Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The Arts in Legal History: A TAU Conference

We have word of the 5th Berg International Conference, The Arts in Legal History, convened by Tel Aviv University’s Buchmann Faculty of Law on June 22-24, 2014.  Its organizers are Roy Kreitner (Tel Aviv University), Anat Rosenberg (IDC, Herzliya), and Christopher Tomlins (University of California, Irvine), and its sponsors are the David Berg Institute for Law and History, Tel Aviv University, and the Cegla Center for Interdisciplinary Research of the Law, Tel Aviv University.  For information, contact Ms. Seffi Weintraub, +972-3-6408018; berg@post.tau.ac.il

Sunday, June 22, 2014
The Buchmann Faculty of Law, Trubowicz Building, Sonia Kossoy Conference Room (Room 307)

9:15-11:00  Truth

Chair: Nili Cohen, Tel Aviv University

Ayelet Ben-Yishai, University of Haifa & University of Wisconsin- Madison
The Presumption of Legal Culture
Commentator: Avishalom Westreich, College of Law & Business

Leora Bilsky, Tel Aviv University
International Law as the Modern Oedipus: the Emergence of a Right to Truth
Commentator: Shai Lavi, Tel Aviv University

11:30-13:15  Matter

Chair: Michael Birnhack, Tel Aviv University

David Schorr, Tel Aviv University
Environmental Law in the Arts
Commentator: Miri Shefer-Mossensohn, Tel Aviv University

Andreas Philippopoulus-Mihalopoulos, University of Westminster
Surface: Lines of Fraternisation
Commentator: Amnon Reichman, University of Haifa

15:30-17:15  Sound

Chair: Doreen Lustig, Tel Aviv University

Levi Cooper, Bar Ilan University
The Cantor, the Mystic, and the Jurist
Commentator: Joseph David, Hebrew University of Jerusalem & The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute

Nan Goodman, University of Colorado
"I Hear No Things Laid to My Charge":  Listening to the Law and the Auditory Aesthetic in Anne Hutchinson's Trial Transcript
Commentator: Khaled Furani, Tel Aviv University

Monday, June 23, 2014
The Buchmann Faculty of Law, Trubowicz Building, Sonia Kossoy Conference Room (Room 307)

9:15-11:00   Temporality

Chair: Yishai Blank, Tel Aviv University

Ravit Reichman, Brown University
Precious and Profane: Toward a Wider Account of Material Claims
Commentator: Irene Tucker, University of California - Irvine & Tel Aviv University

Christopher Tomlins, University of California - Irvine
Styron's Nat: or, The Metaphysics of Presence
Commentator: Roy Kreitner, Tel Aviv University

11:30-13:15   Excess

Chair: Yofi Tirosh, Tel Aviv University

Simon Stern, University of Toronto
Blackstone and the Aesthetics of English Law
Commentator: Suzanne Stone, Yeshiva University

Anat Rosenberg, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya
Anchoring Consumption
Commentator: Michael Zakim, Tel Aviv University

15:30-17:15   Aesthetization

Chair: Issachar Rosen-Zvi, Tel Aviv University

Christine L. Krueger, Marquette University
Order in the Archives:  The Victorian Art of Legal History
Commentator: Assaf Likhovski, Tel Aviv University

Steven Wilf, University of Connecticut
The Legal Historian as Detective
Commentator: Yoram Shachar, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya