Centre for Law and History - About Us

Founded in 2018, the Centre for Law and History Research brings together expertise in the history of law over many centuries and several jurisdictions, with a variety of academic perspectives.

The Law School has a large body of scholars engaged in research and teaching in law and its histories. The Centre exists to fosters excellent research in this field, individual and collaborative, and to forge links between disciplines and institutions, amongst scholars with an interest in examining law in its historical dimension.

The Centre includes academics with internationally-recognised research profiles,  who work with a variety of local, national and international organisations to promote and further the study of law and history.

Known Unknowns Symposium

On 23 April 2021 the Centre for Law and History Research hosted a symposium investigating the problem of ‘intractable’ uncertainty across multiple areas of private law, from a comparative historical perspective. Find out more in the event summary by Dr Andrew J. Bell (ETL Vienna) and Dr Joanna McCunn (Bristol) on the British Association of Comparative Law website. The papers will be published by Intersentia in 2022.

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