Law space and time

Date & time

10.45am–4.30pm Thursday 17 August 2017


Seminar Room 1.04

Coombs Extension Building, Fellows Road, The Australian National University


Professor Mariana Valverde, University of Toronto
Professor Desmond Manderson, ANU College of Law


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Mareike Riedel

Presented by RegNet

Law Space Time

Where and when is law? Asking this question means engaging with the boundaries, orientations, perspectives, and scales of law. Setting law in space and time calls for a study of law in context. This one day workshop addresses temporality and spatiality, two important trends in contemporary research in law and society. It features Professor Mariana Valverde, one of the leaders of law and society scholarship and author of Chrontopes of Law. In the morning session she is in conversation with Professor Desmond Manderson (Temporalities of Law in the Visual Arts).

More information can be found on RegNet.


  • Mariana Valverde »

    Mariana Valverde is Professor of Criminology at the Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies, University of Toronto. Her main research interests are: urban law and governance (historically and in the present), and, at the theoretical level, Foucault, sexuality studies, theories of spatiotemporality, and actor-network theory. She is the author of six sole-authored books, six co-edited collections, about 50 refereed journal articles, and various research reports and popular publications.

  • Desmond Manderson »

    Desmond Manderson is ARC Future Fellow and Professor at the ANU College of Law. He is an international leader in interdisciplinary scholarship in law and the humanities. He is the author of several books including From Mr Sin to Mr Big (1993); Songs Without Music: Aesthetic dimensions of law and justice (2000); Proximity, Levinas, and the Soul of Law (2006); and Kangaroo Courts and the Rule of Law—The legacy of modernism(2012). His work has led to essays, books, and lectures around the world in the fields of English literature, philosophy, ethics, history, cultural studies, music, human geography, and anthropology, as well as in law and legal theory.



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