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JURIS DIVERSITAS: Synergies, Partnerships, etc, etc

Juris Diversitas - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 16:16
Juris Diversitas has some big news ahead about our publications, our 2015 conference, etc, etc. 

But we've also been thinking about how we might work with others on common themes and goals in the future.

If you're interested in establishing individual or institutional links with us, please contact Christa Rautenbach, our Outreach Officer, at christa.rautenbach@nwu.ac.za.
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JOURNAL: "Legal History e-journal" (vol. 18, n. 97, 2014)

Legal History e-journal
(vol. 18, n. 97, 2014)

All abstracts here

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BOOK: "Studies in the History of Law and Justice" (vol. 3, 2015)

Studies in the History of Law and JusticeVolume 3 : The Great Council of Malines in the 18th century, by An Verscuren
now available on the SpringerLink website
This work studies the Great Council of Malines as an institution. It analyzes the Council’s internal organization and staff policy, its position within the broader society of the Austrian Netherlands, the volume and nature of litigation at the Council, and its final years and ultimate demise in the late 18th and early 19th century. By means of this institutional study, this volume provides insight into the role played by the Great Council in the process of state-building in the 18th century Austrian Netherlands. While superior courts were once considered to be the prime agencies of change in the Early Modern Period, tools par excellence for the sovereigns’ striving towards centralization and superiority, their position in the 18th century has so far been barely touched upon. This work focuses specifically on the 18th century supreme court of the Austrian Netherlands, and provides a broad overview with attention to other aspects of the tribunal's functioning and to its role in 18th century attempts at state formation.
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CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Commission on Legal Pluralism Conference 14-16 December 2015

Juris Diversitas - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:57
Call for panel and roundtable proposalsMumbai Conference 2015Location: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), BombayDates: 14-16 December 2015
In the last decades legal pluralism as a field of research and study has matured across different disciplines and inter-disciplinary areas including law and legal studies, anthropology, sociology, political science, geography, history, and development studies. The concept of legal pluralism has also gained credence in ‘area studies’ domains such as Southeast Asian, Latin American and African studies. Debates on policies, legal and constitutional changes, and development pathways also engage with the notion of legal pluralism in diverse ways, as do social movements and struggles of various kinds.
Taking stock of these developments, the international Commission on Legal Pluralism is organizing its next biennial conference in South Asia.

The 2015 international conference will pay particular attention to emerging areas that have gained in momentum due to processes of globalization, the emergence of ‘knowledge economies’, and the evolution of high-tech capitalism. Not surprisingly, debates and evolving policies on information technology, biotechnology, genetic engineering and intellectual property rights are forced to deal with issues of legal pluralism, perceiving the danger that high-technology regimes may further exacerbate socio-economic inequalities and further marginalize the already disadvantaged, especially in developing societies and ‘emerging economies’. The conference will also address established themes that continue to cause significant concern, such as conflicts and contestations over property, land and natural resources; governance; religion, culture, custom and ethnicity; state and non-state laws; gender; kinship; patriarchy; human rights; development aid and cooperation; as well as migration; mobility; and transnationalism, while exploring how emerging and ‘old’ themes in the field of legal pluralism relate to each other in theory and practice.
The neoliberal turn in contemporary patterns of economic transformation and globalization has generated new debates regarding norms, the capacity to evolve, deploy and resist normative regimes, and new forms of normative interfaces. Attention to these areas brings legal pluralism research into the hitherto neglected territorial domain of urban nodes of capital and knowledge flows. New forms of regulation, surveillance, and the ironic and contradictory implications of transparency, accountability and participation all interact with existing social structures to offer interesting problems for scholars of legal pluralism. The use of social media in recent social and political movements around the world also offers rich scope for understanding such linkages and interactions.
At the same time, the increasing ‘noise’ around indigenous, alternative, or southern perspectives in social sciences and humanities has generated new approaches in theory and practice to themes such as law, ethics, norms and values, governance and ideas of order. These have found wide resonance in debates and struggles on issues related to development visions, resource expropriation, economic growth, and technological models.
The conference organizers invite scholars and practitioners to present contemporary work on these and related themes to the 2015 Conference. It is hoped that this event will offer a dynamic and vibrant space for a further expansion of such perspectives in debating issues and problems of legal pluralism.
Call for panel proposals
We request interested parties to submit proposals for panels in the 2015 Mumbai conference. The panels proposed may be partly or fully ‘populated’ (including names of at least 3-4 presenters and titles of papers per panel) or ‘empty’ (without names of paper presenters). A proposal should include (a) a title (max 10 words), (b) name of panel organizer, (c) email address of panel organizer, and (d) a panel description of not more than 200 words. If the panel is populated, the proposal should also have (e) a list of presenters and – preferably – the titles of their papers or contributions.
Call for roundtable discussions between practitioners and scholars
In addition to academic presentations, the Commission on Legal Pluralism is eager to involve practitioners working in settings of legal pluralism. Practitioners frequently struggle to deal with the problems of normative difference and the power games that support dominant parties, while scholarly debates often address those same concerns.
Roundtable discussions will be divided in two sessions. In the first session, a practitioner will present on the topic of discussion and pose a number of key questions to a responding scholar, which is followed by a plenary discussion with those attending the roundtable. During the second session, a scholar will present on the same topic and pose a number of key questions to a responding practitioner, which will again be followed by a plenary discussion. Those proposing a roundtable discussion will act as moderators of the discussion and will be responsible for the identification and selection of the speakers and the participants (min 4 and max 20 persons).
We welcome roundtable discussion proposals on specific topics such as gender, indigenous peoples, religion, land and property, exploitation of natural resources, family law, etc. Proposals should include (a) the name of the organizer, (b) her/his e-mail address, (c) the title of the discussion, and (d) a description of max. 200 words. The names of the presenters can be submitted at a later stage.

Please send your proposals for panel and roundtable discussions to Waheeda Amien (Waheeda.Amien@uct.ac.za) and D. Parthasarathy (dp@hss.iitb.ac.in) by no later than November 30th, 2014.
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WORKSHOP: 'The History and Theory of Treaty-Making with Indigenous Peoples'

Juris Diversitas - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:07
The History and Theory of Treaty-Making with Indigenous Peoples22 October 2014 - 3:00-6:30pm Room 313, Law Building, School of Law, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NSHosted by the Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context (CLSGC).
ThemeThe issue of indigenous peoples and treaties is one of the most interesting and intriguing questions of international law. The 2007 United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples mentions in several places of its Preamble and in Article 37 rights granted by ‘treaties, agreements and other constructive arrangements between States and indigenous peoples are, in some situations, matters of international concern, interest, responsibility and character.’

The workshop will analyse the legacy of these historical treaties with indigenous peoples. It will also assess whether these instruments can play a role in fostering the rights of indigenous peoples within States at a present time.

Link here for additional information.

[Apologies for the late posting.]
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JOURNAL: Revue internationale d'histoire du notariat

Nomodôs (http://nomodos.blogspot.be/2014/10/rev-internat-dhist-du-notariat-le.html?m=1) signals the latest issue of the Revue internationale d'histoire du notariat, containing articles relevant to public as well as private law.
Contents:n°181 Octobre-Décembre 2014
  • Grandeur et decadenceJean-Pierre Clavel - President de l'IIHN
  • La protection des biens de la femme mariée en Lorraine au XVIIIe siècleNicolas Ruiz - Doctorant contractuel
  • L'hypothèse d'une dynastie royale de BourЬon-Vendôme, Angers, avril 1598Yves-Marie Bercé - Membre de l'lnstitut
  • La responsabilité notariale et la théorie du mandat legal au XIXe siècleJean-Philippe Borel - Docteur еп droit
  • Hippolyte Castel le notaire et l'inventaire..., Patrick Kararsi - Createur du site Lumineux Champollion
  • Remise des prix Frochot etFavard de Langlade, Pilippe Caillé - secrétaire général de l'IIHN
  • In memoriam Jean Favier (1932-2014), Alain Moreau
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ANNOUNCEMENT: The Global Humanitarianism Research Academy (Leibniz Institute Mainz/ICRC/Exeter)

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The Leibniz Institute for European History (Mainz), the International Committee of the Red Cross and the University of Exeter announce the launch of the "Global Humanitarianism Research Academy", starting July 2015. The initiative is designed to offer training to young researchers in the field of human rights, international law or international relations.

Mission statement:
This international Research Academy will offer research training to a group of advanced international PhD candidates and early postdoctoral scholars selected by the steering committee. It will combine academic sessions at the Leibniz Institute of European History in Mainz and the Imperial and Global History Centre at the University of Exeter with archival sessions at the Archives of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva. The Research Academy is open to early career researchers who are working in the related fields of humanitarianism,humanitarian law, peace and conflict studies as well as human rights covering the period from the 18th to the 20th centuries. It supports scholarship on the ideas and practices of humanitarianism in the context of international, imperial and global history thus advancing our understanding of global governance in humanitarian crises of the present.
 An official call will follow later on http://hhr.hypotheses.org/.
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WORKSHOP: The History and Theory of Treaty-Making with Indigenous Peoples (London, Queen Mary, 22 October 2014)

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 International Law Reporter announced a workshop on "Treaty-Making with Indigeneous Peoples", organised by the Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context at Queen Mary University (London), on Tuesday 22 October 2014.

The organisers describe their topic as follows:
The issue of indigenous peoples and treaties is one of the most interesting and intriguing questions of international law. The 2007 United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples mentions in several places of its Preamble and in Article 37 rights granted by ‘treaties, agreements and other constructive arrangements between States and indigenous peoples are, in some situations, matters of international concern, interest, responsibility and character.’ The workshop will analyse the legacy of these historical treaties with indigenous peoples. It will also assess whether these instruments can play a role in fostering the rights of indigenous peoples within States at a present time.  More information on Queen Mary's website.
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BOOK REVIEW: Mathias Kaufman, Alexander Aichele (eds.), A Companion to Luis de Molina (Nicole Reinhardt, Sehepunkte)

Nicole Reinhardt (Durham) reviewed the Companion to Luis de Molina published by Brill (Leiden) for sehepunkte.de. In view of the links between early modern theology, philosophy of law and legal history, the work is of interest to our readers.
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eJOURNAL ANNOUNCEMENT: New issue of Philosophy of Law eJournal

Juris Diversitas - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 10:30
A new Issue of Philosophy of Law eJournal, Vol. 7, No. 86: Oct 13, 2014, has just been published, click here for the table of content.

We suggest the following articles:

"How to Balance Interests: Comparative Legal Aspects on the Limitation of Copyright in International Law" 
Higher School of Economics Research Paper No. WP BRP 41/LAW/2014
TATIANA BRAZHNIK, National Research University Higher School of Economics - Faculty of Law
Email: brazhnik.tata@gmail.com

"Towards a Fruitful Cooperation between Legal Philosophy, Legal Sociology and Doctrinal Research: How Legal Interactionism May Bridge Unproductive Oppositions" 
Forthcoming in Festschrist Roger Cotterrell
Erasmus Working Paper Series on Jurisprudence and Socio-Legal Studies No. 14-02
SANNE TAEKEMA, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), Erasmus School of Law
Email: taekema@law.eur.nl
WIBREN VAN DER BURG, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus School of Law, Queen Mary University of London, School of Law
Email: vanderburg@frg.eur.nl

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JOURNAL ANNOUNCEMENT: New Issue of The African Journal of International and Comparative Law

Juris Diversitas - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 10:15
A new issue of the African Journal of International and Comparative Law, Volume: 22, Number: 3 (Oct 2014) has just been published, please click here for the table of content.

We suggest the following articles:

 Towards an International Piracy Tribunal: Curing the Legal Limbo of   Captured Pirates 
  James D. Fry   African Journal of International and Comparative Law, Vol. 22, No. 3:   341-368. 

 Identifying Beneficiaries of the UN Indigenous Peoples’ Partnership   (UNIPP): The Case for the Indigenes of Nigeria's Delta Region 
  Rhuks Temitope Ako and Olubayo Oluduro   African Journal of International and Comparative Law, Vol. 22, No. 3:   369-398.    http://www.euppublishing.com/doi/abs/10.3366/ajicl.2014.0099?ai=ru&ui=12qd&af=T 

  When Poverty Is Not a Sin: An Assessment of the Human Rights Council's   Guiding Principles on Poverty and Human Rights 
  Ebenezer Durojaye   African Journal of International and Comparative Law, Vol. 22, No. 3:   468-491.    http://www.euppublishing.com/doi/abs/10.3366/ajicl.2014.0103?ai=ru&ui=12qd&af=T 

 Some Reflections on Two Decades of Human Rights Protection in South Africa: Lessons and Challenges 
  John C. Mubangizi   African Journal of International and Comparative Law, Vol. 22, No. 3:   512-531.    http://www.euppublishing.com/doi/abs/10.3366/ajicl.2014.0105?ai=ru&ui=12qd&af=T 
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CALL FOR PAPERS (English/French) - DEADLINE APPROACHING: The Fourth Worldwide Congress of The World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists

Juris Diversitas - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 05:49
The Fourth Worldwide Congressof The World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction JuristsMcGill University Faculty of Law,Montreal, Canada June 24-26, 2015
“The Scholar, Teacher, Judge, and Jurist in a Mixed Jurisdiction”«Le chercheur, le professeur, le juge et le juriste dans une juridiction mixte»
The World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists is pleased to announce a Fourth Worldwide Congress to be held at McGill University’s Faculty of Law (Montreal, Canada) from an opening evening reception and lecture on 24 June through 26 June 2015. The theme of the Congress will be “The Scholar, Teacher, Judge and Jurist in a Mixed Jurisdiction.”
La World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists est heureuse d’annoncer son Quatrième Congrès International, qui se tiendra à la Faculté de droit de l’Université McGill (Montréal, Canada). Le Congrès débutera avec une réception suivie d’une conférence le 24 Juin en soirée et se poursuivra jusqu’au 26 juin 2015. Le thème de ce congrès sera « Le chercheur, le professeur, le juge et le juriste dans une juridiction mixte ».
Mixed Jurisdictions, as they are traditionally understood, stand at the crossroads of the Common law and Civil law. They also frequently encompass other ethnic and religious laws. Rich in legal history and complex pluralism, they are often seen as natural laboratories of comparative law. 

Les juridictions mixtes, comme elles sont traditionnellement perçues, se situent à l’intersection de la tradition de la Common law et de la tradition civiliste. Elles comprennent souvent d’autres droits, comme le droit ethnique  ou le droit religieux. Riches du point de vue de l’histoire du droit et du pluralisme juridique, elles sont souvent vues comme des laboratoires naturels de droit comparé.
The laws, methods, and institutions of mixed jurisdictions are inevitably affected by the influence and presence of different traditions vying for supremacy or requiring reconciliation. Their added complexity places special demands upon the training of judges and jurists, the staffing of courts, the teaching of private law, the research of scholars, and the task of law reform. To what extent have these challenges been met by the actors and institutions of mixed jurisdictions?
Les lois, les méthodes et les institutions des juridictions mixtes reflètent inévitablement la présence de différentes traditions rivalisant pour la suprématie ou demandant la réconciliation. La complexité accrue des juridictions mixtes donne lieu à des exigences particulières pour la formation des juges, des juristes et du personnel des tribunaux, l’enseignement du droit privé, la recherche scientifique et la réforme du droit. Dans quelle mesure ces défis ont-ils été relevés par les parties prenantes des juridictions mixtes?
We propose to investigate these issues.
Nous proposons d’explorer ces questions.
Proposals for papers on any topic related to mixed legal systems are welcome. They may be submitted by jurists from any jurisdiction, and by members and non-members of the Society alike. Proposals should be submitted to WSMJJ General Secretary Seán Patrick Donlan (sean.donlan@ul.ie) by 15 October 2014. They should not exceed 500 words and should be accompanied by a curriculum vitae of one page only. The time allocated for delivery of papers will be no longer than 20 minutes. Papers delivered at the conference will be considered for publication.
Nous accepterons les propositions de textes sur tout sujet apparenté au droit des juridictions mixtes. Elles pourront être soumises par des juristes de toute juridiction, qu’ils soient membres de l’Association ou non. Les propositions devront être envoyées au secrétaire général du WSMJJ, Seán Patrick Donlan (sean.donlan@ul.ie) d’ici le 15 octobre 2014. Les soumissions ne doivent pas dépasser 500 mots et doivent être accompagnées d’un curriculum vitae d’une page. Le temps alloué pour la présentation des textes ne dépassera pas 20 minutes. La publication des textes présentés à la conférence sera envisagée.
The Society regrets that it cannot cover travel expenses of participants in the Congress.
L’Association regrette de ne pas pouvoir couvrir les frais de déplacement des participants au Congrès.
Please reserve the date.
Veuillez prendre la date en note.
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JOURNAL: "The Journal of American History" (vol. 101, n. 2, 2014-2015)

The Journal of American History, vol. 101, n. 2, 2014-2015

The Journal of American History is the leading scholarly publication and the journal of record in the field of American history. Published quarterly in March, June, September, and December, the Journalcontinues its nine-decades-long career presenting original articles on American history. Each volume features pieces that deal with a wide range of American history topics and fields, including state-of-the-field essays, broadly inclusive book reviews, and reviews of films, museum exhibitions, and Web sites
All information here
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ARTICLE: "Justice George Sutherland and the Business of Expression", by Samuel R. Olken

Samuel R. Olken, John Marshall Law School, on  Justice George Sutherland and the Business of Expression, forthcoming in Judging Free Speech: First Amendment Jurisprudence of U.S. Supreme Court Justices.  
In 1936-1937, Justice George Sutherland wrote his only two United States Supreme Court opinions about freedom of expression. Sutherland’s majority opinion in Grosjean v. American Press Co. (1936) and his dissent inAssociated Press v. NLRB (1937) set forth a novel and hybrid constitutional concept, the business of expression, which melded economic liberty and freedom of expression and reflected Sutherland’s aversion towards political factions and solicitude for private economic rights. In both cases Sutherland assessed economic regulations of the press through the prism of economic liberty and suggested that through partial laws – what Sutherland considered illegitimate class legislation – political factions sought to impede the business of expression. Sutherland’s analysis underscored the interplay between economic liberty and freedom of expression.
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ARTICLE: "History in Law, Mythmaking, and Constitutional Legitimacy", by Patrick J. Charles (62, 2014)

History in Law, Mythmaking, and Constitutional Legitimacy, by Patrick J. Charles, forthcoming on the Cleveland State Law Review 62 (2014)
The article is “part of last spring's mini-symposium, ‘History and the Meaning of the Constitution,’ and that readers may respond to the article through Cleveland State Law Review's website, Et Cetera.  
Defining what constitutes myth and history has been an ongoing debate among historians for over a century. The debate centers as to whether there can truly ever be such a thing as an objective historical account. Given that all historical inquiries grow out of the respective historian’s ideological mind, it is argued the writing of history is not so much about truth-seeking as it is about the ideological leanings of the respective historian. In other words, critics of objective history frequently claim that one historian’s truth is another’s falsity.In any case there is an argument to be made that all history is myth and all myth is history. No matter how much of the evidentiary record is uncovered, no historian can ever fully reconstruct the past as it was. In their totality, those moments in history are lost forever. The best any historian can do is build upon those evidentiary remnants which remain. Still, at one level or another, historians will have to make a number of assumptions about the past. In some instances the assumptions will be small or minute because the evidentiary record is rich with information about the past, allowing the respective historian to recreate an event or time period in excruciating detail. In other instances the assumptions can be substantial, especially when the evidentiary record is barren, requiring the respective historian to fill the evidentiary gaps. But whenever historians make any assumptions about the past—whether they be minor or substantial—they are perpetuating myth in some form or another.

Given these problems, this article builds upon a previous work--"Historicism, Originalism and the Constitution"--and argues that history is much better suited as a philosophical and moral guide towards understanding the law’s development. This in turn minimizes mythmaking and the creation of poor constitutional constructs. This does not mean, however, that to legally reason from subjective historical accounts or myth can never be a legitimate enterprise. As this article outlines, there is at least two scenarios (and perhaps others) where the acceptance of myth is constitutionally legitimate.
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BOOK: "Making Race in the Courtroom: The Legal Construction of Three Races in Early New Orleans", by Kenneth R. Aslakson (2014)

 Making Race in the Courtroom: The Legal Construction of Three Races in Early New Orleans (Sept. 2014), by Kenneth R. Aslakson (Union College)
All information herePress:No American city’s history better illustrates both the possibilities for alternative racial models and the role of the law in shaping racial identity than New Orleans, Louisiana, which prior to the Civil War was home to America’s most privileged community of people of African descent. In the eyes of the law, New Orleans’s free people of color did not belong to the same race as enslaved Africans and African-Americans. While slaves were “negroes,” free people of color were gens de couleur libre, creoles of color, or simply creoles. New Orleans’s creoles of color remained legally and culturally distinct from “negroes” throughout most of the nineteenth century until state mandated segregation lumped together descendants of slaves with descendants of free people of color.

 Much of the recent scholarship on New Orleans examines what race relations in the antebellum period looked as well as why antebellum Louisiana’s gens de couleur enjoyed rights and privileges denied to free blacks throughout most of the United States. This book, however, is less concerned with the what and why questions than with how people of color, acting within institutions of power, shaped those institutions in ways beyond their control. As its title suggests, Making Race in the Courtroomargues that race is best understood not as a category, but as a process. It seeks to demonstrate the role of free people of African-descent, interacting within the courts, in this process.

A few blurbs:"Historians are fond of spotlighting the role of 'human agency' in making history. Kenneth Aslakson is one of those rare scholars who actually map out its modus operandi—in this case, in the courtrooms of New Orleans, where free people of color used jurisprudence to defend their rights and, unwittingly, erect a tripartite racial order that was Caribbean before it was American.  Aslakson’s research is superb, his writing unfailingly clear, his arguments smart and crisp. Making Race in the Courtroom joins a lengthening bookshelf that is changing how we think about race in America."—Lawrence N. Powell, Tulane University"Between 1791 and 1812, as New Orleans was transformed by the consequences of the Haitian Revolution and the Louisiana Purchase, the city's free people of color fought to establish and defend their freedoms and to protect their property rights. Despite facing a legal, political, and social system that was increasingly hostile to their interests, this book demonstrates how they successfully utilized the court system to carve out a space for themselves within New Orleans' racial hierarchy. Most importantly, Aslakson's exhaustive examination of the records of the New Orleans City Court reveals the ways in which free people of color participated in the continuous project that was race making in the early republic."—Jennifer M. Spear, Simon Fraser University
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JOURNAL: "Law's Dominion in the Middle Ages: Essays for Paul Hyams" (Special issue, XXX, 2014)

Special issue - Law's  Dominion in the Middle Ages: Essays for Paul HyamsReading Medieval Studies, an annual published by the Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies of the University of Reading, has recently released a special issue, Law's  Dominion in the Middle Ages: Essays for Paul Hyams.  Here is its contents:Professor Danuta R Shanzer (University of Vienna) Augustine's EPP. 77-78 (A Scandal in Hippo): Microhistory and Ordeal-by-OathProfessor Thomas D Hill (Cornell University)The Weight of Love and the Anglo-Saxon Cold Water OrdealsProfessor Richard Abels (US Naval Academy)'The crimes by which Wulfbald ruined himself with his lord': The Limits of State Action in Late Anglo-Saxon EnglandProfessor Stephen D White (Emory University)Hic Est Wadard: Vassal of Odo of Bayeaux or Miles and Frater of St Augustine's, CanterburyProfessor Ruth Mazo Karras (University of Minnisota)Telling the Truth about Sex in Late Medieval ParisAssistant Professor Eliza Buhrer (Seton Hall University)Law and Mental Competency in Late Medieval EnglandProfessor Paul Brand (All Souls, Oxford)New Light on the Expulsion of the Jewish Community from England in 1290Dr Chris Briggs (University of Cambridge) and Professor Phillipp Schofield (Aberystwyeth University)Understanding Edwardian Villagers' Use of Law: Some Manor Court Litigation Evidence

Assistant Professor Ada Maria Kuskowski (Southern Methodist University)Lingua Franca Legalis? A French Vernacular Legal Culture form England to the LevantAssistant Professor Thomas J McSweeney (William and Mary Law School)The King's Courts and the King's Soul: Pardoning as Almsgiving in Medieval EnglandProfessor Richard W Kaeuper (University of Rochester)John Ruskin, the Medieval Ordines, and Meritorious SufferingProfessor Peter Coss (Cardiff University)Neifs and Villeins in Later Medieval EnglandDr Dave Postles (University of Hertfordshire)Bibliography of the Writings of Paul Hyams
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SEMINAR: "Public-privé : une frontière floue entre la force de l'état et l'autonomie des individus" (Paris, 14 October 2014)

WHAT: Public-privé : une frontière floue entre la force de l'état et l'autonomie des individus, 1st meeting of the séminaire de droit et sciences humaines et sociales - CENJorganized by Emanuele Conte
WHERE:  École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Centre d'études des norme juridiques Yan Thomas (CENJ), Salle D & M Lombard, 96 boulevard Raspail, 75006, Paris
WHEN: 14 October 2014, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Desmond Manderson, Université d'Australie – Canberra, Spécialiste du rapport entre le droit et les arts du visuel, Not Waving, Drowning: Bodies in the Water in Law and Art
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LECTIO MAGISTRALIS: "Il diritto come scienza alle origini del diritto comune" (Taranto, 27 October 2014)

WHAT: Il diritto come scienza alle origini del diritto comune, Lectio magistralis 
WHERE: Taranto, Convento di S. Francesco, Via Duomo 259, sala convegni - piano terra
WHEN: 27 October 2014, 11:30
Prof. Emanuele Conte, Roma Tre University
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CONFERENCE: History and Histories of International Law (Helsinki, 27-28 October 2014)

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The Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights at Helsinki University organizes a two-day conference on Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 October.

Runeberg Hall, University Main Building, Fabianinkatu 33 , 2nd floor
Monday 27 October
Martti Koskenniemi, University of Helsinki
Keynote address Anthony Anghie, University of Utah
10:30 – 11:00
11:00– 12:30

Panel I:
Methods of International (Global) Legal History
Anne Orford, University of Melbourne
Thomas Duve, MPI Frankfurt
Chair: Martti Koskenniemi, University of Helsinki

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch break

13:30 – 15:00
Panel II: Transformations of Empire in the 20 - 21 st Century
Nathaniel Berman, Brown University
Matthias Zachmann, University of Edinburgh
Chair: Walter Rech, University of Helsinki

15:00 – 15:30

15:30 - 17:00

Panel III: Histories of Human Rights
Lena Halldenius, Lund University
Vasuki Nesiah, New York University
Chair: Paolo Amorosa, University of Helsinki

Tuesday 28 October
9:00 – 10:30

Panel IV:
Non - European Histories of International Law
Lauri Mälksoo, University of Tartu
Kofi Quashigah, University of Ghana
Chair: Manuel Jiménez Fonseca, University of Helsinki

10:30 - 11:00

11:00 – 12:30

Panel V: Histories of International Institutions
Doreen Lustig, Tel Aviv University
Jan Klabbers, University of Helsinki
Chair: Mónica García - Salmones, University of Helsinki

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