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Conference

The Language of Law in Ancient Documents: Transformation and Continuity of Legal Formulae in Diachronic and Geographic Perspective

Date
22 November 2018 - 24 November 2018
Address
Thursday: Law Faculty, Kamerlingh Onnes Gebouw, Steenschuur 25, Leiden (Lorentzzaal)
Locations:
Friday-Saturday: University Library, Witte Singel 26-27, Leiden (Vossius Room)

The Leiden Papyrology+ Group organizes a yearly international conference in Leiden under the general heading of 'Papyri in a Changing World'.

This year's conference, to be held on 22-24 November 2018, is entitled ‘The Language of Law in Ancient Documents: Transformation and Continuity of Legal Formulae in Diachronic and Geographic Perspective'. See the preliminary program below.

Preliminary programme
 

Thursday 22 November 2018

14:00 – 15:00   Registration, coffee and tea

15:00 – 15:15   Opening by Francisca Hoogendijk

15:15 – 16:00   Schafik Allam - Rent and Sale of Donkeys

16:00 – 16:45   Werner Eck - Bürgerrechtskonstitutionen der römischen Kaiser: Änderungen in Formular und Inhalt von Claudius bis zum Beginn des 4. Jh.

16:45 – 18:15   Drinks at the Law Faculty (Kamerlingh Onnes Gebouw)

18:30                 Dinner
 

Friday 23 November 2018

09:30 – 10:15   Boudewijn Sirks - Different Styles in Roman Legal Texts

10:15 – 11:00    Quintijn Mauer - Formulaic Bilingualism in Roman Legal Texts

11:00 – 11:30    Coffeebreak

11:30 – 12:15     José Luis Alonso - Legal Transplants and Institutional Translations

12:15 – 13:00    Joseph Manning - Ptolemaic Legal Texts: Form and Function

13:00 – 14:00   Lunch

14:00 – 14:45   Stephen Moore - On the making of legal formulae: scholastic influence on the early cuneiform legal tradition

14:45 – 15:30   Ruwan van der Iest - Marrying abroad: A comparative study of the Jewish marriage contracts from Elephantine and Babylonian marriage contracts containing Judeans

15:30 – 15:45   Coffeebreak

15:45 – 16:30   Cary Martin - The Demotic Legal Manuals - Or Codes - Or Recueils - Or Commentaries - Or Case Laws? Does Modern Terminology Help or Hinder us in Interpreting these Texts?

16:30 – 17:15   Alain Delattre - Coptic Legal Documents: Why, What and How?

18:30                 Dinner
 

Saturday 24 November 2018

10:00 – 10:30   Coffee and tea

10:30 – 11:15   Steffie van Gompel - Demotic Marital Property Settlements

11:15 – 12:00   Maria Nowak - Illegitimate Children in Papyri, Inscriptions and Roman Law

12:00 – 12:45   Joanne Stolk - Language Change in Legal Formulae: Chronological and Geographical Variation in Greek Papyri

12:45 – 14:15   Lunch

14:15 – 15:00   Jakub Urbanik - Sale Warranties in Latin and Greek Tradition

15:00 – 15:45   Rick Verhagen - Chirographs in Classical Roman Law

15:45 – 16:00   Closing statements by Steffie van Gompel  and Quintijn Mauer
 

The final program, as well as the abstracts of the papers and a link to the registration form will be published later on this page.

The conference is organised on behalf of the Papyrology+ Group by the members and associates of the Leiden Papyrological Institute, Steffie van Gompel, Quintijn Mauer, Cisca Hoogendijk and Koen Donker van Heel. For further information contact f.a.j.hoogendijk@hum.leidenuniv.nl.

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