2024 W. G. Hart Workshop: Historicising Jurisprudence, 26-27 June, 2024

This year’s topic is Historicising Jurisprudence: Person, Community, Form. While recognizing the universal and impersonal aspirations of jurisprudence, the 2024 Hart Workshop seeks to explore its historicization in particular times and places. The Workshop thus invites participants to take an alternative view of jurisprudence: as a human, all too human, practice, which is deeply personal while also being deeply social, and one that is shot through with historically-situated politics and culture. By digging deeply into its situated ethics, politics, and aesthetics, this Workshop will explore different ways of historicising jurisprudence.

The Workshop aims to open up a new interdisciplinary research agenda for the history of jurisprudence. It seeks to animate the historiography of jurisprudence, connecting it to historiographical developments in other disciplines, including history of science and knowledge, history of literature and rhetoric, history of emotion and the body, intellectual history, social history, and history of political geography. The conference will pursue these aims by probing three themes: person, community, and form.

Workshop Organisers:

Professor Maksymilian Del Mar, Queen Mary University of London

Professor Michael Lobban, All Souls College, Oxford

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Standard: £25
Concession (Student/Unwaged): £15