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School of Law

The Oxford Handbook of Law and Humanities Conference

14 June 2018 - 15 June 2018

Time: 9:30am - 5:00pm
Venue: 2.17 and 2.18, Arts Two, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS

The School of Law at Queen Mary University of London is delighted to host the second ‘Oxford Handbook of Law and Humanities Conference’. The first will be held at Stanford University in May 2018. The conference will involve leading scholars in law and humanities who are contributing to the Oxford Handbook of Law and Humanities, which is co-edited by Maks Del Mar, Simon Stern and Bernadette Meyler. For any inquiries, please contact


14 June

10am Tea and Coffee

10.30am Welcome from Simon Stern, Bernadette Meyler and Maks Del Mar

Panel 1


Chair: Maks Del Mar

  • Henrike Manuwald, Book History
  • Carolin Behrmann, Visual Studies
  • Subha Mukherji, Proof/Evidence.

12.30pm–1.30pm Lunch

Panel 2


Chair: Alan Read

  • Julie Stone Peters, Interpreting Legal Performance
  • Marett Leiboff, Performance
  • Rex Ferguson, Trials
  • Timothy W. Hyde, Place/Space/Critical Geography
  • Shaun McVeigh, Jurisdiction.

4pm–4.30 Break (Tea and Coffee)

Panel 3


Chair: Isobel Roele

  • Renisa Mawani, Post-Colonial Studies BY SKYPE
  • Noa Ben Asher, Queer Theory
  • Panu Minkinnen, Agonism
  • Camille Gear Rich, Theories of Racialization

6.30pm – 7.15pm Drinks

7.30pm Dinner (Aryana’s Persian and Afghan Restaurant – 10 min walk from venue)

15 June

Panel 4


Chair: Michael Lobban

  • Steven Wilf, Treatises
  • Heikki Pihlajamäki, Codifications
  • Tal Kastner, Form Contracts
  • Ari Z. Bryen, Responsa.

12pm – 1pm Lunch

Panel 5

1pm – 3pm

Chair: Simon Stern

  • Ellen Spolsky, Cognitive Literary Studies
  • Susanna Blumenthal, Agency/ Responsibility
  • Norman Spaulding, Memory/Trauma.

3pm – 3.30pm Break (Tea and Coffee)

Panel 6

3.30pm – 5.30pm

Chair: Bernadette Meyler

  • Khiara M. Bridges, Family Law
  • Sherally Munshi, Immigration
  • Eric Heinze, Speech Regulation
  • Julia Simon-Kerr, Evidence/Crim Pro

5.30pm Conference ends


For directions to the venue, please refer to the map.

How to book

The conference is full and by invitation only.


For more information on this event, please email

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