mpilhlt at the British Legal History Conference
This year, the British Legal History Conference took place at the Queen’s University in Belfast, and as in previous years, the mpilhlt participated with a book stand. After the conference, the books were presented to the university’s library. The McClay Library, founded in 2009, boasts a vast collection of legal and historical literature, which now also includes the most recent issues of our Institute’s Rechtsgeschichte – Legal History series as well as a few select volumes of the Studien zur europäischen Rechtsgeschichte and the open access series Global Perspectives on Legal History.
The theme of this year’s conference was ‘Law and Constitutional Change’, and participants were treated to a wide and diverse range of lectures and panels. Topics ranged from ‘Lay Participation in the Administration of Justice: The Debate in the Italian Constituent Assembly’ (Claudia Passarella, University of Padua) to ‘The Drafting of the Constitution of the Union of Burma’ (Donal Coffey, National University of Ireland, Maynooth) and ‘The Promulgation of Law and Constitutional Change: The Example of Japan’ (Emi Matsumoto, Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokio), to name just a few.