News and Press Releases

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New fellows in August

In August, three researchers begin their fellowships at the Kolleg: historian Dieter Gosewinkel, legal historian Mia Korpiola and legal historian Heikki Pihlajamäki. We wish them a good start in Münster and look forward to stimulating collaborations.

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Annual conference to examine legal exception and plurality

Taking place from 15 to 17 September, the Käte Hamburger Kolleg’s first annual conference will explore the relationship between legal exception and pluralism. In doing so, it will address the question of how far the relationship between unity and plurality marks the same or a similar borderline as the relationship between rule and exception. Bringing together researchers from history, legal history, and anthropology, the international conference will mark the culmination of the annual theme “Exception and Plurality”.

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Second workshop on law in the pre-modern city

The workshop series “Gesellschaftliche Diversität und Phänomene rechtlicher Einheit und Vielfalt in der vormodernen Stadt” (Social Diversity and Phenomena of Legal Unity and Pluralism in the Pre-Modern City) enters its second round. Having focused on trade, it will now deal on 6 September 2022 with the effects of religious and denominational diversity on forms of legal pluralism and unity.

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International workshop “Narrating Europe’s Pluralities”

How is Europe’s plurality represented in different narratives? This question will be explored in an international workshop entitled “Narrating Europe’s Pluralities: Unity, Diversity and Exceptionality”, which will take place at the Käte Hamburger Kolleg in Münster on 1 and 2 September 2022.

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Andrea Nicolas new at the Kolleg

In June, the Käte Hamburger Kolleg welcomes the social and legal anthropologist Dr Andrea Nicolas as a new fellow. Dr Nicolas will spend a whole year at the Kolleg, during which time she will conduct research on legislative and juridical procedures of the African Oromo.

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Conference on exception and plurality in Roman law

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 German-language conference “Ausnahme und Vielfalt im römischen Recht” (Exception and Plurality in Roman Law) from 7 to 9 July 2022 will trace this development.

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Colloquium on crime and criminal justice

The 7th Kolloquium zu Kriminalität und Strafjustiz in der Neuzeit (Colloquium on Crime and Criminal Justice in the Modern Era) will take place in Dresden from 8 to 10 June 2022 and is entitled Kriminalität, Recht und Räumlichkeit (Crime, Law and Spatiality). For three days, the participants will intensively discuss the significance of the category of spatiality for the history of crime and legal history.

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Lecture series on legal pluralism

In the summer semester of 2022, the public Fellow Lectures of the Käte Hamburger Kolleg will focus on phenomena of legal unity and pluralism. The series will kick off on 28 April with a lecture by Dr. Emilia Mataix Ferrándiz from the University of Helsinki on maritime trade in Roman antiquity. (press release in German)

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Gregor Albers is new Research Professor

As of 1 April, Dr. Gregor Albers from the University of Bonn is the Research Professor at the Käte Hamburger Kolleg Münster, succeeding Prof. Dr. Patrick Sänger. Together with the Board of Directors, the legal scholar and legal historian Albers will help to shape the direction of the Kolleg for two years while placing new thematic emphases.

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New fellows in April

Four scholars will begin their work at the Kolleg on 1 April. Professor Susanne Lepsius, Professor Eva Schlotheuber and Dr Olga Kozubska will spend the next six resp. twelve months to pursue their research projects on medieval and early modern law. Professor Dorothea Schulz will take up a so-called Münster Fellowship, which the Kolleg will award for the first time in the summer term of 2022.

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Conference „Von Bußen und Strafen“

From 6 to 8 April 2022, the conference "Von Bußen und Strafen. Gerichtliche Verfolgung von Unrecht" will take place in Münster. Criminal justice, criminal law practice, but also scholarly discussions of criminal science are at the centre of this academic colloquium, which links traditional approaches to the history of criminal law with the more recent historiography on crime. The event takes place in German.

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Käte Hamburger Kolleg publishes Annual Report 2021

2021 was a year marked by new beginnings for the new Käte Hamburger Kolleg "Legal Unity and Pluralism". In June, the Kolleg, which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), began its work. Only a month later, we welcomed our first fellows. In addition to a review of the past year, the annual report offers insights into the thematically diverse research at the Kolleg through project presentations and detailed interviews.

Job offer
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Job offer: Research Associate (E 13 TV-L)

The Käte Hamburger Kolleg is looking for a research associate (E 13 TV-L) to start on 1 April 2022. A full-time position is offered, limited until 31 May 2025. The position will serve as an interface between the administration of the Kolleg and the fellows and will be dedicated to organising the day-to-day life of the Kolleg and maintaining academic life. The scope of duties also includes independent research on relevant issues from the research fields of the Kolleg.
Click here for the job offer [in German].

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New call for applications: fellowships for up to 12 months

The Käte Hamburger Kolleg Münster „Einheit und Vielfalt im Recht“ (EViR, ‘Legal Unity and Pluralism‘) is inviting applications for fellowships (6 to 12 months) for the period until May 2025. Eligible to apply are humanities scholars (postdoc and onwards) who are working on the research topics of the Kolleg. Click here for the call for applications.