Legal history on the edge of Europe: Nordic law in the European legal community 1000-2000 A.D. (REUNA)

Legal history on the edge of Europe: Nordic law in the European legal community 1000-2000 a.d. (REUNA) is a network of legal historians dedicated to integrating Nordic legal history in the international scientific discussion.

The network consists of about 43 legal historians from Finland, Estonia, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Iceland, the majority of which are doctoral students. The purpose of the network is to assist younger legal historians to cross national and regional confines and to take part in legal history debates in European context.

The concrete activities of the network are arranged into five workshops or symposiums over a period of five years 2004-2008. The network is financed by NordForsk and administrated by the University of Helsinki.

Activities

Year 1, 2004

  • Workshop 1: Theoretical and methodological questions in legal history. April 2004 in Helsinki, Finland.
  • Workshop 2: History of ideology and learning in law: influences, reception, endogenity. September 2004 in Lund, Sweden.

Year 2, 2005

  • Workshop 3: A Nordic Model? Law and society in legal history. May 2005 in Oslo, Norway.
  • Workshop 4: Nordic and Baltic countries: similar traditions, different ways? October 2005 in Tartu, Estonia.

Year 3, 2006

  • Conference: Europe and the North. April 2006 in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Year 4, 2007

  • Workshop 6: Europe: pluralism or unity. June 2007 in Helsinki, Finland
  • Workshop 7: Europe overseas 1: legal histories of Latin America and South Africa. October 2007.

Year 5, 2008

  • Workshop 8: Europe overseas 2: the reception of common law in America, Australia and New Zealand. June 2008.
  • Workshop 9: European or global legal history? October 2008.