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Online Seminar

Part of the Global Legal Histories Series

Joint Centre for History and Economics, University of Cambridge and Harvard University
Lauterpacht Centre for International Law


Law & Society in History: Mobilities, Scales, Methods puts a spotlight on exciting new research that interrogates confluences and encounters between law, society and history, drawing law and society, legal history, and international law scholars into discussion about methods, mobility, and scales. Each seminar invites authors to place their new work in conversation with ongoing debates about the social and political dimensions of law, about appropriation, subversion, translation and transformation, and about the relationship between law and human behavior. The focus is on elaborating over the series a range of conceptual and methodological contributions to these debates.

The seminar will take place online via Zoom. The introductions to the books discussed in this seminar will be pre-circulated among registered participants. Audio recordings of the seminars will appear here shortly after each live event.

To register for the individual sessions, please visit the programme page. Following registration, you will be sent a link with the Zoom invitation and the pre-circulated texts.