Friday, January 6, 2023

Helsinki Legal History Series

[We have the following announcement.  DRE.]

During 2023, the CoCoLaw Project and EuroStorie Centre of Excellence will host the Helsinki Legal History Series. The initiative gathers both established scholars and younger researchers who all work at the intersection of law, society and history. The aim is to promote legal historical research and to illustrate the merits of historical approach in analyzing fundamental questions regarding law's embeddedness in society and the mechanisms of legal change. The seminar series consists of 9 lectures taking place at the University of Helsinki (and streamed online), according to the following program:

January 31st
National Styles beyond Boarders. A Travelogue of Migrating Legal Stories in the Nineteenth Century
Cristina Vano (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II)

February 28th
European Union and its founding values – a legal history autopsy
Tuuli Talvinko (University of Helsinki)

March 28th
From the university-based ius commune to a potentially universal law. A lecture in honour of Mireille Delmas-Marty (1941-2022)
Alain Wijffels (KU Leuven)

April 25th
Homesteading and the American Dream
K-Sue Park (Georgetown University)

May 30th
The English ‘Law of Succession’ as an expression of European Legal Culture: The Story of its Development
Reinhard Zimmermann (Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law)

September 26th
Transnational Legal Transfers: the extraordinary life of JP Benjamin QC (1811-1884)
Catharine MacMillan (Kings College London)

October 31st  
The History of Cultural Heritage in International Law
Pauno Soirila (University of Helsinki)

November 28th
Usus Theologicus Pandectarum: The Civilian Tradition in a Theological Context
Wim Decock (UCLouvain)

December 12th
Tombos: How registering the Past became Normative and Why it Faltered in the Nineteenth Century
Tamar Herzog (Harvard University)