Hosted by the Open University Law School Legal Histories research cluster.
Legal history is inextricably entwined with its localities – including through jurisdictions, subject matter, and places of trial and punishment. Local and social historians, like legal historians, draw upon legal source material. This conference brings them into conversation with each other and explores the benefits of their different approaches and perspectives.
What can local history tell us about legal history? How does legal history reveal more about local history? And how do they complicate each other, bringing to light hidden and marginalised pasts? Themes may include but are not limited to:
We invite proposals for:
We particularly welcome those which address the central theme of diversity, dilemmas and discoveries.
Abstracts (not exceeding 300 words) should be submitted by email to OULSemail@example.com by Thursday 12 October.