Author Archives: Paul J. du Plessis

Memorial service for Peter Stein

I have been asked to circulate the following information: “You are warmly invited to attend the Memorial Service for Queens’ Life Fellow Professor Peter Stein (1926 – 2016). The memorial will be held in Great St Mary’s Church at 2pm … Continue reading

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British Legal History Conference

From our colleagues at UCL: Booking for the 2017 British Legal History Conference is now open. The theme of the conference is ‘Networks and Connections’. The conference is to be held at UCL from the 5-8 July. Full details of … Continue reading

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Workshop Announcement (Princeton) – The Family in the Premodern World

Call for Papers \ Family in the Premodern World: A Comparative Approach A Workshop at Princeton University, April 7-8, 2017 Organized by Lee Mordechai and Sara McDougall “The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society…” The United … Continue reading

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Post-doctoral position in Legal History

The research project REDHIS (“Rediscovering the Hidden Structure. A New Appreciation of Juristic Texts and Patterns of Thought in Late Antiquity”) is opening a position for a post-doctoral researcher. The appointment will be for two years. There will be a … Continue reading

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Our students win prizes!

Following the good news of Dr. Karen Baston’s nomination for a book prize, this blogger is delighted to congratulate Mr Kenneth Young and Mr Glauco Longoni. Mr Young won the Muirhead prize for the best overall performance in Civil law … Continue reading

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Codex of Justinian

Today marks the publication of the eagerly awaited new translation into English of the Codex of Justinian by Bruce Frier et al. This new edition, the first since the rather flawed translation into English by Scott, consists of the Latin … Continue reading

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Scholarship Opportunities – English Legal History

This blogger is delighted to share the following two calls for application: EARLY MODERN ENGLISH LEGAL HISTORY   Applications are invited for a scholarship leading to the degree of PhD in the School of Law, University of Adelaide   The … Continue reading

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Conference notification

The call for papers for the Edinburgh Postgraduate Law Conference 2017, is now open. To be eligible for consideration, abstracts must be submitted by 14 October 2016. The conference will be held at the University of Edinburgh, in January 2017. … Continue reading

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Professor Peter Stein (1926 – 2016)

Many of us in the legal history field will by now have heard the sad news of the passing of Peter Stein this past week. The Squire Law Library at Cambridge recorded a number of conversations with him about his … Continue reading

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Max Planck Summer Academy for Legal History 2016

An entry by our guest blogger, Peter Candy. This year’s summer academy at the Max-Planck-Institut für europäische Rechtsgeschichte in Frankfurt was held on the special theme of ‘multinormativity’. The central idea underpinning this concept is that legal historians should be … Continue reading

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