10 May 2022

SEMINAR SERIES: Law, History and Visual Culture Seminar Series - Every Thursday online from 26th May to 23rd June, 3:00-6:30 pm BST (Online)


Law, History and Visual Culture Seminar Series

Every Thursday online from 26th May to 23rd June, 3:00-6:30 pm BST 


This five part seminar series encourages and facilitates the growing interest in the interdisciplinary field of law, history and visual culture. As such, these reflections break away from the traditional view of law as an image-less, a text-based discourse.  Registration for each event can be found in the links below:


Seminar 1: Art, Law and Social Justice (Thursday 26 May 3:00-6:30 pm BST)


Pierangelo Blandino (University of Lapland)

Through a Legal Lens: Law, History, and Visual Culture


Elena Cooper (University of Glasgow)

Art, Copyright and Justice in the Nineteenth Century: Connecting Abraham Solomon’s ‘Waiting for the Verdict’ and ‘Not Guilty’ (1857) to Graves’ Case (1869)


Marcus V. A. B. De Matos (Brunel University London)

The Shadows of Modern State Law: a Visual Genealogy of Dark Knights


Sophie Doherty (Dublin City University)

What does Justice in the Aftermath of Sexual Violence look like?


Benjamin Goh (London School of Economics)

Perceiving Breitkopf Fraktur


Jack Quirk (Brown University)

Animus Possidendi: Nation Building and Settler Colonial Aesthetics


Seminar 2: Reflections of Law and Legal Prisms (Thursday 2 June 3:00-6:30 pm BST)


Agnes Barr-Klouman (University of Ottowa)

Mapping the Free North: Law, Geography, and Cartography in Early Canadian Arctic Sovereignty Claims


Zeynep Devrim Gürsel (Rutgers)

Portraits of Unbelonging: Photography, the Ottoman State and Armenian Expatriation


Matheus Gobbato Leichtweis and Davi Perin Adorn (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul)

Law, History and Visual Culture: Critical Reflections from Brazil and Ideas for a New Research Agenda


Elizabeth Rajapakshe (University of Peradeniya)

The Images of Japanese Juvenile Law in Television: An Analysis of ‘Reiko to Reiko’ and ‘Hanzai Shokogun’


Joan Torrents Juncà (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

A Weapon to Cut the ‘Plug’: The Visual Discourse on the Law of Incompatibilities During the Second Spanish Republic (1931-1936)


Li Zheng (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales/Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory)

Seeing Law Through the Legal Costumes in Modern China


Seminar 3: Visual Evidence in Law and Legal Processes (Thursday 9 June 3:00-6:30 pm BST)


Thomas Giddens (University of Dundee)

Touching the Images of Judgment


Johannah Latchem (University of Oxford)

My Bloody Oar: Law’s Materials Reimagined in Contemporary British Art


Craig Newberry-Jones (University of Exeter)

‘The Jolly Young Barrister’: The Visual Representation of the Bar in the Popular Illustrated Press of the Nineteenth Century


Gee Semmalar (University of Kent)

The Evidencing of Difference: Caste, Gender and Ethnographic Photography in 19th c British India


Jennifer Tucker (Wesleyan University)

Moving Beyond the 'Mug Shot': Expanding the Frame for Considering how Photographs were used as Metropolitan and Colonial Evidence in Britain in the 1860s and 1870s


Diana Volonakis (Northumbria University)

Agents of the Law and the Court as Depicted by Press Photography in The New York World, 1922-1927


Seminar 4: Visualising Law in Society (Thursday 16 June 3:00-6:30 pm BST)


Patrick Brian Smith (University of Warwick)

Mediated Forensics: Visual Cultures of Resistance


Anat Rosenberg (Reichman University)

Ways of Seeing Advertising: Law and the Making of Visual Commercial Culture


Chris Ashford (Northumbria University)

Legal Perspectives on Visualising Queer Sex: Case Studies from Queer Theatre 1973-2019


Teresa Sutton (University of Sussex)

Ecclesiastical Exemption, Visual Culture and the Law


Lara Tessaro (University of Kent)

‘No Ban on Romance!’: Materializing Cosmetics through Product Labels, 1947-1960


Giulia Walter (University of Zurich) and Filippo Contarini (University of Lucerne)

Fabrizio De André’s Storia di un Impiegato


Seminar 5: Visual Legal Iconography (Thursday 23 June 3:00-6:30 pm BST)


Valentin Jeutner (Lund University)

The Relation between Law, Aesthetics and Empathy


Amanda Perry-Kessaris (University of Kent)

Will Future Legal Histories be more Visual?


Nicholas Mignanelli (Yale University)

The Lost Swedish-Language Minnesota Practice Rules of John B. West


Daniel Quiroga (Graduate Institute, Geneva)

‘Architects of the Better World’: The Birth of the International Conference Complex (1918-1998)


Katharina Isabel Schmidt (Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law)

Nazi Law and Visual Culture in the Exhibition ‘Das Recht’ (1936)


Grigorij Tschernjawskyj (Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory)

Of Mirrors and Hammers: Women in Law and in Art of the Weimar Republic (1918–1933)


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