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Monday, January 6, 2014

Legal History Group change of venue


Due to the renovations planned for Flavelle House, the Osgoode Society Legal History Group is re-locating for the rest of the academic year. Sessions will be held in Room 20 of the Birge-Carnegie Library, Victoria University (U of T.) The Birge Carnegie Library (not to be confused with the E.J.Pratt Library, which is the main library for Victoria College) is just across the street from Flavelle House, on the east side of Queen's Park Ave, right at the east exit from the Museum subway stop.

Click here to access a map, a photo of the building and directions.

The first session is next week, Wednesday the 15th at the usual time, 6:30. We will be hearing Maynard Maidman, York University discuss "The Practice of Law in Ancient Mesopotamia: Two Cases from ca. 1400-1350 B.C." To receive a copy of the paper, please email Jim Phillips (j.phillips@utoronto.ca).

FWIW, I think this will be a fascinating session. I know some of us prefer to attend only papers which relate to their own area of research, jurisdiction or time period.  Personally, I feel that is a mistake. For anyone who is interested in law and society and its infinite permutations and variations, going outside one's comfort zone--even so far as ancient Mesopotamia--can be truly illuminating.

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