2018–2019 Academic Year Events

Centre for Global Constitutionalism Lecture

“Mobilising under uncertainty in civil war”

Dr Anastasia Shesterinina (Sheffield)

6 Feburary (5pm, Arts Lecture Theatre)

The Law’s Two Bodies

Douglas Kinnear (Thorntons)

13 February (12.30 lunch Room 9, 71 South Street; 1pm Old Class Library, 69 South Street)


“Thoughts on Ideology and Mass Atrocities”

Dr. Jonathan Leader Maynard (Department of Politics and International Relations, Oxford)

21 February (5pm, Arts Lecture Theatre)


“Genocide and Political Violence”

Professor Scott Straus (Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison)

1 March (5pm, Parliament Hall)


International Law in the Contemporary World: A Conversation with Professor Stephen Toope

Stephen Toope (Vice-Chancellor, Cambridge University)

Chair: Tony Lang

2 March (2.30pm, School 5, St Salvator’s Quad)

Institute of Intellectual History Colloquium

Voices of Conscience in Early Modern Europe: A colloquium to discuss Nicole Reinhardt, Voices of Conscience: Royal Confessors and Political Counsel in Seventeenth-Century Spain and France

9 March (10am, Room 103, Medical and Biological Sciences Building)

SAIMS Annual Lecture

‘The Materiality of Credit: Debt Collection as Pawnbroking in Late Medieval Mediterranean Europe”

Professor Dan Smail (Harvard)

12 March (5.15pm Parliament Hall) 

Professor David Armitage (Harvard)

A conversation with Professor Nick Rengger to discuss Professor Armitage’s book Civil Wars

14 March (11am-1pm, Senate Room) 

Institute of Intellectual History Lecture

“The Dark Side of Enlightened Cosmopolitanism: Civilisation and Civil War”

Professor David Armitage (Harvard)

14 March (5.15pm, Room 1.10, St Katharine’s Lodge)

Institute of Intellectual History Conference

“Editing Early Modern Texts and Sources: Problems and Possibilities”

16 March (9.30am, Arts Lecture Theatre)

The Law’s Two Bodies

Stuart Pemble

17 April (12.30pm lunch Room 9, 71 South Street, 1pm Old Class Library, 69 South Street)

Butler/ILCR Lionel Butler Lecture

“The spread of Islam around the Indian Ocean”

Professor Michael Cook (Princeton)

Professor Cook will also give a lunchtime workshop on the same day (3pm, Old Seminar Room).

April 30 (5.15pm, Parliament Hall)

ILCR Lecture

“English Law in the Age of Blackstone: What Can We Learn from Sir Dudley Ryder?”

Professor Thomas Gallanis (Associate Dean for Research, Allan D. Vestal Chair in Law, and Professor of History at the University of Iowa)

May 4  (4.15pm followed by a drinks reception, Old Class Library, 71 South Street)

ILCR Conference

“Comparative Legal History 1050-1650”

11-12 May