Conferences & Lectures

Institutes of the Emperor Justinian
Institutes of the Emperor Justinian (Venice: Iacobus Rubeus, 1478).


The End of the Past

Seminar with
Aldo Schiavone
Professor, Università degli Studi di Firenze
Director, Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane

Robbins Collection, Berkeley
September 27, 2003

Aldo Schiavone's book The End of The Past raises challenging questions not only for scholars of ancient history but for modern historians and legal historians as well. The recent publication in English translation of this work has provided an excellent opportunity to focus scholarly attention from across disciplines on the role of history and the law in the development of western culture. With this goal in mind, the Robbins Collection organized an intensive one-day seminar around the book that was led by Professor Schiavone and Professor Glen Bowersock, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. The seminar brought together a small group of distinguished scholars from multiple fields of expertise. The result of this collaboration was a fruitful interdisciplinary forum on law, history and culture in western society.


Glen Bowersock
Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton

Erich Gruen
Department of Classics, University of California, Berkeley

Christopher Jones
Departments of History and the Classics, Harvard University

Julius Kirshner
Department of History, The University of Chicago

Laurent Mayali
Robbins Collection, School of Law, University of California, Berkeley

Aldo Schiavone
Facoltà di Giurisprudenza, Università degli Studi di Firenze

Antonio Serrano González
Facultat de Dret, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Brent Shaw
Department of Classical Studies, University of Pennsylvania