School of Law

Prof. Maks Del Mar co-edits The Oxford Handbook of Law and Humanities

Maks Del Mar, Professor of Legal Theory at the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London, has published The Oxford Handbook of Law and Humanities.

8 January 2020

The Oxford Handbook of Law and Humanities book coverCo-edited with Simon Stern (Toronto) and Bernadette Meyler (Stanford), the book includes the work of 45 leading scholars working in law and humanities, and offers a comprehensive new resource for interdisciplinary legal research.

About the Handbook

How does materiality matter to legal scholarship? What can affect studies offer to legal scholars? What are the connections among visual studies, art history, and the knowledge and experience of law? What can the disciplines of book history, digital humanities, performance studies, disability studies, and post-colonial studies contribute to contemporary and historical understandings of law? These are only some of the important questions addressed in this wide-ranging collection of law and humanities scholarship.

Collecting 45 new essays by leading international scholars, The Oxford Handbook of Law and Humanities showcases the work of law and humanities across disciplines, addressing methods, concepts and themes, genres, and areas of the law. The essays explore under-researched domains such as comics, videos, police files, form contracts, and paratexts, and shed new light on traditional topics, such as free speech, intellectual property, international law, indigenous peoples, immigration, evidence, and human rights. The Handbook provides an exciting new agenda for scholarship in law and humanities, and will be essential reading for anyone interested in the intersections of law and humanistic inquiry.