The next 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, where we will continue our work. During these journeys we will experience the urban and rural environment not only theoretically and intellectually through lectures, but also practically-spatially. 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 will be organised by the Legal History department of the University of Tartu in collaboration together with the History department of the University of Tartu, and colleagues from the Tallinn City Archives.