The History of Legal Methods and Practices
Legal history cannot be restricted to a history of legislation and adjudication, of people and institutions. It must also include the methods, conventions and practices that influence, if not guide, the process of determining the law. These doctrines, conventions and practices are increasingly important to understanding the diverse processes of exchange and translation between various epistemic communities in the past and present.
The Research Area assembles research projects dealing with the methods of jurisprudence as well as those treating the rules and practices of determining the law.
Publications in the Research Field
Thomas Duve, "Salamanca in Amerika. Peter Landau zum 80. Geburtstag," Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte. Germanistische Abteilung 132, 116-151 (2015).
Research Project | Mario G. Losano
Research Project | Christiane Birr, José Luis Egío Garcia
Entangled Judicial Practice in 19th-century Germany, France and Japan
Research Project | Lena Foljanty
The Cultural Translation of the Weimar Constitution in the Republic of China (1919-1949)
PhD Project | Fupeng Li
Research Project | Manuela Bragagnolo
Research Project | Jasper Kunstreich
PhD Project | Murak Burak Aydin
PhD Project | Zeynep Yazici Caglar
Analysis of the polemics of the Investiture Controversy
PhD Project | Philipp N. Spahn
Legal Practice in 19th Century Japan, China, and the Ottoman Empire
Max Planck Research Group
Research Project | Thomas Duve, Fupeng Li, Alexandra Woods