Category Archives: Legal History

Conference on Leibnitz

Our blogger has recently been made aware of the publication of a new translation of Leibnitz’s famous treatise on the teaching of law. Details about the conference here. A short blurb by the author of the translation below: About the … Continue reading

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Next meeting of the Edinburgh Roman law group

The next meeting will take place on Friday 7 April at 5.30 pm in the New Neil MacCormick Room [floor 9 of the David Hume Tower]. Our speaker is Professor Lorena Atzeri from the University of Milan. Details of the … Continue reading

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The First Female Lawyer in Scotland: Paper L.S.E.

Madge Easton Anderson (1896-1982) was the first woman in Scotland and the UK to qualify as a lawyer. Later, she became the first woman to qualify in both Scottish and English jurisdictions. Yet very little is known about her, unlike … Continue reading

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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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Winter school in Padua – Roman criminal law

For those wishing to spend a few glorious days in the lovely Padua, herewith a notice on the winter school offered by the University of Padua on Roman criminal law. The cast is truly a stellar one. Details here:LOCANDINA WS … Continue reading

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Theorizing contacts in the Roman Empire

From our colleagues in Classics, the following conference announcement: University of Edinburgh, 8-9 December 2017 We live in a multicultural world, in which every community develops in constant interaction with others. A series of theoretical models have been developed to … 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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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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