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21 March 2012

REMINDER: Call for Papers and Programme - New Perspectives on locatio conductio in Roman law

New Perspectives on locatio conductio in Roman law
6 – 8 June 2012, Edinburgh

 

In the nearly 100 years since the publication of Emilio Costa’s La locazione di cose nel diritto romano (1915), the first monograph of the twentieth-century on letting and hiring in Roman law, modern understanding of this contract has changed significantly. The reasons for this are mainly twofold. First, scholars of Roman law, while still largely engaged in purely dogmatic investigations of the origins and development of legal rules and of the contributions of individual Roman jurists to this process, are slowly becoming more aware of the contexts in which these rules operated and their relation to Roman society such as, for example, in the work of Bruce Frier (Landlords and Tenants in Imperial Rome (1980)) and Dennis Kehoe (Investment, Profit and Tenancy: the Jurists and the Roman Agrarian Economy (1998)), to name but a few. In second place, the publication in 1999 of Roberto Fiori’s La definizione della ‘locatio conductio’ (1999) comprehensively transformed modern understanding of the conceptual structure of this contract and finally laid to rest the much debated issue of the “trichotomy”. The aim of this conference is to bring together scholars with an interest in locatio conductio in Roman law (whether in Roman private or public law) to explore new insights (dogmatic, social, economic) into the origin and growth of this contract.

Deadline for submission of proposals: Friday 30 March 2012

For more information or to submit and abstract, please email Dr. Paul J. du Plessis (p.duplessis@ed.ac.uk)


Provisional programme and Arrangements

Wednesday 6 June

Morning – arrival and registration

1pm – Sandwich lunch
1.30 – 3.30 Session 1
3.30 – 4.00 Coffee/tea
4.00 – 6.00 Session 2

Free Evening

Thursday 7 June

8.00 – 8.30 Coffee/tea

8.30 – 10.30 Session 3
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee/tea
11.00 – 1.00 Session 4

1.00 – 1.30 Sandwich lunch

1.30 – 3.30 Session 5
3.30 – 4.00 Coffee/tea
4.00 – 6.00 Session 6

8.00 Conference dinner

Friday 8 June

8.00 – 8.30 Coffee/tea

8.30 – 10.30 Session 7
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee/tea
11.00 – 1.00 Session 8

1.00 – 1.30 Working lunch/closing session

Arrangements:
  1. The conference fee is £130. This includes all coffees/teas, lunches and the conference dinner.
  2. The venue for the conference is central. It is on the main campus of the University of Edinburgh within 15-minute walk from Princess Street. More details to follow at the end of March.
  3. Conference registration and payment may be done online. More details will be made available at the end of March. The final date for online registration and payment is the end of May 2012.
  4. A range of accommodation to suit different price brackets is available. A list will be made available at the end of March.

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