Academic Institution University of Louvain
Academic department Faculty of Law and Criminology
Disciplines Law, legal history, linguistics, translation
Caroline Laske is a lecturer and research fellow (FNRS) at the University of Louvain (B) and an affiliated researcher at both the Ghent Legal History Institute (B) and the Bonn Centre for Dependency and Slavery Studies (D), where she also held a Heinz Heinen Fellowship in 2019-2021. She is a visiting Fellow at the Centre for Advanced Studies in Oslo (N) in 2022. Caroline holds graduate and post-graduate degrees in law and in linguistics/translation studies from the Universities of Cambridge and Birmingham and a PhD in legal history from the University of Ghent. Her research activities as a university researcher (University Durham, Free University Brussels, University Ghent, University Bonn, University Louvain) and her work as a legal expert and specialist consultant for EU and international agencies, have taken her across a number of fields. Today her interdisciplinary research lies at the intersection of history, law and language, applying linguistic analysis to study legal history and concepts, comparative law and translation. She has particular interests in gender studies and in the late medieval/early modern period.