Seminar on Legal History in the Iberian Worlds

Since 2010, this Seminar has become a forum to integrate guest researchers in our different projects and invite them to explore the central questions of the research agenda of Iberian Worlds research field.

The Seminar is interested to explore normative orders, which had grown in a European context, were reproduced, complemented, modified and adjusted in the contexts of the Iberian worlds. The encounter of alien cultures and religions as well as the long distances to Europe and within in the slowly measured continent produced new challenges for jurists. Europe and its understanding of law also changed. Well-known are the debates about human rights and political theory based on scholastic rationality in the 16th and 17th century. However, the Spanish monarchy had to develop forms of imperial governance. Without them, the reign over long distances would have been impossible. Legal pluralism, the integration or oppression of cultural diversity, the different spaces one encountered – this all gave the law its imprint. For the church and its law, a new world opened up, too. Mission was the central justification of this expansion. Religion was the fundament of the early modern era legal culture in the oversea territories of the Spanish and Portuguese monarchy. The experiences with these global dimensions of canon law, too, did not remain without backlashes on the canon law itself. It started to embrace imperial structures. The Latin American independence movements of the 19th century also stood in a worldwide context and affected Europe. This close attachment to Europe did not end. To the contrary: especially the Latin American criminal and civil law of the republican era features complex connections to many European states – not only Portugal and Spain anymore.

The variety of guest lectures presented at the Seminar on Legal History in the Iberian Worlds provide case studies to explore our central questions in this Field. For more information, please contact Pilar Mejía.

La reducción del riesgo de incendio en el mundo hispano-americano

Seminario Permanente
  • Date: Sep 20, 2022
  • Time: 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Loris de Nardi
  • Location: video conference
  • Host: Dr. María del Pilar Mejía Quiroga
  • Contact: mejia@lhlt.mpg.de

Divorcio e adultério face às distintas formas jurídicas no norte de Moçambique durante a primeira metade do século XX

Seminario Permanente
  • Date: Jul 26, 2022
  • Time: 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Fernanda Thomaz
  • Location: video conference
  • Host: Dr. María del Pilar Mejía Quiroga
  • Contact: mejia@lhlt.mpg.de

Criminal in body and soul. Penal histories in 19th Century Cuba

Seminario Permanente
  • Date: Jul 19, 2022
  • Time: 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Adrian J. Cabrera Bibilonia
  • Location: video conference
  • Contact: mejia@lhlt.mpg.de

Derechos Indigenas: concreción local del derecho internacional

Seminario Permanente
  • Date: May 24, 2022
  • Time: 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Armando Guevara Gil
  • Location: video conference

Confrontando o bem comum: Saúde pública, reformas urbanas e direito no Brasil moderno

Seminario Permanente
  • Date: Apr 5, 2022
  • Time: 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Pedro Cantisano
  • Location: video conference

Prensa e conhecimento normativo no Brasil do século XIX: o caso da Gazeta dos Tribunais (1843-1846)

Seminario Permanente
  • Date: Mar 8, 2022
  • Time: 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Rodrigo Camargo Godoy
  • Location: video conference

Pensando la esclavitud y el proceso de abolición en Argentina de la historia del derecho

Seminario Permanente
  • Date: Feb 22, 2022
  • Time: 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Madgalena Candiotti
  • Location: video conference

La justicia episcopal en la antigua diócesis del Tucumán (1704-1740)

Seminario Permanente
  • Date: Feb 8, 2022
  • Time: 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Alejandro Chiliguay
  • Location: video conference
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