conference papers


Law as information. Expanding on an unfinished side of P. Glenn’s idea of legal tradition / Juris diversitas conference, NWU, Potchefstroom, South Africa, 15-17 April 2019

Wiener realism and its transformations: Vienna, America and post-War Europe / “Coming home: the post-war return of refugee scholarship” conference, University of Helsinki, 10-12 April, 2019

Eastern Europe and the legal historian. Changing images of the Eastern legal tradition: Roman law, canon law, Pandektism and anti-Pandektism/ “Socialist interpretations of legal history”. The Institut für neuere Privatrechtsgeschichte, University of Cologne, Cologne, 22-23 March 2019

Legal humanism and us . Bartoliens and Cujaciens in Jacques Berriat-Saint-Prix’ Histoire du droit romain, suivie de l’histoire de Cujas (1821) / Conference ‘La Renaissance dans la pensée juridique’, Bourdeaux, 7-8 March 2019 [abstract]

Hermann Kantorowicz as a philosopher of language / Conference on H. Kantorowicz, Centre of Excellence in Law, Helsinki, 26.10.18

Law without history. What is the impact of digitalization on legal thinking? / Centre of Excellence in Law, Helsinki, 2.11.18

Workshop to discuss Adolfo Giuliani’s paper ‘What is comparative legal history? Legal Historiography and the Revolt Against Formalism, 1930-60’ / Faculty of Law, Helsinki, 29.10.18

‘Codes without natural law: The case of J. Menochio’s treatise De praesumptionibus (1587) / ESCLH Conference, Paris, 28-30 June 2018

‘Ius commune europaeum and the crisis of legal science, 1930-60’/  European Narratives of Crisis Conference, University of Helsinki, 17-18 May 2018

‘What a legal historian can learn from the neo-Thomist revival of John Poinstot’s Tractatus de Signis (1632-4)’/ Neo-Thomism conference, Leuven, 8-10 October 2017



Previous conference papers (selected):

  • La parola ’bartolismo’, Conference on Bartolo da Sassoferrato, Perugia, 9 May 2017
  • “World law: A cross-cultural history”, book-project presented at Tilburg Law School, October 2015
  • “Roman law as a tradition: some problems,” Conference on “Using the past: Romanists, totalitarianism and its legacy,” Academy of Finland, Rome, 22 Oct 2015
  • “Legal history and comparative legal history,” Conference of the European Society for Comparative Legal History, Macerata, 8-9 July 2014
  • “Una nota sul bartolismo,” Conference on Bartolo da Sassoferrato, Todi-Perugia, 13-16 October 2013
  • “The rise and fall of common opinions,” British Legal History Conference, Glasgow, July 2013
  • “Legal History, Legal Theory and the Historical Problem of the Ius Commune,” International Association of Legal and Social Philosophy, Queen Mary, University of London, 12 April 2013
  • “Legal history and comparative legal history,” Conference of the European Society for Comparative Legal History, Amsterdam, 10 July 2012
  • “Legal maxims and legal rules in the late ius commune,” Jurisdictional Complexity In Western Legal History, c1600-1900, University of Ghent, 6 July 2012
  • Communis error facit ius. Professional consensus as source of law in the late ius commune,” in British Legal History Conference, Cambridge, 13-16 July 2011
  • “The role of language in the ius commune contract theory,” in Law and Language, Current Legal Issues Colloquium, University College London, 4-5 July 2011
  • “Two models of fact-finding,” Conference of the European Society for Comparative Legal History, University of Valencia, Spain, 5-7 July 2010
  • “Metaphors of justice. A mathematical-musical image in Jean Bodin (1576),” British Legal History Conference, University of Exeter, UK, 8-11 July 2009
  • “Tre giuristi perugini cinquecenteschi: Giovan Paolo Lancellotti, Paolo Comitoli, Benincasio Benincasa,” Celebrations for the 700th from the foundation of the University of Perugia, 9 September 2008
  • “Judicial discretion in the late ius commune,” British Legal History Conference, St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, July 2007
  • “Fact and observation in late-Renaissance legal evidence,” Conference on “Beyond reasonable doubt,” CRASSH, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, 8 September 2007
  • “Law and fact in the late ius commune,” Cambridge Legal History Colloquium, Faculty of Law, Cambridge, 5 May 2007
  • “A note on the literature on presumptions in the late ius commune,” Law Department, Edinburgh University, 14 March 2006
  • “Is presumption a kind of interpretation?” Cambridge Legal History Colloquium, King’s College, 16 December 2005
  • “Commonplaces and the idea of legal evidence in the late sixteenth-century. The topical structure of presumptions and conjectures,” Cambridge Society For Neo-Latin Studies, Clare College, Cambridge, 20 Sept. 2004
  • “Reading the soul: conscience and casuistry in the late sixteenth century,” Colloquium on Cultures of Learning in England c. 1450-1660, Catharine’s College, Cambridge, July 2004
  • “Presumptions and conjectures in late Renaissance jurisprudence, or, how to believe what we cannot see,” Master’s Lodge, Magdalene College, Cambridge, May 2004
  • “Rhetoric vs. eloquence. Pier Vettori’s commentary on Aristotle’s Rhetoric,” Cambridge Neo-Latin Society, Clare College, Cambridge University, march 2004
  • “Evidence and presumptions in early-modern legal procedure,” “European legal history,” Faculty of Law, Cambridge, march 2003
  • “The idea of jurisprudence as science in G.B. Vico,” History of Political Thought Workshop, Trinity College, Cambridge, may 2001
  • Invited Discussant to a seminar on “Classic Liberalism,” University of Charlottesville, Virginia (USA), July 2000