From the department of Historical Regimes of Normativity at the Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory
Becoming a woman, being born a man: going beyond binary divisions of gender in the making of a women’s global legal history – Part 1
What is a woman? How can gender be constructed as a system? To answer these questions, Luisa Stella Coutinho proposes a new approach to legal history, namely a women’s global legal history.
What is the reason of Brazilian public`s sudden and overwhelming interest in the life of Luiz Gama?
This contribution demonstrates the use of the gallows-symbol in historical maps visualising criminal jurisdiction and legal conflicts.
In April of this year, we launched the first Transmedia HistoryTelling (THT) video. From the beginning, the challenge has been to think of new formats to communicate our work to more diverse audiences and to explore the methodological possibilities that the use of new media can bring at a disciplinary level. Here you can find some reflections on what THT is and the path we want to follow.
In this four part series, colleagues from the department disucss the reasons for the new department name as well as the definition and status of the concept.
A brief itinerary of a young legal historian on his trip to Lisbon`s archives.
Legal History Insights is a blog about legal history, created by the researchers, guests and affiliated researchers of the department of Historical Regimes of Normativity at the Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory.