The convention in line of our conferences in Legal History in the Baltic Sea Area will be taking place in Estonia on

16th to 20th of May 2018

 The topic of the forthcoming meeting will be

Recht und Wirtschaft in Stadt und Land – Law and Economics in Urban and Rural Environment

The theme concerns both the law as a factor of the designing of the economic environment, and vice versa, the impact of economic factors on the law. Contributions focusing on the history of economics, town ordinances or land-law in a narrower and broader sense are also very welcome. The working languages are German and English, as usual. The meeting will start in Estonian capital Tallinn on Wednesday, May 16, and will guide us through the thematic areas of land and estates to the university town Tartu. During these journeys we will experience the urban and rural environment not only theoretically and intellectually through lectures, but also practically-spatially. On May 19, the doctoral seminar “Law and Economics in Baltic History” will take place. The seminar is intended primarily to offer the opportunity for the PhD students to meet the most important colleagues and established researchers. The departure date will be Sunday, May 20.

In this conference we would also like to commemorate the 770th anniversary of granting the Lübeck town ordinances to Reval/Tallinn, and we will be able to take a closer look at the world's largest collection of the Lübeck Law manuscripts in the Tallinn City Archives. The medieval old town offers a suitable ambience for the chosen theme. 

The conference is organised by the Legal History department of the University of Tartu in collaboration together with the History department of the University of Tartu, Under and Tuglas Literature Centre of the Estonian Academy of Sciences and colleagues from the Tallinn City Archives

The PhD seminar day is organised by the Doctoral School in Economics and Innovation, supported by the European Union, European Regional Development Fund (University of Tartu’s ASTRA project PER ASPERA).

This project of the Baltic-German University Liaison Office is supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with funds from the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic Germany (Baltisch-Deutsches Hochschulkontor).