Monday, September 3, 2018

ASLH Workshop on Medieval Legal History

[We have the following announcement from the ASLH website, courtesy of Ada Maria Kuskowski, Penn History.]

Pre-Conference Workshop on Medieval Legal History, Thursday, November 8th, 2018

On Thursday November 8, immediately before the main conference begins, the American Society for Legal History (with the support of Vanderbilt University) is hosting a workshop on medieval legal history, broadly defined both chronologically and geographically. The workshop will consist of a range of paper presentations and discussions, as shown on the program below. Lunch will be made available to those attending.

The workshop will take place in the Conference Hotel and some of the papers will be pre-circulated, to facilitate discussion. Any one registered for the main conference is welcome to register the workshop, but space is limited to forty attendees. If you would like to register to attend, please register here.

12:00-1:00 pm –  Daniel Smail (Harvard), “The Legal Ecology of Debt Collection”

1:00-1:15 Break

1:15-2:30 Paper-workshop session:
    Ari Z. Bryen (Vanderbilt University), “The Judgment of the Provinces: Law, Culture, and Empire in the Roman East”
    Geoffrey Koziol (Berkeley), “Learning to legislate: from the Carolingians to the Peace of God and beyond”
    Comment: Caroline Humfress (St Andrews), William Caferro (Vanderbilt University)

2:30 – 2:45 break

2:45- 3:45 Alice Taylor (King’s College, London): “What does Scotland’s earliest legal tractate actually say (and what does it mean)?”

3:45-4:00 break

4:00- 5:45 Early-Career Scholar Panel

    Jesse Abelman (Yeshiva University), ‘Violence and Jewish Courts in High Medieval Northern Europe’
    Sara Ludin (Berkeley), ‘Protest, Veridiction, and Legal Speech Acts in Early German Reformation Litigation, 1529-1555’
    Dana Lee (Princeton), ‘Early Debates on Excuses in Islamic Legal History: The Case of the Stolen Veil in Seventh Century Ta?if’
    Charlotte Whatley (University of Wisconsin-Madison), ‘Kingship and Collusion: Extra-Legal Negotiation and Legal Fictions in the Age of Edward III’
    Comment: Lena Saleymeh (Tel Aviv University).

5:45-5:50 Closing Remarks

Update: The title of Sara Ludin's paper is now correct.