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TILT Seminar: Edoardo Celeste (Dublin City University, Ireland)

Date: Time: 13:00 Location: M1003 and MS Teams

Conceptual Approaches to Digital Constitutionalism: A Counter-Critique


Over the past decade, the concept of digital constitutionalism has attracted attention from scholars from various disciplines, judges, policymakers and private companies. Edoardo Celeste will provide a systematic mapping of how this notion has been used and criticised over the past few years. Theories of digital constitutionalism emerged with an innovative and progressive meaning, referring to an expanded constitutional dimension beyond the State. Recent scholarship has proposed a more holistic conception and has simultaneously applied this notion to specific fields or normative sources. Celeste will propose three models of categorisation of the emerging scholarly approaches to digital constitutionalism and analyse three categories of critical arguments that have been moved to the theory of digital constitutionalism. Building on his work on the topic, Celeste will conclude with a personal counter-critique to these views.


Edoardo Celeste is an Associate Professor of Law, Technology and Innovation at the School of Law and Government of Dublin City University, Ireland. He specialises in EU and comparative digital law, focusing in particular on digital constitutionalism, social media governance, and digital sustainability. Edoardo is the Programme Chair of the Erasmus Mundus Master in Law, Data and Artificial Intelligence (EMILDAI), and the coordinator of the DCU Law and Tech Research Cluster.

Edoardo is the author of the monographs 'Digital Constitutionalism: The Role of Internet Bills of Rights' (Routledge 2022) and 'The Content Governance Dilemma' (Palgrave 2023). He published his works in leading legal journals and edited the books 'Data Protection Beyond Borders' (Hart 2021), 'Constitutionalising Social Media' (Hart 2022) and 'Data Protection and Digital Sovereignty Post-Brexit' (Hart 2023). 

Edoardo won the Irish Research Council Early Career Researcher of Year Award 2022 and is a member of the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Law and Technology (EJLT).


ModeratorDr. Sunimal Mendis


Attendance is free.

To register for this event please contact tilt-events@tilburguniversity.edu.