Tuesday, September 20, 2016

12th Annual Israeli History and Law Association

[We have the following announcement.]

The Twelfth Annual Conference of the Israeli History and Law Association will be held on Monday, October 10, 2016, at  Yad Izhak Ben-Zvi, Ibn Gvirol 14, Jerusalem.  Enquiries can be directed to berg@post.tau.ac.il.

Complete schedule after the jump.


Session 1 – Law in the Middle Ages
Chair: Esther Cohen, Hebrew U.

New death penalties in the Carolignian Empire, Vicky Melikson, independent researcher

'Happy ending': Dilemmas of constitutional versus poetic justice in the stories of Marie de
France, Daniela Gurevich, Bar Ilan

The unseen destroyers: Law and emergency in late medieval France, Guy Lurie, Haifa &
Israel Democracy Institute

Session 2 – The Police – 'Its Honor'
Chair: Avital Margalit, Sapir

'And there were blows among the police and the people': Violence between police officers
and new immigrants in 'the transit camp revolt', Omri Pellerman, Tel Aviv

'Re: Arrest warrant against Menachem Begin': The Israel Police and the Herut Movement,
1848-1952, Shlomi Shitreet, Bar Ilan & Israel Police

'Enemies, a love story': The Israel Police and prostitution in the early fifties, Nomi
Levenkron, Tel Aviv

Session 3 – Spouses, Neighbors, and Urban Workers' Communities in the Mandate Period
– Social History through the Lens of the Labor Federation's Comrades Law

Chair: Ido Shachar, Haifa

Community and urban space in the Comrades Law, David de Vries, Tel Aviv

Masculinity, sexuality, and relationships according to the Labor Federation Comrades Law, Matan Bord, Tel Aviv

'The court orders the defendant to carry out good and fair neighborly relations': Neighbors and neighborliness in the Comrades Law, Alia Atkin, Tel Aviv

Session 4 – Ottoman Codification in the 'Tanzimat state' – The Ottoman Legal Reform of the Long 19th Century
Chair: Haim Gerber, Ben Gurion

The code of modernity: The Ottoman Empire and the global codification trend of the long 19th century, Avi Rubin, Ben Gurion

The Ottoman Criminal Code in the early Tanzimat (1840-1866) as an example of non-Western modernity, Omri Paz, Ben Gurion

The Family Code (1917): Between Ottoman modernity and the invention of colonial tradition, Iris Agmon, Ben Gurion

Plenary Session: Award ceremony for best legal history article by association member and annual meeting

Session 5: From There to Here – Jews, Law, and Journeys
Chair: Eliav Lieblich, Tel Aviv

The transformation of Sefton Rowson (Shabtai Rosenne), Rotem Giladi, Helsinki

The story of the first constitution: Comparative and international influences on the processes that shaped the unadopted constitution, Doreen Lustig, Tel Aviv

The legal high road: Legal-Jewish-secular autonomy in the DP camps, Rivka Brot, Haifa

A legal patchwork quilt: The Harvard Project (1951-1958) as a successful example of international legal cooperation, Yael Braudo-Bahat, Tel Aviv

Session 6: Jews in Law – Between Individual and Community

Chair: Yaron Ben-Naeh, Hebrew U.

Hate, jealousy, and mediation in the 16th and 17th centuries, Ruth Lamdan, Tel Aviv

The limits of the sanctioning power of the Sephardic Jewish community in 18th century London: The changes in the meaning of 'excommunication' and the policy of its use, Alex Kerner, Hebrew U.

Jewish conversion in 18th century English case law, Sarah Mandel, Tel Aviv

Polygamy and fertility in Jewish law: Palestine and its neighbors in the 19th century, Elimelech Westreich, Tel Aviv

Session 7: Capital and Economic Institutions

Chair: Yossi Katz, Bar Ilan

Rule by committee: Constitutional law in Massachusetts Colony and the first monetary committee (1690), Dror Goldberg, Open U.

Trademark in the Mandate period: Law, nationalism, and commerce, Michael Birnhack, Tel Aviv

Demands for return and the reasons for the independent existence of the Development Authority, Haim Sandberg, College of Management

Session 8: The relationship between the Bedouin and the state in historical perspective
Chair: Bana Shagri-Badarna, Hebrew U.

The construction of Ottoman Beersheba as an anomalous legal region, 1900-1917, Ahmad Amara, Hebrew U.

The legal geography of international protection against forced transfer – the Bedouin in the unrecognized settlements, Neta Amar-Schiff, Ben Gurion

The Supreme Court and construction of the historical and legal geography of the Negev Bedouin, Alexandre (Sandy) Kedar, Haifa

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