09 May 2013

CONFERENCE: Law, Lexica and Libraries (UCL, 20-22 June 2013)

What: Volterra-Festus colloquium “Law, Lexica and Libraries: Italy and Francia between the sixth and eleventh centuries”
Where: History Department, University College London, Rooms G.09/G.10, House 26 Gordon Square
London WC1H 0AG (UCL Maps and Routefinder: )
When: 20-22 June 2013

Deadline for registration: 17 June 2013

ProgrammeThursday 20 June14.00 Welcome and introduction, Michael Crawford
14.30 Benet Salway, “The Carolingian Theodosianus”
15.30 John Hessler, “The Roman Law in Ruins: The Paul Krüger Archive at the Library of Congress”
16.30 Tea
17.00 Warren Brown, “On the survival of Roman legal language in Carolingian documentary formulas”
18.00 Abigail Firey, “Heckling from the margins: Italian and Frankish glosses on early canon law”
19.00 Reception

Friday 21 June10.00 Eleanor Dickey, “The legal scenes in the Colloquia of the Hermeneumata Pseudodositheana: who read them?”
11.00 Coffee
11.30 Detlef Liebs, “Late antique and early medieval law lexica”
12.30 Ramón Gutiérrez González, “The afterlife of Verrius and his lexicon”
13.30 Sandwich Lunch
15.00 Simon Corcoran, “Forging the Justinian Code in the early middle ages”
16.00 Antonio Ciaralli, “Manoscritti giuridici tra XI e XII secolo. Osservazioni paleografiche”
17.00 Tea
17.30 Gualtiero Calboli, “Festus and Roman Law (Lex Romana)”
19.00 Colloquium Dinner (if you wish to join the speakers for dinner, please e-mail by 20 June)

Saturday 22 June10.00 Wolfgang Kaiser, “The Collectio Gaudenziana”
11.00 Michael Crawford, “From Justinian to Bologna”
12.00 Closing discussion
13.00 Lunch (optional; nearby eatery, aux frais des participants)

There is no fee for attending the colloquium but to help us plan refreshments, please register by sending an e-mail to Dr Simon Corcoran ( by 17 June. Thank you.
Prof. M. H. Crawford
Dr S. J. J. Corcoran
Dr R. W. Benet Salway
The Projet Volterra (Roman law project) & the Festus Lexicon Project

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