Annual meeting of the American Society for Legal History

The annual meeting of the ASLH took place in Atlanta from 10 – 13 November 2011.

The provisional programme is available here:

Two sessions which may be of interest to our readers are:


 1.) Religious Law and Secular Law in Early Medieval Europe – Salon H (Friday – session A)

Chair/Commentator- Adam Kosto, Columbia University,

Abigail Firey, University of Kentucky, “Appropriation, Obliteration,
Adaptation?: Ecclesiastical Responses to Secular Law in the Early Middle Ages”

Michael W. Heil, Columbia University, “Canon Law and the
Courts in Early Medieval Italy”

Greta Austin, University of Puget Sound, “Roman Law in
the Eleventh-Century Catholic Legal Collections”

Aniceto Masferrer, University of Valencia, "The Pursuit of
Peace and Security in the Iberian Peninsula (10th – 11th Centuries): A Contribution to the Interaction between Religious Law and Secular Law in the European Early Middle Ages"


 2.) Regulating (Extra-) Marital Relations in Romano-Canon Law – Candler/Inman (Friday session C)

Chair/Commentator- Bruce W. Frier, University of Michigan Law School,

Matthew Perry, John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY), “The Criminalization of Adultery in Roman Law”

Sara McDougall, John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY), “Regulating the Sex Lives of Married Persons in Medieval Europe”

Rev. Dr. Patrick Viscuso, Independent Scholar, “Late
Byzantine Views on Marital Relations and Ordination”

Nicolas Laurent-Bonne, Paris II Panthéon Assas,“Why
Prohibit Donations Between Husband and Wife in Medieval Europe?”

Both sessions look fascinating and contain papers by noted scholars in the field.