Section: Past Events

Past Events

 

The Centre for Legal History organises a number of seminar and lecture programmes. Some of our past events are listed here.

2017

 Prof. Ido Israelowich (Tel Aviv University), 'The Role and Function of Arbitri in Boundary Disputes' (ERLG, 20 Jan 2017)

2016

Ancient Law in Context research network (28-29 October 2016). 'Status and law'. Programme

D. L. Dusenbury, 'The Judgement of Pontius Pilate: A Critique of Giorgio Agamben' (ERLG, 7 Oct 2016)

Conference: 'A very British pursuit – Studies in the lex Aquilia' (8 July 2016)

Prof. Matthew Mirow (Florida International University School of Law), 'Florida's Forgotten British Legal Past' (10 May 2016)

Prof. Orazio Condorelli (Catania University) 'Scotland and the Ius Commune: Customs, Litigation and Papal Decretals' (AWS, 20 April 2016)

Prof. Caroline Humfress (St Andrews) 'Natural Laws and the "Hypothetical Case" in Roman Juristic Texts' (ERLG, 11 March 2016)

Prof. Andreas Rahmatian (Glasgow), 'Lord Kames: Legal and Social Theorist (EUP 2015)' (New Book Discussions, 15 Jan 2016) [Discussant: Dr James Harris (St Andrews)]

2015

Prof. Paul Mitchell (UCL) (ERLG, 6 November 2015)

Prof. Elia Marzal (Ramon Llull University), 'The Sentencia Arbitral de Guadalupe of 1486 - Stages of Incentives for Land Liberalisation in Medieval Hispanic Kingdoms' (1 June 2015)

Prof. Lorenzo Gagliardi (Milan), 'Classical and Byzantine Texts on the Action for the Undutiful Will with Multiple Compulsory Heirs: Exegetical and Reconstructive Thoughts' (ERLG, 8 May 2015)

Prof. Dave de Ruysscher (Vrije Universiteit Brussels) and MacCormick Fellow,  'Voluntary Bankruptcy in the Sixteenth Century Low Countries: Municipal Law, Doctrine and Economic Policy' (3 Apr 2015)

Prof. Igor E. Mineo (University of Palermo), 'Historicising the Common Good: The Ambiguous Relationship between "Common Good" and "Commons"' (AWS, 27 Mar 2015)

Ancient Law in Context 5: Law and Religion (20-21 Mar 2015)

Prof. Emanuele Conte, 'Legal Arguments: The Medieval Origins of a European Invention' (AWS, 17 Mar 2015)

Louisiana Conference Raeburn Room

2014

Dr James Lee (Dickson Poon School of Law, KCL) and MacCormick Fellow, 'Property: An Essay in Fan Fiction' (3 Dec 2014)

Oxford Handbook of Roman Law and Society Conference (12-15 June 2014)

Workshop:Accounting Techniques and Accounting Practices in Roman Law (ERLG, 30 May 2014)

Dr Xavier Prévost (Sorbonne Law School (Université Paris I - Ecole nationale des chartes, Paris) 'The Use of the Glossators and Commentators by Jacques Cujas (1522-1590): A Humanist Criticism of the Medieval Jurisprudence' (AWS (formerly LHDG), 2 May 2014)

Dr Philipp Scheibelreiter (University of Vienna/Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich) 'Between utendum dare and beneficium: thoughts on the early history of commodatum' (ERLG, 28 March 2014)

2013

Dr Gérard Minaud (Fellow of the Nantes Institute for Advanced Study and Associated researcher in the Centre Camille Jullian (CNRS, Aix-Marseille University)), 'The Legal Status of Tradespeople in Ancient Rome' (ERLG, 22 March 2013)

2012

Dr Saskia Roselaar (Nottingham), 'The ius conubii in the Roman Republic - theory and practice' (ERLG, 9 Nov 2012)

‘Law and Economy’ (ALC Workshop, 30 Nov – 1 Dec 2012)

Dr Steven Neff (Edinburgh), 'Hugo Grotius: The Forgotten Conservative' (LHDG, 19 Oct 2012)

Ancient Law in Context (ALC Conference, 1-2 June 2012)

New Perspectives on locatio conductio in Roman Law (ERLG Conference, 6-7 June 2012)

'The question of the relationship between slavery and the law' (ALC Meeting, 1-2 June 2012)

Professor John W. Cairns FRSE, 'Conveyancing, Slavery and Scots Lawyers' (LHDG, 30 Mar 2012)

Professor Dr Andreas Thier (Professor of Legal History, Canon Law, Legal Theory and Private Law at the University of Zurich), 'The Prince's Power over Money and Medieval Canon Law' (ERLG, 16 Mar 2012)

Professor Timothy Barnes, FBA, FRSC (Professor Emeritus of Classics, University of Toronto and Honorary Professorial Fellow School of Divinity & School of History, Classics and Archaeology University of Edinburgh) 'The Lex Dei on Male Homosexuality: A Reinterpretation of Leviticus and its Implications' (ERLG, 17 Feb 2012)

2011

Mr Remus Valsan (Lecturer in Corporate Law, University of Edinburgh),'Error of conscience and conflict of interest in fiduciary law' (LHDG, 23 Nov 2011)

Professor Paul Finkelman (Albany Law School), 'Constitutional Slavery' (LHDG, 28 Oct 2011)

Professor Boudewijn Sirks (Oxford), 'The Parallel Universes of Baker, Joblin and Julian: Causation and Law' (Peter Chiene Lecture, 14 Oct 2011)

Professor Thomas Rufner (Trier), 'Labour Law and the Ius Commune: Locatio conductio operarum in the writings of 17th and 18th century jurists' (ERLG, 7 Oct 2011)

Afternoon seminar on the topic of 'obligations'. Speakers included: Roberto Fiori, Professor of Roman law, University of Rome (Tor Vergata): 'The rise and fall of the specificity of contracts' and Maria Floriana Cursi, Professor of Roman law, Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Teramo: 'What did occidere iniuria in the Lex Aquilia actually mean?' (ERLG, 12 Aug 2011)

Louisiana: The Legal History of Europe in a Single US State (CLH Workshop, 20-21 May 2011)

Dr Jakub Urbanik (Warsaw University), 'Marriage and Divorce: a Study in Legal Pluralism in Roman Egypt' (ERLG, 1 Apr 2011)

Professor Dr Filippo Ranieri (Saarland University), 'An Encounter with the Common Law at the University of Göttingen in the Mid-eighteenth Century: On the Commentatio iuris exotici historica de iure communi Angliae of Christian Hartmann Samuel Gatzert' (ERLG, 4 Mar 2011)

2010

Dr Eric Descheemaeker (University of Bristol), 'Dividing Wrongs: The Civilian Experience' (ERLG, 29 Jan 2010)

2009

Legal History for Legal Practice (CLH Workshop, 22 May 2009)

Dr Caroline Humfress (Birkbeck College, University of London), 'The Late Roman episcopalis audientia: How (Not) to Make Sense of the Legal Evidence' (ERLG, 1 May 2009)

Dr Simon Corcoran (University College London), 'Justinian and his two codes: revisiting P. Oxy. 1814' (ERLG, 27 Mar 2009)

Professor Wojciech Dajczak (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan), 'Res Incorporales: Debate about the Materiality of Property in light of the Roman law tradition' (ERLG, Winter 2009)

2008

'From Casus to Regula (International Conference organised by the Edinburgh Roman Law Group and the Centre for Legal History,12-13 December 2008) (Papers from small, highly successful, expert conference have been published as The Creation of the Ius Commune: From Casus to Regula (Edinburgh University Press 2010). See Edinburgh Legal History Blog for a list of chapters.) 

Dr James Lee (University of Birmingham), 'Confusio: Developing English Private law through Reference to Roman law' (26 Nov 2008) Joint meeting of the ERLG and the Edinburgh Legal Theory Reading Group

Professor Jose Luis Alonso (University of San Sebastian),'Hypallagma or Law without Lawyers' (ERLG, 21 Nov 2008)

Professor Michael Crawford (University College London), 'The Development of Law in the Late Roman Republic' (ERLG, 2 May 2008)

'The Use of Roman law in Recent Scottish cases' (ERLG Workshop, 18 Apr 2008)

Professor Laurent Waelkens (Catholic University of Leuven), 'Causa Obligationis: Classical Roman Law from the 16th Century' (ERLG, 22 Feb 2008)

2001-2007

Professor William Gordon (Professor Emeritus of Civil Law, Glasgow University), 'Roman Law and All That' (ERLG, 30 Nov 2007)

The Centre hosted a small conference on the Court of Session and the College of Justice in 2001.


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