7-9 December International Conference 'Ocean of Law: Intermixed Legal Systems across the Indian Ocean World, 1550-1950'
Legal history in connection with the Indian Ocean world is relatively a new field. Recent work by many scholars in this area has added value to the cultural history of such regions as South, Southeast and East Asia, and the Middle East and of the workings of imperial and colonial structures. Interdisciplinary research and cooperation of scholars working on early-modern and modern history of the broader Indian Ocean world help trace back the journeys of legal ideas and to reconstruct these legal histories.
This conference will provide a platform for scholars to discuss and share their work. Questions addressed will be: how were legal systems formed regionally through interactions? To what extent did law play a role in the shaping of societal, multi-cultural or maritime settlements, and of empires and colonial states in general? How did law function in the cosmopolitan communities and how did the legal systems influence each other?
Prof. Paul Halliday (University of Virginia) and Prof. Engseng Ho (Duke University and National University of Singapore) will deliver keynote speeches.
More details can be found in the full programme of the conference.
Conference location: Leiden University, Gravensteen building, room 011
Mahmood Kooria MPhill
Sanne Ravensbergen MA
Prof. dr. Jos Gommans
Prof. dr. Léon Buskens
Dr. Alicia Schrikker
Dr. Adriaan Bedner
Leiden University Institute for History
Leiden University Centre for the Study of Islam and Society (LUCIS)
Asian Modernities and Traditions (AMT)
Itinerario: International Journal on the History of European Expansion and Global Interaction
Leiden University Fund