Workshop: Sources of Early Modern Colonial Law - Global and Comparative PerspectivesCoCoLaw Project, University of Helsinki
The CoCoLaw Project (University of Helsinki) is organizing a workshop that delves into the exploration of legal sources in early modern colonial law from a comparative perspective, shedding light on the perspectives of various European empires. Key questions to address include:
- What were the foundational legal sources that shaped colonial legal systems?
- How did courts, lawyers and subjects utilize these legal sources?
- In what ways did colonial legal sources differ from those in the metropolitan centers?
- What changes and trends emerged during the early modern period in this context?
For this workshop, we are excited to announce our distinguished keynote speakers, including Alejandro Agüero from Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Alicia Schrikker from Leiden University, and Naveen Kanalu from École des hautes études en sciences sociales.
The workshop is open to all interested participants, whether attending in person or online. You can register using the following link: https://www.lyyti.in/CoCoLaw-workshop-9-10Nov23
More information about the CoCoLaw Project and its activities: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/comparing-early-modern-colonial-laws
10:30 Opening remarks
11:00 - Session 1 - Keynote Presentation
Legal Practice, Bureaucracy, and the Localization of Empire in Dutch Asia ca. 1700-1850
14:00 - Session 2 - Keynote Presentation
Contours of Hanafi Jurisprudence: Legal Liability in Mughal Hindustan and British India
16:15 - Session 3 - Research Presentations
Navigating the Colonial Legal Landscape: Examining Legal Resources for Judges in the Iberian Overseas Territories
A Network of Papers in an Informational Empire: The Relevance of the Official Correspondence in the Normative Production of the Portuguese Administration of the Diamond District (1771-1808)
10:30 - Session 4 - Research Presentations
Changing Boundaries of Jurisdiction and Sovereignty in Atlantic: Dutch Disputes on Privateering and Illicit Trade with other Colonial Powers from Late 17th Century Until mid-18th Century
Administering the Colonies Through Law: Thomas Pownall's and James Abercromby's Manuscripts on the Colonial Law of the British Empire (18th century)
14:00 - Session 5 - Keynote Presentation
Pragmatic Normative Literature as a Source of Law in the Periphery of the Colonial Spanish Empire-Eighteenth Century
15:30 Session 6 - Closing remarks