Portfolio Category: Laws and Orders

Governance, justice, and their responses. This year, police brutality made headlines in the US, vigilante groups in Mexico, unprecedented protests in Hong Kong, state-sponsored espionage in both China and the US, and drones overhead in Pakistan. But, here at Polyhistoria, we are looking past the headlines, to the creative and unexpected drivers, responses, and alternatives–to the innovative means of enforcement, justice, protest, and organizing in the world around us.

Ḫammurapi’s Code

Ḫammurapi’s Code

Dating to the 1700s BCE, Hammurabi’s Code is one of the oldest sets of laws. These laws help shed light on what life was like in Ancient Babylonia. In this ...