Monday, June 23, 2014

ASLH Workshop on Medieval Legal History

[We have the following announcement.]

The ASLH Workshop on Medieval Legal History will take place on Thursday, 6 November 2014, from 9am - 1pm.  Three selected papers will be discussed:

1.           “’Varied are the opinions of doctors’: canon law and the expulsion of the Jews in the late middle ages” by Rowan Dorin (Harvard), with commentary by Karl Shoemaker (Wisconsin)

2.           “The devil’s daughter of hell fire: the role of anger in medieval English felony adjudication” by Elizabeth Papp Kamali (Michigan), with commentary by David Seipp (Boston U)

3.           “Writing Fiction as Law: The Story in Grágás,” by Thomas J. McSweeney (William & Mary), with commentary by Stefan Jurasinski (Brockport)

The Workshop is not an open session and attendees of the ASLH annual meeting who would like to participate must register to attend.  During the Workshop, authors will not present or speak about their own papers.  Papers will be sent to all registered attendees in advance.  Each paper will be discussed by the commentator for half an hour and by all attendees for another half hour.  To register, please contact the ASLH Workshop Coordinator, Lena Salaymeh, at