Archive of events in 2012
Lecture: Roma communis patria
December 10, 2012
Prof. Dr. Emanuele Conte (Università degli Studi “Roma Tre”, Roma)
The real city and the myth of Rome did play an important role in the process of renewal that marked the European civilization in the 12th Century. The papal Curia made a clear choice for Roman legal procedure during the schism of 1130-40, while in Bologna Bulgarus had just founded his school. Roman procedure and Roman ideas of private law started very early to be used in practice by the papal curia.
Time and place: 18 h c.t. at the Auditorium of the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History
The exposition will be held in English. Guests are welcome!
Abstract [11 KB]
Taller: Siete Partidas
15 de noviembre del 2012
Las Siete Partidas, elaboradas en el siglo XIII por el Rey sabio Alfonso X de Castilla, influyen hasta hoy en día en el ordenamiento jurídico español e hispanoamericano. También, para la lingüística histórica, las Siete Partidas tienen sumo interés: contribuyeron decisivamente a la formación de un lenguaje y una terminología jurídica; y fueron claves en el proceso de la transcripción de la lengua vulgar castellana. Por todo ello, el objetivo de esta reunión, de carácter interdisciplinario, será revisar y debatir dichas perspectivas jurídicas y lingüísticas.
El taller será en castellano
Más información sobre el taller [46 KB]
Lecture: A Documentary History of Papacy
November 12, 2012
Prof. Dr. Olivier Poncet (École nationale des chartes, Paris)
18 h c.t. in the lecturehall at the MPI for European Legal History
After a brief overview on the history of papacy based on archival research, the lecture will be dedicated to the fundamental question: 100 years after the Annales-School's call for a problem-oriented historiography, are historians today still more dependent on sources than on research questions? By means of the example of french research on papal institutions, the lecture sheds light onto the often puzzling relation between historians and the documentation of papacy.
The lecture will be held in German.
Workshop: Justice without the State
November 1st – 3rd, 2012
Justice is the leitmotif of all law. The jurisdiction also claims this self-conception for itself. The historic-cultural imprint not only left its mark on historical variations of conflict resolution but can also provoke controversies when assessing present forms of conflict resolution, because the present is also characterized by a plurality of concepts of equitable conflict resolution, which for their part are characterized by different historical roots. At the conference “Justice without the state” this plurality is to be analyzed from a current and historical perspective. The workshop will be held in the context of the LOEWE Research Focus “Extrajudicial and Judicial Conflict Resolution”.
workshop programme [95 KB]
workshop description [13 KB]
49. Deutscher Historikertag in Mainz
September 28, 2012
On the 49th German Historikertag in Mainz speakers of the Max Planck Institute will discuss the sacrament of baptism. The section "Taufe in Alter und Neuer Welt. Zur Bedeutung eines Sakraments für die Rechte des Individuums zwischen Spätantike und Früher Neuzeit“ deals with legal, political and social implications of christening. The speakers examine social inclusion, identity and legal status of this Christian sacrament. The Section is hosted by Prof. Thomas Duve.
Time and Place: 9h c.t., University of Mainz, Room P 106
39. Deutscher Rechtshistorikertag in Luzern
September 4, 2012
The challenges of legal history in a global perspective are the topic of a section at the 39th Deutscher Rechtshistorikertag (Conference of Legal Historians) in Lucerne. In this section, lead by Prof. Dr. Thomas Duve, the speakers give presentations on case studies of international and transnational legal transfers and open new fields of legal historian research in an intercultural context.
Time and Place: 16 h, University of Lucerne, Hörsaal 9
More information: Program of the Rechtshistorikertag
Workshop: Entanglements in Legal History – Conceptual Approaches to Global Legal History
August 29th – 31st, 2012
Historical issues are increasingly discussed in a global or transnational perspective. The Max Planck Institute organizes a workshop that will discuss the opportunities and challenges of the developing global perspectives on legal history. Current theoretical concepts will be related to questions and methodologies of the discipline in order to open the debate about this topic.
Programm [182 KB]
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East Asian – European Dialog
August 20th – 25th, 2012
In cooperation with the Chinese University for Law and Politics and the University of Vienna, the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History will start a dialogue on the fundamental questions about the legal history of both continents. The historiography and the current research in the field of legal history in Europe and East Asia will be discussed in a comparative perspective.
The introductory lectures will be held in German and Chinese.
Guests are welcome, please register by mail to:
Max Planck Summer School 2012
July 29 to August 2, 2012
With the younger generation in mind (Ph.D. students, post-docs) ever since 1997 in July of each year the Institute hosts a week-long "European legal history summer school" which attracts young legal historians from many European countries. The underlying concept is to enable young scientists to get to know one another while still in the process of earning their qualifications, with the Institute functioning as a central venue for communication.
This year the Summer School will take place from July 29th – August, 2nd and will be lead by Prof. Paolo Napoli (EHESS, Paris) and PD Dr. Christiane Birr (MPIeR).
Workshop: Aportes de los archivos eclesiásticos para la historia hispanoamericana Siglos XVI-XVIII
July 23, 2012
This seminar discusses with international guests the contribution of the eclesiastical archives to the history of Spanish-America in the 16th to 18th century. It is organized by Pilar Latasa and Ana de Zaballa. Working language will be Spanish.
Time and place: Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, 10h - 17.30h
Conference „Derecho Privado y Modernización en América Latina y Europa en la primera mitad del siglo XX“
July 4–6, 2012 in Buenos Aires
In the context of the project „Experiencias con el Derecho privado y penal en la primera mitad del siglo XX entre Latinoamérica y Europa“ from July 4th to 6th, 2012 a conference takes place at the Instituto de Investigaciones de Historia del Derecho in Buenos Aires. The subject of the conference will be "Private law and modernization in Latin America and Europe in the first half of the 20th century".
Conference program [285 KB]
Conference: “Nuevos horizontes en el Estudio del Derecho Indiano -
Un balance a partir de la obra de Victor Tau Anzoátegui”
June 24 – 27, 2012 in Berlin
Since its beginnings, in the first decades of the 20th century, the History of Early Modern Law in Spanish-America has become a vivid field of research, called "Historia del Derecho Indiano". Historians and legal historians such as Rafael Altamira, Ricardo Levene, followed by Alfonso García Gallo, Alamiro de Avila Martell and Ricardo Zorraquín Becu - to name but a few - have contributed to the growth of a solid scholarship, dedicated to research on what might be called the History of Law in the Spanish Empire. In the 1980ies and 90ies, the discipline has received important impulses from different schools of legal history, especially in Italy, Spain and Portugal. Consequently, in 1997, Víctor Tau Anzoategui lined out in his book 'Nuevos Horizontes en el Estudio del Derecho Indiano' what might be considered the future challenges of research in this field. In this seminar, scholars from Argentina, Finland, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United States will take a look back on the studies in this field and give a critical assessment of the research on “derecho indiano” of the past decades and its future perspectives.
Conference: Forms of Centrality in Late Antique and Early Medieval Times »normative and spacial dimensions«
June 7-9, 2012
The Max Planck Institute for European Legal History invites together with the University of Frankfurt to a conference on Forms of Centrality in Late Antique and Early Medieval Times »normative and spacial dimensions«.
Conference Program [473 KB]
IMPRS Summer-Conference: Jurisprudence: scholarship or craft?
June 7-9, 2012
This years topic of the International Max Planck Research School for Comparative Legal History summer-conference is: "Jurisprudence: scholarship or craft? Education of legal professionals in permanent crisis". Researchers and practioners of law are invited to discuss the history and current state of legal education.
Conference program [47 KB]
Seminario internacional: Nuevos campos de investigación en la historia de las instituciones eclesiásticas y del derecho canónico indiano en el virreinato del Perú (siglos XVI-XIX)
30 de mayo - 1 de junio 2012
El Instituto Max-Planck de Historia del Derecho Europeo con sede en Frankfurt, Alemania, está desarrollando una nueva línea de investigación sobre la historia del derecho canónico en América. En este marco se convoca a todos aquellos interesados al Seminario “Nuevos campos de investigación en la historia de las instituciones eclesiásticas y del derecho canónico indiano en el Virreinato del Perú (siglos XVI-XIX)”, que se desarrollará desde el 30 de mayo hasta el 1 de junio de 2012 en el auditorio del Goethe-Institut de Lima, Perú. Esta actividad se inserta en un ciclo que se abrió en 2011 con un seminario celebrado en la Ciudad de México que trató de la misma temática en la Nueva España (siglos XVI-XIX).
Programa del seminario [417 KB]
International Conference: The Emergence and Transformation of Foreign Policy
May 25-27, 2012
The second international conference of the project “The Emergence and Transformation of Foreign Policy” of the Cluster of Excellence "Normative Orders" will be held from May 25 to May 27, 2012 at the Max-Planck-Institute for European legal history. The topic of the conference is the analysis of foreign policy as contingent historical practice.
Conference Program [577 KB]
Lecture: Cádiz y América
April 23rd, 2012
Prof. Dr. Eduardo Martiré (Buenos Aires) talks about the relation between Cadiz and America.
place and time: 18 Uhr c.t. at the Hörsall of the MPI for European Legal History
The lecture will be held in Spanish
Workshop: To mediate and to judge. Differentiation and hybridisation
February 9/10, 2012
The initial workshop of the LOEWE Research Focus “Extrajudicial and Judicial Conflict Resolution” will be held on February 9th and 10th at the Institut. For further information and accreditation please contact Peter Collin.
Program of the workshop [225 KB]
Lecture series: extrajudicial and judicial conflict solution
October 19, 2011 to February 8, 2012
In preparation for the new LOEWE cluster "extrajudicial and judicial conflict solution", starting in January 2012 and initiated by the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History and the Goethe University Frankfurt, in the winter term 2011/2012 a lecture series take place at the Goethe University Frankfurt on the topic of extrajudicial and judicial conflict solution. The lectures will be held on Wednesdays between 2 and 4 pm in room RuW 4.101.
Poster with all lectures [1 MB]