Section: Events


Edinburgh Roman Law Group

The next meeting will take place on Friday 7 April at 5.30 pm in the New Neil MacCormick Room [floor 9 of the David Hume Tower].

Our speaker is Professor Lorena Atzeri from the University of Milan who will speak on 'Britain and Interpolation Criticism: Periphery or Center?'

Find out more here.


Workshop - Law in Theory and History: a Neglected Dialogue

The Centre for Legal History and the Centre for Legal Theory are proud to announce a joint workshop on the above-mentioned theme. The idea for this workshop arose from two edited collections produced by Maks del Mar and Michael Lobban (Legal Theory and Legal History (2014) and their newly published Law in Theory and History (2016)).

Professor Caroline Humfress (St Andrews)
Professor John Hudson (St Andrews)
Professor Michael Lobban (LSE)
Professor Tom Gallanis (Iowa)
Dr Chloë Kennedy (Edinburgh)
Dr Stephen Bogle (Glasgow)
Dr Paul J. du Plessis (Edinburgh)
Dr Daniel Carr (Edinburgh)
Dr Maks del Mar (QMUL)

Venue: Edinburgh Law School

Date and time: Friday 28 April 2017 9 am – 6 pm

Invited speakers:

Professor Claudio Michelon (Edinburgh) will act as session chair.

Find out more about the workshop at the Edinburgh Legal History Blog.


Henry Goudy Seminar

The next meeting will be on 25 May. We will convene at 6.15pm in room 9.15, David Hume Tower.

This year is (probably) the 2000th anniversary of Ovid's death (17/18 CE - if we got it wrong this year, we can try again next year). To celebrate his work, the chosen text for the next Henry Goudy Seminar will be Books 4 and 10 of the Metamorphoses (the contents of these books can be seen here).

The preferred translation is the most recent produced by Oxford World's Classics (stocked by Blackwells), but please fell free to consult any that are available (Ted Hughes' Tales from Ovid is excellent).

 Ancient Law in Context

'Law and the State', 2-3 June 2017


Honorary Doctorate – Professor Wolfgang Ernst

 The Senatus Academicus of the University of Edinburgh has voted to bestow upon Professor Wolfgang Ernst, Regius Professor of Civil Law, the University of Oxford, the degree of Doctor of Laws (honoris causa). The degree will be conferred at our graduation ceremony on Thursday 6 July 2017 at 10.30 am.

 Please join the Centre for Legal History in congratulating Professor Ernst on this great honour.

 Find out more here.

Book Launch: Charles Areskine's Library

The Centre will host a book launch for Dr Karen Baston's The Library of Charles Areskine: Scottish Lawyers and Books Collecting (Brill 2016) on 29 September 2017. More details to follow.

Date / Time Details Where
28th Apr 2017 08:00 (10 hours and 30 minutes) Conference: Law in Theory and History: A Neglected Dialogue
Lee & Elder Rooms, Old College

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