Salamanca in America
The School of Salamanca has traditionally seemed interesting to legal historical research most of all because of its contribution to systematic thinking and legal dogmatics, i.e. as part of the history of science. For this reason, too, it was considered for a long time an Iberian or European phenomenon.
The research project "Salamanca in America" is about a different perspective. The Salamanca School can be seen not only as a discourse community, but also as a community characterized by a certain mode of norm production. We also look at the practical dimension of the school, its place in a history of finding justice, and its "casuistry", which does not easily fit into a history of system formation as a consequence of the scientification of law.
These aspects are to be explored in detail in a publication in which experts from different regions deal with Salamanca as a phenomenon of global standard production. In preparation for this publication a working paper (Duve 2018) has already been published. In October 2018, the contributions to the book were discussed on a conference entitled “The School of Salamanca: a case of global knowledge production?” in Buenos Aires. A more detailed conference report in Spanish is available on the blog of the project "The School of Salamanca".