Academic Institution University of Copenhagen
Academic department Faculty of Law
Disciplines Law, history
Area(s) of Expertise Legal history
Helle Vogt’s research 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, inheritance, kinship, the construction of family, and how local law interacted with religious norms and learned law – Roman and canon law. A dominant theme in her research career is to examine how legal and religious norms and rules shape space of action both for the individual and for specific groups.