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ARTICLE COLLECTION: Law around the world

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Are you looking for research on Law around the world?Routledge have created a special free article collection that looks at Law and legal practices across the globe, with dedicated sections on Africathe AmericasAsia,Europe and Oceania.This collection is aimed at making your research into this topic as easy as possible, giving you the most relevant and recent papers to aid you in your study.As well as Routledge journals' offering, Routledge have selected key eBooks which are also free to read.So to start taking advantage of free research on Law around the world, click here to visit our exclusive page.
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NEWS AND REVIEWS: European Network on Law and Society (Réseau Européen Droit & Société)

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The excellent 'Nouvelles du monde, 'Au fil des revue', and 'Repères'--both Anglophone and Francophone--of the European Network on Law and Society (Réseau Européen Droit and Société) are now available. 


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CALL FOR PAPERS: Geographies of Law, Colonialism and Capitalism Chicago, IL April 21-25, 2015

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Geographies of Law, Colonialism and Capitalism
Chicago, IL  April 21-25, 2015

The relation between capitalism and colonialism has long been of interest to critical and radical geographers.  Although classic texts often presented the relationship between colonialism and capitalism in terms of a transition from the former to the later, today, radical scholarship emphasizes both the capitalist nature of formal colonialism, as well as the ways in which contemporary dynamics of capitalist accumulation are often predicated upon and/or intertwined with relations of coloniality. Critical legal scholars have demonstrated that law plays a significant role in justifying and creating the conditions and parameters for both colonial and post-colonial forms of accumulation; this panel asks how thinking about geography can expand this work.

This panel hopes to bring together scholars interested in the relationship between law, colonialism, and capitalism, broadly conceived.  We seek to create a venue for discussion and debate between scholars coming from different disciplines and subdisciplines and with varied political commitments.  We are especially interested in papers that consider the relations between law and processes of conquest, occupation, and racialization, as well as resistance, insurgence, and decolonization.  We encourage papers exploring sovereignty in capitalist and colonial legal orders, the legal status of indigenous and other peoples excluded from or adversely incorporated within statist legal regimes, and the status of non-state legal orders. We are also interested in the ways that capitalist and colonial relations have shaped legal concepts and geographies associated with property, contract, tort, labor law, family law, criminal law, human rights, the conflict of laws, public international law, administrative law, transitional justice, trade law, immigration, and corporate or business law, among others.  
In addition, we invite papers on the following topics: 
-       Law and primitive accumulation/accumulation by dispossession/accumulation by extra-economic means
-       Liberal law as an accumulation strategy
-       Law’s materiality and its status as an ‘active’—effect producing—discourse (Bourdieu)
-       Colonization and the rule of law
-       The role of law in the transition to capitalism
-       Property and property law as means of sanctifying colonial thefts
-       Theorizations of the role of law in the transition out of capitalism
-       International Law and colonialism
-       The role of law in colonialism as period vs. colonialism as relation
-       Migrant labour and new racialized regimes of accumulation
-       The relation between strategies of accumulation and the legislation of spaces of exception
-       Land restitution processes for historically marginalized communities as new sites for financial investment
-       Indigenous and non-state legal orders as challenges to colonial and/or capitalist forms of law
-       Indigenous rights within domestic and international legal systems
-       Legal pluralism and capital accumulation
-       Legal constructions and crossings of borders and boundaries in accumulation processes
-       The role of law in regulating resistance to contemporary dynamics of accumulation
Interested participants should send abstracts of no more than 250 words to Joshua Barkan, Tyler McCreary or Reecia Orzeck no later than October 20, 2014.
Catégories: Comparative Law News

CALL FOR PAPERS (English/French) - DEADLINE APPROACHING: The Fourth Worldwide Congress of The World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists

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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.
Catégories: Comparative Law News

CFP: "Woman, politics and istitutions"

Book on the subject: "Woman, politics and istitutions"
Deadline 30 november 2014 
All essays will be submitted to the procedure refereed according to the system of double-blind 
All information here
Catégories: Comparative Law News

DEATH: H Patrick Glenn (1940-2014)

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Friends and admirers of Patrick Glenn may be interested in Daniel Jutras (Dean and Wainwright Professor of Civil Law (McGill))'s 'Saying goodbye to Professor H. Patrick Glenn (1940-2014)'. 
In addition, the International Academy of Comparative Law has circulated the following:
It is with incredible sorrow that we have heard that H. Patrick Glenn passed away. We vividly remember him. This summer he attended the 19th Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law in Vienna. He chaired the commission which proposed the members of the Executive Committee of the International Academy of Comparative Law which were newly to be elected.
We have lost a wonderful person, one of the most experienced comparatists. Students and scholars from all continents were extremely impressed by his lectures and his publications. His unique book Legal Traditions of the World (Canada Prize 1998), as well as the quite original General Course he taught at The Hague Academy of International Law, will continue to be used all around the world.
Patrick’s early passing away is a great loss for our Academy to which he has always been genuinely committed. Discussions with him were highly illuminating and challenging.
On behalf of all Academy’s members, we would like to express our deepest condolences to Patrick's family, to the Faculty of Law of McGill University, and to the American Society of Comparative Law.
We will miss him.  Diego P. Fernández Arroyo                                                    Katharina Boele-WoelkiSecretary General                                                                   President    C’est avec un terrible chagrin que nous venons d’apprendre le décès de H. Patrick Glenn. Il demeure vivant dans nos pensées. Cet été encore, il participait au 19e congrès de l’Académie internationale de droit comparé à Vienne. Il avait d’ailleurs présidé la commission qui a proposé les membres du comité exécutif de l’Académie qui viennent d’être élus.
Le monde académique a perdu une personne merveilleuse, l’un des comparatistes les plus érudits. Les étudiants et enseignants de tous les continents ont été profondément marqués par ses cours et ses publications. Son extraordinaire livre Legal Traditions of the World (Prix Canada 1998) ainsi que son Cours général très original professé à l’Académie de droit international de La Haye seront lus et utilisés dans le monde entier pendant longtemps.
Le décès venu trop tôt de Patrick est une grande perte pour notre Académie, envers laquelle il a toujours été extrêmement dévoué. Les discussions que l’on pouvait entretenir avec lui étaient éclairantes et stimulantes.  Au nom de tous les membres de l’Académie, nous souhaitons exprimer nos plus sincères condoléances à la famille de Patrick, à la Faculté de droit de l’Université McGill et à l’American Society of Comparative Law.
Il va nous manquer.  Diego P. Fernández Arroyo                                                    Katharina Boele-Woelki
Secrétaire Général                                                                  Président
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DEATH: H Patrick Glenn

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I regret to pass on the sad news that Patrick Glenn, member of our Advisory Board, has died. His sudden death is a terrible loss to his family, his friends and colleagues, and to all of us who learned so much from him.(This picture was taken in May 2014, the last time I saw Patrick.)
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BOOK: Jan Hallebeek, Martin Schermaier, Roberto Fiori, Ernest Metzger, Jean-Pierre Coriat (eds.), Inter cives necnon peregrinos. Essays in honour of Boudewijn Sirks (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2014) ISBN 978-3-8471-0302-8

Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht published a consistent volume of essays (856 p.) assembled by Jan Hallebeek (VU Amsterdam), Martin Schermaier (Bonn), Roberto Fiori (Tor Vegata), Ernest Metzger (Glasgow) and Jean-Pierre Coriat (Paris II Panthéon-Assas) in honour of Prof. em. dr. Boudewijn Sirks (Regius Professor of Civil Law and Emeritus Fellow All Souls, Oxford), who recently retired. The book was presented at Prof. Sirks' valedictory lecture in July 2014.

Editor presentation:
The contributions to this volume are concerned with the Roman law of antiquity in its broadest sense, covering both private and public law from the Roman Republic to the Byzantine era, including legal papyrology. They also examine the reception of Roman law in Western Europe and its colonies (specifically the Dutch East Indies) from the Middle Ages to the promulgation of the German Bürgerliche Gesetzbuch in 1900. They reflect the wide interests of Professor Boudewijn Sirks, whom the volume honours on the occasion of his retirement and whose work and career have transcended frontiers and nations.
(source: Rechtshistorische Courant, October 2014 and Glasgow Legal History)

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PRIZE CEREMONY: Eike von Repgow Preis 2014 to Prof. dr. D. Heirbaut (Ghent) (23 October 2014, 17:00 Johanneskirche, Magdeburg)

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On Thursday 23 October 2014, the City and University of Magdeburg (Germany) will award the 'Eike von Repgow Preis' to Prof. dr. D. Heirbaut (Ghent).
The Prize is awarded for outstanding research on Saxony or Eike von Repgow, compiler of the Sachsenspiegel, a document of crucial importance to the history of German customary and feudal law.  More information on the Prize and its past recipients can be found on the City of Magdeburg's website. The Kuratorium expressed its high appreciation of Prof. Heirbaut's influential studies on medieval feudal law in Western as well as Central Europe (e.g. Prof. Heirbaut's contribution in the 2011 Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte (G.A.), "Zentral im Lehnswesen nach Ganshof: das flämische Lehnsrecht, ca. 1000-1305").
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At 17:00, the Johanniskirche will be the setting for a public ceremony whereby Prof. em. dr. dr. h.c. Bernhard Diestelkamp (Frankfurt am Main) will pronounce a laudatio. Prof. Heirbaut will then hold a lecture on the 'Feudal origins of the democratic rule of law (England, Flanders, Saxony)' ('Lehnrechtliche Wurzeln des demokratischen Rechtsstaats (England, Flandern, Sachsen)').
(source: Rechtshistorische Courant, October 2014)
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LECTURE: Farewell Lecture by Prof. em. dr. Marc Van Hoecke (Ghent University, 24 October, 17:00)

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On Friday 24 October 2014, Ghent University organises a public lecture in its Aula Magna in honour of Prof. em. dr. Marc Van Hoecke, former rector of the Katholieke Universiteit Brussel and President of the European Academy of Legal Theory.

The lecture (in Dutch) starts at 17:00 and will discuss "The evaluation of legal scientific research". Prof. em. dr. Baudewijn Bouckaert (former dean) and Prof. dr. Michel Tison (current dean of the Law faculty) will introduce the speaker and conclude the day.

Togati are expected in the Aula Magna's salons at 16:30.

RSVP by 22 October on https://webapps.ugent.be/eventManager/events/EMERITAATMVH.
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PRIZE: Sarton Medal for Legal History (Ghent University) for Prof. em. dr. J. Monballyu

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The Sarton Committee at Ghent University, devoted to the History of Science sensu lato, has decided to attribute the medal for Legal History for the academic year 2014-2015 to Prof. em. dr. Jos Monballyu (KULeuven), on proposal from the Law Faculty. The Sarton Chair yearly commemorates George Sarton (1884-1956), alumnus of Ghent University, professor at Harvard University, chemist and historian.
Past Sarton medallists for the Ghent Law Faculty include Randall Lesaffer (Tilburg/KULeuven), Anne Lefèbvre-Teillard (Paris II Panthéon-Assas), Emmanuele Conte (Roma III), Heiner Lück (Halle-Wittenberg), Robert Feenstra (Leiden), Fred Stevens (KULeuven), Raoul Van Caenegem (UGent), Laurens Winkel (Rotterdam), Sean Patrick Donlan (Limerick), Serge Dauchy (Lille-2), Ditlev Tamm (Copenhaguen), Jean-Louis Thireau (Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne), Alain Wijffels (UCLouvain) or Jürgen Weitzel (Würzburg).
Prof. Monballyu will be handed the medal on Thursday 16 October 2014 in the Ghent Law Faculty (aud. NB III, 4-6PM). At this occasion, a laudatio will be pronounced, as well as a lecture, entitled "Overcoming the First World War and the Rule of Law" (In Dutch: "De Rechtsstaat en zijn verwerking van de Eerste Wereldoorlog").
The Legal History Institute at Ghent University cordially invites all persons interested in the history of law as a science to attend Prof. Monballyu's lecture. RSVP: Karin.Pensaert@UGent.be
Catégories: Comparative Law News

COLLOQUIUM: Society of Burgundian Scholarly Societies, Section for Legal History (Dijon, 25-26 October 2014)

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The Société d'histoire du droit et des institutions des pays flamands, picards et wallons announces its partnership with the Société pour l'histoire du droit et des institutions des anciens pays bourguignons, comtois et romands. Both categories of former subjects under the rule of the Dukes of Burgundy will work together in the field of legal history.

The Burgundian society hosts a section at the upcoming colloquium of the Asssociation bourguignonne des Sociétés savantes in the ancient ducal capital of Dijon (25-26 October 2014).

General Program:

& 24e Colloque
Sociétés savantes de Bourgogne d’hier et de demain : quelle place dans la cité ?
DIJON, 25 et 26 OCTOBRE 2014
Samedi 25 octobre 2014 9h accueil des participants : Bibliothèque municipale, cour du n°5 rue de l’École de
9h30 allocutions de bienvenue par Christine LAMARRE, présidente de l’Académie
des sciences, arts et belles-lettres de Dijon et Gérard MOTTET, président de l’Association bourguignonne des Sociétés savantes.
9h40-10h10 : Monsieur Jean-Pierre CHALINE, président du colloque : conférence
Séance du samedi matin : Sociabilités des sociétés savantes sous la présidence de Daniel-Henri Vincent
10h10-10h30 : Françoise VIGNIER : « Les débuts de l'ABSS ou comment créer une solidarité entre les sociétés savantes des départements de l'ancienne Bourgogne »
10h30-10h50 : Éliane LOCHOT : « Quand Dijon recevait le Congrès national des Sociétés savantes »
Questions, réponses et pause
11h10-11h30 : Bernard LÉGER : « Les relations entre sociétés savantes de l'Yonne, de leur création à la fondation de l'ABSS »
11h30-11h50 : Gérard MOTTET : « Le patrimoine géomorphologique de la Bourgogne »
Questions, réponses12 heures : déjeuner aux « caves de la Cloche ».
Séance du samedi après-midi : Les sociétés savantes dans leur milieu sous la présidence de Françoise Vignier
14h-30-14h50 :  Jean-François  BLIGNY :  « La  cité ?  Les  édiles,  les  structures  ou  la  population? Orientations contradictoires pour les sociétés savantes »
14h50-15h10 : Alain BOUTHIER : « Cosne-sur-Loire, la seule ville de la Nièvre dépourvue de société savante jusqu'à la fin du XXe  siècle ! »
15h10-15h30 : Jean-Michel DULIN : « Scientifiques reconnus ou amateurs éclairés, leurs recherches ont fait l'Académie de Mâcon : qui sont-ils ? »
Questions, réponses et pause
16h-16h20 :  Samuel  MOURIN : « La  Société  artistique  de  la  Haute-Marne  (1888-1939) :  une société langroise plutôt que départementale »
16h20-16h50 : Madeleine BLONDEL : « L’Académie de Dijon en peinture : la représentation par le peintre Galliac »
16h50-17h10 : Gilles BERTRAND, Christine LAMARRE : « Académie et société : construction et perte partielle d’un patrimoine, l’exemple de l’Académie de Dijon, 1792-1847 »
Questions, réponses.
18 heures : vin d’honneur offert par la mairie de Dijon (le lieu sera communiqué ultérieurement) suivi, pour ceux qui le désirent, d’un dîner pris en commun. Un courrier ultérieur sera envoyé aux inscrits.

Séance du dimanche matin : Sociétés savantes et rayonnement scientifique sous la présidence de Gérard Mottet
9h-9h20 : Carmen DELAHAYE : « Recherche archéologique et thermalisme aux Fontaines-Salées : un projet novateur mais sans suite »
9h20-9h40 :  Philippe  MÉNAGER :  « Les  sociétés  savantes  face  à  la  conservation  des  objets archéologiques, en particulier périssables »
9h40-10h : Jérôme BENET : « 1842-2012 : l'apport de la Société des Sciences à la connaissance du patrimoine semurois »
Questions, réponses et pause
10h30-10h50 : Vincent  LAUVERGNE : « Le rôle de l'Académie de Mâcon, aujourd'hui, dans la cité »
10h50-11h10 : Gérard TAVERDET : « Les sociétés savantes et le classement des publications »
11h10-11h30 :  Michel  ROPITEAU :  « Révolution  digitale,  réseaux  sociaux :  une  opportunité inattendue pour les sociétés savantes »
Questions, réponses
11h45 : conclusions du colloque par Monsieur Jean-Pierre CHALINE.
12h30 :  déjeuner  officiel  du  colloque :  salon  Napoléon  à  l’hôtel  de  la  Cloche.
L’assemblée générale de l’ABSS aura lieu ensuite sur place.
Trois promenades seront proposées aux personnes accompagnant les participants : une visite guidée des aménagements récents du Musée des Beaux-arts, la visite du Puits de Moïse (ouvert au public depuis 2012) et de son environnement ; une promenade dans le centre de Dijon à la découverte des hôtels particuliers de l’époque classique.
Program for the Legal History section:

Samedi 25 octobre 2014 
10 h 30 -  Rudi BEAULANT, « Les mots pour le dire : le vocabulaire des lettres de rémission des ducs de Bourgogne à la fin du Moyen Âge ». 
10 h 50 -  Cédric MOTTIER, « Les châtelains de Gex de la Maison de Savoie (1353-1536) ».
11 h 10 -  Pierre GRESSER, « Les recettes forestières de la gruerie du bailliage d’Amont sous les deux derniers Valois ».
11 h 30 -  Fabrice HOARAU, « Les crimes religieux dans la pensée de Domat ».
14 h 30 -  Anne  PEROZ,  « Le  rôle  des  tribunaux  consistoires  dans  l’encadrement  de  la société civile vaudoise (XVIII e  siècle) ».
14 h 50 -  Jean-Edouard  POUX,  « La  Lorraine  et  l’enquête  royale  sur  les contrefaçons  de 1777 : aperçu des ouvrages les plus usités chez les juristes ».
15 h 30 -  Sébastien  EVRARD,  « L’édition  juridique  et  la  contrefaçon  en Bourgogne  sous Louis XVI (1777-1790) ».
15 h 50 -  Xavier FRANÇOIS-LECLANCHÉ, « Un conflit territorial entre deux communes sous la Restauration et la monarchie de Juillet ».
Dimanche 26 octobre 2014
9 h 30 -  Pierre  BODINEAU,  « Les  préoccupations  d’un  Conseil  général  au  début  de  la III e  République ».
9 h 50 -  François-Xavier  GERVASONI,  « L’administration  pénitentiaire  dans  le
département du Doubs au XIX e  siècle ».
10 h 30 -  Georges  VAYROU,  « Sociétés  savantes  et  Grande  guerre: essai  pour  deux commémorations  en  une  seule  communication  (À propos de la réparation  des
dommages de guerre) ».
10 h 50 -  Claude-Isabelle BRELOT, « Entre Bourgogne et Franche-Comté, les réseaux inter-régionaux des historiens (1800-1960) ». 
More information on the Burgundian Society for Legal History's website.

Catégories: Comparative Law News

BOOK REVIEW: Wolfgang Erik Wagner reviews Marek WEJWODA, Die Leipziger Juristenfakultät im 15. Jahrhundert. Vergleichende Studien zu Institution und Personal, fachlichem Profil und gesellschaftlicher Wirksamkeit

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Recensio.net posted a review by Wolfgang Erik Wagner (Münster) of Marek Wejwoda (Leipzig)'s institutional and prosopographical study of the Leipzig Law Faculty in the 15 century (Stuttgart: Steiner Verlag, 2012, 174 p.). The review was originally published in the journal Mitteilungen des Österreichisches Institut für Geschichtsforschung.

Fulltext available here.
Catégories: Comparative Law News

BOOKS: Bryson and English Reports (1714-1727)

Following from his earlier, related work, Hamilton Bryson (Richmond) has recently published Reports of Cases in the Court of Exchequer in the Time of King George I (1714-1727) and Reports of Cases in the Court of Chancery from the Time of Lord Harcourt (1710-1714).
The former is available from the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and Texts, the latter from Amazon.comand Barnesandnoble.com.
Catégories: Comparative Law News

BOOK: "Suzanne Noël: Cosmetic Surgery, Feminism and Beauty in Early Twentieth-Century France", by Paula J. Martin

Suzanne Noël: Cosmetic Surgery, Feminism and Beauty in Early Twentieth-Century France, by Paula J. Martin, Georgia Southwestern State University, USA
All information here
Working at the forefront of cosmetic surgery at the turn of the twentieth century, Dr Suzanne Noël was both a pioneer in her medical field and a firm believer in the advancement of women. Today her views on the benefits of aesthetic surgery to women may seem at odds with her feminist principles, but by placing Noël in the context of turn-of-the-century French culture, this book is able to demonstrate how these two worldviews were reconciled. Noël was able to combine her intense convictions for gender equality and anti-ageism in the workforce with her underlying compassion and concern for her female patients, during a time when there were no laws in place to protect women from workplace discrimination.
She was also responsible for several advances in cosmetic surgery, a thriving industry, and is today best known for her development of the mini facelift. This book, therefore, sheds much valuable light on advances in aesthetic surgery, twentieth-century beauty culture, women and the public sphere, and the ‘new woman’.
Paula J. Martin is Assistant Professor of History and Director of Women and Gender Studies at Georgia Southwestern State University, USA

Catégories: Comparative Law News

BOOK: "Crime, Courtrooms and the Public Sphere in Britain, 1700-1850", edited by David Lemmings

Crime, Courtrooms and the Public Sphere in Britain, 1700-1850, edited by David Lemmings,  University of Adelaide, Australia
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Modern criminal courts are characteristically the domain of lawyers, with trials conducted in an environment of formality and solemnity, where facts are found and legal rules are impartially applied to administer justice. Recent historical scholarship has shown that in England lawyers only began to appear in ordinary criminal trials during the eighteenth century, however, and earlier trials often took place in an atmosphere of noise and disorder, where the behaviour of the crowd - significant body language, meaningful looks, and audible comment - could influence decisively the decisions of jurors and judges. 
This collection of essays considers this transition from early scenes of popular participation to the much more orderly and professional legal proceedings typical of the nineteenth century, and links this with another important shift, the mushroom growth of popular news and comment about trials and punishments which occurred from the later seventeenth century. It hypothesizes that the popular participation which had been a feature of courtroom proceedings before the mid-eighteenth century was not stifled by ‘lawyerization’, but rather partly relocated to the ‘public sphere’ of the press, partly because of some changes connected with the work of the lawyers.
Ranging from the early 1700s to the mid-nineteenth century, and taking account of criminal justice proceedings in Scotland, as well as England, the essays consider whether pamphlets, newspapers, ballads and crime fiction provided material for critical perceptions of criminal justice proceedings, or alternatively helped to convey the official ‘majesty’ intended to legitimize the law. In so doing the volume opens up fascinating vistas upon the cultural history of Britain’s legal system over the ‘long eighteenth century'.
David Lemmings was born in London and educated at the Universities of Sussex, London and Oxford before coming to Australia as a Research Fellow of the University of Adelaide in 1987. He then moved to the University of Newcastle in 1990 where he became Head of the Department of History in 1998 and Associate Professor in History in 2000. In 2008, Professor Lemmings moved to the University of Adelaide where he is Professor of History and leader of the Change Program in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions
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BOOK: "Crime, Gender and Consumer Culture in Nineteenth-Century England", by Tammy C. Whitlock

Crime, Gender and Consumer Culture in Nineteenth-Century England, by Tammy C. Whitlock, University of Kentucky, USA
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Whilst the actual origins of English consumer culture are a source of much debate, it is clear that the nineteenth century witnessed a revolution in retailing and consumption. Mass production of goods, improved transport facilities and more sophisticated sales techniques brought consumerism to the masses on a scale previously unimaginable. Yet with this new consumerism came new problems and challenges. 
Focusing on retailing in nineteenth-century Britain, this book traces the expansion of commodity culture and a mass consumer orientated market, and explores the wider social and cultural implications this had for society. Using trial records, advertisements, newspaper reports, literature, and popular ballads, it analyses the rise, criticism, and entrenchment of consumerism by looking at retail changes around the period 1800-1880 and society's responses to them. By viewing this in the context of what had gone before Professor Whitlock emphasizes the key role women played in this evolution, and argues that the dazzling new world of consumption had beginnings that predate the later English, French and American department store cultures. It also challenges the view that women were helpless consumers manipulated by merchants' use of colour, light and display into excessive purchases, or even driven by their desires into acts of theft. 
Tammy C. Whitlock is Professor of the Department of History at the University of Kentucky, USA
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BOOK: "Women in Law and Lawmaking in Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Europe", edited by Eva Schandevyl

Women in Law and Lawmaking in Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Europe
edited by Eva Schandevyl, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
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Exploring the relationship between gender and law in Europe from the nineteenth century to present, this collection examines the recent feminisation of justice, its historical beginnings and the impact of gendered constructions on jurisprudence. It looks at what influenced the breakthrough of women in the judicial world and what gender factors determine the position of women at the various levels of the legal system.
Every chapter in this book addresses these issues either from the point of view of women's legal history, or from that of gendered legal cultures. With contributions from scholars with expertise in the major regions of Europe, this book demonstrates a commitment to a methodological framework that is sensitive to the intersection of gender theory, legal studies and public policy, and that is based on historical methodologies. As such the collection offers a valuable contribution both to women's history research, and the wider development of European legal history.

Eva Schandevyl is Assistant Professor of modern history at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium. She is the editor of ‘In haar recht? Vrouwe Justitia feministisch bekeken’ (VUB Press, 2009) and author of ‘Tussen revolutie en conformisme. Het engagement en de netwerken van linkse intellectuelen in België 1918-1956’ (VUB Press, 2011). Her articles on the history of law and gender, social and intellectual history, and migration have appeared in ‘European Review of History’, ‘National Identities and Revue Belge de Philologie et d’Histoire’. She is presently working on a comparative project that examines the feminisation of justice in the twentieth century.

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CONFERENCE: "Località e Storia locale: una tavola rotonda" (Rome, 2 October 2014)

WHAT: "Località e Storia locale: una tavola rotonda", Conference and roundtable on the book "Luoghi. La produzione di località in età moderna e contemporanea", by Angelo Torre
WHERE: Rome, Biblioteca del Senato della Repubblica "Giovanni Spadolini", Sala degli atti parlamentari, piazza della Minerva, 38.
WHEN: 2 October 2014, 3:00 pm
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Marco Meriggi, Simona Feci, Osvaldo Raggio, Emanuele Conte, Angelo Torre, Sandro Bulgarelli, Luca Giana, Diego Moreno, Emanuele Colombo, Massimo Vallerani
La tavola rotonda si articola in due sessioni e prende spunto dalla presenza presso la sede della Biblioteca di un fondo speciale detto di "Storia locale".Nella prima sessione verrà ripresa la discussione storiografica sul tema della località, a partire da una serie di interventi sul libro di Angelo Torre "Luoghi. La produzione di località in età moderna e contemporanea", Donzelli, Roma 2011.La località è un ambito territoriale di pratiche condivise - modi di fare, di lavorare, di scambiare - che creano dei diritti. Il loro godimento sta alla base di ciò che chiamiamo appartenenza, mentre la loro messa in discussione causa conflitti e dispute che rappresentano le fonti storiche principali per lo studio dei luoghi.Il libro esamina una successione di casi giudiziari relativi all'Italia nord-occidentale e a un tempo compreso fra il XVI secolo e i giorni nostri.
La seconda parte sarà invece dedicata ad una ricostruzione del dibattito storiografico degli ultimi anni intorno allo statuto della storia locale in Italia, con il proposito di mettere a confronto differenti prospettive interdisciplinari di analisi.L'incontro, che intende inaugurare una serie di appuntamenti annuali dedicati al tema della storia locale, è curato ed introdotto da Vittorio Tigrino e Raissa Teodori, e promosso dalla redazione della rivista "Quaderni Storici".
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BLOG: European Society of International Law Interest Group History of International Law

The European Society of International Law announced the creation of an Interest Group "History of International Law" at its most recent Biennal Conference in Vienna (6-7 September).

Prof. R. Lesaffer and Prof. Assist. I. de la Rasilla del Moral invite all potentially interested lawyers, legal historians and historians to register for ESIL membership and join the Group.

Purposes and justifications:
The interest group on the History of International Law (IGHIL) is intended as a forum for scholarly discussion on current ideas and developments in the field of the History of International Law. It aims to foster debate and promote research collaboration on the history of international law amongst members of the European Society of International Law and within the broader global research community, including through collaborations with interest groups and clusters on the History of International Law and related areas in other national and international academic communities. Because of the traditional interdisciplinary pollination of the history of international law, which blends international relations theory and its historical discourse, legal history, the history of ideas, political thought and diplomatic history and it is being further enhanced by a growing diversity of standpoints, the ethos of the interest group shall be interdisciplinary. The IGHIL shall be particularly sensitive to tranversal engagement with the history of all specialized sectors of international law. It will also actively seek collaboration with specialized journals and international publishers in the dissemination of the fruits of its research findings to the greatest posible audience in accordance, whenever posible, with an open-access policy. Animated by an all-inclusive ethos of infinite curiosity, IGHIL shall seek to stimulate research on thehistory of international law in all parts and regions of the globe throughtout different historical epochs while contributing to foster ever-higher standards of academic excellence in the field. IGHIL aims to do so without ignoring in any manner the development of the history of international law in Europe itself where so much still remains to be done and will seek to foster, in pursuance of the ESIL's foundational goals, “much closer links between those working in the international law field in Western Europe and their counterparts in Eastern and Central Europe”.Furthermore, the IGHIL shall help to identify many primary and secondary sources in need of digitalization across the world in partnership with the digitalizing sector, thus actively promoting the digitalization of materials on the history of international law. It shall also attempt to provide greater accesibility fo research materials in different forms through experimentation with the innovative possibilities opened by new technologies. In an age of open access, this effort will be carried out in direct partnership with the publishing industry for it to experiment with new audio-visual learning enhancing tools in its migration to new technological platforms. Last but not least, through engagement with technological innovation, IGHIL will nurture the academic soil with better tools for promoting a future broader access to university education. IGHIL will also endeavour at promoting discussion on the role of the history of international law in the legal curriculum as a teaching discipline and it shall eagerly promote activities oriented at exploring its present and future potential in the classroom. To this end, it shall aim at fostering doctoral and post-doctoral research in the field of the history of international law in the belief, to quote from a leading post-doctoral programme in the social sciences, “that intellectual community, interlocutorship and scholarly synergetic exchanges are fundamental to the early phase of academic career and significantly enhance the quality of the individual research”.Through its steering research committee, which shall be composed by its 5 elected members whoshall serve for a period of 3 years (renewable only once in consecutive terms), the IGHIL will seek, in constant dialogue with its group members, to promote a coherent and well-defined annual research programme in the field with particular attention to the balanced development within its research activities of innovation and scientific consolidation. In doing so, particular attention will be paid tomethodological issues – including historiographical methods - and to the enriching development of  the history of international through the identification of topic areas in different times and spaces. This research programme will be combined with the participation of IGHIL in the commemoration of great historical events with repercussion in the development of international law in a manner that promotes greater historical awareness among international legal scholars, international legal practitioners, international policy-makers and the public in general. Composed of a pool of leading specialists, IGHIL will also endeavour to feed accurately the media during major international crises.The IGHIL shall naturally actively participate in the annual workshops and biannual conferences of the ESIL and foster regular joint-workshops in collaboration with other interest groups and clusters on the History of International Law and related disciplines within and beyond Europe. While the working languages of the group shall be those of the Society, namely English and French, IGHIL shall seek to actively promote engagement with scholarly work produced in the other languages by encouraging translations and the cultivation of linguistic research skills among its members in accordance with the ESIL´s foundational commitment to”promoting linguistic diversity while at the same time maximising the ability of members to communicate effectively with one another”.
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