Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Princeton Conference on Law and Legality in Modern Eastern Europe

We have the following announcement, about an upcoming conference at Princeton University:
Law and Legality in Modern Eastern Europe
Princeton University
Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies
October 4-5, 2019


1:15 p.m. Welcome and Introductions
Emily Greble (Vanderbilt University)
Iryna Vushko (Princeton University)

1:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Politics of Punishment in the Habsburg and
Russian Empires
Chair: Emily Greble
Commentator: Ekaterina Pravilova (Princeton University)

Alison Frank (Harvard University), “The Emperor and the
Executioner: Justice, Mercy, and Capital Punishment in
the Habsburg Monarchy”

Iryna Vushko (Princeton University), “Imperial Golgotha:
Spielberg Prison in the Habsburg Empire”

Daniel Beer (Royal Holloway), “Rituals of Civil Death:
Sovereignty and Subversion in the Reign of Alexander II”
3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Coffee Break

3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Overlapping and Contested Sovereignties
Chair: Iryna Vushko
Commentator: Lauren Benton (Vanderbilt University)

Natasha Wheatley (Princeton University), “Sovereignty as
a Knowledge Problem”

Aimee Genell (Western Georgia University), “From the
Legalist Empire to the Sovereign State”

Emily Greble (Vanderbilt University), “Debating Concepts
of Sovereignty: Muslims in Post-Ottoman Europe”

Dominique Reill (University of Miami), “Eeeny, Meeny,
Miny, Law: Law-Making and Self-Determination in
Absence of a State”


9 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. International Law and Regional Implications
Chair: Emily Greble  
Commentator: Eric Weitz (The City College of New York and the Graduate Center, CUNY)

Peter Holquist (University of Pennsylvania), “Testing the
New ‘Laws of War’: Imperial Russia and the 1877-78
Russo-Turkish War”

Jared Manasek (Pace University), “Occupation, Sovereignty,
and the Presumption of Legality: the “Forgotten” Ottoman Exclave of Ada Kale in the Danube International Waterway”

Kent Schull (State University of New York, Binghamton),
“Repatriating POWs in Post-Great War Eastern Europe:
Negotiating Citizenship & Belonging in the Wake of
Dismantled Empires, New Nation States & Imperial
10:45 a.m. - 11 a.m. Coffee Break

11 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. The Transformation of the East European Legal Order in the 20th Century
Chair: Iryna Vushko 
Commentator: Benjamin Nathans (University of Pennsylvania)

Gábor Egry (Institute of Political History, Budapest), “The
Law of the State, the State of the Nation: the Idea of the
Nation and the Transformation of Legal Categories in
Interwar Eastern Europe”

Melissa Feinberg (Rutgers University), “The Dilemmas of
De-Austrianization: Family and Marriage Law in the First
Czechoslovak Republic”

Rebecca Reich (Cambridge University), “Journalism and
Judgment in the Post-Stalin Period”
 -- Karen Tani