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Marginalisation and the Law

Date: September 2017 - October 2018

Researcher: Dr Ailbhe O'Loughlin

This project brought together four historians with expertise on medieval law and two scholars of contemporary socio-legal theory. Together they examined the key elements that have underpinned the processes of marginalisation in the medieval and modern periods. The expertise of the medievalists ranges broadly, from AD 600-1500 over Western Europe, Byzantium, and the Islamic world. The law scholars specialise in the relationship of the law to gender, sexuality, mental health, and criminal offending from the Victorian period to the present day.

This project was funded by the White Rose Collaboration Fund, led by Maroula Perisanidi, School of History, University of Leeds. Ailbhe O'Loughlin, York Law School was one of five collaborators on the project, alongside Harry Munt, Department of History, University of York; Danica Summerlin, Department of History, University of Sheffield; Damian Gonzalez-Salzberg, School of Law, University of Sheffield; and Melanie Brunner, School of History, University of Leeds.

This project is also aligned to the Law, Justice and Power research cluster.