Symposium on Comparative Early Modern Legal History

Dumont de Montigny, Memoire de Lxx Dxx Officiere Ingenieur
Dumont de Montigny, Memoire de Lxx Dxx Officiere Ingenieur, 1747, Ayer MS 257 map 13, Concession des Chaoüachas

The Symposium on Comparative Early Modern Legal History gathers under the auspices of the Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library in Chicago to discuss the comparative legal history of the Atlantic world in the period c. 1492 to 1815. The one-day symposium brings together law professors, historians, and social scientists to explore a particular topic in comparative legal history, broadly understood.

The Symposium is overseen by Professor Richard Ross of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, College of Law and History Department (rjross@illinois.edu; (217) 244-7890). Funding has been provided by the University of Illinois College of Law and the Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies.

Past Symposia on Comparative Early Modern Legal History

Upcoming Symposium

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
Please register by 10 am Thursday, October 9

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.