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19 August 2022

CONFERENCE: XX - 2022 Giornata gentiliana - San Ginesio, 16-17 settembre 2022

 

BOOK: Michaël RIEPL, Russian Contributions to International Humanitarian Law: A contrastive analysis of Russia’s historical role and its current practice [ Kölner Schriften zum Friedenssicherungsrecht - Cologne Studies on International Peace and Security Law - Études colonaises sur le droit de la paix et de la sécurité internationale; 16] (Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2022), ISBN 9783748913214 (OPEN ACCESS)

 

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Abstract:

Has Russia turned from “Paul to Saul” with regards to international humanitarian law (IHL)? This book aims to answer this question by contrasting the past and the present. Firstly, it offers a comprehensive account of the remarkable Russian contributions to IHL since 1850. Secondly, it analyses Russia’s current approach to IHL, drawing on a wide range of legislation, case law, diplomatic records, and military practice. Finally, the author contrasts the past and the present – not without embedding his findings in the changed context of our time. The book is aimed at international law experts as well as people interested in legal history. Its author is an IHL researcher and practitioner with extensive experience in the post-soviet world.

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JOB OFFER: Postdoctoral Scholar for a project on "Divine grace, human agency, and economic entrepreneurship in Luis de Molina" (supervisors: Wim François [KU Leuven] – Wim Decock [UC Louvain]) {DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 15, 2022}

  

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Job offer

Postdoctoral Scholar for a project on

Divine grace, human agency, and economic entrepreneurship in Luis de Molina

(supervisors: Wim François [KU Leuven] – Wim Decock [UC Louvain])


Subsequent to the awarding of a grant from the FWO-Research Foundation Flanders in 2020 we invite applications for a full-time position as postdoctoral scholar on a project entitled Divine grace, human agency, and economic entrepreneurship in Luis de Molina.

The project is the second part of a broader project entitled Knocking on Heaven’s Doors’. Free will, Money, and Emotions in the Theological Systems of Leonard Lessius and Luis de Molina (late 1500s-early 1600s). The position is tenable for two years. The first part, on Lessius, has been elaborated in 2021-2022, the second part, on Molina, will be covered in the years 2023-2024.

Project description

Jesuit theologians such as Luis de Molina (1535-1600) and Leonard Lessius (1554-1623) tended to accept that postlapsarian humans, although affected by original sin and in huge need of divine grace, preserved their positive capacities to know the good, to long for it, and to be able to perform good works that contribute to their own salvation. Whereas the first part of the project, elaborated by Dr. Eleonora Rai, focused upon Lessius, the second part will especially deal with Molina’s theology of grace, free will, and eternal predestination.

Molina’s (contested) theological position – not the least his scientia media  doctrine -- have elaborately been studied not only in his basic work the Concordia (1588), but also in the context of the Congregations De Auxiliis Divinae Gratiae  (1597-1606). Little research has been done, however, on the subtle differences between Molina’s theology and the (more radical) positions of Lessius. Although contemporaries and co-religionists, such as Bellarmino, were aware of these theological subtleties, they have astonishingly been overlooked in contemporary research where Lessius’s position is often simply considered as a variant of Molinism. Therefore, this project has the ambition to engage in a more systematic study of subtle variants, clear-cut differences, and reciprocal influences between the theological and moral systems of Lessius and Molina. The epistolary exchange between the protagonists will also be studied to that purpose.

The Jesuits’ emphasis on man’s deliberation and freedom of action, vis-à-vis God’s initiative, even extended to the realms of economy and finance, which according to the traditional moral system were especially liable to sinful deeds, such as lending at interest. Where the connection between Lessius’s views on grace and free will, on the one hand, and his liberal economic ethics, on the other, has been studied before, this is less the case for Molina and will therefore be subject of research in the second part of the project. Theologically educated confessors and moralists like Lessius had even to consider pressing concerns about the fate of the biblical-juridical category of the “miserabiles personae,” the poor, the orphans and the widows and how the well-to-do citizens should take responsibility here. Molina’s positions in this regard still wait for further research. 

This project will further innovatively study how the theologies under consideration also promoted the major role of human agency- authorship alongside God’s inspiration in the coming into being of the biblical texts. These theories opposed Lessius and like-minded theologians to doctrines of the divine dictation of the Scriptures, as defended by the Dominican Bañez. Molina’s viewpoint on this matter, however, has never been thoroughly explored, an enterprise which may allow a fuller comparison of the two Jesuits’ theological systems.

An important question is whether the differences between Lessius’s and Molina’s theology of justification  – including their consequences in the moral field –, as well as their viewpoints regarding the inspiration of the Scriptures were so crucial, that they “justified” different reactions among the leaders within the Society of Jesus, pre-eminently Bellarmino. Such a strategy led to the eventual censoring of Lessius’ s works, more than Molina’s, who was saved from being condemned as an outcome of the Congregations De Auxiliis. Hence, this project will also unavoidably look at these intra-Jesuit controversies and consider the religious-political strategies promoted by the Society of Jesus at the turn of the 17th century. 

By comparison, the views of the prominent Protestant theologian Jacob Arminius, charged by strict Calvinists as being ‘crypto-Jesuit’, will be further analysed for any possible reciprocal influences. Though the reception of Molina’s doctrine by Arminius and like-minded theologians has been studied, it should not be excluded that more progress is possible in this field.

Job description

With a view to the aforementioned research, the project will involve a postdoctoral scholar. In collaboration with the supervisors, the researcher will develop abovementioned program, share his/her insights at (international) conferences, and record the research results in scholarly articles and/or a monograph. Further, the postdoctoral scholar will be involved in the organization of the Twelfth Annual REFORC Conference on Early Modern Christianity devoted to Early Modern Christianity, Economic Entrepreneurship, and Social Welfare which will take place in Leuven in May 11-13, 2023: https://reforc.com/events/twelfth-annual-reforc-conference-on-early-modern-christianity/

Job requirements

- The candidate has a doctor’s degree in the humanities, viz. in theology and religious studies, philosophy, history of law, neo-Latin, or early modern history, with a seniority between 1 and 5 years.

- The successful candidate has a very competent, solid knowledge of Latin.

- He or she has a good proficiency in the history of early modern Christianity in general and is willing to pursue and capable of acquiring specialized knowledge of the often sophisticated Catholic theology of the period.

- As full-time employee, the candidate is required to reside and work in Leuven (Belgium) during the entire tenure of the scholarship.

Job offer

- The postdoctoral scholarship will start on 1 January 2023 with a one year-contract, which after a positive evaluation will be extended with another year until 31 December 2024.

 - The net salary will follow the KU Leuven standards for postdoctoral scholars, taking into account life conditions and family situation if needed. Social benefits and health insurance are also provided for.

- The KU Leuven Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies offers the opportunity to work in an enthusiast team on an exciting, ambitious project, for which the post-doctoral scholar will also be able to rely on expertise at KU Leuven’s partner institutions, especially at UC Louvain in Louvain-la-Neuve. 

- The accepted candidate will enjoy the opportunity of working in the historic University town of Leuven, in the context of a dynamic, internationally-oriented theological faculty  – Position 4 in QS World University Rankings -- with library-resources that are second to none.


Application procedure

- Applications should be submitted electronically to the following address:wim.francois@kuleuven.be -

 - They should include a letter of motivation (in English or French, maximum 2 pages in all)containing an exposition of the reasons why the applicant believes she or he has the appropriate qualifications for conducting this particular research and for completing it in the allocated time.-

- An up-to-date CV, including work experience, publications, and study results, amongst others.-

 - The name and address (including email) of two scholars of international reputation who may be contacted as referee.

- Application deadline: 15 September 2022


Schedule

- Receipt of each fully completed application will be acknowledged as soon as possible. 

- Candidates who fulfil the requirements will be invited for an online talk, most probably in the second week of October, and may be asked to translate and analyse a short extract form Molina’s work. 

- Final decision and notification of the results are expected by the end of October.

 

18 August 2022

PRIZES: Deutscher Rechtshistorikertag 2022


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Several prizes were awarded at the Deutscher Rechtshistorikertag in Zurich.

RHT:

David Haubner, Studien zur Lex Rhodia de iactu (https://www.chbeck.de/haubner-muenchener-beitraege-papyrusforschung-heft-119-seewurf/product/31772954)


Sebastian M. Spitra, Die Verwaltung von Kultur im Völkerrecht. Eine postkoloniale Geschichte https://www.nomos-shop.de/nomos/titel/die-verwaltung-von-kultur-im-voelkerrecht-id-86961/



 Conring Preis

Susanne Paas, Das bewegliche System. Zur Karriere einer juristischen Denkfigur https://www.mohrsiebeck.com/buch/das-bewegliche-system-9783161601293?no_cache=1


Christian Neumeier, Kompetenzen. Zur Entstehung des deutschen öffentlichen Rechts https://www.mohrsiebeck.com/buch/kompetenzen-9783161607264?no_cache=1




BOOK: Youssef GUENZOUI (dir.), La norme culturelle dans l'ordre juridique [Contextes. Culture du droit, dir. Anne-Sophie CHAMBOST] (Paris: LGDJ, 2020), 384 p. ISBN 9782275073798, € 44

 

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Abstract:

Code culturel versus Code civil ? C’est sous l’angle de ce conflit de normes que la question du vivre ensemble a été posée aux auteurs de cet ouvrage, à l’heure où celle du port du voile cristallise à nouveau les tensions. Faire un choix ne va pas de soi car la question oppose souvent deux têtus : l’individu, qui ne connaît de commandements que ceux émanant de sa culture, et l’État, qui ne connaît de lois que celles provenant de lui. Renvoyés dos à dos, l’individu et l’État doivent pourtant apprendre à s’entendre : l’individu ne doit pas oublier qu’il vit dans un État de droit ; l’État ne doit pas oublier qu’il est chargé de garantir l’épanouissement personnel de l’individu. Tiraillées entre ces deux exigences, de nombreuses questions sont alors revisitées : du pluralisme juridique à la tradition républicaine en passant par la laïcité, des conflits de lois à l’ordre public, des droits de l’homme à la généralité de la loi… En filigrane, se pose alors la question de l’existence d’un modèle culturel dominant, qui exclurait en creux tous ceux qui ne lui sont pas conformes. Est-ce le cas ? La messe ne serait pas dite pour autant. Car derrière l’approche conflictuelle, qui constitue l’ossature de cet ouvrage, c’est une invitation au dialogue qui s’impose, en tentant de s’abstraire des dogmatismes les plus tenaces pour qu’un vivre-ensemble digne de ce nom puisse enfin triomphe.

On the editor and contributors:

 Cet ouvrage a été dirigé et coordonné par Youssef Guenzoui, maître de conférences HDR en droit privé à l’Université Paris 13 Sorbonne Paris Cité, en délégation à l’Université de la Polynésie française (rattaché à GDI – EA 4240). Avec les contributions de Amir Ali, Emmanuelle Gindre, Youssef Guenzoui, Philippe Guez, Victor Guset, Philippe Jestaz, Valérie Parisot, Jean-Paul Pastorel, Geneviève Pignarre, Sandrine Sana-Chaillé de Néré, Laurent Sermet, Diana Villegas.

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ARTICLE: Jake Subryan RICHARDS, "Political Thought and the Emotion of Shame: John Stuart Mill and the Jamaica Committee during the Governor Eyre Controversy" (Modern Intellectual History Firstview) (OPEN ACCESS)

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Abstract:

This article argues that the emotion of shame explains how John Stuart Mill and the Jamaica Committee developed intellectual arguments in response to the brutal suppression by Governor Edward Eyre of the Morant Bay rebellion in post-emancipation colonial Jamaica in 1865. Positioning the emotions as integral to cognitive systems, the article traces Mill and the committee's arguments against their opponents, the Eyre Defence Committee. The Jamaica Committee was not solely concerned with liberal imperial order. Instead, under Mill's leadership, the committee sought to reconstruct and defend the pre-rebellion political culture that freedpeople in Jamaica had developed. The committee also demonstrated the illegality of martial law. There were, nonetheless, differences between Mill and other committee members, including Charles Buxton and Frederic Harrison. Shame, the emotion experienced when a subject fails to meet the values to which they are attached, helps to explain these differences. Shame also helped to generate the possibility of reforming the colonial political relationship.

Read more here: DOI  10.1017/S1479244322000154.

17 August 2022

BOOK: Caspar EHLERS & Holger GREWE (eds.), »Rechtsräume« Historische und archäologische Annäherungen [Studien zur europäischen Rechtsgeschichte; 323] (Frankfurt am Main: Vittorio Klostermann, 2020), X + 336 p. ISBN 9783465044123, € 79

 

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Abstract:
The development of normative orders in both the secular and the ecclesiastical spheres can be analysed as a configuration of new regulatory patterns or as a modification of existing ones. This richly illustrated anthology focuses primarily on the observation of dynamic changes through the regional, linguistic and cultural transmission of norms and practices. Archaeologists, natural scientists and historians ask about such processes, the investigation of which requires interdisciplinary and transnational approaches as well as diachronic comparative studies. The spectrum ranges from research on 'ancient DNA' in an archaeological context to the historiographical (re-)construction of identities and the investigation of the relationship between topography and domination in the European Early and High Middle Ages.

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BOOK: Laura VIAUT, Fecimus Concordiam. Les mécanismes de gestion des conflits dans l’espace aquitain au Haut Moyen Age (VIIIe-XIIe siècle) (Paris: De Boccard, 2022), ISBN : 978-2-7018-0602-0


ABOUT THE BOOK

Le premier Moyen Âge a longtemps souffert d’une mauvaise réputation, celle d’être une période sombre et particulièrement violente. À l’appui de nouvelles grilles de lecture, la recherche a entrepris, au cours des dernières décennies, une réévaluation de sa justice. Mais ce champ d’études est encore lacunaire, et plus encore pour l’Aquitaine. La présente étude s’attache donc à reconstituer ses cadres institutionnels et sociétaux entre le début de la période carolingienne et la fin du XIIe siècle. Une étude d’anthropologie historique du droit permet, à partir de cas concrets, de démontrer les mécanismes par lesquels les conflits pouvaient être gérés, tout en dégageant les évolutions majeures qui s’observent dans les sources. Appréhender la justice altimédiévale passe par la reconstitution des structures, des procédures judiciaires et des stratégies sociales alors déployées pour trouver une solution aux différends. Il apparaît bien vite que les juges se sont appliqués à donner des réponses aux litiges en privilégiant les accords et la paix, plus que la coercition. Leur action se situe à la croisée du droit, du social et du religieux. Dans cette perspective, il est nécessaire de regarder le Moyen Âge, non pas du dehors avec des yeux modernes, mais du dedans pour comprendre les logiques qui en soutiennent toute la structure. Cette analyse donne l’occasion de mettre en lumière les manuscrits juridiques aquitains, dont une partie est encore inédite, pour reconsidérer l’efficacité de la justice altimédiévale.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Laura Viaut est maître de conférences en histoire du droit à l’université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne et membre de l’Institut de recherche juridique de la Sorbonne (IRJS EA 4150). 


More information can be found here.


16 August 2022

BOOK: Falko MAXIN, Juristische Wahrheit. Eine Studie zum richterlichen Tatsachenwissen im 19. Jahrhundert [Studien zur europäischen Rechtsgeschichte; 325] (Frankfurt am Main: Vittorio Klostermann, 2021), VIII + 260 p. ISBN 9783456044260, € 69

 

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Abstract:
The mechanics of the "legal theory of evidence", which dominated German procedural law until the second half of the 19th century, was intended to render the truth of a circumstance to be proven calculable by means of legal rigour and arithmetic consistency. How can we explain in retrospect its seemingly abrupt replacement by the judge´s "free consideration of evidence" according to his subjective conviction as we know it today? Does this indicate something fundamental having changed in the nature and significance of the judge's knowledge of facts? Did a post-Kantian understanding of truth together with an altered conception of social knowledge play a role in this important process in the history of justice? By using the example of civil and criminal jurisdiction, this study examines these questions in its search for "legal truth" – and in doing so outlines a history of the theory of evidence in the 19th century.

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BOOK REVIEW: Achim SEIFERT, "Thomas Pierson, Vom Vertrag zum Status. Das Dienstvertragsrecht der Frankfurter Dientsbriefe im Alten Reich" (Forum Historiae Iuris, 11 APR 2022) (OPEN ACCESS)

 

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Prof. dr. Achim Seifert (Jena) reviewed Thomas Pierson's Vom Vertrag zum Status. Das Dienstvertragsrecht der Frankfurter Dienstbriefe im Alten Reich (vol. 321 in the series Studien zur europäischen Rechtsgeschichte) for Forum Historiae Iuris.

Read the review here: DOI 10.26032/fhi-2022-004.

BOOK: Justine K. COLLINS, Tracing British West Indian Slavery Laws. A Comparative Analysis of Legal Transplants [Routledge Studies in Comparative Legal History, eds. Aniceto MASFERRER & Heikki PIHLAJAMÄKI; 1] (London: Routledge, 2022), 212 p. ISBN 9781032122991, 96,6 GBP

 

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Abstract:

This book provides a legal historical insight into colonial laws on enslavement and the plantation system in the British West Indies. The volume is a work of comparative legal history of the English-speaking Caribbean which concentrates on how the laws of England served to catalyse the slavery laws and also legislation pertaining to post-emancipation societies. The book illustrates how these “borrowed” laws from England not only developed colonial slavery laws within the English-speaking Caribbean but also inspired the slavery codes of a number of North American plantation systems. The cusp of the work focuses on the interconnectivities among the English-speaking slave holding Atlantic and how persons, free and unfree, moved throughout the system and brought laws with them which greatly affected the various enslaved societies. The book will be essential reading for students and researchers interested in colonial slavery, Caribbean studies and Black and Atlantic history.

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13 August 2022

CONFERENCE: 1st Annual Conference of the Käte Hamburger Kolleg Münster: "Ausnahme und Vielfalt | Exception and Plurality" - 15-17 September 2022, Münster

 


Ausnahme und Vielfalt | Exception and Plurality


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1st Annual Conference of the Käte Hamburger Kolleg Münster

Thursday, 15 September 2022, to Saturday, 17 September 2022

agora: am Aasee
Bismarckallee 5
48151 Münster

Registration:

Online via Indico

Organisation:

Käte Hamburger Kolleg "Legal Unity and Pluralism"

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Concept:

The first annual conference of the Käte Hamburger Kolleg „Legal Unity and Pluralism“ adresses the question of whether the relationship between unity and plurality demarcates the same or a similar boundary as the relationship between rule and exception. We are also interested in what effects the figure of the exception has had and continues to have on forms of plurality or standardisation of law. Comprising contrastive studies, the interdisciplinary and inter-epochal conference aims to foster intensive discussion in this area.

Programme:

Thursday, 15 September 2022

13.00–14.00
Arrival

14.00–14.30
Ulrike Ludwig & Peter Oestmann (Münster) | Welcome and introduction

Session 1: Plural Legal Orders
Chair: Reinhard Zimmermann

14.30–15.20
Ralf Seinecke (Frankfurt am Main) | Ein Pluralistic Turn?

15.20–16.10
Matthias Bähr (Dresden) | Plurale Normen und die Praxis der Differenz in der Frühen Neuzeit: der Fall Irland

16.10–16.40
Coffee break

16.40–17.30
Jakub Urbanik (Warschau) | Public Land Leases Turn Inhumane. Imperial Grace and Local Custom(s), or the Status of Local Law under Roman Rule Revisited

17.30–18.30
Reinhard Zimmermann (Hamburg) | Commentary and discussion

19.00
Joint dinner

Friday, 16 September 2022

Session 2: Legal and Judicial Practice
Chair: Franz-Josef Arlinghaus

9.00–9.50
Alain Wijffels (Leuven) | Einheit statt Vielfalt? Die Kriminalpolitik der Strafjustizordnungen von Philipp II. für die Niederlande (1570)

9.50–10.40
Quentin Verreycken (Louvain) | At the Crossroads of Norms and Exceptions: The Regulation of the Power to Pardon in Late Medieval England and France

10.40–11.10
Coffee break

11.10–12.00
Yvonne Kleinmann (Halle) | Wissen – Kompetenz – Arbeitsteilung? Zur Praxis christlicher und jüdischer Gerichte in einer frühneuzeitlichen polnischen Stadt

12.00–13.00
Franz-Josef Arlinghaus (Bielefeld) | Commentary and discussion

13.00–14.30
Lunch

Session 3:
Societal Diversity and Legal Plurality
Chair: Mirjam Künkler

14.30–15.20
Baris Cayli Messina (Lincoln) | Criminalisation, Social Harmony, and Legal Plurality in the Ottoman Empire: Opportunities and Limitations in the Governance of Diverse Society

15.20–16.10
Alexander de Castro (UniCesumar, Brazil) | The Codes of Minors as Gateways to an Underground Penal System: the Legal Treatment of Underprivileged Children and Adolescents in Twentieth-century Brazil (1927–1990)

16.10–16.40
Coffee break

16.40–17.30
Christoph Lorke (Münster) | Normkonflikte und Rechtspluralismus: Eheschließungen mit Ausländer:innen in Deutschland als verwaltungsrechtliche, privatrechtliche und interkulturelle Herausforderung (1870–1930)

17.30–18.30
Mirjam Künkler (Bordeaux) | Commentary and discussion

19.00
Joint dinner

Saturday, 17 September 2022

Final plenary discussion

10.00–10.45
Reinhard Zimmermann, Franz-Josef Arlinghaus, Mirjam Künkler | Opening statements

10.45–12.00
Plenary discussion

12.00–12.15
Closing remarks

11 August 2022

BOOK: Reinhard MEHRING, "Kafkanien". Carl Schmitt, Franz Kafka und der moderne Verfassungsstaat.Dekonstruktion und Dämonisierung des Rechts [Klostermann Essay; 9] (Frankfurt am Main: Vittorio Klostermann, 2022), ISBN 9783456145899

 

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Abstract:
Generally considered antipodes in political as well as theological matters, Franz Kafka (1883–1924) and Carl Schmitt (1888–1985) had more in common that meets the eye: they were both jurists and avant-gardists; they criticized the legal positivist institutional state, personalized and demonized bureaucratic rule. That is why Schmitt penned notes on Kafka in order to reflect his judicial experience after 1945, regarding the German Federal Republic as "Kafkanien". Reinhard Mehring discusses the irritating proximities both authors show concerning the dystopian perception of the modern state as elements for the political history of Kafka's impact and for clarifying the legal skepticism of Schmitt's late work.

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10 August 2022

INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP: 'History of Prison Reform in Colonial and Postcolonial Contexts: Hope and Disappointment' - Sapir Academic College, 17-19 June 2024

 



International Workshop

History of Prison Reform in Colonial and Postcolonial Contexts: Hope and Disappointment

17-19 June 2024, Sapir Academic College, Israel


This workshop will explore the history of prison reform in the colonial context, its hopes and failures. It seeks to broaden our understanding of the distinctiveness of penal reform in colonial and postcolonial territories, and to clarify how it differs from its implementation in other, non-colonial settings. The claim of promoting penal reform was often an explicit part of the colonial ‘civilizing mission’ and its application an indicator of progress. Proclaimed reformist intentions, however, were often not fulfilled in practice. Historians have examined the violent and oppressive practices of colonial penal regimes. A
considerable part of this scholarship criticizes the Eurocentricity of the progressive reformist narratives, often underpinned by the Foucauldian argument about a shift from corporal punishment to imprisonment, and laced with disciplinary and surveillance knowledge-power technologies. These studies reveal that within the colonial context, the European penal model underwent transformations, both deliberate and unintended ones. Postcolonial accounts of penal regimes critically analyze the implementation of reformist, humanitarian institutions and ideas. While reformist ideology explicitly advocates for humanistic values, in practice it can nonetheless support imperial projects of control over foreign bodies. The proposed workshop will explore the implementation, rejection and manipulation of reform mechanisms of the penal system in colonial settings by the various social players that were involved in these practices. Who were the players advocating for reform and what was their agenda? When reformist practices and institutions were transplanted to colonial settings, how did they change? In what ways were the subalterns able to influence the meaning of these practices? What impact did the broader political, administrative and societal context have on these practices? In what ways are the achievements and failures of reform different in a colonial and non-colonial context? The participants in the proposed international workshop will work together towards providing answers to these fundamental questions that stand at the heart of current debates on colonial punishment and the shortcomings of penal reforms.

Submission Guidelines:

The workshop will be held at Sapir Academic College, Israel on 17-19 June 2024. All participants will be expected to submit a working paper by 10 May 2024, to be distributed to the other participants. Those interested in participating in the workshop are welcome to send a one-page proposal in English, along with a short C.V., by 18 October 2022. The proposal should briefly state the topic and outline how the paper contributes to the aims of the workshop. We hope to publish selected papers from the workshop as a book or a special journal issue. 

Please send the above and refer any questions to Orna Alyagon Darr (oad@mail.sapir.ac.il). Financial assistance for airfare and accommodation will be offered depending on funding.

JOB VACANCIES: Two Post-Doctoral Researchers in Legal History - University College Cork (deadline 15 Sept 2022)

 

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30 Month, Fixed-Term, Whole-time Posts

Please note that this position can be filled at post-doctoral or senior post-doctoral level, depending on qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.


Position Summary 

Applications are invited for two Post-Doctoral Researcher/Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher posts based at the School of Law, University College Cork. Founded in 1849, UCC School of Law is ranked 75th in the world and 1st in Ireland (QS Rankings 2022). The School of Law also holds an Athena SWAN Bronze Award in recognition of its commitment to advancing gender equality.

The Post-Doctoral / Senior Post-Doctoral Researchers will join the research team of the Law and the Inner Self (LAWINSEL) Project, funded by the Irish Research Council. The project seeks to better understand the evolution and nature of the idea of the “inner self” in the liberal tradition by viewing it through the prism of legal change from the Middle Ages through to the digital transformations of the 21st century. A core focus of the research will be legal change in the field of personality rights.

The researchers will conduct a specific programme of research under the supervision and direction of Dr Patrick O’Callaghan, Principal Investigator (PI) of the project. They will collaborate with the PI in the dissemination of the project’s research findings in publications and conference papers. They will undertake additional duties and training as may be required within the general scope of the project.

The ideal candidates will hold a PhD in legal history or a PhD with a substantial legal-historical component. They will have a publication record commensurate with their career stage. For one of the posts, an ability to read medieval Latin is desirable. For the other post, an ability to read German legal texts is desirable. A familiarity with the field of personality rights and proficiency in other major European languages are also desirable. Both candidates will have excellent communication, organisation and interpersonal skills.

Candidates must submit the following documentation as part of their application:

  • Application Letter (max 2 pages single spaced), describing your qualifications, research experience and your interest in this position.
  • Curriculum Vitae (including full details of education, relevant experience and publication record).
  • A sample piece of writing such as a recent publication.

Project Title: Law and the Inner Self (LAWINSEL)

Post Duration: 30 months

Salary: Post-Doctoral Researcher: €39,522- €45,609 p.a. (IUA PD1 Salary Scale), Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher: €46,906 - €51,035 p.a. (IUA PD2 Salary Scale)

For an information package including further details of the post see https://ore.ucc.ie/.

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Dr Patrick O’Callaghan, Principal Investigator, at patrick.ocallaghan@ucc.ie.


Application Instructions

Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal (https://ore.ucc.ie/). Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to recruitment@ucc.ie, quoting the job-title and project name.

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Thursday, 15 September 2022. No late applications will be accepted. It is envisaged that virtual interviews will take place in late September/early October and that the posts will commence in January 2023.

Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector.

UCC is committed to creating and fully embracing an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated.  As a University we strive to create a workplace that reflects the diversity of our student population where people from a wide variety of backgrounds learn from one another, share ideas, and work collaboratively. UCC is committed to being an employer that recognises the value of diversity amongst its staff.  We encourage applicants to consult our policies at https://www.ucc.ie/en/edi/policies/ and initiatives at https://www.ucc.ie/en/edi/implementation/ and we welcome applications from everyone, including those who are underrepresented in the protected characteristics set out in our Equal Opportunities & Diversity Policy.


UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

08 August 2022

REMINDER, VACANCY: Part-Time Teaching Associate (20%) for the EUTopia Connected Learning Community Legal History (SEP 2022-AUG 2023); DEADLINE 15 AUG 2022

(Source: CORE)


EUTopia is the European University wherin the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and nine other partner institutions have jointly undertaken an ambitious programme of integration in teaching and research.

Connected Learning Community Legal History: Minority Rights

The EUTopia Connected Learning Community Legal History recruits a 20% Teaching Associate ("Pedagogisch Medewerker") to support the activities in the academic year 2022-2023. The EUTopia Connected Learning Communities are incubators for innovative and societally relevant teaching methods. They enable us to connect students from the various EUTopia campuses across the continent.

The Learning Community Legal History is part of the second wave of CoLeCos. Its first year of operations (2022-2023) brought together students from Brussels (VUB), Barcelona (UPF), Warwick, Ljubljana and CY Paris in a physical peak event and a number of online lectures, seminars and informal exchange moments. Lecturers, external experts and students reflected an exchanged on the transversal theme of Minority Rights. Student reports of the former can be found on the CoLeCo's blog.

The formal output (on the basis of which students have been evaluated) consisted in an online exhibition, which can be consulted here. Our students mobilised:
- embedding sources from Google Books/Gallica/Europeana
- audiovisual material, whereby they linked up legal history and an urban environment (e.g. for the Brussels case on linguistic rights: the Schaarbeek Townhall, the Palace of Justice, the ULB's buildings on the Avenue F. Roosevelt)

Task description

Support of the Connected Learning Community lead (prof. F. Dhondt) and partners (Prof. A. Aragoneses/UPF Barcelona - Prof. C. Argyriadis-Kervégan/CY Paris - Prof. Katja Skrubej/Ljulbljana - dr. Jane Bryan/Rosie Doyle/Warwick)
Reporting to the WP2 leads (Prof. J. Anguri/Warwick - Prof. em. Rosette S'Jegers/VUB) and the EUTopia administration
Co-creation and inspiration for the teaching activities in 2022-2023

Desired profile

- A Master degree, preferrably in Law (or History) and an academic passion for legal history
- Excellent digital skills (Teams, Word, OneDrive, Sharepoint, Excel [HTML knowledge is a plus], for the management of the digital environment wherein hybrid events and collaborative cross-campus connected teaching activities take place
- Elementary notions of social media (twitter, instagram, Youtube, blogger)
- Fluency in English and preferably also French
Efficacy (note keeping) and punctuality 

We offer

- A stimulating teaching and research environment in the Research Group Contextual Research in Law within the Faculty of Law and Criminology
- A wage according to university standards, Salary Scale 502
Flexible working conditions (most work can be done from home); the mission amounts to a day's work on average every week, but can of course be more intense around the peak event and the online exhibition
- Extralegal advantages, public transport cost coverage and use of university facilities (swimming pool, student restaurant, online databases, library...) 

Practical aspects

We expect:

- a cv (including marks and grades) and cover letter
- by 15 August 2022
- sent to frederik dot dhondt at vub dot be

Candidates will be informed quickly after 15 August. We aim for a start of the position on 1 September 2022, running to 31 August 2023.

04 August 2022

BOOK: Matthew DYSON, Explaining Tort and Crime. Legal Development Across Laws and Legal Systems, 1850–2020 (Cambridge: University Press, 2022). ISBN: 9781107144866, £ 95.00

(Source: CUP)

ABOUT THE BOOK


Tracing almost 200 years of history, Explaining Tort and Crime explains the development of tort law and criminal law in England compared with other legal systems. Referencing legal systems from around the globe, it uses innovative comparative and historical methods to identify patterns of legal development, to investigate the English law of fault doctrine across tort and crime, and to chart and explain three procedural interfaces: criminal powers to compensate, timing rules to control parallel actions, and convictions as evidence in later civil cases. Matthew Dyson draws on decades of research to offer an analysis of the field, examining patterns of legal development, visible as motifs in the law of many legal systems.


The book completes a trilogy of works, along with the edited collections Unravelling Tort and Crime (2014), focused on English law, and Comparing Tort and Crime (2015), focused on modern comparative law, all published with Cambridge University Press.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Matthew Dyson is Professor of Civil and Criminal Law at the University of Oxford.


TABLE OF CONTENTS


Table of Contents Part I. Setting the Scene: Introduction and Methods for Explaining: 1. Introduction 2. Organising tort and crime Part II. Mental States and Careless Acts: The Development of Fault Doctrine in Crime and Tort: 3. Fault doctrines in criminal law 4. Fault doctrines in tort law 5. Explaining the criminal and tortious developments in fault doctrine Part III. Procedures Interfacing Tort and Crime: 6. Claims and formats 7. Timing rules 8. Criminal judgments in the civil law Part IV. Conclusions: 9. Patterns of development 10. Conclusions.


https://www.cambridge.org/gb/academic/subjects/law/private-law/explaining-tort-and-crime-legal-development-across-laws-and-legal-systems-18502020?format=HB

01 August 2022

SEMINAR : Dicey + 100 (Oxford, 3-4 October 2022)

 


We learned of a seminar organized at the University of Oxford to mark the centenary of the death of Professor A.V. Dicey. More info here.

Albert Venn Dicey (1835-1922)

 

Seminar Programme

 

Monday 3 October (All Souls College)

12:30pm

Panellists and delegates arrive. Sandwich lunch provided

1:30pm

Panel 1

Dicey and the Constitution 

Chair:            Dr Thomas Adams (Oxford)

Speakers: 

Professor Mark Walters (Queen’s University, Ontario)

Professor Alison Young (Cambridge)

Dr Hasan Dindjer (Oxford)

3:15pm

Coffee

3:45pm

Panel 2

Dicey in his Time and in Our Time 

Chair:            Professor John Allinson (Cambridge)

Speakers:   

Professor John Cairns (Edinburgh)

Professor Timothy Endicott (Oxford)

Professor Aileen Kavanagh (Trinity College, Dublin)                           

5:00pm

Close/Drinks

 

Exhibition of Dicey manuscripts and other material - All Souls Library

 

Tuesday 4th October (St Catherine's College)

8:30am

Coffee/Pastries                                                               

9:00am

Panel 3

Dicey and the Conflict of Laws

Chair:            Professor Jonathan Harris QC

Speakers:   

Lord Collins of Mapesbury

Dr Roxana Banu (Queen Mary, University of London)           

Professor Andrew Dickinson (Oxford)

10:45am

Coffee

11:15am

Panel 4

Dicey and Political Thought

Chair:           TBC

Speakers:    

Dr Marc Mulholland (Oxford)

Professor Sally Bushell (Lancaster)

Dr James Kirby (10 Old Square)

1:00pm

Close/Sandwich Lunch

 

[Afternoon (Subject to Confirmation): Optional Walking tour of Dicey's Oxford]

 

The seminar is organised by Professor Andrew DickinsonProfessor Timothy Endicott and Professor Wolfgang Ernst (Oxford)

Attendance is by registration only. If you would like to attend, please contact Andrew Dickinson (andrew.dickinson@law.ox.ac.uk).

VACANCY: Part-Time Teaching Associate (20%) for the EUTopia Connected Learning Community Legal History (SEP 2022-AUG 2023); DEADLINE 15 AUG 2022

(Source: CORE)


EUTopia is the European University wherin the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and nine other partner institutions have jointly undertaken an ambitious programme of integration in teaching and research.

Connected Learning Community Legal History: Minority Rights

The EUTopia Connected Learning Community Legal History recruits a 20% Teaching Associate ("Pedagogisch Medewerker") to support the activities in the academic year 2022-2023. The EUTopia Connected Learning Communities are incubators for innovative and societally relevant teaching methods. They enable us to connect students from the various EUTopia campuses across the continent.

The Learning Community Legal History is part of the second wave of CoLeCos. Its first year of operations (2022-2023) brought together students from Brussels (VUB), Barcelona (UPF), Warwick, Ljubljana and CY Paris in a physical peak event and a number of online lectures, seminars and informal exchange moments. Lecturers, external experts and students reflected an exchanged on the transversal theme of Minority Rights. Student reports of the former can be found on the CoLeCo's blog.

The formal output (on the basis of which students have been evaluated) consisted in an online exhibition, which can be consulted here. Our students mobilised:
- embedding sources from Google Books/Gallica/Europeana
- audiovisual material, whereby they linked up legal history and an urban environment (e.g. for the Brussels case on linguistic rights: the Schaarbeek Townhall, the Palace of Justice, the ULB's buildings on the Avenue F. Roosevelt)

Task description

Support of the Connected Learning Community lead (prof. F. Dhondt) and partners (Prof. A. Aragoneses/UPF Barcelona - Prof. C. Argyriadis-Kervégan/CY Paris - Prof. Katja Skrubej/Ljulbljana - dr. Jane Bryan/Rosie Doyle/Warwick)
Reporting to the WP2 leads (Prof. J. Anguri/Warwick - Prof. em. Rosette S'Jegers/VUB) and the EUTopia administration
Co-creation and inspiration for the teaching activities in 2022-2023

Desired profile

- A Master degree, preferrably in Law (or History) and an academic passion for legal history
- Excellent digital skills (Teams, Word, OneDrive, Sharepoint, Excel [HTML knowledge is a plus], for the management of the digital environment wherein hybrid events and collaborative cross-campus connected teaching activities take place
- Elementary notions of social media (twitter, instagram, Youtube, blogger)
- Fluency in English and preferably also French
Efficacy (note keeping) and punctuality 

We offer

- A stimulating teaching and research environment in the Research Group Contextual Research in Law within the Faculty of Law and Criminology
- A wage according to university standards, Salary Scale 502
Flexible working conditions (most work can be done from home); the mission amounts to a day's work on average every week, but can of course be more intense around the peak event and the online exhibition
- Extralegal advantages, public transport cost coverage and use of university facilities (swimming pool, student restaurant, online databases, library...) 

Practical aspects

We expect:

- a cv (including marks and grades) and cover letter
- by 15 August 2022
- sent to frederik dot dhondt at vub dot be

Candidates will be informed quickly after 15 August. We aim for a start of the position on 1 September 2022, running to 31 August 2023.