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Doing Law, Writing History: New Perspectives on the Post-World War II Trials of Nuremberg and Tokyo

Internationale Tagung unter Leitung von Dr. Daniel Hedinger und Dr. Daniel Siemens.

05.03.2015 – 06.03.2015

The role of jurists in writing history by doing law has seldom been discussed. The best examples of the huge influence of legal processes on historiography are the post-World War II trials in Nuremberg and Tokyo. This workshop therefore aims to explore how lawyers, judges and courts shaped the historiography of the Second World War. Both international trials were globally observed events that produced a very large amount of source materials; later on those were printed in voluminous records of proceedings and are still being widely used by historians. What first served exclusively legal purposes was therefore soon translated into historiography.

Teilnehmer sind u.a.: Devin Pendas (Boston College), Kim Priemel (HU Berlin), Annette Weinke (Jena), Matthias Zachmann (Edinburgh).


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