24 November 2015

NOTICE: "Legal History Events at Centre for Legal History" (Edinburgh‏, January-March 2016)

WHAT Legal History Events at Centre for Legal History

WHEN January-March 2016

WHERE Edinburgh‏

new book discussions - Friday, January 15 2016
Lord Kames: Legal and Social Theorist (EUP 2015)

Professor Andreas Rahmatian

Neil MacCormick Room, 5:30 pm

This is the first biography of Kames since the late Ian Ross's Lord Kames and the Scotland of His Day (1972). While Ross's work focused on the life as well as the work, Rahmatian's study focuses on the intellectual biography. Dr Rahmatian will make a short presentation of the themes of his book. Dr James Harris, Reader in History at the University of St Andrews will then discuss it, and Dr Rahmatian will respond. There will then be an open discussion.

All welcome. Please contact Professor John W. Cairns ( if you wish to join us for dinner, aux frais des participants.


2     Alan Watson Seminar
Friday 22 January 2016
Professor Alejandro Rodriguez de la Peña, Professor of Medieval History, San Pablo University Madrid
Erudimini reges qui judicatis terram: Sapiential Rulership and the medieval Discourse on the King as Lawgiver”
All welcome. Please contact Dr Guido Rossi ( if you wish to join us afterwards for dinner, aux frais des participants.
      Centre for Legal History and Scottish Centre for International Law
27 January 2016

Professor Yanagihara, Kyushu University, Japan

'"Shioki (Control)", "Fuyo (Dependency)" and Sovereignty: The Status in International Law of the Ryukyu Kingdom in Early-modern and Modern Times'

Old College, Room B57, 4-6 pm
All welcome
     Ancient Law in Context
Workshop 6: 'Procedure'

29-30 January 2016

For more information, contact Dr Paul du Plessis (
      New Book Discussions
Friday, 12 February 2016
Insurance in Elizabethan England: The London Code (CUP 2015)

Dr Guido Rossi

This has had to be postponed. New dates and times will be intimated when available.
      Roman Law Group
Friday, 11 March 2016

Professor Caroline Humfress, Professor of Medieval History, University of St Andrews: 

“Natural Laws and the "Hypothetical Case" in Roman Juristic Texts”
All welcome. Please email if you wish to attend dinner, aux frais des participants.

7    Alan Watson Seminar
Details to be arranged.

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