Reflections of Law and Legal Prisms

Law, History and Visual Culture Seminar

  • Date: Jun 2, 2022
  • Time: 03:00 PM - 06:30 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Location: Online
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Reflections of Law and Legal Prisms

About the Law, History and Visual Culture Seminar Series

The seminars encourage and facilitate the growing interest in the interdisciplinary field of law, history and visual culture. As such, these reflections break away from the traditional view of law as an image-less, a text-based discourse. By incorporating scholarship from a wide range of disciplines, it offers an innovative and lively forum for the discussion of innovative and path-breaking legal and historical research on visual culture. The papers in this seminar series cover a wide range of themes, motifs and legal issues. Together, it showcases new research and comments from around 35 speakers, who are based in a variety of jurisdictions around the world.


Zeynep Devrim Gürsel (Rutgers), Portraits of Unbelonging: Photography, the Ottoman State and Armenian Expatriation
Matheus Gobbato Leichtweis and Davi Perin Adorn (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul), Law, History and Visual Culture: Critical Reflections from Brazil and Ideas for a New Research Agenda
Elizabeth Rajapakshe (University of Peradeniya), The Images of Japanese Juvenile Law in Television: An Analysis of ‘Reiko to Reiko’ and ‘Hanzai Shokogun’
Joan Torrents Juncà (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), A Weapon to Cut the ‘Plug’: The Visual Discourse on the Law of Incompatibilities During the Second Spanish Republic (1931-1936)
Li Zheng (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales/Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory), Seeing Law Through the Legal Costumes in Modern China

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