This roundtable is a tribute to the Portuguese historian António Manuel Hespanha, who passed away in July of this year. The purpose of this event is to show how Hespanha's ideas, far from being static or confined to his texts, continue to be dynamically developed in the work of other researchers. His ideas are an inspiring and influential legacy for the current generation of legal historians: as historiographical references, as methodological models, and as starting points for further investigation.
At the roundtable, three researchers from the Institute will present how their work stands in dialogue with perspectives developed by Hespanha, covering topics such as the relationship between social history and the history of law, political and legal pluralism, and the communicative dimensions of normative knowledge. The presentations will be followed by a discussion.
The roundtable will be held in Portuguese and Spanish.