Legal History and Empires



The conference ‘Legal History and Empires: Perspectives from the Colonised’ was held at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, in Barbados from July 11 to 13, 2018. The conference is jointly sponsored by the Faculty of Law and Faculty of Humanities and Education of The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, and an international group of legal historians and historians of the law.

The Keynote Speaker was Dr. Maya Jasanoff, Coolidge Professor of History, Harvard University. A number of members of the Irish Legal History Society presented papers at the conference.

This conference followed the successful conference on the Legal Histories of the British Empire held at the National University of Singapore in 2012, and is similarly designed to bring together senior and emerging scholars working in the fields of imperial and colonial legal history.

Conference website: http://www.cavehill.uwi.edu/Law/legal-history/home.aspx