Legal historians. You know who you are.
Postcolonial Studies, Legal and Political Theory, Haitian Revolutionary Studies, American hemispheric literatures, the representation of slavery, film studies, race and law, legal history, human rights.
Philip’s interdisciplinary research interests include: the intersections of human rights, Black Atlantic Studies, and postcolonialism; ‘disaster law’; legal history; and the Haitian Revolution.
…18 Conference, International Institute of Social History (IISH), Amsterdam, Netherlands, 6-8 June 2018. [Abstract] [Slides]
5. Les sources de l’histoire du droit vietnamien (XIe-XIXe siècle) : législation royale et littérature juridique, Seminar Chinese Legal History of Jérôme Bourgon and Frédéric Constant, Écoles des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (ÉHESS), Paris, France, 9 February 2018. [Programme]
4. Landlord’s privilege regarding debts resulting from rent in 16-17th century France, in compar…
…s en Histoire (French Association of Young Researchers in History)
AFHE – Association Française d’Histoire Economique (French Association of Economic History)
AYLH – Association of Young Legal Historians
ASLH – American Society for Legal History
Freunde des Frankfurter Max-Planck-Instituts für europäische Rechtsgeschichte e.V. (Friends of the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History in Frankfurt, Germany)
Humanistica – Association francophone des hu…
…Ph.D. candidate in Legal History…
…2013 LL.M. in Legal History, University Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas (France)
2012 LL.M. in Private Law, University Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas (France)
2011 LL.B. in Private Law, University Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas (France)
2011 Diploma of the Collège de droit – International Law, University Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas (France)
2008 French Baccalaureate in Economics, Lycée français Alexandre Yersin (Hanoi, Vietnam)…
Nga Bellis-Phan is a Legal Historian specialized in European Early modern Economic history (16th-19th century). Her research focuses on securities for debt based on movable goods, with a particular interest in the legal theory and practice of pawnbroking. After graduating from law school with a full scholarship from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she is now a funded PhD candidate at the Institute of Legal History – University Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas and a teaching assistant at the Law School of University Paris-Nanterre. Academic interests > European Legal History & Economic History (16th-19th century) Security for Debt, Movable Property, Insolvency > Vietnamese Legal History (15th-20th century) Full up-to-date CV here.
…Medieval Libraries of Great Britain
Centre for English Legal History…
I am a medievalist, Latinist, and legal historian. I grew up in Toronto and studied classical and medieval languages there before moving to Trinity College, Cambridge for a master’s and doctorate in medieval legal history. After leaving Cambridge, I worked at Oxford, largely on English medieval manuscript provenance. Since then I have been a research fellow at the Institut de recherche et d’histoire des textes, Paris (part of the CNRS).
I am a Ph.D Candidate in the Department of Middle East, South Asia, and African Studies at Columbia University. My dissertation is on the international legal history of Muslim sovereignty claims in the 19th century. I am tracing the biopoliticization of Islamic political discourses and the aporetic structure of Muslim nationalism through a study of sites of emergency in the century of nationalist uprisings. Besides the scholarship, I have been an editor for the Turkish publisher Açılım Kitap since 2011.
My primary research focuses on African American expression in the context of slavery and its aftermath. I have secondary interests in legal history, cultural theory, and popular music. My first book, Disturbing the Peace: Black Culture and the Police Power after Slavery, a study of black vernacular expression and its entanglement with the law, was published by Harvard University Press in 2009. I’m currently working on two books: Fables of Moral Economy, a close analysis of African-derived global traditions engaged with problems of property and subsistence, and Fugitives, Contrabands, Spies, Servants & Laborers, an experiment in historiography that imagines the new social history of slavery from the standpoint of its source materials.
I completed my Ph.D. at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1995 and won a post-doc fellowship at the (then) newly-established department of Middle East Studies, Ben Gurion University of the Negev. In 1997 I joined the department as a faculty member. My fields of research and teaching include socio-legal history of the Ottoman Empire and the passage of the Ottoman legal system to the colonial era, with a special interest in the Ottoman Sharia court system and legal reforms during the long 19th century; social history of late and post-Ottoman Palestine; family history; microhistory; historiography; historical thinking. In my book, Family and Court: Legal Culture and Modernity in Late Ottoman Palestine (Syracuse University Press, 2006) I focus on the sharia courts of late-Ottoman Jaffa and Haifa. Employing a comparative socio-legal analysis of the records produced in the two courts, I discuss their legal culture. In the book, I offer observations on the impact of the growth and social transformation underwent by the port cities of Jaffa and Haifa on the socio-legal construction of the family. In my current research project I explore the Ottoman Family Code (1917). This important law is misrepresented in the historiography on both late and post-Ottoman Middle East. Another aspect of my research is the daily work of the Ottoman and post-Ottoman sharia courts in Palestine during the First World War and the early colonial period.
Rachel E. Holmes is a postdoctoral researcher on the ERC-funded project ‘Crossroads of Knowledge in Early Modern England: The Place of Literature’ at CRASSH/The Faculty of English, at the University of Cambridge and a Junior Research Fellow of Wolfson College. She works transnationally on early modern European law and literature, with research and teaching interests in: early modern literary culture; Shakespeare and Renaissance drama; rhetoric; poetics; interdisiplinarity; literary adaptation and translation; philology; Legal History; History of Sexuality; and pedagogy. She is currently revising for publication a monograph on clandestine contracts in early modern European law and literature as well as working on a new project that explores the keen social interest in early modern Europe in the high stakes of defining and distinguishing rape from other kinds of sexual contracts.
The following text was presented as part of the Presidential Panel at the American Comparative Literature Association, Utrecht (The Netherlands), July 8th 2017. The panel was composed of Joseph Slaughter (ACLA President, English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University in the City of New York), Maria Aristodemou, Law, Birkbeck College, London), and Hala Halim (Comparative Literature, NYU). I address the question that international law is already formally, politically, and culturally embedded in national laws from a historical perspective. I will show how cultural legal history could unveil the ways in which the formation of national common law —and in particular that that claims to derive from the tradition of ius commune— implies the articulation of imperial and ecclesiastical legal models. This articulation, and its presentation as a common legal core, is indeed the result of a complex process of exclusions, of which one could highlight some important ones, including, of course, other universalized legal systems (Muslim, Jew), racial issues, gender issues as well as other more subtle ones, like the legalities surrounding citizenship and the legal fictions (fictiones legum) that underwrite citizenship in the process of imperial expansion.