InfoLaw Colloquium

InfoLaw Colloquium
Writing legal history in the information age - Helsinki 16 September 2019
Writing legal history in the information age - Helsinki 16 September 2019

Welcome to the colloquium

Is the information-age changing the traditional ways of thinking about the legal past? The colloquium examines this question beginning from a broad historical-theoretical premise. Seen in the longue durée it seems that legal historiography recurrently changed its focus. Nineteenth-century historiography focused on texts and legislation. And the twentieth-century turned that legacy upside down with a concern for judges, judging, and thus with language, which has been animating large sectors of legal-historical research. The time is ripe to think about the place of legal history in the 21st century: are legal historians silently shifting their focus to information? This will be the leading question which this colloquium will attempt to answer.

Details

Date and time

Monday 16 September 2019

10:00-13:00 | 15:00-18:00

Location

Room P545 (Board Room), Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki, Yliopistonkatu 3

Contact 

Dr Adolfo Giuliani   |   adolfo.giuliani@helsinki.fi

Programme

 

Morning | 10:00 - 13:00

10:00 Welcome

10:05   What do we mean by law as information?  |  Adolfo Giuliani (Helsinki)

I. Legal history

10:30   Keynote: Legal Information in the Era of Fake News: A Return to the Golden Age of Legal Forgeries?  |  Alain Wijffels (KU Leuven, University of Leiden)         

11:00-11:15 coffee

11:15 Modern talking? Legal history as comparative law | Heikki Pihlajamäki (Helsinki)

11:45   Futures of the past: Hermeneutics, history and the duality of legal interpretation | Kaius Tuori (Helsinki)

Panel discussion I. Expanding legal history

Pause |  13:00 - 15:00

Afternoon | 15:00 - 18:00

II. Contemporary law

15:00    Standardisation, datafication and automation of legal practices  |  Riikka Koulu (Helsinki, Faculty of Law, Legal Tech Lab)

15:30    Knowing the law  | Kimmo Nuotio (Helsinki, Faculty of Law)

16:00   Challenges and opportunities of digitalisation in legal studies: recent HSE experience   |   Dmitry Poldnikov (Higher School of Economics, Moskow, Russia)

Panel discussion II. Expanding legal science

16:30 coffee  

 

III. Legal-historical texts

16:45   Legal traditions as carriers of information. The case of Hindu law   |  Richa Mulchandani (Gujarat National Law University, India)

17:15   Are we looking at ancient texts differently today?  |  Alessandra Panzanelli (Department of Historical Studies, Turin University, Italy)  

17:45   Panel discussion III. Expanding legal texts

18:15 Apéro (drinks and friends)

19:15 Dinner

 

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 753427.