Anglicization of Law and through Law: Early Modern British North America, India, and Ireland Compared

April 8, 2016, Chicago, IL

On Friday, April 8, 2016, at the Newberry Library in Chicago, the Symposium on Comparative Early Modern Legal History will be presenting a conference on “Anglicization of Law and through Law: Early Modern British North America, India, and Ireland Compared.”

Scholars have long asked whether and how English settlements in North America, India, and Ireland converged towards metropolitan models, or anglicized, over the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.  This question has commonly been asked about each region separately.  Our conference poses the question comparatively—and from the perspective of legal history.  We want to study the comparative anglicization of law and the anglicization of society through law in different portions of the English empire.

For information about the conference, please consult the website at http://www.law.illinois.edu/symposium-comparative-early-modern-legal-history

Attendance at the Symposium is free and open to the public.  Those who wish to attend should preregister by sending an email to Richard Ross at Rjross@illinois.edu.

Posted: February 15, 2016