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Day One: 28 June 2016


9:00 a.m. – 5:10 p.m. Summer School in the European Center of Solidarity


3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Registration in the European Center of Solidarity (Gdańsk, Plac Solidarności 1)


4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Permanent Exhibition in the European Center of Solidarity


6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Visiting the Old Town of Gdańsk


6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  Prominent Lawyers Debate at the Faculty of Law and Administration

Litigation or Out-of-Court Methods of Dispute Resolution? Different Regulations and Different Habits in Various Legal Cultures and the Polish Attitude

Introductory Speaker Jacek Wałdoch, Moderator Dr Adam Mikołajczyk, Main Speakers aal Piotr Nowaczyk, aal Marek Kacprzak, aal Emőd Veress, aal Ireneusz Pawłowski


Day Two: 29 June 2016

Artus Court and Main Hall in Old Town of Gdańsk


8:00 a.m. – 8:40 a.m. (Artus Court, Wielka Hala)  Registration

9:00 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.  Official Opening


9:40 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.  Plenary Session I

Constitutional Instrumentalisation of Old Rights: American Constitutionalism as Common Law Litigation (1764-1776) and Polish Republicanism as National Legitimacy (1788-1831)

Chair Prof. Luigi Lacché, Keynote Speaker Prof. Ulrike Müßig, Commentator Prof. Dirk Heirbaut


11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Panel Session I

(Artus Court, Wielka Hala) Panel 1.1. Functional Constitutionalism (I): High Points in the Low Countries

Chair Dr Judit Beke-Martos, Speakers Prof. Frederik Dhondt, Dr Klaas Van Gelder, Dr Brecht Deseure


(Artus Court, Sień)  Panel 1.2. The Legal Transplant and the Building of National Legal Identities in Central Eastern Europe

Chair Prof. Phillip Hellwege, Speakers Prof. Manuel Gutan, Dr Martin Belov, Dr Michał Gałędek, Dr Piotr Pomianowski


(Main Hall, Sala Wety) Panel 1.3. New Vehicles and Transport Infrastructure: International Influences and Instrumentalism in Nordic Law, 1890-1940

Chair Prof. Steven Wilf, Speakers Jussi Sallila, Prof. Mia Korpiola, Dr Markus Kari


1:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Panel Session II

(Artus Court, Wielka Hala) Panel 2.1. Law, Totalitarianism and the Modern World

Convenors and Speakers Dr Stephen Skinner, Dr Cosmin Sebastian Cercel, Prof. David Fraser, Dr Simon Lavis


(Artus Court, Sień)  Panel 2.2. Vectors of Legal Cultures and Identities? Legal Periodicals in Belgium, Estonia and France

Chair and Speakers Dr Sebastiaan Vandenbogaerde, Prof. Florence Renucci, Ing. Isabelle Thiebau, Dr Merike Ristikivi, Pascaline le Polain, Prof. Nathalie Tousignant


(Main Hall, Sala Wety) Panel 2.3. Thinking about Ourselves: Legal Historiography and Identity

Chair Prof. Nir Kedar, Speakers Prof. Luigi Lacché, Prof. Bart Wauters, Dr Agustin Parise, Henrik Forshamn


3.30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Panel Session III

(Artus Court, Wielka Hala) Panel 3.1. Self-Conception and Reform in the Early 20th Century

Chair Prof. Manuel Gutan, Speakers Prof. Tadeusz Maciejewski, Dr Maja Maciejewska-Szałas, Dr Ewa Kozerska, Dr Tomasz Scheffler, Veronica Corcodel


(Artus Court, Sień)  Panel 3.2. Law, Gender and Local Legal Family

Chair Prof. Flavia Stara, Speakers Prof. Sanita Osipova, Assoc. Prof. Gwen Hoerr Jordan, Dr Zhu Ming-zhe


(Main Hall, Sala Wety) Panel 3.3. Frontiers of Knowledge in Early and Medieval Law

Chair Prof. Jonathan Rose, Speakers Dr Jiri Brňovják, Dr Marek Starý, Justice Jeroen M.J. Chorus, Anna Clara Lehmann Martins


5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Artus Court, Wielka Hala)

Introductory Speaker Senator Sławomir Rybicki, Moderator Lech Parell

Guest of Honour, Bronisław Komorowski, President of the Republic of Poland (2010-2015)


8:15 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  Concert in the Polish Baltic Philharmonic Hall

9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Dinner in the Polish Baltic Philharmonic Hall



Day Three 30 June 2016

Pomeranian Park of Science and Technology in Gdynia


8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.  Buses Departures from Gdańsk

9:00 a.m. – 9:40 a.m. (Sala C) General Assembly of ESCLH Members


9:40 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. (Sala C) Plenary Session II

Pragmatism in Law as a Trap: Premodern Divided Ownership in Modern Legal History of Estonia

Chair Prof. Jan Hallebeek, Keynote Speaker Prof. Marju Luts-Sootak, Commentator Heikki Pihlajamäki


11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Panel Session IV

(Sala C)  Panel 4.1. Identity Within and Across Legal Systems

Chair Prof. Yves Cartuyvels, Speakers Dr Matthew Dyson, Dr Albert Ruda, Miloš Vukotić


(Sala Kinowa) Panel 4.2. The Flow of Legal Doctrine in Time and Space

Chair Prof. David Fraser, Speakers Prof. Arno Dal Ri Jr., Prof. Assaf Likhovsky, Katharina Isabel Schmidt


(Sala Morska) Panel 4.3. Axiological Constitutionalism (II): 19th Century Identity Building

Chair Prof. Frederik Dhondt, Speakers Dr Imre Képessy, Stefan Huygebaert, Dr Judit Beke-Martos


1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Panel Session V

(Sala C)  Panel 5.1. Codification as Nationalization or Denationalization of Law (I): Europe and America

Chair Prof. Aniceto Masferrer, Speakers Dr Isabel Ramos Vázquez, Prof. Diego Nunes, Dr Gabriela Cobo del Rosal, Prof. Juan B. Cañizares-Navarro


(Sala Kinowa) Panel 5.2. Commercial Law in Europe: Of Glaciers, Codes, Merchants and Consumers

Chair Prof. Dave de Ruysscher, Speakers Dr Sean Thomas, Dr Johannes Flume, Dr Anna Klimaszewska, Dr Janwillem (Pim) Oosterhuis


(Sala Morska) Panel 5.3. Strategies, Policies and Ideologies in the Field of Public Law

Chair Prof. Valdis Bluzma, Spekears Prof. Marek Maciejewski, Prof. Bart Wauters, Dr Ivan Kosnica, Dr Thomas Mohr


3:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.  Panel Session VI

(Sala C)  Panel 6.1. Codification as Nationalization or Denationalization of Law Europe (France, Belgium, Italy and Spain)

Chair Dr Matthew Dyson, Speakers Prof. Aniceto Masferrer, Prof. Dirk Heirbaut, Prof. Yves Cartuyvels, Dr Stefano Vinci


(Sala Kinowa) Panel 6.2. Marriage in Different Cultures

Chair Assoc. Prof. Gwen Jordan, Speakers Assoc. Prof. Mišo Dokmanović, Assoc. Prof. Zsuzsanna Peres, Omer Aloni,  Louisa Stella de Oliveira Coutinho Silva


(Sala Morska) Panel 6.3. Commerce and Craft

Chair Prof. Mia Korpiola, Speakers Prof. Steven Robert Wilf, Prof. Annamaria Monti, Dr Ana Santos Rutschman,  Sebastian Krafzik


(Sala Koralowa) Panel 6.4. Private Law Movements from Rome to Today

Chair Prof. Richard Helmholz, Speakers Prof. Barbara Biscotti, Dr Aleksander Grebieniow, Dr Łukasz Jan Korporowicz, Dr Emőd Veress


6:00 p.m. – 7:50 p.m. (Sala C)  Prominent Polish Jurists Debate

Transformations in Polish Law and Legal Culture at the Turn of 20th and 21th Century in Comparative Perspective

Moderator Prof. Jerzy Zajadło, Main Speakers Prof. Ewa Łętowska, Justice Jerzy Stępień


6:00 p.m. – 7:50 p.m. (Sala Kinowa)  Poster Session

Chair Dr Maria Lewandowicz, Presentations Victória Gyönki, Dr Jiri Brňovják, Dr Marek Starý, Dr Sara Pilloni, Alexandra Aytova, Marcin Michalak, Dr Marcin Łysko, Dr Maria Lewandowicz, Dr Beata Kowalczyk


8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.   Dinner in Vinegre Restaurant



Day Four 1 July 2016

Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Gdańsk in Gdańsk-Oliwa


9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  Panel Session VII

(Audytorium A) Panel 7.1. Constitutional History, Authoritarian Rule and Transition to Democracy in Brazil and Comparative Perspectives

Chair Prof. Massimo Mecarelli, Speakers Prof. Cristiano Paixão, Prof. Leonardo Barbosa, Claudia Paiva Carvalho, Maria Pia Guerra


(Audytorium B) Panel 7.2. 19th Century Private Law ‘Modernisation’

Chair Prof. Barbara Biscotti, Speakers Prof. Heikki Pihlajamäki. Prof. Marju Luts-Sootak, Assoc Prof. Hesi Siimets-Gross, Assoc. Prof. Dmitry Poldnikov, Julie Rocheton


(Audytorium C) Panel 7.3. Migrations of People, Ideas and Legal Power

Chair Prof. Bart Wauters, Speakers Prof. Francesca De Rosa, Prof. Francesco Mastroberti, Assoc. Prof. Balázs Pálvölgyi, Dr Virginia Amorosi, Airton Ribeiro da Silva Júnior


11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Panel Session VIII

(Audytorium A) Panel 8.1. Legal History, the Interdisciplinary Challenge: a Discussion on Rights in Time of Crises

Chair Prof. Cristiano Paixão, Speakers Prof. Massimo Meccarelli, Prof. Paolo Palchetti, Prof. Flavia Stara


(Audytorium B) Panel 8.2. Culture, Conformity and Coding in Legal Phenomena

Chair Prof. Assaf Likhovsky, Speakers Caroline Laske, Dr Vanessa Duss Jacobi, Dr Jacek Srokosz


(Audytorium C) Panel 8.3. Law, Human Rights and Democracy

Chair Assoc. Prof. Marcin Wiszowaty, Speakers Assoc. Prof. Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan, Assoc. Prof. Vladimir Valeryevich Kochetkov,  Chiming Zhong


1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Panel Session IX

(Audytorium A) Panel 9.1. ‘Public’ as Identity and as Locus of Change

Chair Prof. Paolo Palchetti, Speakers Prof. Valdis Bluzma, Dr Paulo Potiara del Alcantara Veloso, Francesco Campodonico


(Audytorium B) Panel 9.2. Institutions and Politics

Chair Assoc. Prof. Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan, Speakers Assoc. Prof. Sunita Jogarajan, Dr Tzung-Mou Wu, Marjorie Carvalho de Souza


(Audytorium C) Panel 9.3. Mixed Legal Traditions and Identities

Chair Prof. Nathalie Tousignant, Speakers Prof. Nir Kedar, Dr Paul Swanepoel, Zülâl Muslu, Raquel Razente Sirotti


4:00 p.m.   Visting the Old Town of Gdańsk