Prof. Livia Holden is the Principal Investigator of Cultural Expertise in Europe: What is it useful for? - EURO-EXPERT, project funded by a European Research Council Consolidator Grant September 2016 to September 2021.

EURO-EXPERT was based at the University of Oxford from the 1st October 2017 to 29 February 2020 and moved to Paris Nanterre on the 1st March 2020.

EURO-EXPERT team is available for project presentations in Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

17 October 2019, Cultural Expertise in Cyprus: It’s all Greek to me!, Conference convened by Kostantinos Tsimaras (Dean of the School of Law, European University of Cyprus) and Venetia Argyropoulou (Professor at the School of Law, European University of Cyprus).

15 October 2019, Methods of Data-Collection: Experiences from the Field, 4th EURO-EXPERT Workshop convened by Venetia Argiropoulou and Livia Holden, European University of Cyprus, Cyprus. Programme.

7 October 2019, Talk by Hakan Andersson 

7 October 2019, Cultural Expertise and International Commercial Arbitration, talk by Prof Giorgio Colombo, University of Nagoya

3 - 4 October 2019 - Collaborative Teaching Design for a Course on Cultural Expertise - convened by Livia Holden with the support of Uyanga Amarsaikhan, Anna Tslalapatanis, and Sabrina Ciolfi, Balliol College, Oxford, Programme, Pictures.

​27 September 2019, Cultural Expertise and the Fear of Absolution, Do Social Scientists Absolve?, Symposium, University of Cambridge, paper presented by Livia Holden.

14 September 2019, panel Culture as or against Sovereignty, European Society of International Law Conference, paper presented by Livia Holden.

22 July 2019, Beyond markets: expert valuation in the compulsory purchase of subsoil rights, paper presented by Gabriel Darin

16 July 2019 - Refugees/Asylum Seekers/Migrants: Considerations in Their Relationship Between Asia and Europe/Global North roundtable session entitled at the International Convention of Asia Scholars in Leiden, Livia Holden, Anna Tsalapatanis, Stefanie Lemke and ChorSwang Ngin.

9 July 2019 - Story telling on Cultural Expertise: Humanity, Freedom, and Cultural Diversity, Euro-Expert outreach activity presented by Beatriz Barreiro Carril to childrent at St Barnabas’ C of E Primary School, Oxford.

1 June, 2019 - Cultural Expertise, Terrorism, and Justice in Italy, panel Terror, Rights, and Belonging: Dignity before the Law and Courts, Law and Society Annual Conference, Washington DC, paper presented by Livia Holden

1 June 2019 - Absurdity, Insecurity and Politics: Migration Bureaucracies, (Im)mobilities and Time, Oxford Migration Conference, Spaces of (Im)mobility, paper presented by Anna Tsalapatanis.

3 May 2019, Culture and the Judiciary: The anthropologist judge by Ilenia Ruggiu, panel discussion for book launch, University of Trento. Programme

16 April 2019, Cultural Expertise, Law, and Gender Sensitization- Talk by Livia Holden at UIN Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University Jakarta.

28 March 2019, Cultural Expertise in Europe: Indicators of Impact, Workshop convened by Livia Holden with the collaboration of Uyanga Amarsaikhan, Anna Tsalapatanis, and Lena Rose (EURO-EXPERT), Christ Church College, University of Oxford. CFPParticipants BiosProgramme

1-3 March 2019, La cultural expertise contro il rischio del populismo giudiziario, XXII Congresso Nazionale di Magistratura Democratica, Round Table participation by Prof. Livia Holden. see also Interviewand transcript

18 February 2019, Cultural Expertise in Italy: Education, Prisons, and Asylum, talk by Dr. Giorgia Decarli (University of Trento), CSLS, University of Oxford.

11 February 2019, “The indicators’ debate”round table, convened by Prof Livia Holden. Speakers: Dr Anna Tsalapatanis and Lena Rose. 

22 February 2019, Cultural Expertise and Gender Rights in South Asia: The assessment of the risk of return to the country of origin, University of Nagoya, Keynote talk by Prof. Livia Holden, Programme

14 January 2019, Accessing information v. analising policy: Using the FOI Act in the United Kingdom,talk by Dr. John R Campbell, Emeritus reader (SOAS University of London), CSLS, University of Oxford. Abstract

21 January 2019, Cultural Expertise in Europe: A collaborative teaching design, talk by Prof. Livia Holden, Ca' Foscari, Venice. 

21 January 2019, Race, Ethnicity, and Cultural Exertise in the city, talk by. Prof. ChorSwang Ngin, Ca' Foscari, Venice.

14 December 2019, Navigating Boxes: Cultural Expertise, Essentialism and the Problems of Categorisation, presentation at the LSAANZ Conference, Wollongong, Australia, by Dr Anna Tsalapatanis

5 December 2019, Cultural Expertise and Expert Witnessing: Social Science in and out of the Courtroom, guest presentation at the School of Sociology at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, by Dr Anna Tsalapatanis

2018, 16 November - Cultural Expertise and Legal Anthropology: An Historical Approach- Faculty of Law, Paris Ouest, Nanterre, Livia Holden.

2018, 25 September - Courts and Cultural Diversity, Annual Conference Court Watch Poland, Warsaw, Livia Holden

2018, 4 - 5 July - Cultural Expertise in Ancient and Modern History - workshop convened by Livia Holden EURO-EXPERT - Centre for Socio-Legal Studies - University of Oxford (video-clip from the conference)

2018, 14 June, Cultural Expertise in Europe: What is it useful for?, project presentation with Q&A session to the Centre for the Sociology of Law and Criminology, in Vienna, Austria. Presented by Anna Tsalapatanis. 

2018, 22-23 May, Social Lab on European Research Council (ERC) and Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), Vienna, Livia Holden

2018, 11-12 May - Justice and Culture. Legal Techniques and Principles to solve Multicultural Conflicts, Conference of the Observatory of Human Rights, CLISEL training [partially funded by CLISEL] - Livia Holden and Anna Tsalapatanis

2018, 28 March, Cultural Expertise in Europe: What is it useful for?- project presentation with Q&A session - Dipartimento di Culture, Politica, Society, University of Turin [funded by the University of Turin], Livia Holden

2017, 14 December, Social Diversity in the Pakistani Judiciary and Cultural Expertise, 1st International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities, Social Sciences and Humanities in the New Millennium: Challenges and Prospects, Virtual University and Lahore College for Women, Livia Holden

2017, 20-23 November, Women’s rights in Pakistan and in the diasporas, paper presentation17th AICIS-2017 Religion, Identity and Citizenship: Horizons of Islam in Indonesia and Beyond, Jakarta, Livia Holden. See coverage of the event hereand here and here.

2017, 25 September, Cultural Expertise in Europe: What is it useful for?, project presentation– University of Venice Ca’ Foscari, Livia Holden.

2017, 27 June, Cultural Expertise in Europe: What is it useful for?, project presentationin Tutela giurisdizionale dei diritti e pluralismo: la figura dell’«esperto culturale» nel processo, University of Trento [funded by the University of Trento], Livia Holden

2017, 11- 12 May, Cultural Expertise in Europe: What is it useful for?, Master Class on Cultural Expertise and Women’s Rights plus project presentation – University of Valencia, Livia Holden

2017, 5 – 7 April, Cultural Expertise in Europe: What is it useful for, ERC project presentation – University of Cagliari[funded by Cagliari University], Livia Holden

2017, 22 March, Cultural Expertise in Europe: What is it useful for?, presentation of ERC project, Centre for the History and Anthropology of Law, Université Libre de Bruxelles [partially funded by ULB], Livia Holden

2016, 15-16 December, Cultural Expertise in Socio-Legal Studies and History, inaugural conference, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies and Maison Française Oxford.

2016, 15 June, Cultural Expertise in Europe: What is it useful for? – ERC project presentation, FISPPA, University of Padua, Livia Holden

2016, 10 May, Cultural Expertise in South Asia – Geography department – Freie University [funded by Freie University], Livia Holden

2016, 24 March, Cultural Expertise in Europe: What is it useful for? Cultural Expertise in Europe: What is it useful for? – ERC project presentation – Centre d’Histoire et d’Anthropologie du Droit, Nanterre, Livia Holden

2016, 21 March, Cultural Expertise in Europe: What is it useful for? – ERC project presentation – Nantes Institute for Advanced Studies, France, Livia Holden

2016, 10 February, Cultural Expertise in Europe: What is it useful for? Cultural Expertise in Europe: What is it useful for? – ERC project presentation – Institute for the Sociology of Law, Oñati, Spain, Livia Holden


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