Activities

2023

Justemotions Symposium – Constructing Objectivity: Emotions in Legal Decision-Making. Näsby Castle. 4-6 September 2023

The symposium opened up for dialogue between interdisciplinary studies to develop 13 papers to be published in a special issue of Frontiers in Sociology. All papers engage with legal decisions in court from different perspectives and all are in the front-line of the law and emotions field by studying the construction of objectivity through diverse and fine-grained empirical research. The symposium was attended by: Santiago Abel Amietta (Keele University, UK), Joan Bens (Hamburg University, Germany), Stina Bergman Blix (Uppsala University, Sweden), Alice Bosma (The Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement, The Netherlands); Patricia Branco (Centre for Social Studies from the University of Coimbra, Portugal), Francesco Contini (National Research Council, Italy), Louise Victoria Johansen (University of Copenhagen, Denmark), Alessandra Minissale (Uppsala University, Sweden), Mojca Plesničar (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia), Sharyn Roach Anleu (Flinders University, Australia), Meredith Rossner (Australian National University, Australia), Mateusz Stępień (Jagiellonian University, Poland), Nina Törnqvist (Uppsala University, Sweden), Sharon Weill (The American University of Paris, France).

Emotion Seminar at the University of Gothenburg (EMOGU) - September 22, 2023

Alessandra Minissale: Emotions and Legal Decisions. The Construction of Objective Narratives in Italian Criminal Trials.

Conference: “Law, Society and Digital Pasts, Presents and Futures". Lund University, August 30 – September 1, 2023

Stina Bergman Blix: Digitalization in Judging? Taking context, collaboration, and common sense into account.

Workshop: Judicial Politics in Scandinavia, Gothenburg, September 22-23, 2023

Stina Bergman Blix: JUSTEMOTIONS 2018-2025.

Laboratiorio permanente professione mediatore (Lecture for professional mediators). July 6, 2023

Alessandra Minissale: Giustizia ed Emozioni.

Law in Context – Early Career Workshop. Wolfson College, Oxford, June 19-20, 2023

Alessandra Minissale - Beyond A Reasonable Doubt: The Emotive-Cognitive Evaluation of Intent and Credibility

Regulation and Governance Cluster. Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford, June 7, 2023

Alessandra Minissale: Emotions in Legal Decisions: The Construction of Objective Narratives in Italian Criminal Trials

Inaugural JAR-Association Conference. Innovation in Judicial Systems: Human, Cyber and Beyond. Rome, 25-26 May 2023

Stina Bergman Blix: AI in Judging? Taking context, collaboration, and common sense into account.

Alessandra Minissale: The Hidden Side of Justice: Exploring Emotional Labour Underlying Judicial and Prosecutorial Decision-Making.

Stina Bergman Blix – Discussion panel: Methodologies in Justice Administration Research: Good Practices and Challenges

Symposium. UNIDROIT, Rome, May 23, 2023

Emotions and Arbitration

Stina Bergman Blix: Emotion, Rationality and Legal Practice

Alessandra Minissale: Justemotions: la ricerca e i risultati Italiani

Workshop. The Aesthetics of Persuasion: From Evidence to Convincement. Lund University, May 15-17 2023

Cecilia Nordquist’s Rhythmic Interaction and Temporal Spaces in Legal Negotiation.

Stina Bergman Blix and Nina Törnqvist’s From non-certainty to judgment - The collective dynamic of an epistemic process

Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference, Derry-Londonderry, 4-6 April 2023

Alessandra Minissale: Scrutinizing Gut Feelings: Emotional Reflexive Practices in Italian Courts

2022

The Quality of reasoning in automated judicial decisions. Örebro University, October 17, 2022

Stina Bergman Blix: AI in Judging? - Using Emotion as a Critical Stance

European Sociological Association Mid-term Conference – RN11. Hamburg, August 31-September 2, 2022

Stina Bergman Blix: Exploring Invisible Emotions

Cecilia Nordquist: Emotional Community and Estrangement in the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Collaborative Auto-Ethnographic Approach

Alessandra Minissale: Scrutinizing Gut Feelings: Emotional Reflexive Practices in Italian Courts

Sociologidagarna – Uppsala, March 16-18, 2022

Cecilia Nordquist: The emotional processes of plea bargaining

Alessandra Minissale: Legal pathos, morality and justice: the emotionality sustaining legal narratives

Stina Bergman Blix: Exploring Elusive Emotions

International Association of Procedural Law Colloqium, Brescia, October 6-8

Alessandra Minissale. The Hidden Side of Justice: Exploring Emotional Labour Underlying Judicial and Prosecutorial Decision-Making.

Law and Society (LSA) Global Conference, Lisbon, July 13-16

Alessandra Minissale - Beyond A Reasonable Doubt: The Emotive-Cognitive Evaluation of Intent and Credibility

Cecilia Nordquist: The Emotional Processes of Plea Bargaining

Stina Bergman Blix: From Uncertainty to Judgment Independence and Consensus in Legal Decision-Making

Symposium. Alma Mater Studiorum, Bologna University. May 20

Il ruolo delle emozioni nel giudicare. Presentazione dei risultati della ricerca.

Terry Maroney, Stina Bergman Blix, Francesco Contini, Alessandra Minissale, Cecilia Nordquist.

2021

European Sociological Association Annual conference, Barcelona August 31-September 3

Cecilia Yvonne Nordquist, Stina Bergman Blix: An Inherently Fragile Power Tool: A Conceptual Expansion of Emotional Capital in Court.

Stina Bergman Blix, Nina Törnqvist: From Uncertainty to Judgment: The Emotional Undercurrents of Legal Decision-Making.

Stina Bergman Blix, Alessandra Minissale(Dis)passionate Law Stories: The emotional processes of encoding narratives in court.

Law and Society (LSA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, May 27-30

Alessandra Minissale: “Legal encoding as emotion management: analyzing narrative transformation in court".

Nina Törnqvist: Just Anger – feelings of indignation in Swedish courts.

Lecture: Alma Mater Studiorum – Bologna University, Faculty of Law, March 31

Alessandra Minissale: “Il ruolo delle emozioni nell’esperienza giuridica” (The role of emotions in the legal realm).

Seminar: Center for law, society and culture, Indiana University, Maurer School of Law, March 19

Åsa Wettergren, University of Gothenburg & Stina Bergman Blix, Uppsala University:
“Comparing Culturally Embedded Frames of Judicial Dispassion".

Seminar: Uppsala University Department of Business Studies February 19

Stina Bergman Blix "Unfolding rational emotions in legal decision-making". Discussant: Dr Henrik Bellander, Faculty of Law, Stockholm University.

2020

Lecture: Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland, December 4, online

Stina Bergman Blix: Unfolding Rational Emotions of Legal Decision-Making”.

European Sociological Association 9th Midterm Conference, 25th–27th November

Stina Bergman Blix: “The Construction of Objectivity – Rational Emotions in Legal Decision-Making”.

Nina Törnqvist & Åsa Wettergren: “Epistemic Emotions and Objective Decision-Making in Prosecution”.

Law and Society (LSA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, May

Stina Bergman Blix.

2019

Seminar: Score, Stockholm University, November 21

Stina Bergman Blix: The construction of objectivity: Rational Emotions in legal decision making.

Seminar, Nätverket Hilda, Malmö, September 20

Stina Bergman Blix. “Professional Emotions in Court”, Nätverket Hilda, Malmö, September 20.

Law and Society (LSA) Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., May 29-June 2

Stina Bergman Blix. The Feeling of Judges: How Judges Judge Feelings.

Seminars, Lectures and Workshop: Uppsala University, May 2019

Emeritus Centennial Distinguished Professor of Law Susan Bandes visited Uppsala University on a Fulbright Expert Award in collaboration with the JUSTEMOTIONS project 13-17 May. During her stay, Professor Bandes took part in a workshop (see below), held seminars, lectures and advice the research project.

JUSTEMOTIONS organized a workshop on LAW & EMOTION - Empathy, Objectivity and Remorse, 13-14 May in Engelska parken, Uppsala University. For pdf program, click here. For pictures, click here

Lecture: Alma Mater Studiorum – Bologna University, Faculty of Law, March 13

Stina Bergman Blix, “Emotions in Court: Exploring judicial emotion management and decision-making”.

2018

Seminar: Department of Law, Uppsala University, October 18

Stina Bergman Blix, “Professional Emotions in Court: A Sociological Perspective”.

Seminar: ERC Celebration, Swedish Research Council, May 18

Stina Bergman Blix, “The Construction of Objectivity”.

Senast uppdaterad: 2023-11-26