Category Archives: Legal History

Winter School – Padua

Our friends in Padua have asked me to advertise their forthcoming Winter School on Roman law. Details here: LOCANDINA 2

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Scots Lawyers, Roman law and the University of Leuven: TENURE TRACK OPENING: KULeuven, Legal History (Roman Law) DEADLINE 4 MARCH 2018

There have been strong historic links between Scots lawyers and the University of Leuven. Perhaps best known of those who studied law there is William Elphinstone, who became Bishop’s Official in Glasgow, and was the father of Bishop Elphinstone, the … Continue reading

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XXIVth ANNUAL FORUM OF YOUNG LEGAL HISTORIANS – Norms and Legal Practice: There and Back Again 14 – 17 June 2018 Warsaw, Poland

Our friends in Warsaw have requested that we circulate the following information about their forthcoming conference. AYLH2018_Call-for-Papers FirstCircular_Forum2018AYLH

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PhD Studentship in Mediaeval History and Law: University of St Andrews

Currently at the University of St Andrews is a very important research programme under the director of Professor John Hudson entitled ‘Civil Law, Common Law, Customary Law: Consonance, Divergence and Transformation in Western Europe from the late eleventh to the … Continue reading

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Reflections on Barry Nicholas’ Introduction to Roman Law by Wolfgang Ernst

On 2 November, 2017, Brasenose College, University of Oxford, organised a Memorial Conference on Barry Nicholas, as part of a series “Great Brasenose Lawyers”. Barry Nicholas spent his entire career at Brasenose. The event was more, as it advertised itself, … Continue reading

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ERC-project REDHIS – position for a post-doctoral researcher: “A study of Roman legal writings in Late Antiquity: manuscripts and papyri”.

From our friends in Pavia: Deadline for application: November 27th, 2017 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. … Continue reading

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Doctoral and post-doctoral positions in Legal History

We have received the following notice from our friends in Helsinki: We are excited to begin work with the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence that will continue to work of the “Revisiting the Foundations of European Legal Culture 1934-1964” … Continue reading

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Law’s Picture Books (2017)

Your blogger recently mentioned the paintings in what was once the consistory court room in Dunkeld Cathedral. Such matter is very important for legal historians, as the material relics and material culture of the law an be very informative. For … Continue reading

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Peter Chiene Lecture, 2017

The Peter Chiene Lecture, 2017, will be delivered by Professor Michel Morin, Université de Montréal, on 3 November, 2017. The title will be: “The Survival and Vitality of The Civil Law Tradition in Quebec, 1760-2017” It will be held in … Continue reading

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Louis V de la Vergne (1938-2017)

Some years ago this blog had an entry on the de la Vergne manuscript or volume, with photographs of it and Louis V de la Vergne, its possessor. Mr de la Vergne has recently died. He was a man who … Continue reading

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