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From Salian Empire to Present Day Colombia

Digital Lecture Series on Legal Pluralism in September and October

Starting in September, the centre’s current fellows will present their research projects as part of the Digital Fellow Lectures @EViR that will take place via Zoom. Those who want to join a lecture are invited to register via email.

What do Salian royal courts, physicians as witnesses in early modern criminal trials, and the modern constitution of Colombia have in common? They all represent different forms of legal pluralism. The phenomenon existed in almost all societies and at all times, whether as incompatible norms, in the form of competing courts, or as attempts to resolve conflicts right outside the courts. With presentations from the fields of history and law as well as anthropology, the lecture series provides a good insight into the diversity of the research field.

Lectures are held on Thursdays from 6:00 to 7:30 PM (CEST) via Zoom. If you would like to attend one or more lectures, please email us in advance at wiko.evir@uni-muenster.de. We will then send you the Zoom link.

The Programme:

02.09.2021
Legal Pluralism in the Post-Colony
Mirjam Künkler

09.09.2021
Negotiating Pluralism Transnationally in 19th Century’s Private International Law
Sebastian M. Spitra

16.09.2021
Johann Nicolaus Pfizer’s (1634-1674) »Vernünfftiges Wunden-Urtheil« and the Role of Medical Practitioners in Criminal Proceedings in Nuremberg (17th-18th century)
Kay Peter Jankrift

23.09.2021
An Exceptionally Exceptional Exception: Family Litigation in Mandatory Palestine Communal-Informal Tribunals
Eyal Katvan

07.10.2021
Pirates in the North? The “Vitalian Brothers” between Fact and Fiction
Gregor Rohmann

14.10.2021
Forgiving at the Crossroads of Norms: The Power to Pardon in Late Medieval England and France
Quentin Verreycken

21.10.2021
States of Uncertainty: Coordination, Legal Experimentation & Possible Futures in Colombia
Sandra Brunnegger

28.10.2021
Royal Courts in Salian Germany?
David Bachrach

 

Here you can download the whole programme (pdf file).