Viktória Gyönki (b. 1986) holds an MA in History from the Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church, Budapest. Currently she is a PhD student at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. Since 2014 she has been a visiting scholar in the Árni Magnússon Institute in Reykjavík. She started to study modern and old Icelandic in the same year, and got accepted to the Viking and Medieval Norse Studies Programme in 2015. Her studies and project are financed by the EEA grant.
During the last five years she has intensively participated in Hungarian and international conferences and published on legal matters in medieval Iceland. Her research focuses on outlawry and compensation in medieval Iceland and Scandinavia. She is planning to finish the theses both for her MA and PhD studies 2017. These texts will focus on the legal material in Iceland and Norway, and will argue the possible influence of legal tradition on the Icelandic saga literature.
Dr Jiri Brňovják
University of Ostrava
Mgr. Jiří Brňovják, Ph.D.
Born 18. 8. 1978, Frýdek-Místek (Czech Republic). From 1996–2003 he studied History at the Department of History, Faculty of Arts, University of Ostrava. In 2005 he gained his Ph.D. in Economic and Social History at the same department. From 2005 to 2008 he worked as an archivist in the Ostrava City Archives and the Opava Provincial Archives. Since 2008 he has been an assistant professor at the Department of History, Faculty of Arts, University of Ostrava, and a researcher at the Faculty’s Centre for Economic and Social History. His specialist area of research is the conferral of aristocratic titles and other prerogatives of the nobility in the Bohemian Crown Lands during the Early Modern era; he also researches issues connected with the formal conferral of membership of the Estates communities within the individual Bohemian Crown Lands during this era. His other research interests include regional history (Moravia, Silesia) and auxiliary historical sciences (heraldry, diplomatics, sphragistics). He is the author and co-author of several research monographs and numerous shorter studies.
Dr Marek Starý
Higher School of Finance and Administration in Prague
Ms Victória Gyönki
Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest
JUDr. Marek starý, Ph.D.
Born 20. 11. 1974, Prague (Czech Republic). From 1993 to 1999 he studied Law at the Faculty of Law, Charles University in Prague. After graduating at Master’s level he embarked on a doctoral degree in Law, Legal Philosophy and History (1999–2003). Since 2002 he has been an assistant professor at the University of Finance and Administration (Vysoká škola finanční a správní), where he has also held the position of Head of the Department of Public Administration. Since 2006 he has been an assistant professor at the Department of Legal History, Faculty of Law, Charles University. From 2004 to 2010 he worked part-time at the Department of Legal History, Faculty of Law, University of West Bohemia, Plzeň. His research interests focus on Czech legal history in the 15th–17th centuries, with an emphasis on public law, state structures, the functioning of Estate corporations, and the creation of legislation. He has written numerous studies on the right of naturalization (Inkolat) in the Estates and the history of the Duchy of Friedland as a specific state-legal entity created during the Thirty Years’ War by the Imperial Generalissimo Albrecht von Wallenstein.
Dott. Sara Pilloni. On February 23, 2015 I was awarded my Ph.D. in Comparative Law, curriculum Roman Law (Academic Discipline for Italian University Research and Teaching IUS/18 – Roman Law and Ancient Law) by the Department of Law, Social and Sport Sciences at the University of Palermo, Italy, after defending a dissertation entitled “La posizione del terzo nel diritto delle obbligazioni: uno studio evolutivo - comparato dal diritto romano ai più recenti strumenti di tutela, con particolare attenzione alle soluzioni adottate nel diritto italiano, tedesco e francese delle obbligazioni” (en. “The position of third party in the law of obligations. An evolutionary and comparative study from Roman private law to latest instruments of legal protection, with a particular focus on the solutions adopted under Italian, German and French law of obligations”). My dissertation has been judged as worthy of interest and evaluated as “excellent” (i.e. Maximum Evaluation Grade) by the doctoral commission.
Since I began working on my Master's thesis, I had the opportunity to analyze the close connection between the modern law of obligations and the traditional roman one, developing a peculiar interest
on third-parties' rights as a central subject in the European Private Law History; this is the general theme I decided to deepen also during my doctoral studies, focusing my attention on the historical evolution of third-parties’ notion from the original conception of the roman obligation as vinculum iuris to the modern one, considering particularly three representative civil law systems as the Italian, the German and the French one.
I’ve been working as teaching assistant and exam committee member (it. “Cultore della materia”) in Roman Private Law at the University of Trieste, Department of Legal Sciences, Language Interpretation and Translation, since September 2014, under the supervision of my (now) former Ph.D supervisor, Prof. Mario Fiorentini, Associate Professor of Roman Private Law and Roman Law.
Ms Alexandra Aytova
University of Sofia "St. Kliment Ohridski"
Dr Beata Kowalczyk
University of Gdańsk
Positive and extinctive prescription - various models of solutions
Dr Sara Pilloni
University of Trieste
Marcin Michalak is a research assistant in the Department of history of law at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Gdańsk. His primary research area is history of American law. He is preparing a doctoral thesis on the evolution of liability for medical malpractice in the United States in historical perspective. Conducting research on this issue, Marcin Michalak did his internship at Yale University.
Dr Marcin Łysko
University of Białystok
Dr Maria Lewandowicz
University of Gdańsk
Mr Marcin Michalak
University of Gdańsk
Old heritage v. founding values of the American Republic: Judicial adoption of the English common law regarding medical malpractice in the United States in the 19th century