Author Archives: John Cairns

Doctoral Studentships: Max Planck Institute for European History

Positions for Doctoral Students at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Several positions are currently open for doctoral students at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History in Frankfurt: up to four doctoral students – Research Group: … Continue reading

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Max Planck Summer Academy for Legal History 2017

Special Theme: Conflict Regulation Date: 25 July – 04 August 2017 Deadline: 31 March 2017 The Course The Max-Planck Summer Academy for Legal History provides a selected group of highly motivated early-stage graduates, usually PhD candidates, an in-depth introduction to … Continue reading

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Leibniz, Nova methodus discendae docendaeque jurisprudentiae – new translation from Talbot Publishing

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz is nowadays best remembered as an inventor of calculus (in rivalry with Isaac Newton) and as the man lampooned by Voltaire as Pangloss. But of course, there was much more to him than that. He deserves further … Continue reading

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Alan Rodger Postgraduate Visiting Researcher, University of Glasgow

This blog is delighted to note that the University of Glasgow School of Law invites applications from PhD students in Roman law/legal history for the post of Alan Rodger Postgraduate Visiting Researcher, to be held during the 2017/18 academic year. … Continue reading

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PhD Funding English Legal History – Milsom Studentship

This Blog is delighted to post the following notice, and delighted to note the scholarship is aimed after Toby Milsom, an innovative and interesting scholar. Selden Society: Milsom Studentship in English Legal History 2017 The Selden Society, founded in 1887 … Continue reading

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Doctoral Positions in Legal History: Max-Planck Institute, Frankfurt

The Max Planck Institute for European Legal History in Frankfurt is a world leader in researching the history of law in Europe and beyond. Its two research departments with more than 60 scholars, the unrivaled collections of its specialized library … Continue reading

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Plessy v Ferguson

On 7 June 1892, Homer Adolph Plessy boarded a train of the East Louisiana Railway company, He had bought a first-class ticket, and had boarded a “whites-only” carriage. Plessy was an “octoroon”, that is of seven parts “white blood” and … Continue reading

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Legal History and Empires: Perspectives from the Colonized – Barbados, 2018

This Blog is delighted to give advance notice and publish the a preliminary announcement of  the conference – “Legal History and Empires: Perspectives from the Colonized”. Jointly sponsored by the Faculty of Law and Faculty of Humanities at the University of … Continue reading

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Women’s Violence Against Men in 19th-Century North America

Earlier this year, L.S.U. Press published Marital Cruelty in Antebellum America by Robin C. Sager. The blurb for what is obviously an important and interesting book states: “Sager’s findings also challenge historical literature’s assumptions about the regional influences on violence, showing … Continue reading

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Karen Baston, Charles Areskine’s Library – nominated for prize

Readers of this Blog will be delighted to hear that Brill have nominated Karen Baston, Charles Areskine’s Library: Lawyers and Their Books at the Dawn of the Scottish Enlightenment for the De Long Book History Prize (see http://www.sharpweb.org/main/delong-book-history-prize/) This important … Continue reading

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