29 September 2023

CoCoLaw Workshop: "Sources of Early Modern Colonial Law - Global and Comparative Perspectives". University of Helsinki, November 9th and 10th, 2023

Workshop: Sources of Early Modern Colonial Law - Global and Comparative Perspectives

CoCoLaw Project, University of Helsinki

November 9th and 10th, 2023

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?
Participants in the workshop are encouraged to address these questions by presenting case studies or broader syntheses related to a specific empire. Throughout the discussions, we anticipate drawing comparisons among the empires, examining the legal sources available and employed within colonial territories.
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.

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