Thursday, April 23, 2015

Criminal Law and Emotions in European Legal Cultures

[Via H-Law, we have word of the of the following conference, sponsored by the Center for the History of Emotions, Max Planck Institute for Human Development.  It will take place at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Large Conference Hall, Lentzeallee 94, 14195 Berlin.]

Criminal Law and Emotions in European Legal Cultures: From the 16th Century to the Present

Thursday, 21 May 2015

9:00-9:40 Welcome and Introduction
Ute Frevert, Laura Kounine and Gian Marco Vidor (all Max Planck Institute for Human Development)

9:40-10:40 Keynote
Professor David Sabean (University of California, Los Angeles)

11:00-12:45 Panel 1: Early Modern History, Emotions and Law, co-curated with Claudia Jarzebowski
Malcolm Gaskill (University of East Anglia):
Emotions on the Frontier: Witchcraft in Seventeenth-Century New England
Camilla Schjerning (University of Copenhagen):
"As a Raging Man": Narratives of Transgression and Emotional Communities in Copenhagen, 1771-1800
Allyson F. Creasman (Carnegie Mellon University):
Fighting Words: Anger, Insult, and the "Right of Retort" in Early Modern German Law
Chair: Claudia Jarzebowski (Freie Universität Berlin)

14:00-15:45 Panel 2: Emotions on Trial
Katie Barclay (University of Adelaide):
Performing Emotion and Reading the Body in the Irish Court, c.1800-1845
Elwin Hofman (Catholic University of Leuven):
Angry Killers, Weeping Whores? Emotions in Criminal Trials in the Southern Netherlands, 1750-1800
Shira Leitersdorf-Shkedy (University of Haifa):
"The Sensitive Prosecutor": The Emotional Experience of Prosecutors in Managing Criminal Proceedings
Chair: Stephen Cummins (Max Planck Institute for Human Development)

16:15-17:00 Reflections
Daniel Lord Smail (Harvard University):
Reflections: Violence and Emotions

18:00 Dinner  After Dinner Talk
Terry Maroney (Vanderbilt Law School, Nashville)

Friday, 22 May 2015

10:00-11:00 Keynote
Professor Elizabeth Lunbeck (Vanderbilt University, Nashville)

11:30-13:15 Panel 3: Russia, Borders, Encounters
Eugene M. Avrutin (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign):
The Confrontations: Emotions and the Meaning of Belief in a Russian Border Town
Marianna Muravyeva (Oxford Brookes University):
"He Called me a Pimp and his Mother a Broad": Emotions of Complaint in the Narratives of Parent Abuse in Early Modern Russia
Daniel Newman (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum):
Emotional Appeals in Early Soviet Criminal Cases: The Plach as Legal Strategy
Chair: Pavel Vasilyev (Max Planck Institute for Human Development)

14:30-16:15 Panel 4: Emotions and Legal Responsibility
Niamh Cullen (University College Dublin):
Love and Honour in 1960s Sicily: The Trial of Filippo Melodia
Hiram Kümper (Universität Mannheim):
Lust and the Movements of the Will: Emotions in the Forensic Conceptualization of Rape, 16th to 19th Centuries
Katariina Parhi (University of Oulu):
Examining Degenerate Souls: Psychopathy and the Question of Responsibility in Early Twentieth-Century Finnish Forensic Psychiatry
Chair: Daphne Rozenblatt (Max Planck Institute for Human Development)

16:45-18:00 Roundtable
with leading commentators Dagmar Ellerbrock (Technische Universität Dresden) and Terry Maroney (Vanderbilt Law School, Nashville)