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TransLex: Transferring and Translating Concepts in Law and History

Friday, 14 December, 2018 - 08:30
Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus
Faculty: Recht en Criminologie
Zwarte zaal
VUB, University of Exeter, European Research Council

This workshop addresses processes of translation and transfer of and with regard to law. In the area of commercial law legal practitioners and merchants interact on legal matters. Papers will tackle the issue of commercial custom and practice, and its transposition into law. Also the topic of impact will be discussed. To what extent was law for its trans-lation dependent from transparant formulations?

The workshop is part of the ERC-funded project AveTransRisk - Transaction Costs and Risk Management During the First Globalization (Sixteenth-Eighteenth Centuries) (Prof. M. Fusaro, University of Exeter). This project aims to analyse General Averages as vehicle and locus of risk allocation in the maritime industry in the early modern period.


9.00-9.30          Maria Fusaro (Exeter-AveTransRisk) & Dave De ruysscher (VUB-Tilburg-AveTransRisk) Introduction

9.30-10.30        Nick Foster (SOAS), The Modern Financial Shari’a: A Possible Comparator in the Study of the Law of General Average

10.30-11.00      COFFEE

11.30-12.30      Ana Maria Rivera Medina (UNED-AveTransRisk), The construction of the concept of maritime risk from the ius proprium    to  a maritime law in the Iberian world (13th – 16th C.)

12.30-13.30      Albrecht Cordes (Frankfurt), The Language of the Law: The Lübeck Law Codes (ca. 1224 - 1642)

13.30-14.30      LUNCH

14.30-15.30      Dave De ruysscher (VUB-Tilburg- AveTransRisk), Legal rules in the merchants' words: maritime law in merchant manuals (16th C)

15.30-16.30      Heikki Pihlajamäki (Helsinki) Philipp Crusius and the German Translation ofthe Medieval Swedish Town and Land Laws (1648)

16.30-17.00      COFFEE

17.00-18.00      Nandini Chatterjee (Exeter) Persian documents in English courts: some reflections on legal translation

18.00-19.00      Giacomo Todeschini (Trieste), Contractual consensus, mutual agreement and duress: theological and socioeconomic
                         implications at the origin of the European dynamics of contracts (14th-16th C)

Practical information

The U-residence and its underground parking garage is directly accessible on following address: Generaal Jacqueslaan 271, 1050 Brussels.

Entrance is free, but registration was required before 7/12/2018.