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Monday, 25 November 2019

The Tenth History of Tax Law Conference 2020

Call for Papers

Notice is hereby given that the Tenth biennial Tax Law History Conference organised by the Centre for Tax Law, University of Cambridge will take place in Lucy Cavendish College on Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 July 2020.

Accommodation in Lucy Cavendish College is available for the Monday night and, particularly for those travelling a long way, on the Sunday night as well. There will be a Gala Conference Dinner on the Monday night – dress: lounge suit or equivalent.

The first purpose of this notice is to confirm that the event will take place and to let you have the dates. The second is to invite proposals for papers. As usual, there is no particular academic theme for the conference other than that proposals should have a tax law and historical focus.

Volunteers to give papers should please contact us at by Friday 27 December 2019 with a title and an abstract not exceeding 300 words. The pool of proposals will be assessed by a panel and volunteers will be notified early January 2020 of the outcome.

In recent years the conference has been oversubscribed. Please let us know if you are:

a) definitely wanting to come (successful volunteers for presenting a paper are expected to attend)
b) definitely not wanting to come
c) not yet certain but would like to be emailed when registration becomes available, probably in early April 2020

If we do not hear from you and the conference looks like it will be full, there will be no further email when registration becomes available.

We hope that the conference fee will be settled sometime in January 2020 – it will probably represent a modest increase on 2018. We hope to run the conference in the usual way, and it is expected that the papers will be published in the 10th volume of Studies in the History of Tax Law with Hart Publishing, although this is not confirmed as yet.

Peter Harris
Dominic de Cogan

November 2019