i-HILT, Institute for the History of International Law @ Tilburg, is a group of researchers from the Department of Public Law and Governance at Tilburg Law School, the Netherlands.
Welcome at the i-HILT platform! i-HILT stands for the Institute of the History of International Law @ Tilburg within the Department of Public Law and Governance at Tilburg Law School.
i-HILT is a research group of legal historians who focus on the history of international law, specializing in public international law as well as international economic and commercial law. Here, ‘international law’ is used in the broadest sense. It refers to all forms of normativity that regulated relations between polities such as states, cities, and corporations, as well as among citizens and merchants throughout recorded history: from pre-classical Antiquity to the present, and from a broad range of civilizations.
i-HILT will run the ‘Bibliography of the History of International Law’ and the ‘Bibliography of the History of International Economic and Commercial Law’. These bibliographies can be downloaded from this website. They are regularly updated. This website also serves as a platform for news and announcements on i-HILT-events, such as our e-lectures, and our members' new publications.
Education | E-lectures
I-HILT members are responsible for teaching several legal history classes on the curriculum of Tilburg Law School, in both the Dutch- and Global Law programs, as well the bachelor Public Governance. Furthermore, we are involved in the bachelors Liberal Arts & Sciences and Global Management of Social Issues. I-HILT also organizes a series of lectures on the history of international law.
Research | Visitor Program
Members of i-HILT participate in the research program 'Global Law and Governance’ of the Department of Global Law and Governance at Tilburg Law School.
I-HILT E-Lecture - Samuel Moyn: Reflections on the Humanization of War13th June 2022
Reflections on the Humanization of War
Book launch Event - International Law in Europe, 700-1200 by Jenny Benham09th February 2022
The Centre for Medieval Studies at Cardiff University has organised an online book launch event to showcase Jenny Benham’s new book International Law in Europe, 700-1200, which provides a fascinating opportunity to explore international law during the medieval age.
New book: International Law and Peace Settlements18th March 2021
Cambridge University Press has recently published the edited volume ‘International Law and Peace Settlements’, including a chapter by our own professor Randall Lesaffer titled ‘The lore and laws of peace-making in early modern and nineteenth-century peace treaties’.