Town Hall Session

For the very first time, and perhaps inspired by the controlled chaos of traffic itself and the vibrant, diverse democracy of New York City, we will also be hosting an open forum or town hall. The subject will focus on the sense of traffic as the “dealing or bargaining which should not be made the subject of trade” (OED): Where ought the thresholds for commercial incursions be? What was okay to sell or not in the eighteenth century? And what can the eighteenth century teach us if anything about how we should make the determinations today?

Anyone who wishes to participate can register and join the open forum session. You are also welcome to participate in this session in addition to a panel or a roundtable. The two-hour session will have parliamentary style format with lively free interventions from audience members. All those who register for this event will be listed as participants in the session in the program.

Please click here to register.

Proposals for panels and roundtables are due April 21, 2021.

Notification of the acceptance of your panel will be made no later than April 22, 2021.

Abstracts or proposals should be sent directly to session organizers no later than May 20, 2021.

Notification of paper acceptance is due on May 25, 2021.

Individual papers not corresponding to one of the panels listed are also welcome for submission. A 200-word abstract should be submitted to by May 20, 2021.

Organizer must submit their finalized panels to by May 25, 2021.

Registration at the full price must be completed by August 1, 2021.

Click here to register and submit your proposals.