30 October 2010

NOTICE: Irish Legal History Society Autumn Discourse

The Irish Legal History Society has announced details for its Autumn Discourse 2010

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Mr Myles Dungan will deliver a paper entitled: “Ruffian Print: United Ireland, Censorship and Jury Packing 1881-1883”.

Conspiracy: Irish Political TrialsMr Dungan is an Irish broadcaster who has presented a number of RTE television and radio programmes. He is also a former Fulbright Fellow and the author of a number of history books, most recently Conspiracy: Irish Political Trials, published in 2009 by the Royal Irish Academy.
Proceedings commence on Friday 12th November 2010 at 5.00 p.m. Tea and coffee will be available from 4.30 p.m.

Venue: The National University of Ireland, 49 Merrion Square, Dublin 2.
Further details about the Irish Legal History Society can be found at

22 October 2010

NOTICE: The Irish Legal History Bursary

Funding is available from the Irish Legal History Society for postgraduate students engaged in researching any aspect of Irish legal history.

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The Irish Legal History Society was established in 1989 to advance knowledge of the history of Irish law, especially by the publication of original documents and scholarly works relating to the history of Irish law, including its institutions, doctrines and personalities, and the reprinting or editing of works of sufficient rarity or importance.

Murder Trials in Ireland, 1836-1914Up to €1,000 is available annually to subsidise the travelling expenses of postgraduate students undertaking research into Irish legal history.

Applications are now invited for the 2011 Bursary. The closing date for applications for the new round is 30 January 2011. Applicants should download the application form from the Society’s website,

Queries about the Bursary should be directed to Dr. Níamh Howlin ( or Dr. Thomas Mohr (

Full details on eligibility for the Bursary, as well as about the Irish Legal History Society and an online membership form, are available at

13 October 2010

NOTICE: New Books From Ashgate Publishing

Christine Corcos of the Law and Humanities Blog recently posted a list of 'new books available or due out soon from Ashgate Publishing'. As the books were also historical, I thought they post them here as well:
  • Cathrine O. Frank, Law, Literature, and the Transmission of Culture in England, 1837-1925 (2010)
  • Christopher Frank, Master and Servant Law: Chartists, Trade Unions, Radical Lawyers and the Magistracy in England, 1840-1865 (2010)
  • Kelly Hager, Dickens and the Rise of Divorce: The Failed Marriage Plot and the Novel Tradition (2010)Henry Ansgar Kelly, Law and Religion in Chaucer's England (2010) (Variorum Collected Studies Series; CS957)
  • Dennis R. Klinck, Conscience, Equity and the Court of Chancery in Early Modern England (2010)
  • Bridget M. Marshall, The Transatlantic Gothic Novel and the Law, 1790-1860 (January 2011)

07 October 2010

Conference Southern African Society of Legal Historians, 17-20 January Stellenbosch

As previously announced the Southern African Society of Legal Historians will hold its Conference in tandem with the Conference of the Society of Law Teachers of Southern Africa (SLTSA) from 17 to 20 January 2011 in Stellenbosch, South Africa. We would like to thank all our colleagues who have expressed an interest in participating in the conference and have sent us their abstracts.

Should you wish to attend the conference, please register for the SLTSA conference which would automatically register you for both conferences. Please send us an e-mail confirming that you have registered to attend the SLTSA Conference and that you are a delegate for the SA Society of Legal Historians Conference.

To register, please visit the website of the Faculty of Law, University of Stellenbosch at , click on the “SLTSA Conference 2011” link and follow the given instructions. The standard registration fee is payable before 1 November 2010 and the late registration fee is payable before 1 December 2010.

Please book accommodation as soon as possible. Kindly note that University residences will not be available on account of the arrival of the first year students on 21 January 2011. However, there are a number of guest houses and hotels in Stellenbosch.

Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact:
Polina Finney
Secretary and Treasurer
Southern African Society of Legal Historians

Tel: +27 12 429 8408
Fax: +27 12 429 8587
Mobile:+ 27 76 550 6438