Thursday, March 10, 2016

World Legal History Blog Launch

[From H-Law we have the following announcement.]

The ​World Legal History Blog was launched three weeks ago ​on H-Law,​ and can be found here.

The blog's description is as follows:

The World Legal History Blog aims to explore the many facets of legal history throughout the world by focusing on themes such as legal pluralism, classification, jurisdiction, sovereignty, and territoriality. We will explore the challenges of conducting historical research in multiple languages in several archives throughout the world.  We will also discuss the challenges of crafting a historical narrative out of legal sources. Each week, we will have two blog posts by legal historians - ideally one focusing on a theme, and the other on a historical source of any kind. Suggestions for themes are always welcome. There are thousands of subscribers to H-Law  ​including   academics and legal professionals. Each blog post is sent out as a separate email on H-Law, and it also exists as a ​ standalone​ blog at the link above.​

​​ Guidelines for the blog:

Blog contributors are encouraged to write posts which are 500 - 800 words long.  As a collaborative effort, the blog will foster discussion amongst legal scholars who would otherwise not meet due to their respective geographic specializations. Contributors could also call attention to a particular archive and/or corpus of sources that would be useful to others. Contributors could also review books and articles on world legal history, and invite authors to respond. Contributors could start or engage in ongoing debates to be moderated by the editor. All queries and contributions should be emailed to the editor, Fadzilah Yahaya at The blog's twitter account could be found here. Follow us to get blog updates.