Publication – Justement traduire

The proceedings of an excellent conference held on 11 and 12 May 2017 at the University of Toulouse (which this blogger actually attended!) are now available online. The conference approached translation from the point of view of comparative law and also embraced historical perspectives. Continue reading

Proceedings of the Old Bailey 1674-1913

In a historical vein today, I wanted to tell you about a way to discover English criminal law through the ages. Fascinating.

The Old Bailey Proceedings Online makes available a fully searchable, digitised collection of all surviving editions of the proceedings of the Central Criminal Court in London, known as the Old Bailey, from 1674 to 1913, and of the Ordinary of Newgate’s Accounts (accounts of prisoners’ last speeches) between 1676 and 1772. It allows access to over 197,000 trials and biographical details of approximately 2,500 men and women executed at Tyburn, free of charge for non-commercial use.

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Legal history, fish, olive oil and a call for papers

This post has a historical flavour, although it’s always surprising how much from the past is still relevant today…

Call for PapersRoman Legal Tradition. The Editor and Board of Roman Legal Tradition welcome submissions for the forthcoming issue. Roman Legal Tradition is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the civilian tradition in ancient, medieval, and modern law. It is published by the Ames Foundation at the Harvard Law School and the University of Glasgow School of Law.

You may also enjoy this article in the latest issue: In Dubious Battle: An Economic Analysis of Emperor Hadrian’s Fish and Olive Oil Laws by Morris Silver. Plus ça change… (or should I say semper eadem…)