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Conference: The English Legal Imaginary, Part II

The English Legal Imaginary, 1500-1700, Parts I and II

Part I: Princeton University, 17-18 April, 2015

Part II: University of St Andrews, 1-2 May, 2015

 The English Legal Imaginary Part I The English Legal Imaginary, Part II

CMEMLL is delighted to announce The English Legal Imaginary, Part II, taking place in the School of English on 1-2 May, 2015. The English Legal Imaginary, Part II is an interdisciplinary conference involving leading scholars working at the intersections of law, politics, literature and history in early modern England. The conference papers will contribute to the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of English Law and Literature, 1500-1700. Topics include: Roman law and common law, law and drama; law and education; equity, legal reform and literary censorship.

Speakers include: Martin Butler, Bradin Cormack, Alan Cromartie, Steve Hindle; Rab Houston, Lorna Hutson, David Ibbetson, James McBain, Subha Mukherji, Joad Raymond, Carolyn Sale, James Sharpe, Erica Sheen, Quentin Skinner, Virginia Lee Strain, Elliott Visconsi, Ian Williams, Jessica Winston, and Andrew Zurcher.

The registration fees for this conference are: £30 for students and unwaged, and £40 for waged participants. This fee covers lunch and coffee/tea breaks on both days, in addition to the conference dinner on Friday 1, and the closing wine and cheese reception on Saturday 2 May.

Places are limited, so early registration is important. Only those who are registered will be admitted to the conference; there are no drop-in sessions. 

Please register using the following link: The English Legal Imaginary, Part II

Conference Programme:

 Conference Programme 1Conference Programme 2 Conference Programme 3


Inauguration of the Centre for Mediaeval and Early Modern Law and Literature

Wednesday 3 October, 2012, 2.15-6 pm
Lawson Lecture Room, Kennedy Hall, School of English

Inaugural Lecture: Professor David Ibbetson (University of Cambridge) – ‘Early Modern Lawyers and Literary Texts’

2.15-3.15 pm

David Ibbetson, Regius Professor of Civil Law and President of Clare Hall at the University of Cambridge, will deliver the inaugural CMEMLL annual lecture entitled ‘Early Modern Lawyers and Literary Texts’.

Professor Ibbetson’s notable publications include but are not limited to: The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009); ‘Sixteenth Century Contract Law: Slade’s Case in Context,’ in OJLS 3:4 (1984), pp. 295-317; and ‘Assumpsit and Debt in the Early Sixteenth Century,’ in CLJ 41:1 (1982), pp. 142-161.

The lecture will be followed by a break for refreshments in the Stephen Boyd Room before the Panel Response.

Panel Response: Law and Literature, Mediaeval and Early Modern

Professor William I. Miller (University of Michigan)
Professor John Hudson (University of St Andrews)
Professor Lorna Hutson (University of St Andrews)

Chair: Professor Colin Kidd (University of St Andrews)

William Miller, Thomas G. Long Professor of Law at the University of Michigan and Honorary Professor of History at the University of St Andrews, will join the Directors of CMEMLL: John Hudson, Professor of Legal History, and Lorna Hutson, Berry Professor of English Literature, in a panel response to Professor Ibbetson’s paper.  Colin Kidd, Professor of History, will chair the discussion.  They will also discuss the formation and purpose of CMEMLL.

There will be a wine reception to close the event.