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Dave De ruysscher

(M.A., LL.M., Ph.D.) is legal historian and lawyer. He researches themes regarding the history of commercial and private law until the present day. In 2016, he was awarded an ERC Starting Grant, on the theme of collateral rights and insolvency (early modern period–19th century). He is a member of the Young Academy of Belgium and associate professor at Tilburg University. His latest key peer-reviewed publications are De ruysscher, D. and Puttevils, J., “The Art of Compromise. Legislative Deliberation on Marine Insurance Institutions in Antwerp (c. 1550–c. 1570)” in BMGN-Low Countries Historical Review 130/3 (2015), 25–49; De ruysscher, D., “Antwerp 1490–1590: Insurance and Speculation” in A.B. Leonard (ed.), Marine Insurance: Origins and Institutions, 1300–1850 (London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2015).

Stefania Gialdroni

is Assistant Professor of Medieval and Modern Legal History at the Law Department of the Roma Tre University. She obtained the Italian National Qualification as Associate Professor in 2018. She holds a Ph.D. in legal history both from the University of Milan-Bicocca and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS). As a Ph.D. student, she spent one year at the Max-Planck-Institut für europäische Rechtsgeschichte in Frankfurt a. M., one year at the London School of Economics and two years at the EHESS in Paris (Doctorate in European Legal Cultures: Marie Curie, 6th framework program). As a post-doc research fellow, she worked at the Roma Tre University, Arcadia University (The College of Global Studies, Rome Center), the University of Palermo and the University of Helsinki. She has published a number of articles on the history of commercial law and on law and the humanities. She is the author of East India Company. Una storia giuridica (1600–1708) (Bologna: Il Mulino, 2011).

Ulla Ijäs

(Dr. Phil.) teaches Finnish history as a post doctoral researcher at the University of Turku. Currently, she is working in the Finnish Academy project Agents of Enlightenment. Changing the Minds in Eighteenth-Century Northern Europe. Her research interests are urban elites and economic and social history prior to the Industrial Revolution. In her latest research articles, she has focused on the urban elite family strategies. Her latest publications are “Marriage and Education in the Eighteenth- and the Nineteenth-century Provincial Towns in the Northern Baltic” in U. Aatsinki et al. (eds.), Families, Values, and the Transfer of Knowledge in Northern Societies, 1500–2000 (New York: Routledge, 2018) and “Marie Hackman – The Female Manager in the Family Firm Hackman & Co” in Heinonen, J. and Vainio-Korhonen, K. (eds.), Women in Business Families: From Past to Present (New York: Routledge, 2018).

Marko Lamberg

is Professor of Nordic history and history of the communities. Lamberg took his Ph.D. degree at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, in 2000. His dissertation dealt with town councils and urban culture in late medieval Stockholm, Malmö and Bergen. Since then he has treated several aspects of Nordic social and cultural history, mainly in medieval and early modern contexts. Some of his latest articles written in English can be found in the following books, “Religiosity and Readiness for the Reformation among Late Medieval Burghers in Stockholm, c. 1420–1570” in Toivo, Raisa Maria and Katajala-Peltomaa, Sari (eds.), Lived Religion and the Long Reformation in Northern Europe c. 1300–1700 (Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2016) and “Mutual Testaments in Late Medieval Stockholm, c. 1420–1520” in Korpiola, Mia and Lahtinen, Anu (eds.) Planning for Death. Wills and Death-Related Property Arrangements in Europe, 1200–1600. (Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2018). Currently Lamberg works as a collegium researcher at Turku Institute for Advanced Studies.

Heikki Pihlajamäki

is Professor of Comparative Legal History at the University of Helsinki, Finland. His research focuses on the legal history of the early modern period and encompasses Europe and the Americas. Within legal history, Pihlajamäki’s main subject areas include procedural law, criminal law, legal sources, and legal profession. His recent publications include The Oxford Handbook of European Legal History ed. with Dubber, M. and Godfrey, M. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018) and “Merging Comparative Law and Legal History – Towards an Integrated Discipline” in The American Journal of Comparative Law, Vol. 66:4 (2018) 733–750.

Jussi Sallila

(LL.D.) serves as editor of the Law section of the Helsinki Term Bank for the Arts and Sciences attached to the Finnish Lawyers’ Association. He obtained his doctorate from the University of Helsinki in 2016. During his doctoral studies, he also spent a year at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History in Frankfurt am Main as a Marie Curie Fellow. He has also worked as project coordinator and post-doctoral researcher in the Academy of Finland research project The Making of Commercial Law: Common Practices and National Legal Rules from the Early Modern to the Modern Period. His research interests include the history of bankruptcy law, commercial law and the intellectual history of legal scholarship.

Katja Tikka

defended her doctoral dissertation Laivojen tuomaa lakia [Shipping Legal Norms: Swedish Trading Companies in the Seventeenth Century] in 2020 at the University of Helsinki. In 2013, she began working as research assistant in Heikki Pihlajamäki’s project The Making of Commercial Law: Common Practices and National Legal Rules from the Early Modern to the Modern Period, and in 2015, she became a doctoral student in the same project. During her doctoral studies, she was also visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History in Frankfurt. Tikka’s interests lie in the first Swedish (and Finnish) trading companies: in their role in state-building and their importance for commerce and for introducing new company models to Sweden from abroad. She has also studied the earliest Swedish marine insurances from the seventeenth century and has published an article on the topic.

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