New article out in the Journal for Digital Legal History

A new contribution "Comparing Early Modern Colonial Laws" from our research group presents the project and its objectives to the wider audience.

The article is available open access.


"The article presents the research group CoCoLaw (Comparing Early Modern Colonial Laws) to the general academic public. In short, the article will present an outline of the activities, research interests (especially those related to the matter of this journal’s issue), and the objectives of CoCoLaw. The article is divided into three sections. The first section presents the group and its research, whereas the second explains the connection between studies on “police” or “police regulation,” and the proposal to study “colonial law” in early modernity. The third section offers a view of the next steps of digitalization and the creation of a database."