Law and the Arts

3 July 2018, 14:30 - 17:30

Main Lecture Theatre, Old Divinity School, St John's College

Registration for this event is now open. The event is free to attend but registration is required. Those registering for the associated conference Law and Poetics in Early Modern England and Beyond will automatically be registered for this event. Registration will close on Monday 25th June.

A three-part public event embedded in the conference, Law and Poetics in Early Modern England and Beyond (2-4 July, 2018). This event, involving actors, visual artists and legal professionals comprises:

  • a talk and screening by visual artist Carey Young (The Slade School of Fine Art, University College, London; creator of law-based artistic works including Before the LawLegal Fictions, and Palais du Justice)
  • a performance event directed by Adele Thomas and Caroline Williams. Adele's previous credits include: The Weir (English Touring Theatre); Cosi Fan Tutte (Northern Ireland Opera); A Warring Absence (National Theatre); Unusual Unions (Royal Court); The Oresteia (2015) and The Knight of the Burning Pestle (2014) (Shakespeare's Globe/Sam Wanamaker Theatre). Caroline's previous credits include: Can You Hear Me Now (MAYK), Make Yourself At Home (Nuit Blanche Brussels), Now Is The Time To Say Nothing (The Young Vic), Millions of Years (English National Opera at The British Museum), Dad Dancing with Second Hand Dance and Puffball (Battersea Arts Centre), Shadwell’s Tempest and Le Malade Imaginaire with OAE (Shakespeare’s Globe).
  • a interdisciplinary, inter-professional Round Table on Law and the Arts chaired by Julie Stone Peters (Columbia University). Participants include: Subha Mukherji (University of Cambridge), Nicola Padfield, QC (Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge), Richard K. Sherwin (New York Law School), Adele Thomas (Freelance Director), Caroline Williams (Freelance Director).

This event is part of the research project Crossroads of Knowledge in Early Modern England: the Place of Literature, a five-year project funded by the European Research Council, based at the Faculty of English and CRASSH, University of Cambridge. 

For enquiries regarding this event, please contact the project administrator, Rachael Taylor here

Convenors:

Subha MukherjiRachel E. HolmesJoe JarrettGeorge Oppitz-Trotman, and Elizabeth L. Swann

Sponsors:

Supported by the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities and the European Research Council (ERC) under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013)/ERC grant agreement no EC617849.