07 February 2011

NOTICE: Law and Marriage in Medieval and Early Modern Times

'Law and Marriage in Medieval and Early Modern Times', the Eighth Carlsberg Academy Conference on Medieval Legal History, will be held at the Carlsberg Academy, Copenhagen from 4-6 May 2011.

Additional information, gathered from the University of Edinburgh's Legal History Blog, includes:

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Charles Donahue, Jr. (Harvard Law School)
Prof. Philip L. Reynolds (Emory University, Candler School of Theology)

The upcoming eighth Carlsberg Academy conference in an interdisciplinary series on medieval legal history aims at discussing new approaches to the study of medieval law and legal practice. The eighth conference concentrates on the topic of law and marriage in the Middle Ages and Early Modern times. The sessions will address the following aspects of marriage: Marriage and Canon Law, Practicing Marital Law, the Concept of Marriage, Marital Impediments, Marriage in Late Medieval Cities, Economical Aspects of marriage and Strategies of Marriage, Family and Kin.

The conference programme is available here:

The conference will take place at Carlsberg Academy, formerly the family residence of the founder of the Carlsberg Breweries, J. C. Jacobsen, close to the centre of Copenhagen (for more information, see:

For any practical inquiries, please contact:

Helle I. M. Sigh (Institute for History and Area Studies, University of Aarhus)
Kirsi Salonen (Department of History and Philosophy, University of Tampere)
Helle Vogt (Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen)

Please use this link to register:

NOTE: I strongly encourage you to visit the Edinburgh Blog. Note, however, that our link redirects individuals to the Edinburgh Centre for Commercial Law Blog. I don't know what and I've tried, without success, to fix this problem.

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