Past Symposia on Comparative Early Modern Legal History

Past Symposia

Friday, October 10, 2014
Symposium on Comparative Early Modern Legal History
2014-15 Symposium on Comparative Early Modern Legal History : Meanings of Justice in New World Empires: Settler and Indigenous Law as Counterpoints
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Understandings of justice differed among New World empires and among the settlers, imperial officials, and Indigenous peoples within each one. This conference will focus on the array of meanings of justice, their emergence and transformation, and the implications of adopting one or another definition.

Friday, October 5, 2012
Symposium on Comparative Early Modern Legal History
2012-13 Symposium on Comparative Early Modern Legal History : Law and the French Atlantic

Law and the French Atlantic
Organized by Allan Greer, McGill University, and Richard J. Ross, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Friday, April 8, 2011
Symposium on Comparative Early Modern Legal History
2010-11 Symposium on Comparative Early Modern Legal History : The Struggle for Land: Property, Territory, and Jurisdiction in Early Modern Europe and the Americas

The Struggle for Land: Property, Territory, and Jurisdiction in Early Modern Europe and the Americas
Organized by Tamar Herzog, Stanford University, and Richard Ross, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Friday, April 23, 2010
Symposium on Comparative Early Modern Legal History
2009-10 Symposium on Comparative Early Modern Legal History : New Perspectives on Legal Pluralism

New Perspectives on Legal Pluralism
Organized by Lauren Benton, New York University, and Richard Ross, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Friday, April 3, 2009
Symposium on Comparative Early Modern Legal History
2008-09 Symposium on Comparative Early Modern Legal History : The Law of Nations and the Early Modern Atlantic World

The Law of Nations and the Early Modern Atlantic World
Organized by Eliga Gould, University of New Hampshire, and Richard Ross, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Friday, February 29, 2008
Symposium on Comparative Early Modern Legal History
2007-08 Symposium on Comparative Early Modern Legal History : Criminal Justice in the British Atlantic World, 1500-1850

Criminal Justice in the British Atlantic World, 1500-1850
Organized by Bruce Smith, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Friday, October 6, 2006
Symposium on Comparative Early Modern Legal History
2006-07 Symposium on Comparative Early Modern Legal History : Law, Religion, and Social Discipline in the Early Modern Atlantic World

Law, Religion, and Social Discipline in the Early Modern Atlantic World
Organized by Richard Ross, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Friday, October 14, 2005
Symposium on Comparative Early Modern Legal History
2005-06 Symposium on Comparative Early Modern Legal History : Membership in Communities and States in the Early Modern Atlantic World: Legal Rules, Social Judgments, and the Negotiation of Citizenship

Membership in Communities and States in the Early Modern Atlantic World: Legal Rules, Social Judgments, and the Negotiation of Citizenship
Organized by Richard Ross, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.