Marginalisation and the Law: Medieval and Modern
Dr Damian Gonzalez-Salzberg will be working on a new research project starting in September 2017. This is an interdisciplinary collaboration bringing together researchers from Leeds, Sheffield and York universities. The project will be supported by White Roses Collaboration Fund who have awarded over £10,000 to the research team.
This project investigates the legal processes that pursue or bring about the marginalisation of people based on their religion, health, wealth, gender, and sexual orientation, in order to better understand both past and present responses to inequality and social exclusion. It brings together four historians with expertise on medieval law and two scholars of contemporary socio-legal theory in order to examine the key elements that have underpinned the processes of marginalisation in the medieval and modern periods.