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A Conference on the Liber Iudiciorum


Yale Law School
November 12-14, 2021

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Co-organizers

James Whitman, Ford Foundation Professor of Comparative and Foreign Law at Yale Law School
Noel Lenski, Professor of Classics and History, Yale Classics Department
Damián Fernández, Associate Professor of History, Northern Illinois University

Sponsors

Funding provided by the Oscar M. Ruebhausen Fund

Contact

Patricia Page, Yale Law School

 

Agenda


All times EST

Friday, November 12

9:00-9:30

Opening

Introduction to Yale and the Conference - James Whitman - 10 mins
The Liber Iudiciorum Translation Project - Damián Fernández - 20 mins

9:30-10:30
Panel 1: Roman Law and the Liber Iudiciorum 

Moderator: Nicolle Gianella, Cornell University
Paul DuPlessis, University of Edinburgh: The relationship between Roman law and Visigothic law
Simon Corcoran, University of Newcastle: The Liber Iudiciorum and the Codex Justinianus 

10:30-11:00
Zoom Break

11:00-12:00
Panel 2: From the Breviary to the Liber Iudiciorum
Moderator: Hussein Fancy, Yale University
Arnaud Besson, Université de Neuchâtel: Inheritance Law, between the Lex Romana Visigothorum and the Liber Iudiciorum
Lucia DiCintio, Università degli Studi di Salerno: The Interpretations of Lex Romana Visigothorum and the Liber Iudiciorum

12:00-12:30
Zoom Break

12:30 -1:30
Panel 3: Gender, Family, and Sexuality in the Visigothic Tradition 
Moderator: Valerie Garver, Northern Illinois University
Alice Rio, King’s College London: Marriage and family in the Visigothic Formularies
Pablo Díaz, Universidad de Salamanca: Ascetics, virgins and widows in the Liber Iudiciorum

Saturday, November 13 

9:00-10:00
Panel 4: Judicial Procedures, Judicial Actions 
Moderator: Damián Fernández, Northern Illinois University
Céline Martin, Université Bordeaux-Montaigne: Judges in the post-Chindaswinthian Visigothic Judicial System 
Stefan Esders, Freie Universität Berlin: Prescriptive Limitations on Judicial Action

10:00-10:30
Zoom Break

10:30-11:30
Panel 5: The Life and Afterlife of the Liber Iudiciorum 
Moderator: Michael J. Kelly, Binghamton University
Isabel Velázquez Soriano, Universidad Complutense de Madrid: Legal sources in donations and slates and their reflection of law
in Visigothic life 
Graham Barrett, University of Lincoln: The transmission of the Liber Iudiciorum in the early Middle Ages

11:30-12:00
Zoom Break 

12:30-1:30
Panel 6: Asylum and Refugees in the Visigothic and Medieval Tradition
Moderator: Erika Valdivieso, Yale University
Margarita Vallejo Girvés, Universidad de Alcalá: Los fugitivos y el asilo eclesiástico en el mundo visigodo: ¿humanitas del princeps o reverentia loci?
Marta Madero, Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento and Laboratoire interdisciplinaire d’études sur les réflexivités, L’École des Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris: Del Liber iudicum al ius commune en la legislación hispana (siglos XIII-XVI)

Sunday, November 14

9:00-10:00  
Panel 7: The Liber Iudiciorum, Convivencia and Religious Persecution
Moderator: Molly Lester, U.S. Naval Academy
Rodrigo García-Velasco, Woolf Institute, Cambridge: The Liber Iudiciorum and the Iberian Tradition of Antijudaism 
Maya Soifer Irish, Rice University: Liber Iudiciorum and the legal status of Jews in 12-13th c. Castile

10:00-10:30
Zoom Break

10:30-11:30
Panel 8: The Long History of the Liber Iudiciorum 
Moderator: Paul Freedman, Yale University
Ana Echevarria, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia: The integration of the Liber Iudiciorum into the Arabic Canon Collections
Adam Kosto, Columbia University and Adam C. Matthews, Columbia University: The Liber Iudiciorum and Iberian Legal History in the Medieval Documentary Record

11:30-12:00
Zoom Break

12:00-1:00
Panel 9: Modernity Encounters the Liber Iudiciorum
Moderator: James Whitman, Yale University
Noel Lenski, Yale University, ‘Germanism’, ‘Romanism,’ and the Uses of Visigothic Law in Modern European Cultural Politics
Michael Kulikowski, The Pennsylvania State University, Concluding Observations