Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Call for Papers: [Re]Integrating Spaces

[Re]Integrating Spaces 

Call for Papers

In the summer of 2014 Savannah Law School will complete its comprehensive restoration of the historic Candler Hospital on Forsyth Park. Originally constructed in 1819, the building has been home to a diverse group of tenants in its nearly two-hundred-year lifespan: military doctors, Confederate and Union soldiers, general practitioners, female nurses-in-training, the mentally ill, and rumored ghosts. The building was once a representation of the grand achievements of a flourishing Southern port city, but as the city changed in both appearance and demographics, the building was abandoned and left in ruin for decades. However, what was once old and neglected is now preserved and revitalized. The Savannah brick and stucco edifice now rests on a new foundation—the meaning of the space changed once more—the building is at once both old and new.

Inspired by Savannah Law School’s progressive remodel of the historic Candler Hospital and the scholarship of Professor Alfred Brophy, Savannah Law Review is hosting a colloquium titled [Re]Integrating Spaces to examine the parallel themes of historic preservation and transformation as well as societal sense of place, space, and meaning within the law.

Professor Brophy of UNC School of Law has written extensively about Southern legal history and the role of property entitlements and property law in shaping the trajectory of the racial experience. Professor Brophy has agreed to come to Savannah to present the keynote address of [Re]Integrating Spaces and publish a related article in Savannah Law Review’s Winter 2014 Issue. Others presenting and publishing for [Re]Integrating Spaces include Professor Kali Murray (Marquette University School of Law), Professor Stephen Clowney (University of Arkansas College of Law), Professor Anthony Baker (Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School), Professor Connie Pinkerton (Savannah College of Art & Design), and more.

The Colloquium will take place at Savannah Law School, Friday and Saturday, September 19-20, 2014—likely the first public event held in the historic Candler Hospital for several decades. With this Call for Papers, Savannah Law Review invites panelists and written submissions in the general themes of [Re]Integrating Spaces.

Please submit an abstract no longer than two-hundred and fifty words by August 1, 2014. Send submissions to lawreview@savannahlawschool.org with [Re]Integrating Spaces in the subject line.


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