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Water and Waterways Management in the Roman Empire

The Universities of Edinburgh and Oxford, with the support of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions are holding an important interdisciplinary Conference on the management of water and waterways in the Roman Empire. With speakers form Europe and North America this conference promises … Continue reading

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Max Planck Summer Academy for Legal History 2016

An entry by our guest blogger, Peter Candy. This year’s summer academy at the Max-Planck-Institut für europäische Rechtsgeschichte in Frankfurt was held on the special theme of ‘multinormativity’. The central idea underpinning this concept is that legal historians should be … Continue reading

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The Codex of Justinian

As anyone working on Roman law will know, a reliable translation of the Codex has long been a desideratum. Those currently on the market are either too dated or, in certain cases, somewhat unreliable. It has long been rumoured that … Continue reading

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Signet Library Session Papers Index Digitised

The WS Society Session Papers Index 1713-1820 is now online! Robert Burns, William Adam, Henry Cockburn, Robert Dundas, Henry Raeburn, Lord Kames, George Drummond, Captain John Porteous and James Boswell are just some of the figures of the Scottish Enlightenment … Continue reading

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The Universal Short Title Catalogue Database

Professor Andrew Pettegree directs the AHRC-funded project based at St Andrews that makes the Universal Short Title Catalogue (USTC) happen. Researchers on the project have been traveling across Europe to examine books and record them since the 1990s. Originally a … Continue reading

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Wander the Forum …

(Picture courtesy of Wikimedia Commons) Our colleagues at the Humboldt University, Berlin, have alerted us to the launching of a new digital reconstruction of the Roman Forum. Their release states: “So famous is the Forum Romanum in Rome that it … Continue reading

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Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Graduates to AD 1410

The Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Graduates to AD 1410, published in 1977 by the late D. E. R. Watt, remains one of the major sources used by historians of medieval Scotland. For those studying Scottish legal history it is indispensible for help in tracking … Continue reading

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Digital Collections

As technology advances more and more libraries are placing digitised images of their collections on the web. The Edinburgh Legal History Blog has been impressed with the digitised collections at the Bavarian State Library in Munich. In the MSS can … Continue reading

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Cambridge: Eminent Scholars Archive

One of the most interesting sources of information about the recent past in the British world of scholarly law is the Cambridge Eminent Scholars Archive of photographs and interviews located at http://www.squire.law.cam.ac.uk/eminent_scholars/ Reading it reminds one of how much British academic … Continue reading

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Clio/Themis

The second issue of this new online journal devoted to legal history has been published. The first was noted on this Blog on 23/01/2009 (below) Founded at the initiative of several researchers from the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique … Continue reading

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