Leiden Lecture series “Reconsidering the Socio-Legal Gaze”
People interested may attend the lecture series: “Reconsidering the Socio-Legal Gaze,” a year-long lecture series that aims to spark critical debates about the visions of justice and positions of power inform Law and Society scholarship at Leiden and beyond. The first semester’s series “Dutch Colonial Foundations” will reflect on the birth of socio-legal scholarship in the context of Dutch colonial administration. The second semester focuses on “Future Horizons” of socio-legal scholarship in the context of three key values that drive contemporary scholarship: decolonization, diversity, and development. The year-long lecture series is being organized by the Van Vollenhoven Institute’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, the first of its kind at Leiden Law School. The series is open to the public.
The first speaker is Dr. Martine van Ittersum, Senior Lecturer of History, Achieves, and Information Studies at Dundee University on 14 October. Her talk “Van Vollenhoven and Grotius: Soulmates of Empire” will take place at 15:30-17:00. The talk will be on Zoom, but we have reserved a space at the Law School in B013, and will have drinks and discussion in the Juridisch Café directly following. More information, and the link to register for the event, can be found here.
Below you may find a flyer to the event.