Common Law Research Seminar

The seminar series 'Legal Transfer in the Common Law World’ provides a platform for the discussion of works in progress concerning the transfer of law across the British Empire. This ‘transfer’ includes the movement of legal ideas, personnel, legislation and practice between and across colonies and the metropole.

External scholars provide draft written pieces (ca. 20 pages) which are pre-circulated for discussion at a one-hour seminar. Internal and external PhD students are also encouraged to provide draft chapters of their thesis. At the seminar sessions speakers merely give a five-minute introduction before the discussion turns to their text. Scholars of different intellectual backgrounds are welcome, so as to provide an interdisciplinary discussion. The audience includes a mix of lawyers and historians who are all engaged in legal history research.

The seminar semesters run twice a year, from October to February, and April to July. The seminars convened by Professor Stefan Vogenauer und Dr Emily Whewell. They are open to attend, and undergraduate law students from Goethe University are welcome to take the seminars as a module (Schwerpunktbereich ‘Grundlagen des Rechts’ und ‘Internationalisierung und Europäisierung des Rechts’ sowie für Studierende vor Ablauf der Zwischenprüfung).

Seminar: The British Empire’s Regulation of Same-Sex Sexualities and Gender Diversity: Developing Analysis through Global Historical Sociology

Common Law Research Seminar
  • Datum: 10.02.2020
  • Uhrzeit: 14:15 - 15:15
  • Vortragende(r): Matthew Waites (University of Glasgow)
  • Organisation: Stefan Vogenauer, Emily Whewell
  • Ort: MPIeR
  • Raum: Seminarraum des MPI

Seminar: American States of Nature The Origins of Independence, 1761-1775

Common Law Research Seminar
  • Datum: 27.01.2020
  • Uhrzeit: 14:15 - 15:15
  • Vortragende(r): Mark Somos (MPI Comparative Public Law and International Law)
  • Organisation: Stefan Vogenauer, Emily Whewell
  • Ort: MPIeR
  • Raum: Seminarraum des MPI

Seminar: Master and Servant Regulations and Labour Laws in the Post-Emancipation British West Indies

Common Law Research Seminar
  • Datum: 13.01.2020
  • Uhrzeit: 14:15 - 15:15
  • Vortragende(r): Matilde Cazzola (University of Bologna)
  • Organisation: Stefan Vogenauer, Emily Whewell
  • Ort: MPIeR
  • Raum: Seminarraum des MPI

Seminar: Transferring offer, acceptance and revocation to British Guiana

Common Law Research Seminar
  • Datum: 16.12.2019
  • Uhrzeit: 14:15 - 15:15
  • Vortragende(r): Victoria Barnes, Niels Pepels (MPIeR)
  • Organisation: Stefan Vogenauer, Emily Whewell
  • Ort: MPIeR
  • Raum: Seminarraum des MPI

Seminar: The Meaning of Territory in British Empire Border Disputes

Common Law Research Seminar
  • Datum: 02.12.2019
  • Uhrzeit: 14:15 - 15:15
  • Vortragende(r): Henry Jones (Durham University)
  • Organisation: Stefan Vogenauer, Emily Whewell
  • Ort: MPIeR
  • Raum: Seminarraum des MPI

Seminar: Across Boundaries: the English Justices of the Peace on the Continent

Common Law Research Seminar
  • Datum: 11.11.2019
  • Uhrzeit: 14:15 - 15:15
  • Vortragende(r): Delores Freda (University of Naples)
  • Organisation: Stefan Vogenauer, Emily Whewell
  • Ort: MPIeR
  • Raum: Vortragssaal des MPI

Seminar: The Use of Bills of Exchange in 18th Century Glasgow

Common Law Research Seminar
  • Datum: 04.11.2019
  • Uhrzeit: 14:15 - 15:15
  • Vortragende(r): Hunter Harris (University of Michigan)
  • Organisation: Stefan Vogenauer, Emily Whewell
  • Ort: MPIeR
  • Raum: Seminarraum des MPI

Seminar: Legal Education as a Tool of Professionalization in England (1850-1900)

Common Law Research Seminar
  • Datum: 14.10.2019
  • Uhrzeit: 14:15 - 15:15
  • Vortragende(r): Zeynep Yazici-Caglar (MPIeR)
  • Organisation: Stefan Vogenauer, Emily Whewell
  • Ort: MPIeR
  • Raum: Seminarraum des MPI

Seminar: The Mandatory Sentence of Death in Barbados

Seminar
  • Datum: 15.07.2019
  • Uhrzeit: 14:15 - 15:45
  • Vortragende(r): Lynsey Black (Maynooth University)
  • Organisation: Stefan Vogenauer, Emily Whewell
  • Ort: MPIeR
  • Raum: Z02

Seminar: The Wild West: Detention without Trial in West Africa 1880-1900

Seminar
  • Datum: 24.06.2019
  • Uhrzeit: 14:15 - 15:45
  • Vortragende(r): Michael Lobban (London School of Economics)
  • Organisation: Stefan Vogenauer, Emily Whewell
  • Ort: MPIeR
  • Raum: Z02

Seminar: The Past and Present in Judicial Independence and Disciplining in the Common Law World

Seminar
  • Datum: 12.06.2019
  • Uhrzeit: 14:15 - 15:45
  • Vortragende(r): John McLaren (University of Victora)
  • Organisation: Stefan Vogenauer, Emily Whewell
  • Ort: MPIeR
  • Raum: Vortragssaal des MPI

Seminar: The Interpretation of Commonwealth Caribbean Constitutions: Does Text Matter?

Seminar
  • Datum: 03.06.2019
  • Uhrzeit: 14:15 - 15:45
  • Vortragende(r): Derek O’Brien (Oxford Brookes)
  • Organisation: Stefan Vogenauer, Emily Whewell
  • Ort: MPIeR
  • Raum: Z02

Seminar: Practice, Legislation and Courts - Pitfalls of Formalising English Commercial Law, 1691-1925

Seminar
  • Datum: 20.05.2019
  • Uhrzeit: 14:15 - 15:45
  • Vortragende(r): Aleksi Ollikainen-Read (MPIeR)
  • Organisation: Stefan Vogenauer, Emily Whewell
  • Ort: MPIeR
  • Raum: Z02

Seminar: Legal Transplantation within Amelioration and Manumission Laws in the British West Indies 1700s-1830s

Seminar
  • Datum: 06.05.2019
  • Uhrzeit: 14:15 - 15:45
  • Vortragende(r): Justine Collins (MPIeR)
  • Organisation: Stefan Vogenauer, Emily Whewell
  • Ort: MPIeR
  • Raum: Z02

Seminar: The History of Constitutionalism in Canada and the Canadian Constitutional Settlement of 1849

Seminar
  • Datum: 15.04.2019
  • Uhrzeit: 14:15 - 15:45
  • Vortragende(r): Ryan Alford (Lakehead University)
  • Organisation: Stefan Vogenauer, Emily Whewell
  • Ort: MPIeR
  • Raum: Z02

Seminar: Manufactured States: Sovereignty and International Law in the Decolonization of South Asia

Seminar
  • Datum: 04.02.2019
  • Uhrzeit: 14:15 - 15:15
  • Vortragende(r): Priyasha Saksena (MPIeR)
  • Organisation: Stefan Vogenauer, Emily Whewell
  • Ort: MPIeR
  • Raum: Z02

Seminar: The Changing Patterns of Anglo-African International Relations (1807-1840)

Seminar
  • Datum: 21.01.2019
  • Uhrzeit: 14:15 - 15:15
  • Vortragende(r): Inge Van Hulle (University of Tilburg)
  • Organisation: Stefan Vogenauer, Emily Whewell
  • Ort: MPIeR
  • Raum: Z02

Seminar: ‘In Which We Are Not Singular in Our Notions’: William Blackstone as Interpreter of the European Legal Tradition

Seminar
  • Datum: 17.12.2018
  • Uhrzeit: 14:15 - 15:15
  • Vortragende(r): Andrew Cecchinato (University of St Andrews)
  • Organisation: Stefan Vogenauer, Emily Whewell
  • Ort: MPIeR
  • Raum: Z02

Seminar: Judicial Iconography in the Bombay High Court: From the Colonial to the Post-Colonial

Seminar
  • Datum: 19.11.2018
  • Uhrzeit: 14:15 - 15:15
  • Vortragende(r): Rahela Khorakiwala (Jawaharlal Nehru University)
  • Organisation: Stefan Vogenauer, Emily Whewell
  • Ort: MPIeR
  • Raum: Z02

Seminar: Legal Transplantation of the West Indian Comprehensive Slave Codes

Seminar
  • Datum: 05.11.2018
  • Uhrzeit: 14:15 - 15:15
  • Vortragende(r): Justine Collins (MPIeR)
  • Organisation: Stefan Vogenauer, Emily Whewell
  • Ort: MPIeR
  • Raum: Z02

Seminar: Aspects of Electoral Reform in the Bahamas

Seminar
  • Datum: 22.10.2018
  • Uhrzeit: 14:15 - 15:15
  • Vortragende(r): Stephen Aranha (MPIeR)
  • Organisation: Stefan Vogenauer, Emily Whewell
  • Ort: MPIeR
  • Raum: Z02

Seminar: The Beginnings of English Contract Law in Australia and New Zealand: ‘The Narrow Ways of English Folk’?

Seminar
  • Datum: 15.10.2018
  • Uhrzeit: 14:15 - 15:15
  • Vortragende(r): Warren Swain (University of Auckland)
  • Organisation: Stefan Vogenauer, Emily Whewell
  • Ort: MPIeR
  • Raum: Z02

Seminar - »Africa needs many lawyers ... trained for the needs of their people«: Struggles over Legal Education in Nkrumah’s Ghana

Seminar
  • Datum: 25.06.2018
  • Uhrzeit: 14:15 - 15:15
  • Vortragende(r): John Harrington (Cardiff University)
  • Organisation: Stefan Vogenauer, Emily Whewell
  • Ort: MPIeR
  • Raum: Z02

Seminar - Aspects of Electoral Reform in the 20th century Bahamas: Women's Suffrage

Seminar
  • Datum: 18.06.2018
  • Uhrzeit: 14:15 - 15:15
  • Vortragende(r): Stephen Aranha (MPIeR)
  • Organisation: Stefan Vogenauer, Emily Whewell
  • Ort: MPIeR
  • Raum: Z 02

Seminar - The Court of Wards and Property Rights in Britain and the North American Colonies, 1485-1660

Seminar
  • Datum: 28.05.2018
  • Uhrzeit: 14:15 - 15:15
  • Vortragende(r): Sean Bottomley (Guest researcher, MPIeR)
  • Organisation: Stefan Vogenauer, Emily Whewell
  • Ort: MPIeR
  • Raum: Z 02

Seminar - Copying Informal Institutions: The Role of British Colonial Officers during the Decolonization of British Africa

Seminar
  • Datum: 14.05.2018
  • Uhrzeit: 14:15 - 15:15
  • Vortragende(r): Valentin Seidler (University of Vienna)
  • Organisation: Stefan Vogenauer, Emily Whewell
  • Ort: MPIeR
  • Raum: Z 02

Transplantation and the Origins of Slave Laws within the British West Indies

Seminar
  • Datum: 23.04.2018
  • Uhrzeit: 14:15 - 15:15
  • Vortragende(r): Justine Collins
  • Organisation: Stefan Vogenauer, Emily Whewell
  • Ort: MPIeR
  • Raum: Z 02

The English Perception of the Role of Jurisprudence in a System of Codified Law

Seminar
  • Datum: 09.04.2018
  • Uhrzeit: 14:15 - 15:15
  • Vortragende(r): Michel Morin, Université de Montréal
  • Organisation: Stefan Vogenauer, Emily Whewell
  • Ort: MPIeR
  • Raum: Z 02

Law Reform Commissions in the Common Law World

Seminar
  • Datum: 22.01.2018
  • Uhrzeit: 14:15 - 15:15
  • Organisation: Stefan Vogenauer, Emily Whewell
  • Ort: MPIeR
  • Raum: Seminarraum des MPI

Financial Crime in the Global Context: A Reference Point for Comparative Dimensions of Research into Legal History

Seminar
  • Datum: 08.01.2018
  • Uhrzeit: 14:15 - 15:15
  • Organisation: Stefan Vogenauer, Emily Whewell
  • Ort: MPIeR
  • Raum: Seminarraum des MPI

The Transfer of the Statute of Anne: from England to a New Republic

Seminar
  • Datum: 11.12.2017
  • Uhrzeit: 14:15 - 15:15
  • Organisation: Stefan Vogenauer, Emily Whewell
  • Ort: MPIeR
  • Raum: Seminarraum des MPI

Decolonizing Constitutional Law: the Common Law Mind of Yash Ghai

Legal Transfer in the Common Law World
  • Datum: 13.11.2017
  • Uhrzeit: 14:15 - 15:15
  • Organisation: Stefan Vogenauer, Emily Whewell
  • Ort: MPIeR
  • Raum: Seminarraum des MPI

Return to sender: Early Modern Irish Appellate Law and the Use of Westminster as a Final Court of Appeal

Legal Transfer in the Common Law World
  • Datum: 30.10.2017
  • Uhrzeit: 14:15 - 15:15
  • Organisation: Stefan Vogenauer, Emily Whewell
  • Ort: MPIeR
  • Raum: Seminarraum des MPI

Legal Transfer in the Common Law World

  • Datum: 16.10.2017
  • Uhrzeit: 14:15 - 15:15
  • Organisation: Stefan Vogenauer, Emily Whewell
  • Ort: MPIeR
  • Raum: Seminarraum des MPI

Jonathan Rose: "Maintenance and Champerty: From Medieval England to the UK and the US Today?"

Common Law Research Seminar
  • Datum: 17.07.2017
  • Uhrzeit: 14:15 - 15:45
  • Vortragende(r): Jonathan Rose
  • Arizona State University
  • Ort: MPIeR
  • Raum: Z 02

Treat as a vagrant every man who acts as a vagrant: ”Vagrancy and the Courts in Jamaica, 1865 - 1900

Common Law Research Seminar
  • Datum: 24.04.2017
  • Uhrzeit: 14:15 - 15:45
  • Organisation: Stefan Vogenauer, Emily Whewell
  • Ort: MPIeR
  • Raum: Z 02
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