Applications are invited for participation in the Seminar, to meet for approximately ten days at Harvard University in early August 2010. Participants, for whom travel and accommodation will be provided, must be recent recipients of the Ph.D. or its equivalent or advanced doctoral students. Members of the Seminar will be drawn from the universities of Latin America, Western Europe, and Africa, to be joined by U.S. and Canadian scholars for presentation and discussion of work in progress on the theme of the Seminar and exchange of views with senior scholars.
The theme of this year’s Seminar is the transfer of European law and ideas of justice – Spanish, Portuguese, English, Dutch, and French – to the Western Hemisphere: how European legalities were promulgated abroad, how they were adapted to local circumstances and to alien people who had their own traditions of justice, and how, if at all, the adaptations of law in the Americas were reflected in European law. Work in progress on aspects of these topics will be discussed, with emphasis on local, specific episodes of the law in operation and on detailed examples of accommodation.
Please see our website for more information regarding the Seminar and the application process.
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