Friday, September 22, 2017

Annual Meeting of the Israeli History and Law Association

[We have the following announcement of the program for the 13th Annual Conference of the
Israeli History and Law Association, Monday, 12 Tishrei 5778 (02 October 2017), Yad Izhak Ben-Zvi, 14 Ibn Gvirol, Jerusalem.]

09:00-09:15     Gathering

09:15-09:30     Opening Comments

09:30-11:00     Parallel Sessions

Session 1 - Law on the Margins, Margins in Law: Ethnic, Civic, and Gender Peripheries in Israeli Law and Society during the Early Decades

Chair: Orit Rozin (Tel Aviv University)
Haggai Ram (Ben-Gurion University), Hashish, Police Enforcement, Society and Law in the Passage from the Mandate Period to the State of Israel
Oded Heillbronner (Shenkar College), The Legal and Pedagogical Discourse around Consuming Pornographic Literature in Israel's First Decades
Omer Aloni (Tel Aviv University), Bigamy,Polygamy and Socio-Cultural Dilemmas in Early Israeli Law
Rawia Aburabia (Hebrew University), Excluded from the Law: The Criminal Prohibition against Polygamy in Mandatory Palestine and the Exemption Provided for Muslim Palestinians

Session 2 - Legal Practices and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Chair: Alexandre (Sandy) Kedar (University of Haifa)
Quamar Mishirqi-Assad (University of Haifa), The Case of Susya from a Legal-Geographic Historical Standpoint
Gal Amir (University of Haifa), Official Policies toward Palestinian Lawyers in Israel, 1948-1952
Naama Ben Ze'ev (University of Haifa and Tel-Hai College), A Palestinian Struggle Against Expropriation of Agricultural Produce in the Galilee, 1950-1953
Giora Goodman (Kinneret College), Hasbara and House Demolitions in the West Bank and Gaza in the Aftermath of the June 1967 War

11:00-11:30 Break

11:30-13:00 Parallel Sessions

Session 3 - Courts, Jurisdictions and the Trans-Border Flow of Legal Ideas


Chair: Ori Aronson (Bar-Ilan University)
Celia Wasserstein Fassberg (Hebrew University), Extraterritorial State Courts: Consular Courts in the Nineteenth Century
Ziv Bohrer (Bar-Ilan University), Nuremberg Was Not the First International Criminal Tribunal
Nitzana Ben David (Tel Aviv University), Juvenile Courts in Colonial Palestine
Irit Ballas (Tel Aviv University), Emergency Law and the Making of a Movement Regime

Session 4 - Family and Community across Borders

Chair: Amihai Radzyner (Bar-Ilan University)
Avishalom Westreich (College of Law and Business), Blurring the Historicity of Jewish Law: The Enactments of Toledo in Israeli Rabbinical Court Rulings
Ayelet Segal (Bar-Ilan University), The Right of a Childless Widow to Receive her Ketuba Without Haliza
Hila Ben Eliyahu (Hebrew University and Bar-Ilan University), From "Custom of the Place" to "Custom of the Place They Came From": A Cross-Border Ruling in the 16th Century Ottoman Empire
Levi Cooper (Ben-Gurion University), The Proposed Ban on Fur Trading: An Historical Perspective

Session 5 - Constitutional Moments

Chair: Adam Shinar (IDC)
Hanna Lerner (Tel Aviv University), The Indian Founding: The Constituent Assembly Debates and Strategic Constitutional Incrementalism
Arianne Renan-Barzilay (University of Haifa), Parenting Title VII: Rethinking the History of the Sex Discrimination Prohibition
YairSagy (University of Haifa),A Case that Made History: A Historiographical Inquiry into the Mizrahi Bank Case

13:00-14:00 Lunch Break

14:00-15:30 Plenary Session

Best Legal History Article Award will be awarded to Binyamin Blum (Hebrew University) for his article Hounds of Empire: Forensic Dog Tracking in Britain and its Colonies 1888-1953

Authors Meets Readers Session:

Chair: Yoram Shachar (IDC)
Assaf Likhovski's book Tax Law and Social Norms in Mandatory Palestine and Israel (Cambridge University Press, 2017) will be discussed by Orit Rozin (Tel Aviv University)
Yoram Meital's book Revolutionary Justice: Special Courts and the Formation of Republican Egypt (Oxford University Press, 2016) will be discussed by Avi Rubin (Ben-Gurion University)

15:30-16:00 Break

16:00-17:30 Parallel Sessions

Session 6 - Lawyers and Legal Transplants


Chair: Binyamin Blum (Hebrew University)
Rotem Giladi (Helsinki), Lauterpacht in Jerusalem: Between Cosmopolitanism and Zionism
Rephael Stern (Harvard), Uncertain Comparisons: Zionist and Israeli Perceptions of India and Pakistan during Decolonization
Rivka Brot (Bar-Ilan University), "It is Necessary to Educate Judges in the PD Problem": Legal Transplants in Military Government Courts in Germany
Shimon-Erez Blum (Sapir College), "Our Struggle is Fierce and Dreadful": "The Judicial Underground" vs. The "Arab National Fund" Lawyers in the Village of al-Zawiya Case

Session 7 - Politics and Violence in Times of Nation-Building

Chair: Anat Stern (Israel National Defense College)
Ofira Gruweis-Kovalsky (Zefat Academic College), Politicization, Fabrication of Evidence and Terror: The Case of "Brith Kana'im"
Nomi Levenkron (Tel Aviv University), "We Weren't Nursery School Teachers, Either": The Sailors Strike in Court
Omri Pelerman (Tel Aviv University), The Politicization of Violent Demonstrations in the State of Israel
Guy Lurie (Israeli Democracy Institute), 'Police for the Natives': The History of the Establishment of the Police Prosecution

Organizing Committee:

Ely Aaronson (Chair), University of Haifa
Iris Agmon (Ben-Gurion University)
Binyamin Blum (Hebrew University)
Doreen Lustig (Tel Aviv University)
Avishalom Westreich (College of Law and Business)

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