Carlsberg Academy, Copenhagen, Denmark
15-16 September 2011


Thursday 15th September

9.00 – 9.30  Registration and welcome

9.30 – 10.30 Keynote lecture:

‘The Earliest English Law Codes and Complementary Sources: Reconstructing Society and Social Change in the Seventh Century’
John Hines (University of Cardiff)

10.30 – 11.00 COFFEE

11.00 – 13.00  Session 1:

  • ‘Law Codes and Legal Norms in Later Anglo-Saxon England’
    Levi Roach (University of Cambridge)
  • ‘Ge mid wedde ge mid aðe: The Functions of Oath and Pledge in AngloSaxon Legal Culture’
    Matthias Ammon (University of Cambridge)
  • ‘Law and Lordship in the Midlands in the Tenth Century’
    Charles Insley (Canterbury Christ Church University)
  • ‘Riht in the Earliest Anglo-Saxon Laws’
    Daniela Fruscione (Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main)

13.00 – 14.00  LUNCH

14.00 – 15.00  Keynote lecture:

‘The Language of the Danish Medieval Laws’
Ditlev Tamm (University of Copenhagen)

15.00 – 16.30 Session 2:

  • ‘Materiality and Manuscript Contexts: Cambridge Corpus Christi College 383 in the Early Twelfth Century’
    Thom Gobbitt (Independent scholar)
  • ‘The Leges Henrici Primi and the Culture of English Law in the Early Twelfth Century’
    Nick Karn (University of Southampton)
  • ‘Forest Laws in England and Normandy in the Twelfth Century’
    Judith Green (University of Edinburgh)

16.30 – 17.00 COFFEE

17.00 – 18.00 Session 3:

  • ‘Can the Early English Laws Fit into a Database?’
    Eleonora Litta (King’s College London)
  • ‘The Relmin Project: the Legal Status of Religious Minorities in the 5th to 15th Centuries’
    John Tolan (Université de Nantes)

18.00 – 19.00 RECEPTION



Friday 16th September

9.30 – 10.30  Keynote lecture:

Title tbc
Bruce O’Brien 

10.30 – 11.00  COFFEE

11.00 – 12.30  Session 4:

  • ‘Law and Custom in the Byzantine Countryside’
    Peter Sarris (University of Cambridge)
  • Title tbc
    Thom Faulkner (Independent scholar) 
  • ‘A selection of excerpts and interpretations of Roman law on Jews in the Breviarium Alaricanum’
    Capucine Nemo-Pekelman (Université de Nantes)

12.30 – 13.30 LUNCH

13.30 – 14.30 Keynote lecture:

‘The Creation of a Scandinavian Provincial Law. How Was it Done?’
Stefan Brink (University of Aberdeen) 

14.30 – 15.30  Round Table

Followed by closing remarks