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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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Call for Papers: Migrants and Refugees in the Law (Murcia)

From 12-14 December 2018, the University of Murcia will organize a conference on refugees in history and current times. All interested researchers are invited to submit papers related to the human mobility and the reception of refugees according to History of Law, Canon Law, Roman Law, Comparative Law, Philosophy, Theology, History, Sociology, Historiography and any other discipline related to the main theme. Proposals should be submitted before 15 September. More information can be found here.

Vacancy: PhD position in Legal History (KU Leuven)

Leuven University offers a position for a PhD in Legal History, starting in October 2018. The precise topic will be decided together with the candidate, but will preferably be related to the study of the ius commune. More details about the function can be found here. Please apply before 7 August 2018.

Call for Papers: The League of Nations and International law, 1919-1945 (Copenhagen)

On 13 and 14 June, 2019, the University of Copenhagen will organize a conference on the history of the Leage of Nations and the ways in which its system influenced the development of international law. The conference is meant to be a first meeting between researchers sharing the agenda outlined in the full call, which can be found here.

The aim is that methodological challenges can be identified and the contextual approach to legal history can be further refined. There will be a follow-up conference by the end of 2020 aimed to prepare the papers for a final publication with a leading international publishing house. We welcome abstracts (in English) of a maximum of 400 words by 1 November 2018. Abstracts should be sent to Associate Professor Morten Rasmussen (University of Copenhagen)

The organization will cover expenses of 2-3 nights of hotel accommodation as well as travel expenses.

Call for Papers: On the Origins of International Legal Thought

On Friday 7 December 2018, the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge will organize a seminar on the comprehension of the development of legal thought. Three to four spots for presentations are openly available to historians and legal scholars working in any period from Ancient Rome to the present. Preference will be shown towards historical research framed within the period between 1860 and 1939, especially if concern is shown for private international law, public international law, or legal/state personality in this period. Sympathy towards imperial, interpolitical, and/or interreligious perspectives will be especially welcome. More than anything else, participants should be prepared to contemplate the dynamism of legal thought in various contexts. If your work meets a good standard, there is every prospect of inclusion within an edited collection of chapters, entitled Empire and Legal Thought (Oxford University Press). If you would like to be included within this collection, a full chapter of 8,000 words will need to be provided before the end of the calendar year.

The full call can be found here. Please send an abstract of between 200 and 500 words, along with some indication of whether or not you would like to contribute a chapter to a volume for OUP, to, by July 31st, 2018.

Conference: Zentren und Peripherien in der Geschichte des Rechts

From 16 until 20 September 2018, the 42th Deutsche Rechtshistorikertag will be organized in Trier. More information, as well as a registration form, can be found on the organizer’s website.

Call for Proposals: Sources in Early Modern Economics, Ethics, and Law (Second Series)

CLP Academic is pleased to announce a call for proposals for translations and editions of early modern English religious texts on economics, ethics and law, that are to be included in its Second Series. Because they would like to give the global academic community a voice in deciding which works to translate, they are now launching this open, competitive call for proposals. More information can be found here.

Call for Papers: A Century of Internationalisms: The Promise and Legacies of The League of Nations

On 19 and 20 September 2019, the Institute of Contemporary History (NOVA University of Lisbon), CEI-IUL and CEIS20-UC will organize a conference on the history of intergovernmental organizations. Abstracts for presentations (300 words) and biographical notes (250 words) can be send in English, French or Portuguese to before 31 October 2018. More information can be found here.

Conference: Quellen zur Geschichte der „internationalen“ Beziehungen zwischen politischen Zentren in Europa und der Mittelmeerwelt (ca. 800–1600): Briefe – Urkunden – Verträge

From 4 October until 6 October 2018, the Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften will organize the 15th international congress on Dipomacy in Leipzig. The program can be found here. Please register before 15 September.

Call for Papers: Ius Gentium - Ideas and Practices of International Law in Early Modern Law and Theology

On 18 and 19 September 2019, an international symposium focusing on the Ius Gentium will be organized at the Université Paris II, France. More details on the program can be found here. Papers can be presented in English or French. Subject to peer-review, the contributions to the symposium will be published. Deadline to submit an abstract of the communication is July 30, 2018.

Please send your paper proposal to Gaëlle Demelemestre (

ESIL Conference: International Law and Universality

From Thursday 13 until Saturday 15 September 2018, the European Society of International Law will organize its 14th annual conference in Manchester, UK. The central theme focuses on ‘international law and universality’. More information can be found here. Please register before 30 June 2018.



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