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Legal Pluralism in the Roman Empire


Legal Pluralism in the Roman Empire

and the Perception of the Law of the Other

lundi 15 juin 2015

Maison française d'Oxford


Legal Pluralism in the Roman Empire and the Perception of the Law of the Other



15-16 juin 2015



  • Katell Berthelot (CNRS/Aix-en-Provence)

  • Capucine Nemo-Pekelman (Paris-Ouest Nanterre University)

  • Martin Goodman (Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies)

  • Catherine Darbo-Peschanski (CNRS/MFO)



  • GDRI JUDROME and CURERE network; Oxford Center for Hebrew and Jewish Studies



From 15th June, 9.00am to 16th June, 5.30pm


Monday, June 15

  • 9am | Welcome and Introduction

Chair: Alan Bowman

  • 9.30-10am | Caroline Humfress (Birkbeck University of London): Introduction: “Rethinking Forum Shopping in the Context of Ancient Law”

10am | Coffee break



  • 10.30am | Jakub Urbanik (University of Warsaw): “Legal Pluralism in Roman Egypt: It is best to declare law for them upon the law of the Egyptians”

  • 11.30am | Jose Luis Alonso (The University of the Basque Country): “Legal Pluralism in Roman Egypt: the ‘Laws of the Egyptians’ and the Roman Jurisdiction”

12.30am | Lunch


Chair: Soazick Kerneis


Egypt (continued)

  • 1.30pm | Anna Dolganov (Institut für Kulturgeschichte der Antike, Vienna): “‘Men of the Law’: Legal and Forensic Practitioners in the Provinces in the Early and High Empire”


Asia Minor

  • 2.30pm | Georgy Kantor (St John’s College, Oxford), “Legal Pluralism in Roman Asia Minor”

3.30pm | Coffee break


Chair: Caroline Humfress


The West

  • 4pm | Soazick Kerneis (Paris-Ouest Nanterre University – Maison Française d’Oxford) “Legal Pluralism in the Western Roman Empire: Popular Legal Sources and Legal History”

  • 5pm | Marie Roux (Paris-Ouest Nanterre University): “‘Forum shopping’ and special jurisdictions in the context of the first regna in Gaul: the example of the Visigothic kingdom”


Tuesday, June 16

Chair: Martin Goodman

  • 9am | Carlos Lévy (Paris Sorbonne University): “Cicero and the Barbarian Laws: A Philosophical Problem?”

10am | Coffee break



  • 10.30am | Hannah Cotton (Hebrew University of Jerusalem): “Back to the Application of ‘Private International Law’ to Jurisdiction in the Roman Empire”

  • 11.30am | Kimberley Czajkowski (University of Münster): “Law made Local: The Babatha Archive”

12.30am | Lunch


Chair: Hannah Cotton


Judea/Palestine (Continued)

  • 1.30pm | Katell Berthelot (CNRS, Aix-en-Provence): “The Roman Legal System in Jewish Literary Sources”

  • 2.30pm | Yair Furstenberg (Ben Gurion University of the Negev): “‘The Custom of the State’: The Shifting Status of Foreign Legal Practices in Early Rabbinic Law”

3.30pm | Coffee break

  • 4pm | Ron Naiweld (CNRS, Paris): “The Judge as a Sovereign. The Rabbinic Invention of the Beit-din in its Historical and Hermeneutical Context”

  • 5pm | Jill Harries (University of St Andrews): Conclusions


Please register your interest here: www.mfo.ac.uk/node/4102/register


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Information transmise par C. Némo-Pekelman