Prof Karl Shoemaker
History Research Seminars - External Speaker Series
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The History of the Devil as a Medieval Legal History
Karl Shoemaker, Professor of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Prof Shoemaker is a legal historian, specializing in pre-modern European legal traditions. He is particularly interested in the history of criminal law and the historical development of legal and political institutions concerned with punishment, dispute settlement, and social control.
His research also ranges more broadly into the development of the western legal tradition, with an eye toward comparing developments in English and Roman law. Shoemaker's first book, Sanctuary and Crime in the Middle Ages, 400-1500 (Fordham University Press, 2011) won the John Nicholas Brown book prize from the Medieval Academy of America. He is currently working on a monograph that examines the legal career of the devil in pre-modern Europe.
The seminar is open to all university members. Please register in advance by sending an email to Dr. Arun Kumar: firstname.lastname@example.org
The seminar presentation will be followed by a drinks reception.
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