Author Archives: Karen Baston

Early Modern Moveable Texts and Minotaurs

Guest blog by Ross Macdonald  Anyone studying early modern legal texts knows that the text, and its authorship, may be “moveable”; they may appear successively under the nominal authorship of different jurists, so that identifying the true writer may be … Continue reading

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A Newly-discovered Medieval Legal Manuscript

Guest blog by Ross Macdonald  Readers with an interest in undiscovered antique legal texts will be fascinated by a recent report by scholars from Northwestern University, Illinois into a medieval law text discovered in the binding of a 16th century … Continue reading

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Stair Society Bursary, 2017-2018

For the academic year 2017–18, the Stair Society, Scotland’s leading legal history society, will offer one or more one-year bursaries of £1,000 to postgraduate students who are enrolled in a Masters or PhD programme and who are preparing a thesis … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Postgraduate Legal History Conference

Guest blog by Peter Candy Alongside the legal history session chaired by Ross Macdonald at this year’s Edinburgh Postgraduate Law Conference (for which see here), I also had the pleasure of chairing a second session dedicated to the same discipline. … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Postgraduate Legal History Conference

Guest blog by Ross Macdonald Your blogger had the pleasure this week of chairing one of the Legal History sessions at this year’s Edinburgh University Postgraduate Law conference. If there was a common theme linking the two papers, it was … Continue reading

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Postdoctoral researcher in Legal History – Tilburg Law School

The Department of Public Law, Jurisprudence and Legal History at Tilburg Law School is seeking a full-time postdoctoral researcher (30 months) who will be one of the main researchers in the project ‘Analyzing Coherence in Law Through Legal Scholarship’ (CLLS), … Continue reading

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New Book: Oxford Handbook of Roman Law and Society

The Oxford Handbook of Roman Law and Society, edited by Paul J. du Plessis, Clifford Ando, and Kaius Tuori, surveys the landscape of contemporary research and charts principal directions of future inquiry. More than a history of doctrine or an … Continue reading

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Cicero’s Law: Rethinking the Roman Law of the Late Republic

A fundamental re-assessment of Cicero’s place in Roman law Ed. Paul J. du Plessis Edinburgh University Press This volume brings together an international team of scholars to debate Cicero’s role in the narrative of Roman law in the late Republic … Continue reading

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New Director for the Centre for Legal History

As of 1 August 2016, the Centre has a new Director. Dr Paul du Plessis, Senior Lecturer in Civil Law and Legal History at Edinburgh Law School, has taken over from Professor John W. Cairns who served as Director of … Continue reading

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Workshop Announcement – Law in Theory and History: a Neglected Dialogue

The Centre for Legal History and the Centre for Legal Theory are proud to announce a joint workshop on the above-mentioned theme. The idea for this workshop arose from two edited collections produced by Maks del Mar and Michael Lobban … Continue reading

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