Rowan Dorin wins Digital Legal History Prize
CESTA affiliate and assistant professor of History, Rowan Dorin, has been awarded The Mary L. Dudziak Digital Legal History Prize for his database of ecclesiastical legislation, Corpus Synodalium. The Dudziak Prize is awarded by the American Society for Legal History each year to an outstanding digital legal history project. The prize committee commended Dr. Dorin for the scholarly importance, creativity, and intellectual generosity of his digital work. The database-in-progress includes 90 percent (approximately 1,400 texts) of the extant local ecclesiastical legislation issued across Latin Christendom from ca. 1215 – ca. 1400. It features a mapping tool that offers a first-of-its-kind method for tracing change over time across an ecclesiastical geography.