The Centre for Scottish Studies at the University of Guelph is now accepting proposals for its upcoming Spring Colloquium, to be held on April 6, 2019, at Knox College in Toronto, Ontario.

The conference encourages proposals from individuals whose research explores deviancy and social norms in any form, legal or otherwise. The influence of Scottish identity, society and culture is wide-ranging and not solely limited to Scotland or Scottish communities; we therefore welcome proposals from a range of scholarly disciplines on the themes of law, culture, society, literature and language as these pertain to concepts of deviancy.

As part of our efforts to increase accessibility to scholarship and to foster an environment that supports vibrant interdisciplinary discussion, we will give due consideration to proposals from faculty, graduate students and senior undergraduates from a variety of research backgrounds.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

Conformity and non-conformity

Court fiction or drama

Crime and criminality


Formal systems of law and justice

Heresy and unorthodoxy

Identity and performance

Informal and extrajudicial justice

Perpetration, prosecution and punishment

Print culture, celebrity and crime


Sex and gender roles

Trials by publicity


Applicants will please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words and a short biography of no more than 100 words to scottish@uoguelph.ca by February 1, 2019. Please note that successful applicants will be asked to register for the conference at the student rate of $10 CAD.

For more information please contact:

Scottish Studies Office
MacKinnon Building, Room 253
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
N1G 2W1
Tel: 519-824-4120 ext 53209
Email: scottish@uoguelph.ca

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