Section: Seminars and Lectures
Ancient Law in Context is an interdisciplinary research network comprising scholars from different disciplines who are interested in the interplay between law and society in the ancient Mediterranean. The co-ordinators of this group are Dr Paul J. du Plessis in the School of Law and Dr Ulrike Roth in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology.
We start from the belief that there are a number of fundamental problems to be addressed: how and how far Roman law and other legal systems provided a framework for, and even perhaps facilitated, economic development, social change and political evolution, and whether that development, change and evolution modified the content and procedures of Roman law and other ancient legal systems; and how the use of legal evidence may lead to a better understanding of ancient societies, and vice versa. While the expertise of the co-ordinators lies within the study of law and society in the Graeco-Roman world, the network aims to include discussion of legal systems also of other parts of the ancient world.
Amy Bratton: Slave and free in the Augustan social legislation
ALC aims to meet as a network once per term to discuss a specific issue within its remit. Our first meeting, on 1-2 June 2012, occupied itself with the question of the relationship between slavery and the law.
Workshop 2: ‘Law and Economy’ 30 November – 1 December 2012 University of Edinburgh (School of Law/School of History, Classics and Archaeology)
Workshop 3: 'Family and Law', 17-18 January 2014. University of Edinburgh (School of Law/School of History, Classics and Archaeology)
Workshop 4:'Citizenship and Law', 17-18 October 2014
Workshop 5: 'Law and Religion', 20-21 March 2015
Workshop 6: 'Procedure', 29-30 January 2016
Workshop 7: 28-29 October 2016
Workshop 8: 'Law and the State', 2-3 June 2017
For more information, contact Dr Paul du Plessis (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We especially welcome inquiries from doctoral students on the following areas:
This page was published on 7 February 2017