The Groeningemuseum will host a conference entitled The The Art of Law. Artistic Representations and Iconography of Law & Justice in Context from the Middle Ages to the First World War. The conference will take place in the Groeningemuseum in Bruges, Belgium on 16, 17 and 18 January, 2017. More information is available here. The Call for Papers has passed.
Recent years have witnessed a clear rise in scholarship on law and the visual, mostly originating in the wider field of law and the humanities. The Bruges conference wishes to contribute to this scholarship by focusing on imagery in its legal and art historical contexts. The organizers seek to bring together original and interdisciplinary scholarship that questions the role of art in the practice of law, jurisprudence and justice administration from the Late Middle Ages through the nineteenth century.