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Conference on exception and plurality in Roman law

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Roman law was by no means as uniform and systematic as is sometimes assumed. Only in the course of time did its various layers flow together and legal plurality gradually became unity. The conference “Ausnahme und Vielfalt im römischen Recht” (exception and plurality in Roman law) will trace this development.

Conference participants will look at law-making and the application of law in ancient Rome and its provinces from 7 to 9 July 2022. Particular attention will be given to the figure of the exception: how far were legal exceptions made for a specific case the cause of legal pluralism? And how did the legalised exception gradually become the rule? Organised by Dr. Gregor Albers (Research Professor at the Käte Hamburger Kolleg Münster) and Prof. Dr. Sebastian Lohsse (Institute for Legal History, University of Münster), the conference on Roman law marks the beginning of a series of conferences dealing across epochs with the Kolleg’s current annual theme, “Exception and Plurality”.

The language of the conference is German.

Detailed information on the conference can be found here.