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CEDANT, Center for Studies and Research on Ancient Law, Collegium of Roman Law - January 2013: "Roman law and economy. Two ways of conceiving and organizing the world (in the first three centuries of the Empire)", Pavia (Italie), 14 janv.-1 févr. 2013

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Center for Studies and Research on Ancient Law / 
Centro di Studi e Ricerche sui Diritti Antichi
Collegium of Roman Law - January 2013

Roman law and economy.
Two ways of conceiving and organizing the world
(in the first three centuries of the Empire)

14 janvier-1er février 2013

For the «Collegium» 2013, CEDANT proposes as the theme: «Roman law and economy. Two ways of conceiving and organizing the world (in the first three centuries of the Empire)», under the direction of Elio Lo Cascio («La Sapienza» University of Rome) and Dario Mantovani (University of Pavia) 

The Center for Studies and Research on Ancient Law (CEDANT), a part of IUSS, aims to offer the most advanced education and encouragement of research in the field of Roman and Ancient law. CEDANT has an international scholarly advisory board, and develops its activities in collaboration with specialists, selected as needed in connection with chosen themes, to foster broad participation by the scholarly community and methodological pluralism. 


For the academic year 2012-2013, CEDANT has organized the eleventh «Collegium of Roman Law», an intensive and residential course of study. The «Collegium» will consist of three weeks of lectures in January 2013 at Pavia’s Collegio Borromeo, presented by university professors to junior researchers interested in the theme that has been set. The professors present a series of seminars - in Italian and English - structured to produce instructional coherence and to encourage scholarly exchange and discussion. At the same time, each participant is invited to contribute actively to the development and pursuit of research. A second phase, lasting one week in the month of September 2013, is designed to allow the professors to critique the products of the junior scholars’ research, written with the goal of inclusion in a collected volume edited by IUSS Press. 


WEEK I (14-18 January 2013) 
  • The history of scholarly research and issues of methodology 
    • Economic history: principal directions of research (19th-21st centuries)Elio Lo Cascio
    • Economy and Roman Law: principal directions of research (19th-21st centuries), Lauretta Maganzani, Catholic Uni. Milan, Luigi Capogrossi Colognesi, «La Sapienza» Uni. Rome.  
    • The use of legal sources as documentary evidence of economic mattersLuuk de Ligt, Uni. Leiden.
    • Economic concepts in the works of Roman jurists, Jean Andreau, École des hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris)
  • Legal forms of economic activities 
    • What was the function of the actiones adiecticiae?, Tiziana Chiusi, Uni. Saarland, Andrea Di Porto, Uni. Roma «La Sapienza».
    • What effect did different types of economic activities have on the rules of the societas?, David Johnston, Uni. Edinburgh. 
    • The reflection of financial intermediation on juridical rules, Aldo Petrucci, Uni. Pisa.
WEEK II (21-25 January 2013) 
  • Legal forms of subordinated labour activity, Alfons Bürge, Uni. München. 
  • Managing someone else’s property: legal responsibility, control by magistrates and economic choices, Dennis P. Kehoe, Tulane Uni. 
  • Mortgages and their economic use, Luigi Pellecchi, Uni. Pavia.
  • Risk allocation in contracts relating to carriage, Roberto Fiori, «Tor Vergata» Uni. Rome. 
  • Pecuniary obligations and the calculation of compensatory and late payment interest, Riccardo Cardilli, «Tor Vergata» Uni. Rome. 
  •  Pretium and quanti ea res est: the relation between market price and legal calculation, Andrea Lovato, Uni. Bari.
  • Law as a framework for the populus (and civitates) acting in economic relationships, Juan Manuel Blanch Nougués, Uni. CEU San Pablo Madrid. 
WEEK III (28 January - 1 February 2013) 
  • Rules for the exploitation of public resources, Giovanni Negri, Catholic Uni. Milan. 
The Market and the Law: autonomy, control and enforcement, 
  • The public control of prices and the Edictum de pretiis, Michael Crawford, University College London.
  • The public regulation of fairs, Johannes Nollé, Kommission für Alte Geschichte und Epigraphik, München.
  • Incentives and disincentives to economic activity: the case of transport, Colin Adams, Uni. Liverpool. 
  • The effectiveness of Roman Law: geographic and social extensionWerner Eck, Uni. Köln. 
  • Roman private lawsuits and the fulfilment of economic interestsUlrike Babusiaux, Uni. Zürich. 
  • Inter aequum et utile. Two ways of conceiving and organizing the world?Dario Mantovani


15 Italian or foreign junior researchers, graduates from Italian or foreign universities, with degrees in Classics or in Law or in History or Economics, are admitted to the «Collegium».
Application for admission in Italian or English should be sent to: Centro di studi e ricerche sui Diritti Antichi (CEDANT) - Almo Collegio Borromeo - Piazza Borromeo 9 27100 Pavia (Italy)
Applications should be received by Friday, 19 October 2012.

Applications must contain:
  • full name, personal data and complete address (phone, e-mail)
  • university title (a degree in Classics or in Law or in History or Economics is preferred)
  • curriculum vitae
  • self-certification of knowledge of Italian and English
  • reference letter (where the candidate is not already a professor or researcher at a university or an Italian or foreign research institute)
  • list of published works (if applicable)
  • program of future research
  • other qualifications related to the participation requirements.
The application form to complete is available on the website of CEDANT ( or can be requested from the Secretariat (tel. +39 0382 395341;


Alfons Bürge (University of Munich), Luigi Capogrossi Colognesi («La Sapienza» University of Rome), Alessandro Corbino (University of Catania), Werner Eck (University of Köln), Jean-Louis Ferrary (École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris), Emilio Gabba (University of Pavia), Wolfgang Kaiser (Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg), Dario Mantovani (University of Pavia), Giovanni Negri (Catholic University of Milan), Mario Pampanin (University of Pavia, on behalf of IUSS Pavia), Salvatore Puliatti (University of Parma), Bernardo Santalucia (University of Florence), Aldo Schiavone (Italian Institute of Human Sciences), Bernard Stolte (University of Groningen) Michel Humbert, President (University of Paris II Panthéon Assas)

Participants will be admitted by the decision of a Committee, made up of members of the Scholarly Advisory Board, on the basis of qualifications, relevance of research interests, and age (preferably up to 37 years).
Each participant admitted will receive a grant. The grant covers complete room and board in Pavia’s Almo Collegio Borromeo and expenses related to participation in instructional and research activities.

Teaching and scholarly activities will be held in Pavia’s Almo Collegio Borromeo, from January 14 to February 1, 2013.
Professors and students will be hosted at the College’s graduate section «Contardo Ferrini» and will receive all meals in the College.
Study sessions will be held from 9.00 to 12.00, with afternoon sessions from 16.00 to 19.00.
For the development of individual research the participants will have access to the library of Roman Law, History and Philosophy of Law of the University’s Faculty of Law, to the «Pietro Ciapessoni» section of the Collegio Ghislieri library, and to the «Ferdinando Bona» section of the Collegio Cairoli library in Pavia.

For further information contact
CEDANT Secretariat, Almo Collegio Borromeo, Piazza Borromeo 9, 27100 Pavia (Italia) - tel. +39 0382-395341 - fax +39 0382-395343 - e-mail: