IberLAND. Beyond Property: Law and Land in the Iberian World, 1510–1850

IberLAND is a five-year research project funded by an ERC Consolidator Grant and hosted at Leibniz University Hannover (Germany). It explores the history of land tenure in a long-term and global perspective by focusing on the territories of the former Portuguese and Spanish empires in what has recently been labelled the Iberian world.

Latest news

Researchers of the IberLAND project are organizing a Special Issue in the Revista de Direito Público (Brazil) looking at questions of ownership beyond the private/public dichotomy
IberLAND’s PI Manuel Bastias Saavedra co-organized with Rosa Congost and Gérard Béaur the panels ‘Property rights and social groups in context: overcoming the individual-commons dichotomy’ I & II, which took place on September 11th, 2023 in Cluj-Napoca for the Sixth Biennial Conference of the Rural History Organisation. In Panel I, Manuel Bastias Saavedra presented the […]
Part of the IberLAND team was reunited in Coimbra (Portugal) for several events: a presentation of the project at the University of Coimbra and two panels in the IV International Congress on 'Soberania Alimentar: Dinâmicas de produção e abastecimento na longa duração', as part of the XI Rural Encounter RePort and XVIII Agrarian History Congress – SEHA.
Roger Lee de Jesus, our postdoc researcher, was in Goa (India) in August 2023, conducting archival work at the Department of Archives of the Directorate of Archives and Archaeology. On the 23rd of August, he also delivered a paper at the local delegation of the Fundação Oriente, titled The territorialization of the Portuguese Empire in Asia: the […]

Latest events

17/10/2023 2:00 pm
23/01/2024 4:00 pm
During each session, a text written by an IberLAND researcher will be presented. The aim is to debate the approach and methodology.
11/09/2023 9:00 am
14/09/2023 6:00 pm
The IberLAND project co-organized two panels at the sixth biennial conference of the European Rural History Organization (EURHO) that will take place in Cluj-Napoca, Romania from 11 to 14 September 2023.
06/09/2023 9:00 am
08/09/2023 8:00 pm
The IberLAND project co-organized two panels at the IV International Congress Soberania Alimentar: Dinâmicas de produção e abastecimento na longa duração, as part of the XI Encontro Rural RePort and XVIII Congreso de Historia Agraria – SEHA, that will take place in Coimbra, between the 6th and 8th of September 2023.
05/09/2023 2:30 pm
05/09/2023 5:00 pm
The IberLAND team will present and discuss the project in an open session, at the Archive of the University of Coimbra, at the University of Coimbra, on the 5th of September 2023, at 14h30.
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