Peter Chiene Lecture

The next Peter Chiene Lecture will be delivered on 31 January by Professor Caroline Humfress of the University of St. Andrews at 17.30 in the Usha Kasera Lecture Theatre in Old College. Her title is “Beyond (Roman) Law and Empire”. See

Professor Humfress is a distinguished legal historian, currently based at the university of St Andrews where she is Professor of Medieval History. She is Director of that University’s Institute of Legal and Constitutional Research. A leading scholar of late antiquity, Professor Humfress is currently working on a monograph entitled Multilegalism in Late Antiquity.

Peter Chiene was an Edinburgh graduate in law and philosophy. He was fascinated with Scottish legal history and after his early death the Chiene Lecture in legal history was founded in his memory by friends and relatives.