29 September 2014

We are pleased to announce that Patrick Wormald, Papers Preparatory to the Making of English Law: King Alfred to the Twelfth Century, Volume II: From God's Law to Common Law, edited by Stephen Baxter and John Hudson (University of London: Early English Laws, 2014) has been published online today, 29 September 2014, to mark the tenth anniversary of the author's death. The book is freely accessible on the Early English Laws website at http://www.earlyenglishlaws.ac.uk/reference.

Stephen Baxter, John Hudson, Bruce O'Brien, Jane Winters.

30-31 August 2012

The Early English Laws Project Officer, Jenny Benham, will be discussing 'Digitising the Early English Laws' at a two-day PhD seminar on 'Working digitially with medieval and early modern texts in a qualitiative perspective', organised by 'The Danish medieval historiography project' at the Saxo Institute, University of Copenhagen.

27 March 2012

Early English Laws will be formally launched in the Chancellor's Hall, University of London, on 27 March (6.00-8.00pm). Michael Wood will be speaking at the launch, and there will also be a brief project demonstration. If you would like to attend the launch, please email Emma Bohan (emma.bohan [at] sas.ac.uk).

23 February 2012

Bruce O'Brien, academic adviser to the project, was interviewed about Early English Laws for National Public Radio in the US. You can listen to the interview, which focuses on Magna Carta, here.

May 2011

Registration Open - Early Medieval Law in Context

The registration for our conference in Copenhagen in September 2011 is now open here.

For more details about the conference, click here.

February 2011

Call for Papers - Early Medieval Law in Context

We are pleased to announce a call for papers for our two-day conference entitled 'Early Medieval Law in Context', hosted by the Carlsberg Academy, Copenhagen. The conference aims to bring together both established academics and postgraduate and postdoctoral scholars to present research, exchange ideas, and participate in discussion of laws, law-making and legal interpretation in Western Europe in the early middle ages.

We invite proposals for 20-minute papers on themes that might include (but are not limited to):

  • Laws and their texts.
  • Law-making and law-collecting.
  • Law in practice (particularly in relation to or as reflected by codes and treatises).
  • The relationship of laws (canon, Roman, royal, local)
  • New ways of presenting the laws, in particular using digital technologies.

Proposals, including title, abstract (of 200-300 words) and a brief biographical statement are to be submitted to the Early English Laws project officer: jenny.benham [at] sas.ac.uk

The deadline for submission is Friday 4 March 2011.

January 2011

Early Medieval Law in Context

15 - 16 September 2011, Carlsberg Academy, Copenhagen

We are pleased to announce a two-day conference at the Carlsberg Academy in Copenhagen exploring laws, law-making and legal interpretation in Western Europe in the early middle ages. The conference, organised with funding from the Arts and Humanities Reseacrh Council as part of the Early English Laws project, is a collaboration with the Nordic Medieval Laws project and will draw speakers from Britain, Europe and North America. Professors Bruce O'Brien (IHR, London/University of Mary Washington), Stefan Brink (Aberdeen), Ditlev Tamm (Copenhagen) and John Hines (Cardiff) will be among the speakers.

February 2010

Early English Laws is offering 20 bursaries worth £2,000 each to assist scholars in the preparation of editions of early English legal texts for publication as part of this AHRC-funded project. Eligible expenses include travel, accommodation, and reproduction and permission fees. Guidelines for proposals, together with a list of possible texts, are available on the Early English Laws website here. If you have any enquiries, please contact the Project Officer Jenny Benham (jenny.benham [at] sas.ac.uk).

18 November 2010

The second project workshop, on 'Digital editing', was held at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London, on 18 November 2010. The full programme is available here.

24 October 2009

The first project workshop, 'Editing the laws of medieval England', was held at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London, on 24 October 2009. The full programme is available here.