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H.J. Scheltema-Symposium on Byzantine Law (23-24 June 2014)

From:Mo 23-06-2014 11:00
Until:Tu 24-06-2014 17:00
Where:Senaatskamer (Academy Building, University of Groningen), Broerstraat 5, Groningen

On 24 June 2014, Prof. Giuseppe Falcone will give his inaugural lecture marking his acceptance of the H.J. Scheltema-chair of Byzantine Law at the University of Groningen. Preceding this festive occasion, the Department of Legal History in cooperation with the University of Palermo (Italy) will host a Symposium on Byzantine Law in Groningen, the Netherlands, on Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th of June 2014. The symposium will be held in the Senaatskamer, Academy Building (Broerstraat 5), Groningen.

The aim of the symposium is to present the results of the two year cooperation between Groningen and Palermo following the establishment of the H.J. Scheltema-chair. All those with an interest in Byzantine Law are invited to attend the lectures. There is no registration fee.

Provisional Program

Monday, 23 June


Welcome by the dean of the Faculty of Law


Jan H.A.Lokin,

The first constitution of the Codex Justinianus


Salvatore Sciortino (Univ. Palermo),

Thalelaios' translations and the first draft of the commentary on the
Codex Iustinianus


lunch au frais des participants


Tom van Bochove,

Preluding the Basilica, but how?


Francesca Terranova (Univ. Palermo),

The ὅρος ἤτοι ἐτυμολογία of testamentum and the problem of
sources in the Paraphrase of Theophilus


Bernard H. Stolte,

Graeca Pandectarum in Basilicis


Presentation of the Subseciva Groningana IX to Professor Nicolaas van der Wal


Reception followed by concluding diner at Huis Groenestein
upon invitation

Tuesday, 24 June


Daphne Penna,

Hagiotheodorites the last antecessor? Some remarks on one of the ‘new’ Basilica scholiasts


Stefania Scarcella (Univ. Messina)

The personality of Theophilus and the influence of his previous professional experiences on the Paraphrase

12.30- 14.00

lunch au frais des participants


Frits Brandsma,

Subsecivum Groninganum

14.45- 15.15

Short excursion to the house of Prof. H.J. Scheltema, Hoge der A 8


Giuseppe Falcone,

Oratio: The ‘mysterious’ beauty of Laws


Reception in the Martinikerk church, Grote Markt


Farewell diner in the Martinikerk, Grote Markt
upon invitation

Registration is open until 1 June 2014. To register for the symposium, please contact the Department of Legal History by email: rechtsgeschiedenis .

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