Ancient Law in Context – first meeting 1 – 2 June 2012


On 1 – 2 June 2012, the Centre for Legal History co-hosted the first meeting of the interdisciplinary research network undertaken in conjunction with the School of History, Classics and Archaeology on the theme of "Slavery and the law". During the course of Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, a group of invited scholars from different disciplines came together to discuss various aspects surrounding the interaction between slavery and the law. Papers covered a range of periods from Ancient Greece to Eighteenth-century Scotland. It was a thoroughly enjoyable and intellectually productive occasion. The next meeting, on the theme of "Economics and law" will take place towards the end of this calendar year.