Wednesday, March 18, 2009

British Legal History Conference

The organizers of the nineteenth annual British Legal History Conference, to be held at the University of Exeter, 8-11 July 2009, have sent out a reminder that the booking deadline is March 31.

According to the conference announcement:
The conference primarily considers the approaches, perspectives and methodologies of legal history. By drawing together the leading scholars in the field it seeks to stimulate debate, analyse and highlight the fundamental processes in the researching and writing of legal history. It will identify and explore both traditional and novel approaches to the use of diverse source materials, and discuss their nature, relative value and issues of interpretation. This is the first time the methodology of legal history has been an area of focus in an international conference, and it is hoped that through this pioneering collaborative venture a greater understanding and appreciation of the multi-dimensional qualities and diversity of our subject will be achieved. In addressing the making of legal history, the conference provides an opportunity for scholars in law, history and other disciplines to take stock of how they conceive and construct their legal history, while at the same time offering a showcase for substantive legal history research.
A provisional program is here. Other information here.

Hat tip: H-Law