Category Archives: Roman Law

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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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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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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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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New Roman-law journal

Interpretatio Prudentium is a biannual scientific journal with double-blind peer review published by Legal Theory and History – Research Center of the University of Lisbon (THD-ULisboa) promoting scholarly excellence research and a profound knowledge of Roman Jurisprudence and the Roman … Continue reading

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The Bloomberg tablets and Roman law

For those of us interested in the provincial application of Roman law, the discovery and recent publication of the Bloomberg tablets from Roman London provide a veritable treasure trove of new information (Roger Tomlin, Roman London’s First Voices. (MOLA 2016)). … Continue reading

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International Workshop: Roman Court Proceedings July 14-16, 2016 University of Vienna

Our colleagues in Vienna have just released details of this very interesting workshop. PROGRAM Thursday, July 14, 2016 9:00 Bernhard Palme (Universität Wien, Wiener Papyrussammlung) Welcome and Introduction: FWF Project on Roman Court Proceedings in Papyri 9:15-10:00 Anna Dolganov (Österreichische … Continue reading

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Research assistant opportunity – Roman law

This just in from our Canadian colleagues. Notice that the work can be done REMOTELY… Research Assistant sought for approximately 120-150 hours of remote work on Roman Legal thought. Some familiarity with Roman law, particularly in the Eastern provinces, is … Continue reading

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Impact of “justice” on the Roman Empire – conference announcement

Colleagues may be interested to learn of the latest conference in series of conferences on the Impact of Empire. The latest one focuses on “justice”. Details here: http://esclh.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/call-for-abstracts-impact-of-empire-13.html

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