Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Conference: Legal Regimes & Legal Change in Antiquity

Bay Area readers: the University of California, Berkeley will host a conference on Legal Regimes and Legal Change in Antiquity on April 13th and 14th, 2012. Here's the schedule:

Friday, April 13th
10.00-10.45 Introduction: Law in many pieces (Ari Bryen, UCB)
11.00-12.00 Nie pozwalam! The Athenian self-enforcing constitution and the procedure of graphe paranomon revised (Frederica Carrugati, Stanford)
12.15-1.15 Lawcourts and judicial administration in Hellenistic Athens: Old and new evidence (Nikolaos Papazarkadas, UCB)
2.15-3.15 Law and the seizing of property and people in the Hellenistic world (Lisa Eberle, UCB)
3.30-4.30 The role of local judges in Roman jurisdiction: A case of Asia Minor provinces (Georgy Kantor, Oxford)
4.45-5.45 Pluralism and empire, from Rome to Robert Cover (Clifford Ando, U. Chicago)

Saturday, April 14th
9.45-10.45 Challenging the Roman municipal model : Greek responses to imperial rule (Cédric Brélaz, Strasbourg)
11.00-12.00 Dike’s dwellings: Jurisdiction and its spaces in the Roman Empire (Roland Faerber, Munich)
12.15-1.15 The view from below: Guilds, law, and the economy (Phil Venticinque, Cornell College)
2.00-3.00 (Re)re-considering the Roman Colonate (Cam Grey, U. Penn)
3.15-4.15 Constituting late antique Muslim identities: The charity tax (Lena Salaymeh, UCB)
4.30-5.30: Closing Discussion

This conference is open to the public. For further information, please contact the organizers, Ari Bryen or Lisa Eberle.

The conference received support from the UC-Berkeley Department of Rhetoric, UC-Berkeley Department of Classics, The Robbins Collection, the Townsend Center for the Humanities, and the Aleshire Center for the Study of Greek Epigraphy.