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Wednesday, May 13, 2015


Dear all,
since the month of February 2015 the "Law and the Humanities" course has a brand new website: This blog will therefore not be updated anymore. Follow us!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

CFP: Law, Literature and the Humanities Association of Australasia Conference 2015

What: Law, Literature and the Humanities Association of Australasia Conference

Where: University of Technology Sydney Law School,Sydney, Australia

When: 9-12 December 2015 (with 9 December as a postgraduate day)

Complicity is a state of being complex or involved, and no matter where we are, or what we do, law is part of our entanglement in the world. This conference will explore law’s complex relations with culture, politics and capital. It will investigate law as an accomplice, as well as law’s role in shaping (and resisting) certain problematic moral, political and material positions.

The LLH Association of Australasia invites scholarly and creative research from academics and graduate students working at the intersection of law and the humanities, whether based in legal theory or in disciplines such as literature, art, film, music, history, continental philosophy, anthropology, psychoanalysis, visual culture, or cultural studies. Contributions may take a variety of forms from traditional academic papers to poster presentations, video, or other genres or media.

The conference invites consideration of the following questions:

• What does complicity reveal about law’s methods and modes, its affects and effects?

• How are law’s genres, narratives, processes and images complicit in the creation of particular imaginaries, materialities and practices of the everyday?

• How might we work within visual, narrative, creative and textual domains and devise strategies to reveal and counter law's complicities, and acknowledge our own?

We ask you to make your own interpretation of the theme ‘Complicities,’ and invite scholars from a range of disciplines to propose papers, complete panels and streams. Proposals should consist of a short abstract (max. 250 words). Please email your abstract to Please include your name and the word Complicities in the subject line.

Deadline for Stream Proposals: 31 March, 2015 

Deadline for Paper and Panel Proposals: 1 May 2015

For all conference information including on-line registration, check our web site at this address:

And for further information, contact the Co-convenors, Dr Honni van Rijswijk and Associate Professor Penny Crofts.

Thursday, September 18, 2014


Droit et normativités comparées

Organized by

University of Roma Tre, Law School

EHESS, Centre d'études des normes Juridiques (Paris)

Université Paris 1 - Sorbonne (Paris)

Scientific directors: Prof. Emanuele Conte, Prof. Paolo Napoli

You can register until October 15th!

See all information here:

Thursday, July 17, 2014

MASTER: Law and Compared Normativities between Rome and Paris

What: Double Master Degree in "Law and Compared Normativities", University of RomaTre, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales and Sorbonne (Paris).

Where: one year in Paris and one year in Rome (accomodation expences included in the enrollment fees). 
When: beginning October 2014. 

Deadline for enrollment at the RomaTre University: 31st July 2014

Who can enroll? People with (at least) a 3 years degree in law, humanities and social sciences. The very aim of the Master is to open the doors of law departments to people coming from different backgrounds.

More information here and here

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Tomorrow: Museo Nazionale dell'alto medioevo

Dear students,
don't miss our last class! We will meet at 10:00 am in front of the Museo Nazionale dell'alto medioevo in the neighbourhood EUR: Viale Lincoln, 3, Metro EUR Palasport or EUR Fermi. See you there! 

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Giulia Peresso on Law and Archeology - get ready!

Dear All,

the end of this exciting and very enriching experience is (sadly - and way too early) approaching. Before drowning in a sea of tears, let me tell you that working with you was a great honor. Despite the absences due to my academic adventures, I was always with you (thanks to the help of Prof. Conte and Dr. Gialdroni) - also when physically you could not perceive my presence.

This week's classes will be devoted to a new topic, law and archeology. A young archeologist, Giulia Peresso, will be our guest speaker. A seminar will take place on Wednesday (at 2 pm, as usual) and then on Thursday she will take you to the Museo dell'Alto Medioevo - Dr. Gialdroni will give you all the details.

Please read the following summary of an introductory text that Giulia has written (I am sending you the complete pdf via email). As usual, you will also receive the additional materials on your email account.

Have fun!

The Court in the Courtyard

Starting from the information provided by the archeological documentation, combined with written sources, the lecture will focus on the transformation of political spaces in Rome, as well as on changes occurred in the conception of power itself, between Empire and Early Middle Age. A focus on archeological remains will be crucial in order to understand how much of the old system of self-representation of upper classes survives within new architectural shapes and - most interesting - how it deals with the general organization of the urban space. 

City of Hunters: squatting dynamics throughout late antiquity and Early Medieval Ages (V-XI century)

Talking about the limits of historical reconstruction a very big topic concerns the representation of lower classes, traditionally unspoken by written sources and quite invisible through the lens of archeological traces. Nevertheless, the urban space was performed mostly by these actors, and this is not something an historical study can understate.  

Giulia Peresso's CV:

Giulia was born in Rome and is currently running a Ph.D. in Late Antiquity and Early Medieval Archeology at Roma Tre University.
She is currently involved (thanks to a EU Fellowship) in a project based on a campaign of documentation in the SW region of Provence, with particular attention to the city of Arles.