First Plennary Session
Luigi Lacchè is Full Professor in Legal History at the University of Macerata, Department of Law. He has founded in 2001 the Journal of Constitutional History. He is member of the Steering or Scientific Committee of the periodicals: The Western Australian Jurist (Perth), Historia constitucional (Oviedo, Spain), Crime, Histoire & Sociétés – Crime, History & Societies, (Geneva, Droz), Déviance et société (Paris, Editions Médecine & Hygiène), Beccaria. Revue d'histoire du droit de punir (Geneva, Georg), Quaderni fiorentini per la storia del pensiero giuridico moderno (Milan, Giuffrè), Rivista di storia del diritto italiano (Turin). He worked as fellow researcher at various European institutions: in London at the London School of Economics (1986); in Paris at the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme and at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (1990-92, 1999); in Heidelberg at the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität. He obtained scholarships from the Max-Planck-Institut für europäische Rechtsgeschichte (Frankfurt am Main 1994-1995, 2001, 2004, 2008), the Institut d’études politiques et juridiques, the Italian National Council of Research (CNR) and the Funds National Suisse de la Recherche (Geneva 1996, 1997).
He taught as a visiting professor in the Universities of Rennes, Orléans, Geneva, Paris II, Barcelona Autonòma, Universidad internaciónal de Andalucía (Santa Maria de La Rábida). He was invited as speaker and chairman in many national and international conferences. Since the first November 2010 he is the Rector of the University of Macerata (until 31.10.2016).
Noteworthy among his research interests are: Criminal Law and Justice during modern and contemporary age; relationships among public order, liberties and criminal trial in Italian juridical thought during the Liberal Age. He is a specialist of the history of public law, he dedicated various essays to the French juridical culture and particularly a broad monograph regarding the expropriation for public utility and the property regime in the Nineteenth century, highlighting the relationship between administration and owners. In the last fifteenth years he has focused his research interests on the history of constitutional systems, dedicating essays to the French, Italian, Suisse and Belgian experiences. Presently he is working on the italian Fascist justice and to a collection of his articles on the Comparative Constitutional History (History & Constitution): Vittorio Klostermann Publisher, Frankfurt am Main.
Among his recent works: «Non giudicate». Antropologia della giustizia e figure dell’opinione pubblica tra Otto e Novecento, Napoli, Satura Editrice, 2009 (German version “Richtet nicht!”. Anthropologie der Justiz und Formen der öffentlichen Meinung im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert, Berlin, Lit Verlag, 2012; Spanish version «No juzguéis». Antropología de la justicia e imágenes de la opinión pública entre los siglos XIX y XX, Santander, Editorial de la Universidad de Cantabria, 2014); ed. by (with Jean Marc Berlière, Jonas Campion, Xavier Rousseaux), Justices militaires et guerres mondiales. Military Justices and World Wars. Europe 1914-1950, Louvain, UCL – Presses Universitaires de Louvain, 2013; Der eklektizistische Kanon. Auf der Suche nach einer “Tiefenschicht” der italienischen Rechtskultur des 19. Jahrhunderts, mit einer Einleitung von Hans Schlosser, Berlin, Lit, 2014; ed. by, Il diritto del Duce. Giustizia e repressione nell’Italia fascista, Roma, Donzelli, 2015; ed. by (with F. Colao, C. Storti), Giustizia penale e politica in Italia tra Otto e Novecento. Modelli ed esperienze tra integrazione e conflitto, Milano, Giuffrè, 2015.
Prof. Luigi Lacchè
University of Macerata
Prof. Ulrike Müßig
University of Passau
Prof. Dirk Heirbaut
Ulrike Müßig, head of Chair of Civil Law, German and European Legal History, studied Law at the Universities of Würzburg and Cambridge, and as a visitor at the Université Paris II, Panthéon-Assas. After the First State Legal Examination she conducted her doctoral work at the Institute for Comparative Law at the University of Würzburg and at the Hamburg Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Private Law, writing a work on comparative law.
She carried out her traineeship for her Assesorexamen in Würzburg, Brussels and Paris. She was a postdoctoral scholar at the Institute for Bavarian and German Legal History at the University of Würzburg under Professor Willoweit. In 2000 she completed her postdoctoral qualification (habilitation) at the University of Würzburg in the areas of European and German Legal History, Civil Law, Comparative Law and International Private Law with a work on Legal History. For this she received the Heisenberg Prize of the DFG (German Research Foundation). In 2000 Ulrike Müssig was offered a position at the University of Passau as the Head of the Chair for Civil Law and German and European Legal History. She has been also offered chairs at the Universities Bielefeld, Münster, Bern and St. Gallen.
She has been awarded among regional and national prizes the Bayerischen Habilitationsförderpreis in 1996 and the Heisenberg Prize of the German Research Foundation in 2000 for her postdoctoral qualification (habilitation), which appeared in a second edition 2009 and in a Spanish edition - El juez legal 2014. She was nominated for the Gerda Henkel Prize in 2008. During her studies she was supported with various scholarships: the Hochbegabtenstipendium of the Bayerische Hundhammerstiftung; Grundstipendium and Promotionsstipendium of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes; and a foreign exchange scholarship of the DAAD (German Acedemic Exchange Service).
Since 2010 Ulrike Müßig is a member of "AcademiaNet", a network of excellence targeted to high-potential German female researchers initiated by the Robert Bosch Foundation. She was Dean of the Law Faculty and Member of the University Executive Board at the University Passau 2010-2012. She is also commentator in peer-journals (Juristenzeitung). Since 2014 she is a corresponding member of the National Academy al Andalus in the historic-judicial class (Ilustre Sociedad Andaluza de Estudios Histórico-Jurídicos).
In 2013 Ulrike Müßig received the ERC Advanced Grant ReConFort, Reconsidering Constitutional Formation in 18th and 19th century Europe (1.9 million €) for her reasearch project on European Constitutional History. In April 2015 Prof. Dr. Ulrike Müßig was elected into the historical-philosophical class of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.
Ulrike Müßig is married and mother of two children.
- Born: Hamme (Belgium), 9 september 1966
- E-mail: dirk.heirbaut@UGent.be
- Master of Arts (History) (1988), Master of Laws (1993), Ph. D. (Law) (1997) (Ph. D. Thesis about feudal law in the county of Flanders, 1000-1305).
- Researcher Museum of the Army and the History of War (Brussels, (1989-1990), Researcher National Fund for Scientific Research (1990), Assistant Ghent University Belgium (1991-1997), Professor of Legal History and Roman Law, Ghent University Belgium (1998-). Guest-professor for Comparative Law Uppsala University Sweden (1995), Fellow Robbins Collection, Berkeley (1997), Stipendiat Max-Planck-Institut for legal history Frankfurt (2001 and 2003), TPR-chair University of Amsterdam (2007), guest professor Free University Brussels (2010); guest professor Université Lille 2 (2016). Other research stays: Lille (1995), Hamburg Max-Planck-Institut for private law (2011, 2013 and 2014), Bergen (Norway, 2014).
- Director Institute of Legal History Ghent University; director library Law Faculty Ghent University.
- Member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts;corresponding member of the Zentraldirektorium der Monumenta Germaniae Historica; member of the Academia Europea; member of the Fachbeirat of the Max-Planck-Institut f. ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht; prize of the Tijdschrift voor Privaatrecht 1994; Eike von Repgow-Preis of the City and the University of Magdeburg 2014.
- Partner in the Interuniversitary Attraction Pole Justice and Society (2006-2011); associated partner in the Interuniversitary Attraction Pole Justice and Populations (2012-2017).
-Member of the board of editors of the reviews Pro memorie, Legal history review/Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis; member of the board of the Foundation for Old National Law (Netherlands); also chief editor of the electronic legal history newsletter De Rechtshistorische Courant; reporter for Belgium of the electronic review Clio & Themis; member advisory board of the series Medieval Legal Practice (Brill); co-editor of the series Studies in the history of private law (Brill); co-editor of the series Iuris Scripta Historica; co-editor of the series Justitie en maatschappij (Die Keure); member of the editorial board of the series Justice & Society; member of the editorial board of Comparative Legal History and Glossae.
- President of the Scientific Committee for Legal History of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Arts and Science; founding vice-president of the European Society for Comparative Legal History (2010-2014).
- Organiser or co-organiser of workshops and congresses inter alia on legal history in general (1998), the relationship between legal history and contemporary law (1999), encounters and confrontations between European and non-European legal systems (2000), Flemish medieval history (2002), archives and privacy (2002), the history of twentieth century law (2003), two hundred years French Civil code in Belgium (2004), two hundred years Code de Procédure civile (2006); two hundred years Code de Commerce (2007); two hundred years Code pénal (2010); legal hybridity (2012 and 2013); methodology of comparative law (2014). Also organiser with M. Stolleis of the 2004 Summer School for Ph. Students in Legal History (Frankfurt, Max Planck Institute for Legal History).