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Professor Boudewijn Sirks

Emeritus Fellow since 2014
Boudewijn Sirks participated in four international conferences by invitation, and gave three lectures by invitation (Larnaca, Paris, Tokyo). Eight publications appeared in this period. His research concentrated on the Roman law of Antiquity and Late Antiquity and the Dutch 18th century law. He organised the yearly conference of the Société Internationale de l’Histoire des Droits de l’Antiquité in Oxford in September 2012, and the International Roman Law Moot in Oxford in April 2013.
Professor Boudewijn Sirks
  • Background

    • Emeritus Fellow, All Souls College (from 2014)
    • Regius Professor of Civil Law, University of Oxford and Fellow of All Souls College (from 2006 to 2014)
    • Professor of History of Ancient Law, History of European Private Law and German Private Law, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main (from 1997 to 2006)
    • Reader and Acting Chair for Legal Techniques, University of Amsterdam (from 1989 to 1997)
    • Lecturer for Legal History, later Senior Lecturer for Legal Techniques, Utrecht University (from 1978 to 1989)
    • Undergraduate Postgraduate, University of Leiden and Postgraduate Research Assistant, University of Amsterdam (to 1978)
  • Research interests

    • Roman and civil Law
    • Papyrology
    • History of European private law
    • History of European colonial law
  • Other professional memberships and roles

    • Editorial member of the Tijdschrift voor rechtsgeschiedenis
    • Editor of the Studia Amstelodamensia
    • Corresponding Member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)
    • Member of the KNAW Committee for the Edition of the History of The Dutch Legal Science
    • Vice-President of the Accademia Romanistica Costantiniana
    • Member of the General Board of the ‘Stichting OVR’