Old Identities, New Times: Does the Common Legal Identity Withstand Modernity?

22 May 2020 | 11:30 — 12:30

What kind of identities is relevant to one’s legal identity? Are these legal identities consistent with contemporary conceptualizations of identity?

For centuries, states have, through their laws, documented, regulated, and sometimes created different components of the identities of their subjects. These details included one’s name, age, sex, marital status, parental relations, religion, and nationality. Once collected, these seemingly benign details became potent legal tools: the law made use of them to construct people’s rights and capacities. The project seeks to elucidate what currently amounts to individuals’ legal identity, using comparative and historical methodology.

The presentation will use Dr. Sharon Shakargy’s paper Marriage by the State or Married to the State as an entry-point for the discussion, where she discusses the evolution of choice-of-law in matters of marriage and divorce, vis-à-vis substantive marriage law, and in light of legal changes over the last century.

Prof. Roberto Toniatti (University of Trento) will participate in the seminar as discussant.
Dr. Nausica Palazzo (University of Trento and FBK-ISR) and Prof. Marco Ventura (University of Siena and Director of FBK-ISR) will introduce the seminar.

With its cross-sectional glimpse of the ways in which contemporary identities are conceptualized and the ways in which the law responds to such evolution, the seminar aligns with the core mission of our Center on religion and innovation, as articulated in the Strategic Plan 2019-21 and in our booklet Religion & Innovation at FBK.

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The meeting will take place on the Google Meet platform.
Registration for the event is mandatory by 9.30 AM on Friday 22 May 2020.
Subscribers will receive the link to access the webinar on May 22.

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Speakers

  • Speaker
    Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Professor (professore ordinario) at the Department of Law of the University of Trento
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    Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Trento and affiliated researcher at Fondazione Bruno Kessler - Centre for Religious Studies
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    Full professor (professore ordinario) with tenure at the Department of Law of the University of Siena and Director of the Fondazione Bruno Kessler - Centre for Religious Studies

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Registration to this event is mandatory.

Registration closed on 22/05/2020.

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