Colloque – Law and Legal Agreements, 600-1250

Cambridge University 12‐13 January 2018
Voices of Law: Language, Text and Practice

Voices of Law

Programme :

Friday 12 January 2018

Registration 09:15‐ 09:45
Housekeeping Notices & Welcome 09:45‐10:00

KEYNOTE SPEAKER – CHAIR: PAUL RUSSELL
10:00‐11:00

ROBIN CHAPMAN STACEY
COFFEE BREAK 11:00‐11:30

PANEL 1 – CHAIR: HAN NIJDAM
11:30‐13:00
LEGAL AGREEMENTS AND DISAGREEMENTS

Alice Taylor (Cambridge University) – Gúbretha Caratniad: Agreement and Disagreement in the Classroom
Keith Ruiter (University of Aberdeen) – Agreeing to Disagree: Exploring the Violent Power of Language in Early Scandinavian Disputes
Paul Russell (Cambridge University) – Insult, Shame and Disgrace: Legal Register in Medieval Welsh Law
LUNCH 13:00‐14:00

PANEL 2 – CHAIR: MATTHEW MCHAFFIE
14:00‐15:30
LEGAL AGREEMENTS AND BORDERS

Jenny Benham (Cardiff University) – Exile, Arbitration and Trade: « International » Law, 700‐ 1200
Alex Sigston (Cambridge University) – Aliens across the Border: Regulating the alltud in Medieval Wales
Lucy Hennings (Oxford University) – International Arbitration from Magna Carta to the Mise of Amiens
COFFEE BREAK 15:30‐15:45

PANEL 3 – CHAIR SARA PONS‐SANZ
15:45‐17:15
LEGAL AGREEMENTS: WITNESSES AND TESTIMONY

David Peterson (Universidad de Burgos) – Generic Witnesses in Spanish Charters Megan Welton (University of Notre Dame) – Witnesses, Intercessors and Tenth‐Century Practice in Anglo‐Saxon England and Late Carolingian Francia
Rebecca Searby (University of York) – Constructing Jewish Testimony in the Court Coram Rege
RECEPTION 17:15‐18:30
CONFERENCE DINNER 19:00

Saturday 13 January 2018

PANEL 4 – CHAIR: CAROLE HOUGH
09:30‐11:00
LAW, SIN AND JUDGEMENT

Stefan Jurasinski (New State University of New York) – The Ordeal in Anglo‐Saxon England: Reconsidering Felix Liebermann’s Judicia Dei
Lukas Bothe (University of Berlin) – From Debt to Sin? Wergild Liability and the Evolution of Individual Guilt in Frankish Law (c.6thC‐c.9thC)
R. Gwynedd Parry (Swansea University) – Awdl yr Haearn Twym: A Poetic take on trial by ordeal in Medieval Wales
COFFEE BREAK 11:00‐11:30

PANEL 5 – CHAIR MELISSA JULIAN‐JONES
11:30‐13:00
LEGAL AGREEMENTS AND PROPERTY RIGHTS

Jacqueline Bemmer (University of Vienna) – Pledge‐Contracts Entered by Women? Exploring the evidence in Early Irish Law Texts c.650‐750AD
Gianmarco De Angelis (University of Padua) – Written Documents and Spoken Words, Impostures and Violence: Claiming rights and properties in Early Medieval Italy (c.800‐ c.1100)
Emma Cavell (Swansea University) – Foreign Practices and Native Agreements: Widows and their dower in Pre‐Conquest Wales
LUNCH 13:00‐14:00

VOICES OF LAW: LANGUAGE, TEXT AND PRACTICE FUNDED BY THE LEVERHULME TRUST
LAW AND LANGUAGE ROUNDTABLE/WORKSHOP 14:00‐15:00

COFFEE BREAK 15:00‐15:30

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