This research platform seeks to account regularly for recent scientific activity in the field of the European history of legal knowledge, i.e. the history of actors in the legal field (professional jurists and laymen); the history of places of knowledge production and transmission (starting from law schools and courts); the history of legal practices (scholarly, political, social practices); the history of forms and tools (know-how, legal works, libraries, epistemological cultures) and the history of dissemination and circulation of legal knowledge over time and spaces.
It turns to historians and legal historians committed to comparative and transnational legal history, as well as to all scholars interested in the history of higher education and in the history of knowledge. This field of study is rapidly expanding. Many events are being planned and many studies are published. And these are enriched by the most recent contributions from cultural history, historical anthropology, social history of knowledges and also from quantitative methods.
This platform will include calls for paper, upcoming conferences, workshops and symposia, new publications (books, reviews and articles), updates on doctoral training programs and upcoming Ph.D defences, links to sources and virtual exhibitions, bibliographical references and interviews with actors in the field.
The goals of this blog are as follows: (1) to centralize as much as possible information on current debates and ongoing projects in the field of history of legal knowledge in Europe, concerning in particular the history of legal education, academic cultures and law schools; (2) to publicize the works done in this field and contribute to a better understanding of normative trends, legal studies and practices in the history of European societies; (3) to federate a close-knit community of researchers working on the history of legal knowledge and legal cultures, actors, institutions, circulations and transmissions; (4) to contribute to equip this field of research with a theoretical framework and renewed methods, to develop new research hypothesis and to facilitate exchanges and discussions.
The platform is run by European researchers working on the history of legal knowledge, on the history of legal education and law schools and on the history of legal studies LINK