The Nomos of Images Law & The Humanities + Reframing the Visual Dynamics of Law Workshop

The workshop is going to explore the visual dynamics of law and its  methodological consequences for both the disciplines of art history and  legal studies. The aesthetic dimensions of the law and reflections  about different ways of producing truth have been emphasized in the  last years through different studies that were based for instance on  Charles S. Peirce's semiotics and the sign-related dimensions of legal  practices, Ernst Cassirer's theory of symbolic forms and its relevance  for the notion of law, or Bruno Latour's ethnographical approach to  institutional laboratories of the Conseil d'État, their ways of  producing facticity and the idea of agency in general. The workshop  seeks to critically interrogate the field of legal action manifested in  juridical culture, artefacts and aesthetic practices and will discuss  in how far they actively shape the juridical as part of a larger  network of human actions and operations within the field of law.  


I. Welcome & Introduction

II. Law and the humanities "in action":
The visual normativity of the Italian Supreme Court.

Angela Condello, Stefania Gialdroni, Law and the Humanities,
Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza

III. The Nomos of Images?
Towards a critical Iconology of Law.

Carolin Behrmann, Minerva Research Group,
The Nomos of Images. Manifestation and Iconology of Law
Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz - Max-Planck-Institut

IV. Plenary Discussion