Portrayal of a Judge in Hywel Dda MS f.4.r. By Permission of Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru/ The National Library of Wales
The Welsh Legal History Society
The Welsh Legal History Society exists to spread knowledge of, and promote research into, the rich history of law in Wales. That history extends from a fascinating medieval indigenous legal system to the specific (sometimes surprising) application of law within Wales in more modern times.
The work of lawyers and commentators with Welsh connections is also addressed by the Society. Its historical interests cover both the doctrinal history of the law and the contextual study of the law in the society in which it operates.
The Society holds lectures and conferences, and publishes annual volumes which are included in the subscription rate.
For more details about the society, or to join, please see the membership page
Events of interest
Webinar:The Church in Wales a Century On
Despite the present circumstances, there's much to interest WLHS members in the near future. At 5.30pm on Thursday January 28th there will be a public webinar, in conjunction with Public Law Wales, on The Church in Wales a Century On - the Disestablished Church and the Devolved Constitutionthe webinar will be delivered viz Zoom, and is free to attend. Full details of the event and speakers are available as a PDF here.
Land of White Gloves? A history of crime and punishment in Wales
Richard Ireland, University of Aberystwyth, UK
Series: History of Crime in the UK and Ireland
Land of White Gloves? is an important academic investigation into the history of crime and punishment in Wales. The book will appeal to those who wish to examine the relationships between state control and social practice and explores the material in an accessible way, which will be both useful and fascinating to those interested in the history of Wales and of the history of crime and punishment more generally.
• Forthcoming Conference 2nd September 2016 at the University of Liverpool, London Campus.
Financial Crime Symposium: past lessons, contemporary challenges, and future solutions. This one-day symposium will bring together academics, regulators, and legal practitioners to better understand the changing faces of financial crime and explore innovative approaches to tackling financial misconduct. (01-03-2016)more...
Cymdeithas Hanes Cyfraith Cymru
Basement of Ruthun Gaol
Ynglŷn ï¿½'r Gymdeithas
Mae Cymdeithas Hanes Cyfraith Cymru yn bodoli er mwyn helaethu gwybodaeth am a hyrwyddo ymchwil i mewn i hanes cyfoethog cyfraith Cymru. Mae yr hanes hwnnw yn ymestyn o system cyfreithiol brodorol y canol oesoedd i gymhwysiad penodol (ac weithiau yn rhyfeddol) yr oesoedd modern yng Nghymru.
Mae'r Gymdeithas hefyd yn cyfeirio at waith cyfreithwyr a sylwebyddion gyda chysylltiadau Cymreig. Mae ei diddordebau hanesyddol yn cynnwys hanes athrawiaethol y gyfraith ac astudiaethau cyd-destunol y gyfraith yn y gymdeithas.
Maeï¿½r Gymdeithas yn cynnal darlithoedd a chynadleddau, ac yn cyhoeddi cyfrolau blynyddol sydd yn gynwysedig yn y pris tanysgrifio.
Am fwy o fanylion am y Gymdeithas, neu i ymuno, gweler y tudalen aelodaeth
• Cynhadledd 2nd September 2016 at the University of Liverpool, London Campus.
Financial Crime Symposium: past lessons, contemporary challenges, and future solutions. This one-day symposium will bring together academics, regulators, and legal practitioners to better understand the changing faces of financial crime and explore innovative approaches to tackling financial misconduct. (01-03-2016)mwy...