The CoCoLaw Project is organizing both events and a series of lectures on the most cutting-edge research in Colonial Legal History.
Conferences and Workshops

The Dynamics of Early Modern Colonial Law and Legal Literature - 26-28 October 2022, Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki

Keynote speakers:

Thomas Duve - Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory

Andréa Slemian - Universidade Federal de São Paulo

Papers for the conference have been selected. The program of the conference will be published soon.

CoCoLaw Launch Seminar,Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Hybrid: Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki/Zoom

The kick-off seminar of the project was held in March with presentations given by the project researchers as well as two insightful and inspiring keynote speeches:

After welcoming words of the Vice-Dean of the faculty and Professor of Law and Globalization Jaakko Husa and Academy Professor Heikki Pihlajamäki the first keynote speech was given by Mariana Dias Paes from Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory with the topic Global Legal History on the Ground: a Perspective from African Archives.

In the afternoon, two presentations followed: Henri Hannula with the topic Legal History and Early Modern Dutch Colonial Empire: Historiographical and Methodological Questions and Nathaly Mancilla-Órdenes with the topic Dealing with Complexity: the Relevance of 'Policey' Law in the Emergence of Modern Law. 

The second keynote speech was given virtually by Annemieke Romein from Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands with the topic Early Modern Ordinances Meet Digital Humanities: An Exploration of the Use of Taxonomies and Automatic Metadating.

The seminar was ended with a presentation given by Airton Ribeiro da Silva Jr. with the topic Global Circulation of Legal Books within the Iberian Empires: Sources and Materials and Heikki Pihlajamäki's presentation with the topic Law and Police in the Early Modern Overseas Empires of Spain, Portugal, and the Dutch Republic: a Comparative Framework.

We would like to thank our wonderful keynote speakers and audience from all around the world! 

CoCoLaw Series in Colonial Legal History

The next CoCoLaw Lecture in Colonial Legal History will be held in September 2022. Information about the speakers and topics will be updated in the webpage once confirmed.

April 26, at 3pm (Finnish Time).

CoCoLaw Series in Colonial Legal History - Nuno Camarinhas

Nuno Camarinhas is a researcher at the Nova University, Lisbon. PhD in History from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France (2007) and has a master’s degree in Social Sciences from the Instituto de Ciencias Sociais, Universidade de Lisboa (2000). He has been working on early modern Portuguese magistracy, merging prosopography and social network analysis. Beyond many fundamental publications on the topic, he also authored the book and the database Memorial de Ministros.

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