Legal Pluralism and Social Change in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages: A Conference in Honor of John Haldon

Event date: 
May 18, 2018 - 9:00am to May 19, 2018 - 4:00pm

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Throughout his career, Professor John Haldon has been a hinge between different academic cultures, methods, and disciplines. A true scholar of Byzantine society, he has combined meticulous work on texts and material evidence with a holistic approach to social history that has connected the study of the Byzantine world to new methodological perspectives and ever wider horizons for comparison with other political systems and structures across the European and Islamic worlds, from late ancient to early modern times.

“Legal Pluralism and Social Change in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages” will take stock of Haldon’s approach but focusing on the history of law and legal culture in the transformation of the Roman world.

This conference is  being organized by the Center for Collaborative History.
It is generously cosponsored by:

Committee for the Study of Late Antiquity (CSLA)
Department of Art & Archaeology
Department of Classics
Humanities Council
Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS)
Program in Ancient World
The Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies
Stanley J. Seeger ’52 Center for Hellenic Studies
Jennifer Loessy
Late Antiquity
6th through 14th Centuries