From 2005 to 2014, the Symposium on Comparative Early Modern Legal History gathered under the auspices of the Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library to discuss the comparative legal history of the Atlantic world in the period c. 1492 to 1815. The symposium brought together law professors, historians, and social scientists to explore a particular topic in comparative legal history, broadly understood.
Beginning in 2016, the symposium will be expanding the scope of its chronological content beyond the timeframe covered by Center for Renaissance Studies programs. So it will continue to meet at the Newberry as an independent program sponsored by the University of Illinois College of Law. The symposium is overseen by Professor Richard Ross (firstname.lastname@example.org; (217) 244-7890) of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Law and History Department. See the symposium’s new website for details.