03 October 2019

CONFERENCE: Law and Legality in Modern Eastern Europe (4-5 October 2019, Princeton)

(Source: Princeton)

In the coming two days, the Department of History at Princeton is organizing a conference on Law and Legality in Modern Eastern Europe.

Here the programme:

Friday, October 4, 2019
1:15 p.m. Welcome and Introductions

Emily Greble  (Vanderbilt University)
Iryna Vushko (Princeton University)
1:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Politics of Punishment in the Habsburg and Russian Empires

Chair: Emily Greble
Alison Frank  (Harvard University), “The Emperor and the Executioner: Justice, Mercy, and Capital Punishment in the Habsburg Monarchy”
Iryna Vushko (Princeton University), “Imperial Golgotha: Spielberg Prison in the Habsburg Empire”
Daniel Beer  (Royal Holloway), “Rituals of Civil Death: Sovereignty and Subversion in the Reign of Alexander II”
Commentator: Ekaterina Pravilova (Princeton University)
3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Coffee Break

3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Overlapping and Contested Sovereignties

Chair: Iryna Vushko
Natasha Wheatley (Princeton University), “Sovereignty as a Knowledge Problem”
Aimee Genell  (Western Georgia University), “From the Legalist Empire to the Sovereign State”
Emily Greble (Vanderbilt University), “Debating Concepts of Sovereignty: Muslims in Post-Ottoman Europe”
Dominique Reill  (University of Miami), “Eeeny, Meeny, Miny, Law: Law-Making and Self-Determination in Absence of a State”
Commentator: Lauren Benton  (Vanderbilt University)
6:30 p.m. Dinner

Saturday, October 5, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. Breakfast

9 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. International Law and Regional Implications

Chair: Emily Greble
Peter Holquist  (University of Pennsylvania), “Testing the New ‘Laws of War’: Imperial Russia and the 1877-78 Russo-Turkish War”
Jared Manasek  (Pace University), “Occupation, Sovereignty, and the Presumption of Legality: the “Forgotten” Ottoman Exclave of Ada Kale in the Danube International Waterway”
Kent Schull  (State University of New York, Binghamton), “Repatriating POWs in Post-Great War Eastern Europe: Negotiating Citizenship & Belonging in the Wake of Dismantled Empires, New Nation States & Imperial Ambitions”
Commentator: Eric Weitz  (The City College of New York and the Graduate Center, CUNY)
10:45 a.m. - 11 a.m. Coffee Break

11 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. The Transformation of the East European Legal Order in the Twentieth Century

Chair: Iryna Vushko
Gábor Egry  (Institute of Political History, Budapest), “The Law of the State, the State of the Nation: the Idea of the Nation and the Transformation of Legal Categories in Interwar Eastern Europe”
Melissa Feinberg  (Rutgers University), “The Dilemmas of De-Austrianization: Family and Marriage Law in the First Czechoslovak Republic”
Rebecca Reich  (Cambridge University), “Journalism and Judgment in the Post-Stalin Period”
Commentator: Benjamin Nathans  (University of Pennsylvania)
1 p.m. Concluding Lunch

All info on the conference here

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