About this Journal

Legal history is traditional in its methods and techniques of research. This is not necessarily a problem, but researchers applying digital tools to legal sources need a place to go. The Journal for Digital Legal History ("DLH") wants to showcase both new methods and the application thereof, by including elaborate graphics, datasets, links, Jupyter Notebooks, metadata and tutorials. As such, the DLH does not limit itself to traditional formats and offers a platform for innovative research, to reach out to colleagues interested in novel approaches and methodologies.

We have a continuous call for contributions, please head to the 'News' page for more information. In addition, for each issue, one or multiple specific calls for contributions will be sent out, also to be found under the 'News' page.

  • Volume 1 • Issue 1 • 2023 • Journal for Digital Legal History | 2023

    Volume 1 • Issue 1 • 2023 • Journal for Digital Legal History | 2023


The first issue of the Journal for Digital Legal History.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21825/dlh.issue.25262

Editorial


Editorial and Acknowledgements

Christel Annemieke Romein, Florenz Volkaert, Andreas Wagner, Elisabetta Fiocchi Malaspina, Nga Bellis-Phan, Gijs van Dijck, Arthur Barretto de Almeida Costa, Stephen Robertson and Dirk Heirbaut

2023-12-15 Volume 1 • Issue 1 • 2023 • Journal for Digital Legal History | 2023

Sovereignty, Race and Freedom in Constitutions, Citations and Corpuses


Sovereignty, Race, and Freedom in Constitutions, Citations, and Corpuses

Katrina Jagodinsky

2023-11-17 Volume 1 • Issue 1 • 2023 • Journal for Digital Legal History | 2023

Tribal Constitutions Project

Beth Redbird and Erin Delaney

2023-11-17 Volume 1 • Issue 1 • 2023 • Journal for Digital Legal History | 2023

Citing Slavery Project

Audrea Dakho, Henry Morgan, Ilina Krishen and Justin Simard

2023-11-17 Volume 1 • Issue 1 • 2023 • Journal for Digital Legal History | 2023

Petitioning for Freedom: Habeas Corpus in the American West, 1812-1924

Katrina Jagodinsky and Cory Young

2023-11-17 Volume 1 • Issue 1 • 2023 • Journal for Digital Legal History | 2023

Article


Potential Application of Structural Linguistics Methodology in the Network Analysis of Roman and Medieval Regulae Iuris

Ilya Andreevich Kotlyar

2023-09-05 Volume 1 • Issue 1 • 2023 • Journal for Digital Legal History | 2023

Review


Book review Max Kemman, Trading Zones of Digital History

Femke Gordijn

2023-03-02 Volume 1 • Issue 1 • 2023 • Journal for Digital Legal History | 2023

Book review: Jennifer Guiliano, A primer for Teaching Digital History. Ten Design Principles (Duke 2022)

Christel Annemieke Romein

2023-06-13 Volume 1 • Issue 1 • 2023 • Journal for Digital Legal History | 2023

Short notice


Short notice : To commemorate shared pasts. Legislation related to enslavement and multicultural relations in the Dutch West Indies colonies, c. 1670 – c. 1870

Marijcke Schillings and Henk-Jan van Dapperen

2022-11-14 Volume 1 • Issue 1 • 2023 • Journal for Digital Legal History | 2023

Short Notice: A Database of Early Modern Police Ordinances.

Karl Härter

2022-12-19 Volume 1 • Issue 1 • 2023 • Journal for Digital Legal History | 2023

Short notice/ Call for participation: Collateral Councils – Collaterale Raden - Conseils collatéraux of the Low Countries (1531-2031)

Hans Cools, Vincenzo De Meulenaere, Marie-Charlotte le Bailly, Christel Annemieke Romein, Nicolas Ruys, René Vermeir and Monique Weis

2023-06-12 Volume 1 • Issue 1 • 2023 • Journal for Digital Legal History | 2023

Short notice: Roman Law MOOC

Jean-François Gerkens

2023-07-03 Volume 1 • Issue 1 • 2023 • Journal for Digital Legal History | 2023

Latest News Posts

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Posted by Florenz Volkaert on 2024-04-30

Call for Contributions: The Trial and Errors of Grant Applications in Digital Legal HistoryWe are pleased to announce a special call for papers for an upcoming thematic section in the Journal for Digital Legal History. As part of our ongoing commitment to fostering innovation and interdisciplinary dialogue in the field of digital legal history, we invite scholars to submit their successful or [...]

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Call for Contributions - Dedicated Focus-section for Early Career Digital Legal Historians: Introducing and Experimenting with Novel Methodologies for the History of Law
Posted by Florenz Volkaert on 2024-04-30

Call for Contributions: Dedicated "Focus-section: Early Career Digital Legal Historians: Legal History Upside-Down: Novel Methodologies for the History of Law".  We are pleased to invite proposals from researchers and others working with digital legal history in the early stages of their careers for a special section of the Journal for Digital Legal History, which will be published in [...]

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2024 Call for Contributions
Posted by Florenz Volkaert on 2024-04-30

2024 Call for Contributions The Journal for Digital Legal History (DLH) is a diamond Open-Access, peer-reviewed international journal hosted by the Open UGent platform. For our second issue, which will be published in November 2024, we are pleased to invite contributions from researchers working on legal history with digital, empirical and computational approaches. The journal welcomes all [...]

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