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Workshop on court cases in African archives

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On 25 and 26 May 2023, the workshop „Court Cases in African Archives“ will focus on the African  continent, which is often absent from Global Legal History debates. According to organisers Dr João Figueiredo (Käte Hamburger Kolleg Münster) and Dr Mariana Dias Paes (Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory), working on local archives, with locally produced sources such as court cases, can be a method to overcome this blind spot. Court cases are very privileged historical sources since they show the actual engagement of the local population in disputing the concrete meanings of legal norms and legal categories. The workshop addresses the methodological challenges and historiographical opportunities of working with processes held in African archives.

For the programme and to register for the event, click here.