We’ve previously posted the line-up for Centre for English Legal History at the University of Cambridge. Here it is again, with TEAMS links.
May 18 Dr Caroline Laske (University of Ghent)
Legal history meets diachronic semantics: understanding legal concepts and terminology over time
Dr. Laske’s description, from her recent email: “In my talk I will discuss the use of linguistic disciplines as cognitive models for legal history. Particular attention will be paid to the use of analytical linguistics and corpus/concordance-based methodologies that enable us to gain a deep level understanding of the origins, evolution and change of legal thinking, the law and its terminology. The approach and methodology will be illustrated with three legal historical studies relating to the conceptualisation of legal concepts (consideration in contract law), a relatively new area of law (environmental law) and the textual representation of a particular group of people in customary law sources (women in the Très Ancien Coutumier de Normandie).”
June 1 Dr Kenneth Duggan (University of Toronto)
Deodands and the Law in Thirteenth-Century England
June 8 Professor Marie Seong-Hak Kim (St. Cloud State University)
Revisiting Custom in Legal History and Historiography
June 16 Professor Thomas McSweeney (William and Mary Law School)
Priests of the Law: Roman Law and the Making of the Common Law's First Professionals
The conveners are Alec Thompson (email@example.com) and Doug Chapman (firstname.lastname@example.org).