TWENTy-SECOND Annual Conference


MARCH 22 - 23, 2019

We are pleased to announce that the Twenty-Second Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities will be held at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier (1 Rideau St, Ottawa, Canada) on March 22-23, 2019.

This year's conference is hosted by Carleton University's Department of Law and Legal Studies, as well as the Joint Chair in Women's Studies at the University of Ottawa and Carleton University.

Keynote Address | Dawn Dumont (Author, Journalist, Comedian)

The conference’s keynote address will be given by Dawn Dumont. She is the award winning author of Nobody Cries at Bingo (2011), Rose's Run (2014) and Glass Beads (2017). She is also a comedian and comedy host who has been featured on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), and was once on an episode of ABC’s “One Life To Live”. She is a mom to a not-precocious 3 year old. Her keynote is titled: “Indigenous Voice: Directions on my Rez”.

Attendance Information

Click here for information for participants, including suggested spots for lunch and dinner, parking tips, the condensed schedule, and a thank to our wonderful sponsors. If you would like a hard copy of this, please print it before you come to the conference.


The draft program for the conference is available here. At the bottom of this document, you will find a tab that links to all of the paper abstracts in case you're curious to see the wide and exciting scope of this year's conference papers. If you have emailed requesting changes or corrections, revisions to the program will be made in the week commencing 25 February 2019.


All presenters and participants must register for the conference. Please register for the conference here. Fees in US dollars are based on income band (also in US dollars).

  • Graduate students and post-doctoral scholars: $35

  • Income less than $75,000: $200

  • Income between $75,000-$99,999: $230

  • Income between $100,000-$124,999: $285

  • Income $125,000 and over: $335

The conference registration fee includes the annual fee for membership in the Association.


There is lots to see in Ottawa! You can get discounts simply by presenting your conference badge. Check out the details here.

A map and list of restaurant suggestions will be included in the program. New to LCH? Interested in meeting some new folks? Too tired to look at the map of local restaurants? Join conference organizers for a group dinner. Email no later than Tuesday 19 March to indicate your interest.

There will be more tourism information supplied at registration.

The Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities is an organization of scholars engaged in interdisciplinary, humanistically-oriented legal scholarship. The Association brings together a wide range of people engaged in scholarship on legal history, legal theory and jurisprudence, political, law and cultural studies, law and anthropology, law and literature, law and the performing arts, and legal hermeneutics. We want to encourage dialogue across and among these fields about issues of interpretation, identity, and values, about authority, obligation, and justice, and about law's role as a constituent part of cultures and communities. If you have any general questions about the conference, please do not hesitate to contact us at