, its relationship to myth, and its pretensions to coherence, secularity and universality.

Participants are invited from a range of scholarly fields, not limited to law.  Professor Fitzpatrick will read and comment on the work of three participants.  Up to four non-presenting participants who wish to participate in the discussion will also be accepted for attendance.

How to Apply: Presenting Participants

Applications are due by Friday 7 April 2017 and should be submitted via the above link.

In a one page application letter, presenting participants should include:

  1. your research interests;
  2. the project on which you would like Professor Fitzpatrick to comment;
  3. why you would like to participate in this workshop; and
  4. whether you would like to attend as a non-presenting participant in the alternative.

If appropriate, applicants may also attach a short CV (max 2 pages) that details current academic and employment status and lists any publications; however, this is not compulsory.

On acceptance, presenting participants should then submit up to 3,000 words of writing by Friday 26th April.  The writing submission could be part of a thesis chapter, article, book proposal, grant application or other piece that addresses the workshop theme.  If you submit an excerpt from a thesis, please also provide a 300 word abstract of the thesis.

Both presenting and non-presenting participants will be expected to read the readings in advance of the workshop, the details of which will be provided at the time of selection.

How to Apply: Non-Presenting Participants

Applications are due by Monday 24th April 2017.

If you are interested in attending as a non-presenting participant, please submit one paragraph explaining your research interests, current status, and why the workshop is of interest to you.

If you have any questions about the workshop, please address them to Dr Kathleen Birrell at kbirrell@unimelb.edu.au, copying in law-iilah@unimelb.edu.au