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History of International Law @World

This is an online platform showcasing history of international law-related events outside Tilburg University. For Tilburg-related news and events, see i-HILT@ Tilburg.


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i-Hilt Conference: The Parisian peace treaties (1919-1920)

The Journal of the History of International Law and the Department of Roman Law and Legal History of the University of Leuven will organize a conference titled ‘The Parisian peace treaties (1919-1920) and the emergence of modern international law’ on 17 May 2018 at Tilburg University, the Netherlands. Download the program. The costs for participation will amount € 50.00.

Register here before 10 May 2018.

Job Offer: Professor in Legal History (Universität Zurich)

The University of Zurich invites applications for the position of Professor in Legal History (Succession Prof. Marcel Senn) starting fall term 2019 (1 August 2019).

The holder of the professorship will represent the academic discipline of Legal History (broadly conceived). The successful candidate will contribute to the delivery of high quality teaching on undergraduate and post‐graduate programs, and to engage in world‐leading and internationally recognized research.

For further information, please see the web post, or contact Prof. Dr. Andreas Thier (

The closing date for applications is March 14th, 2018. Submission of publications and research papers may be requested at a later stage.

Job Offer: Senior Researcher / Postdoc Historical Peace Treaties (KU Leuven)

In the framework of the European research project RETOPEA, there is a vacancy at the department of History of the University of Leuven for a full-time senior researcher / postdoc for research and science communication on historical peace treaties and tolerance regulations in and outside Europe (full-time, 18 month).

For further details, please see the web post, and contact: Prof. dr. Patrick Pasture, tel.: +32 16 32 49 73, mail:

The application deadline is February 20, 2018.

Call For Papers: ‘Politics and the Histories of International Law’

On 15 and 16 February 2019, an international conference will be held at the Max Planck Institute for International Law at Heidelberg under the auspices of the Journal of the History of International Law. The aim is to publish papers from the conference (upon peer review) in a special issue on ‘Politics and the Histories of International Law’ in the journal.

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Scholars who would like to present a paper at the conference are invited to submit a title and abstract (250–500 words) to the managing editor of the JHIL ( before 1 June 2018.

Job Offer: Senior Academic Legal History Roman Law (KU Leuven)

The Faculty of Law and the Research Unit for Roman Law and Legal History invite applications for a fulltime position as a member of the Senior Academic Staff in the field of legal history. The assignment consists of teaching in an academic context, scientific research and additional duties of an academic nature, along with those to the wider society.

For more information please see the web post, and contact:

Prof. dr. Bernard Tilleman, Dean of the Faculty of Law,


Prof. dr. Laurent Waelkens, Chairman of the Division for Roman Law and Legal History,

Deadline is March 04, 2018

Call for Pre-Conference Call - Consumers or Producers of international law? Non-European experiences with the law of nations in comparative perspective

The Interest Group for the History of International Law wants to support this emerging interest in contrasting and comparing regional experiences and invites scholars at every stage of their career to share insights on any angle of these developments, without geographic or temporal limitation.

The path from the European law of nations to a universal system of international law has attracted wide scholarly attention in the past decade. A variety of approaches have challenged the narrative of a European system that simply expands and covers most of the planet in the late 19th century. For example, scholars identifying with the TWAIL movement (Third world approaches to international law) have criticized modern international law as a product of western imperialism and colonialism. Building from this critique, other scholars have begun to ask how non-European conceptions and influences shaped and re-formed the European law of nations on its path towards becoming a global system. How can we read non-European jurists, lawyers, state leaders and peoples as producers, not just consumers, of international law? 

Abstracts must be submitted no later than 15 March 2018 to on behalf of the Steering Committee of the Interest Group, which shall collectively supervise the blind peer-review process of the abstracts. Applicants will be notified on the outcome of the selection process by 30 March 2018.

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Call for Papers: The Paris Peace Conference and the Challenge of a New World Order

The Peace Conference held in Paris in the aftermath of the Great War remains among the most important yet also most controversial events in modern history. Although it is often considered to have made a second global war all but inevitable, it has also been praised for providing the basis for an enduring peace that was squandered recklessly by poor international leadership during the 1930s. Deadline for the proposals is 1 June 2018.

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Call for Papers: Workshop Hegemony in the International Order?

The workshop wants to investigate the contemporary significance of hegemony in the international realm. More specifically its aim is to assess whether and to what extent neo-Gramscian, neo-hegemonic or, alternatively, post-hegemonic forms of power help understanding law and politics in regional and global contexts. Submissions due 31 March, 2018.

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Lecture Series: International Order and Justice (Ghent Univerisity, Gustave Rolin-Jaequemyns Institute of International Law)

  • Anne Orford (Melbourne): "Civil war, intervention, and the transformation of international law" (11/12)
  • Stephen C. Neff (Edinburgh): "The standard of civilization in international law" (19/2)
  • Larissa Van den Heerik (Leiden): "Fact-finding and inquiry in international law" (6/3)
  • Hans Van Houtte (Iran Claims Tribunal): "Reparation of damages after war" (13/3)
  • Georg Nolte (ILC): "The International Law Commission after 70 years: Its role and challenges" (19/3)

The lecture series consists of a public lecture and a workshop for PhD-candidates. Prior registration is mandatory. A form can be found here.