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Juris Diversitas - 9 hours 28 min ago
This volume gathers papers presented at the Juris Diversitas Annual Conference 2014, which was organized with and hosted by the Aix-Marseille University Faculty of Law. The general theme reveals the essence of Juris Diversitas as an international, interdisciplinary community originally composed of comparative law scholars, conversing with anthropologists, geographers, historians, philosophers, economists, linguists, sociologists, to explore the interaction of the law with all branches of human and social sciences. The chapters are arranged in sections that complete the title of the volume: comparative law and … methodology, sources, constitutions, history, liability, property, the courts, East Asia, and beyond.

Ce volume rassemble des contributions présentées au Congrès annuel de Juris Diversitas organisé avec la Faculté de droit d’Aix-Marseille Université en juillet 2014. Le thème général illustre l’essence de Juris Diversitas comme communauté internationale et interdisciplinaire composée à l’origine de comparatistes dialoguant avec des anthropologues, géographes, historiens, philosophes, économistes, linguistes, sociologues, pour explorer les interactions du phénomène juridique avec toutes les branches des sciences humaines et sociales. Les chapitres sont regroupés en sections complétant le titre du volume : le droit comparé et… la méthodologie, les sources, les constitutions, l’histoire, la responsabilité, les biens, le juge, l’Asie de l’Est et au-delà.

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Fashion Law: Comparing Top Models

Juris Diversitas - 10 hours 40 min ago
On Fashion: Introductory RemarksBY SUSY INÉS BELLO KNOLL AT JURIS DIVERSITAS CONFERENCE 2016.With JURIS DIVERSITAS I am crossing boundaries: I am a lawyer and accountant from Buenos Aires University, Argentine; PHD in Law from Salamanca, Spain.  Europe and Latin America. Art and Law. We have decided to share and point out the work we’ve been doing in the field of fashion law.When talking about a creative industry, such as fashion, as we are going to show today, the most important area within fashion law is Intellectual Property.We can start by asking a question: What is fashion law?First: what is fashion for you? A group of designers in Buenos Aires told me these words. Expression, culture, cycle, social event. I consider that these words can define fashion. EXPRESSION: because people express many things through clothes, for example. And also it is part of culture, of the values that a society considers relevant. It expresses the times that we live in, even our individuality.Fashion is “a form of imitation and so of social equalization, but paradoxically, iit is changing continually, it differentiates one time from another and one social stratum from another”. This is a definition from  sociology.  And Georg Simmel, its author, is a sociologist.But for one French woman, who is one of the ten most important persons of the last century, Coco Chanel, “fashion is not only…. something is present in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening”.It operates both as a cultural phenomenon and as a highly complex business.Let’s know more about the characteristics of the fashion business only in garments. Even if we consider there is fashion in music, education, books, architecture and more.When it comes to garments, you know that fashion has different seasons and maybe you know about the fashion weeks. The most important of them stars in New York in September, and after that, the same event will take place again in London, Paris and the last one will be in Milano by October. Special weeks organized by brands like Mercedes Benz Fashion Week or by cities such as Buenos Aires Fashion Week.Apparel manufacturers produce between four to six seasonal lines per year. This happens without taking into account the the speed of fashion phenomenon, where countless lines are produced throughout a year.Generally, companies work on three seasonal lines at the same time: they check the sales of one, supervise the production of the second, and finally they design and cost the third one.The fashion industry is among the most aspirational, industrious and dynamic of all industries.It is very fragmentary. We have got designers, brands, retails, outsourcing manufacture, journalists, models and more people with their own specializations. Its supply chain is long and convoluted, and often involves travelling between factories and countries, contractors and subcontractors, investors and employees.I want to take some minutes to analyze, as the marketing professor Bracey Wilson does in Chile, the Armani Galaxy of brands to show you the complexity of the industry. First, we find ARMANI PRIVÉ. This is haute couture and exclusive. It has only one shop in Milano and two Hotels: one in Milano and other one in Dubai. Second, we find GIORGIO ARMANI or ARMANI COLLECTION and its aspirational concept. Third, we find EMPORIO ARMANI for young people. Four: A/X ARMANI EXCHANGE for football players. And ARMANI JEANS for big stores, ARMANI juniors and Armani Home. And we can find the same Galaxy of brands in Ralph Lauren Group of companies.Luxury fashion lasts four months, Fashion Basic only six, and Basic Basic Fashion where you find T-shirts and underwear, which lasts the whole year.And also, you have different sizes and different colors. A typical jeans manufacturer will sell as many as 10,000 to 20,000 jeans for example. And a big manufacturer:  one million.So the economic impact is very important. Let’s see the numbers: one trillion US dollars all around the world, all along the year. 20% of this is luxury market and 0,60% is eco luxury.That is fashion…., but what is law? Law is rules.When we refer to fashion, most of the rules are Intellectual Property ones, as the ones we find in trademark law, trade dress, patents, copyright. But there are other rules, for example, how to set up companies, commercial agreements, human rights (we think of this when we see a extremely thin model), contemporary slaves (when we see children working at a factory), pollution (when we look at the water disposition). The economic, political and cultural issues associated with the production are complex and the consumption of fashion impacts upon all sectors of law.Many sciences take fashion as an object of study but Law centers have not studied it well enough. We do not expect to seek new legislation. We want to study the rules with a different glass: a fashion glass. We want to study the rules from all around the world because they are different. We started these studies in Argentina three years ago but it had already started in US back in 2007 with Susan Scafidi at Fordahm University.As a consequence of our commitment with this study, we set up a non profit organization: Fashion law Institute Argentina. Link to our work.Bibliography:
  • “A survey of fashion law”, Fashion law, edited by Guillermo C. Jimenez & Barbara Kolsun, Fairchild Books, Second Edition, New York, 2014.
  • “Derecho y Moda”, edited by Susy Inés Bello Knoll & Pamela Echeverría, Marcial Pons, Buenos Aires, 2014.
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CONFERENCE & CFP: "Quantity and Quantification in History" (Porto, November 18-19 2016)

WHAT Quantity and Quantification in History, XXXVI Conference of the APHES (Portuguese Association of Economic and Social History)

WHEN November 18-19 2016
WHERE Faculdade de Economia do Porto, Porto (Portugal)
The city of Porto will host the 36th Annual Meeting of the APHES, which will take place at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Porto on the 18 and 19 November 2016
New Extended deadline for proposals: 30 June 2016Communication of acceptation: before 31 July 2016
Keynote Speaker: Professor Bruce Campbell, Queen’s University, Belfast (“Measuring the Medieval Economy”)

The theme chosen for this meeting is “Quantity and Quantification in History”. In Portugal and throughout Europe, the last decade saw the emergence of major research projects dedicated to the collection of vast quantities of historical data, though not necessarily by historians. This coincided with the development of new quantification methods and tools, in both History and in other disciplines. This poses challenges that historiography cannot be indifferent to. On one side, this trend stimulates historians to experiment with increasingly demanding, but also increasingly rewarding, quantitative methodologies. On the other side, heuristics, hermeneutics and the very rules of their craft mean that historians possess a unique vantage point on these datasets and on the sources they are built upon. Either way, quantitative research on historical data enhances the role of Economic and Social History in the frontier with the remaining social sciences.

Thus, we call for all researchers to be present in our 36th Annual Meeting to discuss their research on quantity and quantification or in other fields within Economic and Social History.
Other TopicsAs usually, the APHES Conference welcomes research in all fields of Economic and Social History, even if not directly related with the main theme.
Panel Sessions and Individual Communications We invite proposals for full Panel Sessions and for Individual Presentations. The latter should be 15-minute individual presentations and will be combined into sessions of three or four speakers on the program. Panel Sessions are scheduled for 90 minutes and would consist of at least three 15-minute presentations with at least 15-20 minutes for questions and discussion.
Guidelines:1.    We only accept one communication per person.2.  To submit a proposal, we require an abstract of up to 500 words, a working title and brief curriculum vitae of the author.3.     Individual communications and panels have to be in Portuguese or English.
APHES Prize for young researchersWe encourage young researchers to apply with their communications to our annual prize.The applicable rules can be consulted at the association website.Applications should be emailed to the Organizing Committee before 3 October 2016 aphes36@fep.up.pt.
APHES funding APHES offers some funding opportunities for students (more information in aphes36@fep.up.pt)
Scientific CommitteeJosé Luís Cardoso (ICS – UL) – PresidentAntónio Castro Henriques (FE – UP)Benedita Câmara (UM)Fernanda Olival (CIDEHUS – UE)Fernando de Sousa (CEPESE – UP)Leonor Freire Costa (ISEG - UL)Susana Miranda (Leiden Univ.)
Organizing CommitteeMaria do Pilar Gonzalez (FE – UP)Diogo Melo Lourenço (FE – UP)Graça Maciel (FE – UP)Pedro Nuno Teixeira (Vice-Rector UP)António Castro Henriques (FE – UP)
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JOB: Professor in Legal History (Univ. Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, September 2016-June 2017)

WHAT Professor in Legal History, Recrutement d'un vacataire en Histoire du Droit (TD, LD1, sem. 1 & 2)
WHEN September 2016-June 2017
WHERE Université deVersailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France
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L'Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines recrute un vacataire pour assurer des TD en histoire du droit, à partir de septembre 2016: 

Licence 1Semestre 1 - Histoire des institutions du Moyen Age à la fin de l'Ancien Régime
Semestre 2 - Histoire des sources de l'Antiquité au XIXe siècle

Pour tout renseignement, vous pouvez vous adresser à Sophie Petit-Renaud, Professeur d'Histoire du droit - sophiepetitrenaud@yahoo.fr

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BOOK: "Homo criminalis. Cesare Lombroso et l'antropologie criminelle en Italie" by Monica Ginnaio (June 2016)

Monica Ginnaio, Homo criminalis. Cesare Lombroso et l'antropologie criminelle en Italie
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Cesare Lombroso (1838-1909) est le psychiatre italien considéré comme l'inventeur de l'anthropologie criminelle. Génie éclectique et fécond, il est à l'origine de nombreuses théories novatrices et controverses touchant à des multiples secteurs du savoir. Sa volonté de protection sociale à travers une prise en charge médicale et législative de la déviance le conduit à concevoir l'anthropologie criminelle, moment essentiel dans le processus scientifique italien. Doctrine fortement critiquée, issue de la phrénologie et de la physiognomique anciennes, l'anthropologie criminelle lombrosienne veut définir la criminalité comme une pathologie, mesurant et catégorisant le délinquant en fonction de ses comportements et de son héritage criminel. L'atavisme et l'épileptisme, au coeur du système lombrosien, caractérisent le criminel-né et le criminel aliéné, principales typologies spécifiées par l'auteur. Cesare Lombroso bâtit ses concepts pour comprendre le phénomène criminel dans son intégralité : dans ces termes, l'anthropologie criminelle peut donc être estimée comme une étape fondamentale de l'actuelle criminologie. Fondée sur les écritures de l'auteur sur l'argument, cette analyse retrace les points essentiels du parcours de l'anthropologie criminelle dans le contexte positiviste du XIXe siècle italien. 
Monica Ginnaio est docteur en histoire, anthropologue et spécialisée en histoire de la médecine et de la pensée médicale. Parmi ses domaines de compétences, elle s'intéresse particulièrement à l'observation des causes et des conséquences, notamment démographiques et sanitaires, de l'impact des grandes pathologies «historiques» sur les populations européennes médiévales et modernes. Chercheur collaborateur au département d'anthropologie biologique et de paléodémographie du laboratoire CEPAM/CNRS de Nice, elle intervient également dans l'unité de recherche en histoire de l'INED de Paris et dans l'enseignement d'Histoire de la Médecine à la faculté de Médecine de Nice.
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BOOK: "A Companion to the Swiss Reformation" edited by Amy Nelson Burnett and Emilio Campi (July 2016)

A Companion to the Swiss Reformation, edited by Amy Nelson Burnett and Emilio Campi
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A Companion to the Swiss Reformation describes the course of the Protestant Reformation in the Swiss Confederation over the course of the sixteenth century. Its essays examine the successes as well as the failures of the reformation movement, considering not only the institutional churches but also the spread of Anabaptism. The volume highlights the different form that the Reformation took among the members of the Confederation and its allied territories, and it describes the political, social and cultural consequences of the Reformation for the Confederation as a whole.Contributors are: Irena Backus, Jan-Andrea Bernhard, Amy Nelson Burnett, Michael W. Bruening, Erich Bryner, Emidio Campi, Bruce Gordon, Kaspar von Greyerz, Sundar Henny, Karin Maag, Thomas Maissen, Regula Schmid-Keeling, Martin Sallmann, and Andrea StrübindAmy Nelson Burnett, Ph.D. (1989), is the Varner Professor of History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is the author of several books and articles on the Swiss Reformation, including Teaching the Reformation: Ministers and their Message in Basel, 1529-1629 (2006).Emidio Campi, Dr. theol. Dr. h.c., is Professor Emeritus of Church History and Director Emeritus of the Institute for Swiss Reformation History at the University of Zurich. He has written widely on the Swiss Reformation. His recent book is Shifting Patterns of Reformed Tradition (2014).Table of contents

List of Contributors
List of Maps
List of Illustrations

Part One: Background

Amy Nelson Burnett and Emidio Campi

Chapter One: The Swiss Confederation Before the Reformation
Regula Schmid

Part Two: The Reformation

Chapter Two: The Reformation in Zurich 
Emidio Campi

Chapter Three: The Reformation in Bern 
Martin Sallmann

Chapter Four: The Reformation in Basel 
Amy Nelson Burnett

Chapter Five: The Reformation in Schaffhausen 
Eric Bryner

Chapter Six: The Reformation in St. Gallen and Appenzell 
Eric Bryner

Chapter Seven: Failed Reformations 
Sundar Henny

Chapter Eight: The Reformation in the Three Leagues 
Jan-Andrea Bernhard

Chapter Nine: Francophone Territories Allied to the Swiss Confederation 
Michael W. Bruening

Chapter Ten: The Swiss Anabaptists 
Andrea Strübind

Part Three: Outcomes

Chapter Eleven: Theological Profile 
Emidio Campi

Chapter Twelve: Church Organization, Discipline, and Worship 
Bruce Gordon

Chapter Thirteen: Schools and Education 
Karin Maag

Chapter Fourteen: Swiss Society: Family, Gender, and the Poor 
Kaspar von Greyerz

Chapter Fifteen: Reformation Culture 
Irena Backus

Chapter Sixteen: Religious Stalemate and Confessional Alignments 
Thomas Maissen

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NOTICE: "Normes et institutions de l’hospitalité dans l’Antiquité méditerranéenne : regards sur l’Antiquité tardive" (Rome, June 27-28)

WHAT Normes et institutions de l’hospitalité dans l’Antiquité méditerranéenne : regards sur l’Antiquité tardive, atelier
WHEN June 27-28 2016 (June 27: 14.00/17.30 - June 28: 9.30/12.30)
WHERE Ecole Francaise de Rome, Piazza Farnese 67, Rome
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Après une première rencontre consacrée aux questions de lexique (ENS de Lyon, 24-25 mars 2016), le deuxième atelier de recherches du projet HospitAm est dédié à la question des normes et des institutions de l’hospitalité autour de la Méditerranée antique, qui nous invite à explorer les liens entre hospitalité et droit naturel, religieux, public ou privé. En Orient comme en Occident, l’Antiquité tardive se révèle une période clé dans cette perspective, entre institutionnalisation d’une culture dite chrétienne de l’hospitalité, persistance de traditions aristocratiques de réception, restructuration de réseaux publics d’accueil et vastes entreprises de codification du droit civil et religieux.Le projet HospitAmLe projet HospitAm (Hospitalités dans l'Antiquité méditerranéenne : sources, enjeux, pratiques discours), coordonné par Claire Fauchon-Claudon (ENS de Lyon-HiSoMA UMR 5189) et par Marie-Adeline Le Guennec (École française de Rome, Section Antiquité -HiSoMA UMR 5189), est un projet émergent de l'ENS de Lyon dédié à l'exploration de la notion d'hospitalité dans le contexte du bassin méditerranéen, entre Antiquité et Haut Moyen Âge. Qu'on l'entende dans son sens général de pratique gratuite de réception ou qu'elle s'incarne dans des conventions particulières d'accueil entre individus et/ou groupes, l'hospitalité et ses réseaux jouent un rôle décisif dans l'organisation, la gestion et l'encadrement des mobilités humaines en Méditerranée, et ce à l'échelle de l'ensemble de l'Antiquité : le projet HospitAm entend contribuer à une meilleure connaissance de ce phénomène complexe, entre pratiques, discours et représentations, continuités et ruptures diachroniques, diversités et permanences régionales.
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JOURNAL: "Historia et Jus" (n. 9, June 2016)

Historia et Jus, n. 9, June 2016
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Num. 9 - June 2016                                                                                        gli autori del num. 9
  • 1) In ricordo di Severino Caprioli (di Giovanni Diurni) - PDF
  • 2) In ricordo di Aldo Mazzacane (di Mario Caravale) - PDF

Temi e questioni
  • 3) Maria Rosa Di Simone, La condizione giuridica della donna nell’ABGB - PDF
  • 4) Federico Martino, Storia dell’uomo che voleva giurare a suo modo. Diritto civile e libertà di coscienza tra Rivoluzione e Impero - PDF
  • 5) Giacomo Pace Gravina, “In Sicilia per poco non è data la stessa aria in enfiteusi”: un istituto delle Leggi Civili del 1819 nella lettura dei giuristi isolani - PDF

Studi (valutati tramite peer review)
  • 6) Antonio Cappuccio, Pratiche speculative e resistenze del diritto: i contratti a termine sui valori mobiliari in Francia tra Ancien Régime e codificazione - PDF
  • 7) Antonello Cincotta, L’ambiente "l’Antico e noi". Premesse storiche ad uno studio in materia di diritto penale dell’ambiente - PDF
  • 8) Daniele Edigati, Una riforma di fine Antico Regime alla vigilia dell’annessione. Moreau de Saint-Méry e il problema della giustizia criminale nel ducato parmense - PDF
  • 9) Alessia Legnani Annichini, La disciplina del prosseneta tra iura propria e ius commune: la realtà bolognese (secc. XIII-XV) - PDF
  • 10) Claudia Passarella, La tortura giudiziaria nella Repubblica di Venezia nei secoli XVI-XVIII - PDF
  • 11) Federico Roggero, Storia demaniale della città dell'Aquila - PDF
  • 12) Enrico Sandrini, Gli ordinamenti forensi del Ducato austro-estense - PDF

Fonti e letture
  • 13) Adhémar Esmein, La jurisprudence et la doctrine (1902), introduzione di Paolo Alvazzi del Frate - PDF

  • 14) Pierpaolo Bonacini, La glossa: una nuova risorsa digitale per la storia giuridica - PDF
  • 15) Antonio Cammelli-Francesco Romano, Tecnologie per la storia del diritto: le attestazioni del termine 'mandato' nei documenti giuridici antichi e contemporanei - PDF
  • 16) Maria De Benedetto, La qualità della funzione regolatoria: ieri, oggi e domani - PDF
  • 17) Simona Feci, I criminalisti dello Stato pontificio in età barocca. Una ricerca in corso - PDF
  • 18) Maria Michela Greco, The Thirty-Six Commandments: la codificazione d’onore irlandese - PDF
  • 19) Antonio Masi, L’acquisto del tesoro nel Vangelo di Matteo - PDF
  • 20) Paolo Passaniti, Riflessioni sul senso storico della mezzadria. La versione toscana di un contratto particolare - PDF
  • 21) Federico Sciarra, Il matrimonio nell’Ottocento italiano fra potere civile e potere ecclesiastico - PDF
  • 22) Enrico Spagnesi, L’Italia “semenzaio di nazioni” (Sismondi). A proposito di Lorenzo Tanzini, A consiglio. La vita politica nell’Italia dei comuni, Bari, Laterza, 2014 - PDF 

Páginas españolas
  • 23) Pilar Arregui Zamorano-Mercedes Galán Lorda, Ismael Sánchez Bella y su contribución a la Historia del Derecho - PDF
  • 24) Pascual Marzal, Mariano Peset Reig: catedrático de historia del derecho - PDF

Procesos con nombre de mujer. La Justicia y los tribunales en la definición de la identidad femenina en la Europa Moderna (Actas del Congreso International de Valladolid 1-2 octubre 2015) coord. Margarita Torremocha Hernández
  • 25) Presentación: "Procesos con nombre de mujer", de Margarita Torremocha Hernández - PDF
  • 26) Marco Cavina, Las mujeres y la eutanasia: tipología criminal - PDF
  • 27) Margarita Torremocha Hernández, Consideraciones jurídicas y sociales de la mujer adúltera en Castilla, a finales del Antiguo Régimen - PDF
  • 28) Pedro Ortego Gil, Condenas a mujeres en la Edad Moderna: aspectos jurídicos básicos para su comprensión - PDF
  • 29) Ofelia Rey Castelao, Las mujeres de Galicia ante los tribunales: la defensa de lo suyo - PDF
  • 30) José Luis de las Heras Santos, La mujer y la moral  en la legislación castellana de la Edad Moderna - PDF
  • 31) Alfredo Martín García, Demandantes, acusadas y testigos. El papel de las mujeres en los procesos matrimoniales castrenses del reino de Galicia durante la edad moderna - PDF
  • 32) María José Pérez Álvarez, Curas y amancebadas: los pleitos ante el tribunal eclesiástico de la Diócesis de León en el siglo XVIII - PDF
  • 33) María Luisa Candau Chacón, Mujeres ante la justicia: bígamas en la Sevilla Moderna - PDF
  • 34) Carlos Lozano Ruiz, Violencia verbal en el ámbito doméstico. La realidad de las mozas de servicio a finales de la Modernidad - PDF
  • 35) Alberto Corada Alonso, Mujeres parleras y desvergonzadas. Del insulto callejero al delito de injurias - PDF
  • 36) Damigela Hoxha, Donne criminali fra dottrina e prassi alla fine del XVIII secolo - PDF
  • 37) Cesarina Casanova, Crimini di donne, giudici benevoli (Bologna, XVI-XVIII secolo) - PDF
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BOOK: "Reinventing Punishment. A Comparative History of Criminology and Penology in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries" by Michele Pifferi (June, 2016)

Reinventing Punishment. A Comparative History of Criminology and Penology in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, by Michele Pifferi
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  • Offers an ambitious comparative approach to the history of criminology and penology, contributing to the current debate on the common traits of European and US penology
  • Interprets the relations between constitutional frameworks and the principle of individualisation of punishment
  • Analyses the legal, political, and theoretical arguments that have been used both against and in favour of preventive detention
Michele Pifferi is Associate Professor of Legal History at the Law Department, University of Ferrara, where he teaches Medieval and Modern Law History and Criminal Law History. He has been visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History in Frankfurt am Main (2002); Emil Noël Fellow at the Jean Monnet Center for International & Regional Economic Law and Justice, NYU School of Law (2009); Robbins Fellow at Berkeley UC, School of Law (2012); Academic Visitor at the Oxford Centre for Criminology (2014); and is currently Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at the University of Hamburg. His research interests focus on comparative history of criminal law and criminology and migration history.

Table of contents

1: Introduction
2: Designing the 'New Horizons' of Punishment
3: The Origins of Different Penological Identities
4: The Struggle over the Indeterminacy of Punishment in the USE (1870s-1900s)
5: The Concept of Indeterminate Sentence in the European Criminal Law Doctrine
6: The Formation of the European Dual-Track System
7: The 'New Penology' as a Constitutional Matter: The Crisis of Legality in the Rule of Law and the Rechtsstaat (1900s-1930s)
8: Nulla poena sine lege and the Sentencing Discretion
9: From Repression to Prevention: The Uncertain Borders between Jurisdiction and Administration
10: The Constitutional Conundrum of the Limits to Preventive Detention
11: Conclusions
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Juris Diversitas, 4th Annual Conference, Highlights

Juris Diversitas - Fri, 06/17/2016 - 18:59
From Monday, May 30th to Wednesday, June 1st, 2016, over forty jurists from all continents convened at the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Baton Rouge, to attend and present at the Juris Diversitas 4th Annual Conference, on Unity and/or Diversity. Plenary sessions featured three keynote speakers: Professor Vivian Curran (University of Pittsburgh) for the opening, Professor Francisco Reyes (Government of the Republic of Colombia and UNCITRAL) for the 39th Tucker Lecture in Civil Law, and Professor Vernon Palmer (Tulane University) for the closing panel. 36 papers where presented in 13 parallel sessions, including two sessions entirely in French, featuring a great variety of themes and jurisdictions. 
Videos of the plenary events are available online: Opening and Keynote (Vivian Curran)Tucker Lecture (Francisco Reyes), and Closing Panel (Vernon Palmer and Bob Sloan as discussant). Conference Papers are to be published in a volume in the Juris Diversitas Book Series (Routledge).Below is a selection of photos. Link to full album.

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Music, Cultural Heritage and Law

Juris Diversitas - Tue, 06/14/2016 - 12:22
http://www.springer.com/law/journal/11196/PSEEditor-in-chief: Anne WAGNERUniversité Lille – Nord de FranceCentre de Recherche Droits et Perspectives du Droit, équipe René Demoguevalwagnerfr@yahoo.com
Special issue: Music, Cultural Heritage and LawWorking languages: English and French
Music is a space of possibilities, a realm of cross-cultural events where interpretation is deeply rooted in history and societal evolution. The main complexity is to analyze the coded meaning and view how the same signs, notions and concepts are appropriated, translated, rehistorized and read anew in songs, be they pop songs or national anthems.

This special issue will explore the richly complex manifestations of ‘Music, Cultural Heritage and Law’ in the following ways:
- How do we stimulate our senses with music?
- How do we combine music with national identity and law?
- Is music combined with other sign systems?
- How de we ‘hear’ music, national identity and law?
- What is the creatively approach perception of Music, National Identity and Law?

The International Journal for the Semiotics of Law/Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique invites further discussion into these related questions and welcomes a plurality of approaches, including those of legal studies, philosophy, music, social sciences, linguistics, history, cultural studies and the humanities.

All paper abstracts of 300 words (max) can be submitted by December 2016 to Anne Wagner (Guest Editor) with decisions made by February 2017. Full papers could be written in English or French (abstract and keywords must be in English) and should not exceed 15,000 words.

The Special Issue is expected to be published in 2017-2018.
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BOOK: "Press and Speech Under Assault: The Early Supreme Court Justices, the Sedition Act of 1798, and the Campaign against Dissent " by Wendell Bird (2016)

Wendell Bird, Press and Speech Under Assault: The Early Supreme Court Justices, the Sedition Act of 1798, and the Campaign against Dissent
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The early Supreme Court justices wrestled with how much press and speech is protected by freedoms of press and speech, before and under the First Amendment, and with whether the Sedition Act of 1798 violated those freedoms. This book discusses the twelve Supreme Court justices before John Marshall, their views of liberties of press and speech, and the Sedition Act prosecutions over which some of them presided. 

The book begins with the views of the pre-Marshall justices about freedoms of press and speech, before the struggle over the Sedition Act. It finds that their understanding was strikingly more expansive than the narrow definition of Sir William Blackstone, which is usually assumed to have dominated the period. Not one justice of the Supreme Court adopted that narrow definition before 1798, and all expressed strong commitments to those freedoms. 

The book then discusses the views of the early Supreme Court justices about freedoms of press and speech during the national controversy over the Sedition Act of 1798 and its constitutionality. It finds that, though several of the justices presided over Sedition Act trials, the early justices divided almost evenly over that issue with an unrecognized half opposing its constitutionality, rather than unanimously supporting the Act as is generally assumed. The book similarly reassesses the Federalist party itself, and finds that an unrecognized minority also challenged the constitutionality of the Sedition Act and the narrow Blackstone approach during 1798-1801, and that an unrecognized minority of the other states did as well in considering the Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions. 

The book summarizes the recognized fourteen prosecutions of newspaper editors and other opposition members under the Sedition Act of 1798. It sheds new light on the recognized cases by identifying and confirming twenty-two additional Sedition Act prosecutions. 

At each of these steps, this book challenges conventional views in existing histories of the early republic and of the early Supreme Court justices.
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BOOK: "Martial Law and English Laws, c.1500–c.1700" by John M. Collins (May, 2016)

John M. Collins, Martial Law and English Laws, c. 1500- c. 1700
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John M. Collins presents the first comprehensive history of martial law in the early modern period. He argues that rather than being a state of exception from law, martial law was understood and practiced as one of the King's laws. Further, it was a vital component of both England's domestic and imperial legal order. It was used to quell rebellions during the Reformation, to subdue Ireland, to regulate English plantations like Jamestown, to punish spies and traitors in the English Civil War, and to build forts on Jamaica. Through outlining the history of martial law, Collins reinterprets English legal culture as dynamic, politicized, and creative, where jurists were inspired by past practices to generate new law rather than being restrained by it. This work asks that legal history once again be re-integrated into the cultural and political histories of early modern England and its empire.

John M. CollinsEastern Washington University
John M. Collins is a Lecturer in History at Eastern Washington University. He studied for his PhD at the University of Virginia. He has in the past been awarded research grants from the North American Council of British Studies, the American Society for Legal History, the Huntington Library, the Clark Library, the Lilly Library, and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.
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BOOK: "Miscellaneous Reports of Cases in the Court of Delegates from 1670 to 1750" W. H. Bryson, ed. (2016)

W. H. Bryson, ed., Miscellaneous Reports of Cases in the Court of Delegates from 1670 to 1750
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BOOK: "Reports of Cases in the Court of Chancery in the Middle Ages" W. H. Bryson ed. (2016)

W. H. Bryson, ed., Reports of Cases in the Court of Chancery in the Middle Ages (1325 to 1508)
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NOTICE: "ESCLH General Assembly" (Gdynia, June 30 2016)

WHAT The ESCLH General Assembly
WHEN June 30, 9:00 

WHERE Pomeranian Park of Science and Technology, Gdynia

The General Assembly for 2016 will take place at the ESCLH conference, specifically on 30 June, 9am, Pomeranian Park of Science and Technology, Gdynia. Would any members who have any business that they wish to bring to the meeting please respond immediately to the Secretary-General, Matt Dyson, on mnd21@cam.ac.uk. The Executive Council would particularly welcome any discussion on the futher growth and development of our honourable society. Items need to reach the Secretary-General as soon as possible, and in particular, before 15 June. Information on any items for the agenda will appear on the blog (esclh.blogspot.co.uk) and/or sent to you.

In the meantime, the Executive Council is greatly looking forward to seeing you all in the great Tri-City of Poland for the fourth biennial conference!

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BOOK: "History and Constitution" by Luigi Lacché (2016)

History and Constitution. Developments in European Constitutionalism: the comparative experience of Italy, France, Switzerland and Belgium, by Luigi Lacché
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Studien zur europäischen Rechtsgeschichte 299 Frankfurt am Main: Klostermann 2016. IX, 722 S.
ISBN 978-3-465-04285-3This volume gathers together 25 essays dedicated to the history of four important constitutional experiments (France, Belgium, Switzerland and Italy). While it considers these experiments and developments in the 19th and 20th centuries, comparative constitutional history, nevertheless, offers the possibility of obtaining a wider purview. It is in this sense that we can speak of the myth of the English constitution pervading the discourses and language of the French liberals, of Belgium being referred to as “Little England” in Italy, and the Modell Deutschland as increasingly becoming an object of fascination for Italian scholars of public law. In the 1830s Alexis de Tocqueville analysed the situation in Switzerland and compared the different kinds of federalism present in America and in Europe.A European comparative constitutional history, taking up a global perspective, can help us to better decipher two very important issues pertinent to our times: first, for assessing the identity and the constitutional substance of a living common core of the European constitutional traditions; and second, for considering constitutional history as a useful tool to address different levels of global constitutionalism and new trends of governance. History & Constitution offers not only insights into the past, but also provides some guidelines for the future.
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CONFERENCE: XVth International Congress of Medieval Canon Law (Paris, 18-23 Jul 2016)

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The XVth International Congress of Medieval Canon Law will take place in Paris from 18 to 23 July 2016, co-organised by the Institut d'Histoire du Droit (Paris II Panthéon-Assas), ÉHESS and the Michel de l'Hôpital School of Law (Clermont-Ferrand/Auvergne).

Organising committee:
  • Bernard d’Alteroche, Professor at the University Panthéon-Assas (Paris II)
  • Patrick Arabeyre, Professor at the École nationale des chartes
  • Brigitte Basdevant-Gaudemet, Professor at the University Paris-Sud
  • Michèle Bégou-Davia, Professor emeritus at the University Paris-Sud
  • Florence Demoulin-Auzary, Professor at the University of Caen Basse-Normandie
  • Olivier Descamps, Professor at the University Panthéon-Assas (Paris II)
  • François Jankowiak, Professor at the University Paris-Sud
  • Nicolas Laurent-Bonne, Professor at the University of Auvergne
  • Anne Lefebvre-Teillard, Professor emeritus at the University Panthéon-Assas (Paris II)
  • Charles de Miramon, Research Fellow at the CNRS
  • Franck Roumy, Professor at the University Panthéon-Assas (Paris II)
  • Clarisse Siméant, Lecturer at the University Paris-Sud
Scientific committee:
  •  Greta Austin, Associate Professor at the university of Puget Sound
  • Michèle Bégou-Davia, Professor emeritus at the university Paris-Sud
  • Peter Clarke, Professor at the university of Southampton
  • Kathleen Cushing, Reader in medieval history at Keele University
  • Florence Demoulin-Auzary, Professor at the university of Caen Basse-Normandie
  • Gisela Drossbach, Professor at the university of Augsburg
  • Franck Roumy, Professor at the university Panthéon-Assas (Paris II)
  • Thomas Wetzstein, Professor at the university of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
  • Anders Winroth, Professor at the university of Yale

A full-fledged website is online here.

The full programme can be found here, a link to register here.
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BOOK: Benjamin Allen COATES, Legalist Empire: International Law and American Foreign Relations in the Early Twentieth Century. Oxford, OUP, 2016, 296 p. ISBN 9780190495954, $ 35

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The Legal History Blog signalled the publication of Legalist Empire: International Law and American Foreign Relations in the Early Twentieth Century by Benjamin Allen Coates (Wake Forest University).
America's empire expanded dramatically following the Spanish-American War of 1898. The United States quickly annexed the Philippines and Puerto Rico, seized control over Cuba and the Panama Canal Zone, and extended political and financial power throughout Latin America. This age of empire, Benjamin Allen Coates argues, was also an age of international law. Justifying America's empire with the language of law and civilization, international lawyers-serving simultaneously as academics, leaders of the legal profession, corporate attorneys, and high-ranking government officials-became central to the conceptualization, conduct, and rationalization of US foreign policy.

Just as international law shaped empire, so too did empire shape international law. Legalist Empire shows how the American Society of International Law was animated by the same notions of "civilization" that justified the expansion of empire overseas. Using the private papers and published writings of such figures as Elihu Root, John Bassett Moore, and James Brown Scott, Coates shows how the newly-created international law profession merged European influences with trends in American jurisprudence, while appealing to elite notions of order, reform, and American identity. By projecting an image of the United States as a unique force for law and civilization, legalists reconciled American exceptionalism, empire, and an international rule of law. Under their influence the nation became the world's leading advocate for the creation of an international court.
Although the legalist vision of world peace through voluntary adjudication foundered in the interwar period, international lawyers-through their ideas and their presence in halls of power-continue to infuse vital debates about America's global role.
 Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: International Law in Europe and America to 1898
Chapter 2: Selling Empire, 1898-1904
Chapter 3: Legalism at Home: Professionalizing International Law, 1900-1913
Chapter 4: Legalism in the World, 1907-1913
Chapter 5: International Law and Empire in Latin America, 1904-1917
Chapter 6: Legalism, Neutrality, and the Great War, 1914-1918
Chapter 7: World War, Collective Security, and International Law, 1914-1941
List of Abbreviations
IndexMore information at OUP.
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