01 April 2010

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS: Mediterranean Symposium (Malta 11-12 June 2010)

A symposium on ‘Mediterranean Legal Hybridity: Mixtures and Movements’, the relationship between the legal and normative traditions of the region, will take place on 11-12 June 2010 in Malta. The deadline for proposals is the end of the day, Monday, 5 April 2010.

Our primary theme is the legal and normative diversity of the region. We will, however, consider any proposals on the mixtures and movements of state laws and other norms. A secondary theme is the establishment of dialogue between comparative lawyers and other disciplines. Anthropologists, geographers, historians, and sociologists, among others, are encouraged to participate.

All events will take place in the vicinity of Valletta, Malta’s capital. The symposium begins on the afternoon of Friday, 11 June 2010, but most papers will be presented on Saturday, 12 June 2010. An excursion into Valletta or Mdina is also being planned for Sunday, 13 June 2010.

The symposium will also launch an international and interdisciplinary project on legal and normative diversity in the Mediterranean. Scholars from Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Malta, Slovenia, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States have already committed themselves to the project. Individuals and institutions interested in the project should contact me (sean.donlan@ul.ie).

Those interested in making a presentation (twenty minutes long) should email me with a short (250 word) proposal. The conference fee is €100; transportation and accommodation are not included.

The symposium is being hosted by the Department of Civil Law of the Faculty of Law and the Mediterranean Institute, both of the University of Malta. It is organised in conjunction with Juris Diversitas.

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