Ancient Law: Outside the Norms–Conference

The conference–Ancient Law: Outside the Norms–explored the broad spectrum of innovative, often interdisciplinary, approaches to the study of ancient law that have emerged in recent years. It brought together scholars working on law and legal thinking throughout the ancient Mediterranean world from a variety of disciplines and perspectives, and was particularly concerned with the way in which ancient law can be studied as a social phenomenon. Topics of discussion included perceptions of the law in various time periods and geographical areas, law and identity, legal pluralism, religion and law, and the legal experiences of marginalised groups. By taking a broad methodological, temporary and geographical approach, the conference contributed to further developing the theoretical framework underpinning the study ancient law and creating new connections between scholars working in the field.

The recording of this conference may be found here.