Helle Vogt

Helle Vogt

Professor

  • JUR Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of Law

    Karen Blixen Plads 16, 2300 København S, Søndre Campus, Building: 6B.4.13

    Phone: +45 35 32 31 65

Helle Vogt (born 1974) holds the chair of legal history. Since she got her PhD in 2005 her work has mainly focused on comparative studies of Nordic law and legal practice primarily in the middle ages and early modern times. A big part of her work has focused on penal laws, kinship, the construction of family and the interaction with religious norms and learned law.

2012-2016 she has been the leader of a project about translating the Danish medieval laws to English (published 2016). From 2003-2015 she has been the chief organiser of the 11 Carlsberg Academy Conferences on Medieval Legal History. She also participate in a number of other collective projects.

 

Teaching and supervision: legal history (course leader), penal law, comparative law, legal culture.

Primary fields of research

Helle Vogt's research areas concerns danish and nordic legal history from the medieval period to modern times with a special focus on:

  • The influence of religion on the conception of law
  • The influence of foreign law
  • Law of wills and succession  - including cultures of donation, kinship and control over property transactions
  • Punishment
  • The cultural history of law

Selected publications

  1. Published

    "Thi intet er naturligere og retfærdigere end Qvindekjønnets lige arveret med mandskjønnet"

    Vogt, Helle, 2009, In : Tidsskrift for Rettsvitenskap. 122, 4-5, p. 647-674 28 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  2. Published

    'Secundum consuetudinem et leges patrie': The Concept of Law and Custom in Thirteenth Century Denmark

    Vogt, Helle, 2009, Custom: The Development and Use of a Legal Concept in the Middle Ages. Andersen, P. & Münster-Swendsen, M. (eds.). København: Djøf Forlag, p. 67-79 13 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearch

  3. Published

    Gud almægtigste til fortørnelse og godt ærligt godtfolk til stor forargelse: Sædelighed og ret i det efterreformatoriske Danmark-Norge

    Vogt, Helle, 2008, Dekalogen: 13 essay om menneske og samfunn i skjeringspunktet mellom rett og religion. Bergen: Fagbokforlaget, p. 141-156 16 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearch

  4. Published

    The King's power to Legislate in Twelfth- and Thirteenth Century Denmark

    Vogt, Helle, 2008, Law and Power in the Middle Ages: Proceedings of the Fourth Carlsberg Academy Conference on Medieval Legal History 2007. Andersen, P., Münster-Swendsen, M. & Voght [Vogt], H. (eds.). København: Djøf Forlag, p. 1-10 11 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearch

  5. Published

    Slægtens funktion i nordisk højmiddelalderret: kanonisk retsideologi og fredskabende lovgivning

    Vogt, Helle, 2005, 1 ed. København: Museum Tusculanum. 320 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportPh.D. thesisResearch

  6. Published

    I kongens nåde eller unåde - forvisning i Guds eller rigets tjeneste

    Vogt, Helle, 2008, Festskrift til Jørn Vestergaard. Baumbach, T., Dam, H. & Toftegaard Nielsen, G. (eds.). København: Djøf Forlag, p. 507-518 12 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearch

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