[We have the following announcement from the Directors of the Brazilian Institute for Legal History. The citation for Professor Hespanha when he was named an honorary fellow of the American Society for Legal History is here. DRE.]
The IBHD – Instituto Brasileiro de História do Direito (Brazilian Institute for Legal History) regrets to inform that Professor António Manuel Hespanha, honorary fellow of the IBHD and of the American Society for Legal History, passed away on July 1, in Lisbon. Professor Hespanha, one of the most influential contemporary European legal historians, revolutionized the field of Lusophone legal history. Through intense friendship and intellectual exchange for the past 20 years, Professor Hespanha was crucial in the construction of the field in Brazil. With sadness, the IBHD reaffirms its commitment to the memory of Professor Hespanha, who will continue to be our greatest source of inspiration.