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Fellow Lectures in winter semester

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In the winter semester, the Fellows of the Kolleg will again give insights into their research projects at the public "Fellow Lectures". The first lecture by Professor Susanne Lepsius from LMU Munich on 13 October will take the audience to the medieval kingdom of Sicily, where an important centre of jurisprudence emerged as early as the 13th century.

With the Constitutions of Melfi, Emperor Frederick II issued a new set of laws for his multi-ethnic kingdom in 1231. Shortly afterwards, diligent legal scholars began to annotate the text in marginal glosses. Lepsius has edited the oldest glosses and thereby gained new insights into the legal concepts of the Staufer period, which she will report on in her lecture starting at 6.15 pm in lecture hall 102 (Philosophikum, Domplatz 23). Everybody is welcome to attend.

In the following lecture, Professor Dieter Gosewinkel from WZB Berlin Social Science Center will take a leap forward in time and talk about the expulsion of so-called public enemies from the modern legal community. Other lectures will deal with the polis world of ancient Greece, the early modern kingdom of Sweden and contemporary Ethiopia.

Click here for the full programme of the Fellow Lectures.