Law and Ritual Conference

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Voices of Law International Network Conference:

LAW AND RITUAL CONFERENCE
22-23 September 2016, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
#LawAndRitual @VoicesofLaw

22 September 2016

09:00-09:30 – REGISTRATION AND WELCOME

09:30 – 11:00 – RITUAL AND PERFORMANCE USING SCRIPTURE & LITURGY

The Ritual of Torture in Medieval Courts
Kenneth Pennington, The Catholic University of America

Biblical analogues for early Anglo-Saxon law
Carole Hough, University of Glasgow

Legal performance in John’s Gospel and its interpretation by Old English translators
Sara Pons-Sanz, Cardiff University

COFFEE – 11:00-11:15

11:15 – 12:30 – RITUAL AND PERFORMANCE WITHIN LAW TEXTS

Recholl Breth: an early medieval Irish law text
Jody Buckley-Coogan, Queen’s University, Belfast

Transformation of an early medieval ritual in the process of record of the Lex Frisionum
Grigorij Borisov, Moscow State University / Tübingen University

Poisoning in Lombard Law and Legal Commentary: The Liber Papiensis and Walcausina, ca. 1025-1125
Thomas Gobbitt, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften

LUNCH – 12:30-13:30

13:30-15:30 – RITUALS AND PERFORMANCE AS SENSORY/EMOTIONAL

The power of the senses: voice and touch in the ritualistic practices in early
Irish law
Jacqueline Bemmer, Oxford University

Law and Drinking
Daniela Fruscione, Universität Frankfurt am Main

Revenge or Settlement? Law and Feud in Early Sagas of Icelanders
Roland Scheel, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Wrath at court: legal response, ritual display or strategic move?
Hans Jacob Orning, University of Oslo

COFFEE – 15:30-15:45

15:45-17:00 ROUND TABLE AND CONCLUDING REMARKS

19:30 CONFERENCE DINNER – HOTEL POST-PLAZA

 

23 September 2016

09:00-10:30 – RITUALS AND PERFORMANCE IN THE SOCIAL/SECULAR
SPHERE

The art of vassalage: Depictions of homage, fealty, and investiture in secular
manuscripts of medieval Iberia
Shannon Wearing, UCLA Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Ritual, Law, and the ‘Legal Revolution’
Matthew McHaffie, King’s College, London

Snowballs, strangers and standards; social relations and judicial ordinances in
late medieval Lille
Laura Crombie, University of York

COFFEE – 10:30-10:45

10:45-12:15 – RITUAL AND PERFORMANCE OF SPACE AND PLACE

Love-Days: Mediation and Performance in Marcher Law
Melissa Julian-Jones, Cardiff University

Performance and ritualization in the late medieval courtroom: Utrecht, Paris
and York
Frans Camphuijsen, University of Amsterdam

Addressing Accessibility of the Courtroom in the Fifteenth-century Town Hall
Nathan van Kleij, University of Amsterdam

LUNCH – 12:15-13:15

13:15-14:30 – RITUAL AND PERFORMANCE OF OATH-MAKING

Oaths of loyalty sworn contra omnes
Joshua Hey, University of St Andrews

Lies and Loyalty: Oaths as Ritual in Medieval Norwegian Legislation
Ole-Albert Rønning, University of Oslo

“If I lie, let the lighting strike me, let the illness affect me right here, right
now” Oath in the polish urban and land law in the Medieval and Early Modern
Period
Piotr Kitowski & Aleksandra Girsztowt, University of Gdańsk

14:30-14:45 COFFEE

14:45 – CLOSING REMARKS

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