Porteurs du projet

  • Adrien Wyssbrod: Assistant to Prof. Dunand, Adrien Wyssbrod is currently working on a thesis in Law History on resistance to codification.
  • Arnaud Besson: Assistant to Prof. Aubert, Arnaud Besson’s thesis is devoted to the evolution of Roman Civic Law in the Imperial era (C2 to C5).
  • Prof. Jean-Philippe Dunand: Prof. Dunand teaches Roman Law and Law History at the Faculty of Law. His research and publications focus particularly on Private Roman law and the history of codification.
  • Prof. Jean-Jacques Aubert: Prof. Aubert teaches and studies the legal, economic, social, religious, and cultural history of the Roman world, with a special focus on Roman Law. 

Current staff

  • François Chédel: An academic researcher for Prof. Aubert, François Chédel, following his Master’s dissertation, focuses on Roman Law as a source of social and agrarian history.
  • Benjamin Kühner: Assistant to Prof. Aubert, Benjamin Kühner is writing a thesis on the law and society of ports in the Roman Empire.
  • Prof. Jean-Daniel Morerod: Prof. Morerod teaches Mediaeval History as well as General Diplomacy at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. In particular, his research considers pontifical diplomacy, city charters and accounting sources. 

Occasional staff

  • Prof. François Bohnet: Prof. Bohnet teaches Civil Procedure as well as Legal Professions Law at the Faculty of Law. His research investigates the history of Civil Procedure, and has made several contributions to the history of lawyers in Switzerland.
  • Prof. Olivier Christin: Prof. Christin teaches Modern History at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, and the sixteenth- and seventeenth-century religious history at the EPHE (fifth section) in Paris. He is currently working on the practice of collective decision-making in the assemblies and institutions of the Ancien Régime.
  • Dr. Fabrice Flückiger: An assistant in Modern History, Fabrice Flückiger is currently working on the practice of controversy at the beginning of the sixteenth century, and, in particular, the religious debates organised between reformers and defenders of the Roman Church in the Old Confederation. His main research interest considers the means of inventing new norms for defining religious truth, and urban governments’ integration of these into law.
  • Dr. Flora Di Donato: A doctor of the Philosophy of Law, and currently an academic researcher at the UniNE’s Migration Law Centre, she studies the role of lay people in the construction of social and cultural jurisdiction (from the perspectives of law and the humanities, and law and literature).
  • Dr. Sévane Garibian: A doctor of Law, and a lecturer in the Philosophy of Law at the UniNE, Dr. Garibian researches the meaning, role and types of law in relation to crimes of the state, as well as the relation between law, history and memory. Her fields of research include international criminal justice, transitional justice, human rights and the “right to memory”.
  • Dr. Nicolas Kuonen: Nicolas Kuonen teaches exercises in Roman Law at the Faculty of Law. His research and publications focus in particular on Roman Obligation Law, its historical evolution, and its ongoing — even desirable — influence on modern Obligation Law, in Switzerland and other national legal systems of note.
  • Grégoire Oguey: Assistant to Prof. Morerod, Grégoire Oguey is working in particular on the development of legislation relating to patrimony in the Renaissance and under the Ancien Régime. He also participates in the teaching of diplomacy.
  • Prof. Christoph Müller: Prof. Müller teaches Comparative Private Law at the Faculty of Law. In this capacity, he is most interested in the historical origins of the world’s various legal systems.
  • Prof. Dominique Sprumont: Prof. Sprumont teaches Health Law at the Faculty of Law, focusing in particular on the historical aspects of the development of Health Law, especially in fields of research on human subjects, the regulation of healthcare professionals and health policy.