13 August 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS: IMC Leeds, 1-4 July, 2019 The Materiality of Law Manuscripts (DEADLINE: 1 SEPTEMBER 2018)

(Source: British Library)
We learned of a Call for Papers from “The Transformations of Medieval Law” Project, on the materiality of medieval and early modern law mansuscripts. Here the call: 

In connection with the 2019 congress theme of Materialities, we are seeking papers for sessions on the materiality of medieval and early modern law manuscripts. This session explores the materiality of medieval legal texts at different stages of their use, from their initial production and layout, to binding with other texts, marks made by users, translation, and printing. We are particularly interested in how the materiality of legal manuscripts reflects how they transformed through time as needs of their users changed.

Topics might include but are not limited to:
• the production of law manuscripts
• the layout of law manuscripts
• the compilation of law manuscripts
• user marks in law manuscripts
• the translation of law manuscripts
• multilingual law manuscripts
• the transition from manuscript to printing

We welcome research on manuscripts from any legal tradition and comparative approaches.
Please send abstracts of no more than 250 words including five keywords to Helen F. Leslie-Jacobsen (, no later than the 1st September 2018.

Sponsors: “The Transformations of Medieval Law” Project (Bergen Research Foundation and University of Bergen, Norway)

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