Call for Papers: ”Inclusion and Exclusion in the History of Ideas”, Helsingfors december 2017

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The Helsinki Centre for Intellectual History invites paper and panel proposals for its first international conference, which will take place 14-15 December 2017. Papers and panels should address intellectual history, broadly speaking, and relate to the general conference theme of ‘inclusion and exclusion’. While the theme of ‘inclusion and exclusion’ can be approached from many different perspectives and applied to many different topics, research in fields related to intellectual history has not prominently done so thus far. The conference organisers want to highlight a few ways of how this might be done, but the conference is also open to other suggestions:

  • Inclusion and exclusion in theorising on political representation. How has the lack of representation due to gender, income or status been historically addressed? How has the fulfilment of citizenship been treated in the history of political thought? How are conceptualisations of politics and forms of government related to mechanisms of exclusion?
  • Inclusion and exclusion in the recognition of social, cultural, religious or ethnic difference and the tradition of conceptualising tolerance. How have religious convictions and doctrines shaped the intellectual history of mutual recognition and toleration? Does the recognition of different identities and beliefs endorse or rather prevent the creation of cooperative and sociable societies?
  • Inclusive and exclusive mechanisms regarding the location of knowledge and intellectual life. How do travel and communication between intellectuals and translation processes shape thinking in different parts of the world? How can today’s attempts to move toward global intellectual history shape and transform the practices and outputs of the field?
  • Inclusion and exclusion through trade politics, institutions, and regulatory mechanisms. How were current international trade regimes shaped by forms of economic, fiscal, legal, and diplomatic inclusion and exclusion? How did different institutional and legal regimes develop in their usage of inclusion and exclusion mechanisms, thereby shaping trade patterns and political power relations?

Proposals for individual papers and panels of multiple papers are welcome at intellectual-history@helsinki.fi. The deadline for submissions is 30 June. Notice of acceptance will be sent by 21 July. Paper presentations should not exceed 20 minutes with 10 minutes reserved for questions and comments. Panels may include up to four papers.

The conference is free of charge, but participants are expected to cover their travel and accommodation. We will provide information on discounted hotel rates and a list of recommended hotels. Lunches and a conference dinner will be provided for presenters.

The conference webpage can be found here!

 

 

 

 

 

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Dag Michalsen promoverad till hedersdoktor i Lund

Den 2 juni promoverades Dag Michalsen, professor i rättshistoria i Oslo, till hedersdoktor vid den juridiska fakulteten i Lund. Fakultetens motivering kan läsas här. På bilden ses Dag Michalsen tillsammans med fakultetsmarskalkarna Elsa Trolle Önnerfors och Martin Sunnqvist på väg till ceremonin i Lunds domkyrka. Foto: Mathilda Wadenbäck.

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Disputation i rättshistoria i Stockholm den 9 juni 2017

Den 9 juni 2017 disputerar Adam Croon i Stockholm på avhandlingen Jura Novit Curia: En rättsgenetisk undersökning av den juridiska metodlärans utveckling.

I avhandlingen behandlar Adam Croon principen jura novit curia (domstolen känner rätten), som innebär att domstolen ska känna till och grunda sin dom på gällande rätt. Croon undersöker begreppet gällande rätt och utvecklingen av detta till att bli centralt i den svenska juridiska metodläran. Han gör detta genom att i tur och ordning undersöka begreppets delar – jura (den gällande rätten), novit (den juridiska metoden och sättet att skaffa kunskap om den gällande rätten) och curia (domarkårens roll och frågan om den juridiska yrkeskompetensen).

Vidare information om tid och plats finns här.

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Summer course on Laws in antiquity” (Amsterdam, July 8-22, course starts Mon July 10)

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Summer course on Laws in antiquity: Law and Legal Systems from Mesopotamia, Egypt, Rome and Byzantium


July 8-22, course starts Mon July 10

VU University Amsterdam Summer School (AMSS)

The VU Amsterdam Summer School offers interactive small-scale courses (max. 25 students). Our courses are designed to provide an intensive, in-depth look at your topic of study. You will engage in discussions with a unique group of peers, from all parts of the world.
Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, is a historic city with a creative and modern feel. A true metropolis bustling with student life. Amsterdam welcomes you to experience it’s warm atmosphere and open society. The city has over 188 unique nationalities, making it one of the most international cities in the world. It is considered a safe and friendly city in a country where English is widely spoken.
All courses include built-in excursions to museums and institutes such as the Anne Frank House and the International Criminal Court. Personal guidance by your instructors, all excellent professors at VU Amsterdam, and a stimulating cultural environment provide a meaningful and lasting experience. A social programme is available if you wish to explore more outside of the course.

 

Various housing options are available to all students, both on and off campus. We are proud of our high student satisfaction. VU Amsterdam Summer School has been credited by its students with an average score of 8.5 out of 10. Be aware:
  • Early Bird Discount of €150 available if you apply and pay before 15 March 2017
  • Students of our partner universities receive a discount of €250
  • Follow 2 courses: €100 discount, follow 3 courses: €200 discount
  • 10 scholarships available that cover the full tuition fee of one course
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Program för det tredje nordiska rättshistorikermötet i Köpenhamn 24-25 april 2017

Det tredje nordiske retshistorikermøde

24.-25. april 2017

Videnskabernes Selskab, H.C. Andersens Boulevard 35, 1553 København V

Program

Mandag den 24. april

14.00-14.15: Velkomst

14.15-15.45: Session I: Ytringsfrihed

  • Dag Michalsen: Presentasjon av forskningsprosjektet ”Offentlighet og ytringsfrihet i Norden 1815-1900”
  • Ruth Hemstad: Skandinavisk offentlighet og trykkefrihed
  • Lars Björne: Yttrandefriheten i Norden under ”det långa 1800-talet” – likheter och nationella särdrag

 

15.45-16.15: Kaffe

16.15-17.15: Session II: Reformation

 

  • Morten Kjær: Reformation og sædelighed i Danmark-Norge 1536-1648
  • Søren Koch: Ret og reformation – øvrigheden
  • Martin Sunnqvist: Lorenzo Tonti, Poul Klingenberg och en försäkringsrättslig innovation vid mitten av 1600-talet

18.00-20.00 Session III: Besøg på Rigsarkivet

  • Rigsarkivar Asbjørn Hellum: Om digitalisering af historiske arkiver

Forfriskning

Tirsdag den 25. april

9.00-10.30: Session IV: Domstole og proces

  • Pia Letto-Vanamo: Domstolar och politik
  • Adam Croon: Processrättshistoria; rättsgenetisk metod; rättsstatlighet och civilprocess
  • Maria Astrup Hjort: Et riss av norsk prosessrettshistorie – med komparative utblikk til de andre nordiske landene

10.30-11.00: Kaffe

11.00-12.30: Session V: Retshistorie og retsbegreber

  • Marie Sandström: Rättsgenetisk metod; den juridiska metodlärans historia; rättsstatlighet
  • Henrik Forshamn: Rättsbegreppet i rättshistorien
  • Martin Dackling: Arvsrätt som politiskt problem: laglott, tvangsarv och pliktdel i historisk belysning

12.30-13.30: Frokost

13.30-14.45: Session VI: Jurister og retsvidenskab

  • Mia Korpiola & Elsa Trolle Önnerfors: De första kvinnliga juristerna i Sverige och Finland – vad blev de och varför?
  • Andreas Aure: Ludvig Holberg

14.30-14.45: kort pause

14.45-15.45: Session VII: Mellemkrigstiden

 

 

  • Harald Espeli: Debatten om den statlige tjenestepensjonens rettslige vern i Norge i mellomkrigstiden
  • Marju Luts-Sootak: Nordisk rätt och rättsvetenskap i mellankrigs-Estland

15.45-16.15: Kaffe

16.15- 18.15 Session VIII: Middelalderen

  • Jørn Øyrehagen Sunde: Lovgivning i middelalderen
  • Brage Thunestvedt Hatløy: Utvikling av formueretten i norsk mellomalder i skrivinga av Magnus Lagabøtes Landslov frå 1274
  • Per Norseng: Frihet, likhet og odelsrett? Komparativt blikk på odels- og åsetesretten i norsk historie

 

Book launch: Helle Vogt og Ditlev Tamm præsenterer den engelske oversættelse af de gamle danske landskabslove

18.30-21.00: Middag

Under middagen vil professor Niels-Henrik Gregersen, Det teologiske Fakultet tale om Luthers reformation

Frågor ställs till Anne Ladefoged.

 

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Nytt från Max Planck-institutet

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Max Planck Summer Academy for Legal History 2017

Special Theme: Conflict Regulation

Date: 25 July – 04 August 2017

Deadline: 31 March 2017

The Course

The Max-Planck Summer Academy for Legal History provides a selected group of highly motivated early-stage graduates, usually PhD candidates, an in-depth introduction to methods and principles of research in legal history.

The academy consists of two parts. The first part provides an introduction to the study of sources, methodological principles, as well as theoretical models and controversial research debates on basic research fields of legal history.

In the second part the participants discuss the special research theme and develop their own approach to the theme.

The course will take place at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Special Theme 2017: Conflict Regulation

Conflict is not just a constant challenge for the law, but also a key means of access to its history. Each society develops its own set of means of conflict regulation. The diversity ranges from different forms of dispute resolution and mediation to traditional juridical procedures at local and global level. The way conflicts are regulated reveals the normative options chosen by the parties involved in the conflict. Thus, conflicts and their regulation can provide an insight into local contingencies, traditions, as well as the pragmatic contexts and leading authorities of the law, the living law. Research projects to be presented at the Summer Academy should concentrate on historical mechanisms of conflict regulation and offer a critical reflection about the methods used for analyzing the conflicts and the way they are dealt with.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Early-stage graduates, usually PhD candidates
  • Working knowledge of English is required, German is not a prerequisite

Application

Required documents for the application are a CV, a project summary (approx. 10 pages) and a letter of motivation.

Fees

There is no participation fee. Accommodation will be provided by the organizers. Participants, however, will be responsible for covering their travel expenses. There will be a limited number of scholarships available.

For further information please visit the Max Planck Summer Academy’s website.

Contact

Max Planck Institute for European Legal History

Dr. Stefanie Rüther, e-mail: summeracademy@rg.mpg.de

Positions for Doctoral Students at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History

Several positions are currently open for doctoral students at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History in Frankfurt:

Further information on these positions and application deadlines are available on the institute’s website: http://www.rg.mpg.de/job_offers

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New book: ”The Art of Law in Shakespeare”

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Through an examination of five plays by Shakespeare, Paul Raffield analyses the contiguous development of common law and poetic drama during the first decade of Jacobean rule. The broad premise of The Art of Law in Shakespeare is that the ‘artificial reason’ of law was a complex art form that shared the same rhetorical strategy as the plays of Shakespeare. Common law and Shakespearean drama of this period employed various aesthetic devices to capture the imagination and the emotional attachment of their respective audiences. Common law of the Jacobean era, as spoken in the law courts, learnt at the Inns of Court and recorded in the law reports, used imagery that would have been familiar to audiences of Shakespeare’s plays. In its juridical form, English law was intrinsically dramatic, its adversarial mode of expression being founded on an agonistic model. Conversely, Shakespeare borrowed from the common law some of its most critical themes: justice, legitimacy, sovereignty, community, fairness, and (above all else) humanity. Each chapter investigates a particular aspect of the common law, seen through the lens of a specific play by Shakespeare. Topics include the unprecedented significance of rhetorical skills to the practice and learning of common law (Love’s Labour’s Lost); the early modern treason trial as exemplar of the theatre of law (Macbeth); the art of law as the legitimate distillation of the law of nature (The Winter’s Tale); the efforts of common lawyers to create an image of nationhood from both classical and Judeo-Christian mythography (Cymbeline); and the theatrical device of the island as microcosm of the Jacobean state and the project of imperial expansion (The Tempest).

See more at Hart Publishing!

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