Voices of Law: Text, Language

22-23 September 2016, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

 

Programme

 

22 September 2016

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09:00-09:30 – Registration and Welcome

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09:30 – 11:00 – Ritual and Performance Using Scripture & Liturgy

 

The Ritual of Torture in Medieval Courts

Kenneth Pennington, The Catholic University of America

 

Biblical analogues for early Anglo-Saxon law

Carole Hough, University of Glasgow

 

Legal performance in John’s Gospel and its interpretation by Old English translators

Sara Pons-Sanz, Cardiff University

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Coffee – 11:00-11:15

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11:15 – 12:30 – Ritual and Performance Within Law Texts

 

Recholl Breth: an early medieval Irish law text

Jody Buckley-Coogan, Queen’s University, Belfast

 

Transformation of an early medieval ritual in the process of record of the Lex Frisionum

Grigorij Borisov, Moscow State University / Tübingen University

 

Poisoning in Lombard Law and Legal Commentary: The Liber Papiensis and Walcausina, ca. 1025-1125

Thomas Gobbitt, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften

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Lunch – 12:30-13:30

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13:30-15:30 – Rituals and Performance as Sensory/Emotional

 

The power of the senses: voice and touch in the ritualistic practices in early Irish law

Jacqueline Bemmer, Oxford University

 

Law and Drinking

Daniela Fruscione, Universität Frankfurt am Main

 

Revenge or Settlement? Law and Feud in Early Sagas of Icelanders

Roland Scheel, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

 

Wrath at court: legal response, ritual display or strategic move?

Hans Jacob Orning, University of Oslo

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Coffee – 15:30-15:45

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15:45-17:00 Round table and concluding remarks

 

19:30  Conference Dinner – Hotel Post-Plaza

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23 September 2016

 

09:00-10:30 – Rituals and Performance in the Social/Secular Sphere

 

The art of vassalage: Depictions of homage, fealty, and investiture in secular manuscripts of medieval Iberia

Shannon Wearing, UCLA Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

 

Ritual, Law, and the ‘Legal Revolution’

Matthew McHaffie, King’s College, London

 

Snowballs, strangers and standards; social relations and judicial ordinances in late medieval Lille

Laura Crombie, University of York

 

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Coffee – 10:30-10:45

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10:45-12:15 – Ritual and Performance of Space and Place

 

Love-Days: Mediation and Performance in Marcher Law

Melissa Julian-Jones, Cardiff University

 

Performance and ritualization in the late medieval courtroom: Utrecht, Paris and York

Frans Camphuijsen, University of Amsterdam

 

Addressing Accessibility of the Courtroom in the Fifteenth-century Town Hall

Nathan van Kleij, University of Amsterdam

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LUNCH – 12:15-13:15

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13:15-14:30 – Ritual and Performance of Oath-Making

 

Oaths of loyalty sworn contra omnes

Joshua Hey, University of St Andrews

 

Lies and Loyalty: Oaths as Ritual in Medieval Norwegian Legislation

Ole-Albert Rønning, University of Oslo

 

“If I lie, let the lighting strike me, let the illness affect me right here, right now” Oath in the polish urban and land law in the Medieval and Early Modern Period

Piotr Kitowski & Aleksandra Girsztowt, University of Gdańsk

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14:30-14:45 Coffee

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14:45 – Closing Remarks

 

Partners: Cardiff University, The Fryske Akademy, University of Cambridge, University of Glasgow, and the University of Copenhagen

Funded by The Leverhulme Trust International Research Network Grant

 

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