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28 September 2022

BOOK: Nicolas BEAUPRÉ & Florian LOUIS, Histoire mondiale du XXe siècle (Paris: PUF, 2022), 1152 p. ISBN 9782130835752

 

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Abstract:

Guerres, révolutions, effondrement des empires : le xxe siècle semble avoir été un « siècle de l’événement ». L’impression d’accélération de l’histoire qui s’en dégage le rend, malgré sa proximité, peu intelligible. Une cinquantaine d’historiennes et d’historiens se sont attelés à la tâche d’en écrire une histoire véritablement mondiale et totale. Mondiale en ce qu’elle rompt avec les grands récits trop souvent occidentalo-centrés qui en ont été livrés jusqu’à présent. Totale car, sans négliger le politique, elle met en perspective l’histoire du siècle en intégrant les apports des grands champs et renouveaux historiographiques : l’environnement, le genre, la violence… Les auteurs nous guident à travers ce « long xxe siècle » marqué par une déprise de l’Europe, s’accompagnant d’une fragmen­tation politique et d’une réinvention de l’impérialisme ; par des catastrophes et des traumatismes mais aussi des espérances et de specta­culaires progrès scientifiques et techniques. Le siècle est marqué surtout par la créativité et la capacité de résilience des femmes et des hommes ordinaires, dont la participation à la marche de l’Histoire est ici mise en lumière.

 On the authors:

Nicolas Beaupré est professeur d’histoire contemporaine à l’École nationale supérieure des sciences de l’information et des bibliothèques (Centre Gabriel Naudé, Villeurbanne). Florian Louis est agrégé et docteur en histoire. Il enseigne en classes préparatoires littéraires. 

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ARTICLE: Marta CERRITO, "Boundaries between law and religion" (Forum Historiae Iuris 30 AUG 2022)

 

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Abstract:

The word ‘boundary’ does not only indicate a physical division between different worlds. The border often represents a point of contact. This concept of a ‘boundary’ is particularly critical in the field of legal history because often the plurality of iura contributes not only to the fusion of different cultures but also to the creation of new ones. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relevance and the meaning of expressions of Anathema and curse it’s possible to find in some Latin documents that date back to the Norman period of Sicily. This period is pivotal for the consolidation of the secular and spiritual power of the Church and the use of curses by the lay power highlights a blurred line between the ecclesiastical and the temporal power. This idea of power makes the very strong ecclesiastical character of early political thought understandable. Going through some documents, this paper aims at understanding, from a legal point of view, the meaning of these curses: are they simple notary formulas, without legal significance or, as penalty clauses, a fundamental part of legal documents?

Read more here: DOI 10.26032/fhi-2022-008 

BOOK REVIEW: Arduino MAIURI, Laura D’Amati, Dis Manibus (sacrum). La sepoltura nel diritto della Roma pagana (Forum Historiae Iuris 26 SEP 2022) (OPEN ACCESS)

 

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Abstract:

Il volume, pregevole nella sua rifinitura e ricco di riferimenti interni, si articola in tre macrosezioni, rispettivamente dedicate a La popolazione dell’oltretomba (pp. 1-26), Il rituale funerario (pp. 27-106) e Il sepulchrum e il locus religiosus (pp. 107-172). Quest’ultima ospita anche Qualche riflessione di sintesi (pp. 169-172), in cui vengono enucleati singoli spunti emersi nello sviluppo del discorso. Un ricco e variegato Indice bibliografico (pp. 173-220), una tavola delle Abbreviazioni (p. 221) ed un Indice delle fonti diviso per tematiche (giuridiche, letterarie ed epigrafiche, pp. 223-230) corredano il testo, garantendone una lettura più agile e documentata.

 Read more here (open access): DOI 10.26032/FHI-2022-009.

BOOK: Rosamaria ALIBRANDI, Medicina forense e criminalistica nel crinale del moderno (sec. XVI-XIX) (Bonanno Editore: Acireale, 2022) ISBN: 978-88-6318-291-0, pp. 240, 25,00€

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

  • Collana: Storie del Diritto

Nel cuore della Controriforma ha inizio la trasformazione della scienza medica. Le pandemie hanno indotto uno sforzo creativo persino all’interno della forma più conservatrice di scrittura medica, il trattato. Il Protomedico Giovan Filippo Ingrassia, formatosi tra Palermo e gli Studia di Padova e Ferrara, compone un testo complesso per delineare la figura del “perito medico”, inaugurando la moderna scienza della medicina legale. Alla riflessione sul retaggio del passato affianca la pratica anatomica, partecipando al dibattito sovranazionale sulla sperimentazione, i cui presupposti sono una rinnovata visione del mondo e un comune linguaggio filosofico-scientifico. Su richiesta delle corti di giustizia segue varie vicende processua- li con un metodo d’indagine – estrapolare analogie dalla massa della teoria medica ed esercitare la pratica dell’esame autoptico – che apre a nuove prospettive. Fondato su una ricca messe di fonti, questo libro offre una lettura comparata della storia della medicina forense, ripercorrendone il viaggio iniziatico dal Rinascimento fino alla polizia medica settecentesca per giungere alla medicina politica dell’Ottocento, ricorrendo all’ineludibile specchio dello storico che, nel riflettere il passato, rimanda immagini attuali delle origini del potere, del suo intreccio con la scienza, e delle sue articolazioni normative.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rosamaria Alibrandi, dottore di ricerca in Storia delle Istituzioni Politiche e Giuridiche dell'Età Medievale e Moderna, si occupa di storia costituzionale e in particolare di tematiche di common law, di storia della medicina e dei sistemi normativi sanitari di Antico Regime. Ha scritto le monografie Giovan Filippo Ingrassia e le Costituzioni Protomedicali per il Regno di Sicilia (Soveria Mannelli 2011), In salute e in malattia. Le leggi sanitarie borboniche fra Settecento e Ottocento (Milano 2012), Rivoluzione Sovranità Libertà. L'aurora della modernità (Napoli 2015), e numerosi saggi apparsi su riviste italiane e internazionali.  



More information with the publisher.

26 September 2022

BOOK REVIEW: Elisabetta FIOCCH MALASPINA on Virginia AMOROSI, Storie di Giuristi e di emigranti tra Italia e Francia (Forum Historiae Iuris, 29 JUL 2022) (OPEN ACCESS)

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First paragraph:

Virginia Amorosi restituisce voce a quelle storie dimenticate, segnate da profondi sacrifici e sforzi che hanno contraddistinto l’esistenza dei lavoratori italiani emigrati, destinati a svolgere le mansioni più umili e faticose e rimanendo anche vittime di episodi di violenza e di razzismo. Il volume si apre infatti con un fatto di cronaca: il massacro di Aigues-Mortes. Nel 1893 presso le saline francesi di Aigues-Mortes ci fu un cruento scontro tra gli emigranti italiani e i francesi, che ebbe una significativa risonanza internazionale, non solo per quanto riguarda l’opinione pubblica ma anche nel campo giudiziario, diplomatico e per la formazione progressiva della disciplina del diritto internazionale del lavoro.

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CALL FOR BLOGGERS: European Society for Comparative Legal History (DEADLINE 15 OCTOBER)

 

The blog of the European Society for Comparative Legal History (established in 2010) is a reference for all those seeking reliable information on publications, calls and vacancies in the broad interdisciplinary field of comparative legal history. Its readership spans the globe, with almost two million visits (approx. 14 000 per month). Lawyers, historians, sociologists and philosophers aim to understand the categories of legal thinking and practical manifestations of human behaviour across jurisdictions and traditions.

The blog is not an automated creation, but human-made. It thrives thanks to the efforts of volunteers who are ready to add content and correspond with submitting publishers or scholars. It is vital for our blog to remain up-to-date, and to reflect the real diversity within and outside of European academia. We aim to publish on a daily basis and maintain the uninterrupted stream of news. Therefore, the Society actively encourages young or established scholars to join the current team of bloggers.

Serving as a blogger contributes to your visibility in the world of legal history. It requires a limited amount of your time, and can also be intermittent. In any case, you will be part of a team.

Proposals can be sent (cover letter + cv) to esclhblog@gmail.com by 15 October. We will inform applicants of the outcome as soon as possible.

REMINDER ONLINE SEMINAR: Journal Comparative Legal History - Dialogues on Teaching Comparative Legal History - 19 October 2022: 17:00-18:00hs (CEST) [on Zoom]



Journal Comparative Legal History

Dialogues on Teaching Comparative Legal History

19 October 2022 – 17:00-18:00hs (CEST)


The journal Comparative Legal History is an official academic forum of the European Society for Comparative Legal History. It was first published in 2013 and aims to offer a space for the development of comparative legal history. Based in Europe, it welcomes contributions that explore law in different times and jurisdictions from across the globe. Submissions are currently welcome and are being assessed on a rolling basis.

The journal will host a one-hour public session to discuss the necessity and practicality of including comparative legal history in the law school curriculum. Editors (past and present) will present exploratory points and all attendees will be invited to join in a general discussion. Ought comparative legal history be routinely taught at schools of law? The presence of comparative legal history in the classroom may have an impact on the development of disciplinary autonomy and invite the revisiting of uncontested dogmas. It may further offer a forum for future generations to gain interest in the evolution of law across time and space. Does the teaching in this field have the potential to include new or otherwise marginalised perspectives? How would it fit within the framework of a demanding curriculum, often linked to regulatory requirements inherent to a profession? How would this teaching interplay with doctrinal studies? These and other questions will be explored during this public session.

The event is free and open to the public, and it will take place via Zoom.

Registration is required by sending an email to clhdialogues@gmail.com.

SEMINAR SERIES: Ethnologies juridiques en contextes précolonial, colonial et postcolonial (Temps modernes - XX e siècle) - Université de Bordeaux [also on ZOOM]


SÉMINAIRE:

Ethnologies juridiques en contextes précolonial, colonial et postcolonial (Temps modernes-XX e siècle)


Laetitia GUERLAIN, Université de Bordeaux, IUF

Florence RENUCCI, CNRS, IMAF

Baudouin DUPRET, CNRS, LAM


Séance 1 - 3 octobre 2022, 10h-12h (salle Manon Cormier).

Timothy COLLIER (CNRS, IMAF, ANR AMIAF), L'École coloniale et l'ethnologie juridique: une contribution à la réflexion sur les droits coutumiers africains

Séance 2 - 22 novembre 2022, 10h-12h (salle Manon Cormier).

Marie-Albane DE SUREMAIN (Université Paris-Est Créteil, CESSMA), Ethnologie juridique en contexte post-colonial à l'université d'Abidjan. Années 1960-années 1980

Séance 3 - 5 décembre 2022, 10h-12h (salle Manon Cormier).

Léon BUSKENS (Leiden University, NIMAR), Des deux côtés du Rapenburg. Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje et Cornelis van Vollenhoven, et l’ethnographie du droit islamique et coutumier

Séance 4 - 6 février 2023, 10h-12h (salle Manon Cormier).

Marie RODET (Université de Londres, School of Oriental and African Studies) et Elara BERTHO (CNRS, LAM), Écrire l'histoire précoloniale à partir des sources juridiques: l'inventaire des coutumes dans le tapuscrit de Djiguiba Camara (1928-1955)

Séance 5 - 6 mars 2023, 10h-12h (salle Manon Cormier).

Julie MARQUET (Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale, UR 4030 HLLI), Le droit des castes à Pondichéry au XIX e siècle, entre coutumes indiennes et droit colonial

Séance 6 - 3 avril 2023, 10h-12h (salle Manon Cormier).

Jean-Philippe DEQUEN (Ministry of International Relations and Francophonie of Quebec), L'anthropologie au service des transferts de droit : le cas de l'Inde coloniale, XVIII e -XIX e siècles

Séance 7 - 15 mai 2023, 10h-12h (salle Manon Cormier).

Adam BELKADI (Université de Bordeaux, IRM), L'œuvre de Louis Milliot : matrice de l'invention coloniale du droit chérifien

Séance 8 - 5 juin 2023, 10h-12h (salle des actes).

Bérengère PIRET (Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles/ Archives générales du Royaume de Belgique), « Fournir un guide à ces centaines de juridictions créées ». Le Bulletin des juridictions indigènes, vecteur des coutumes judiciaires



Le séminaire se tiendra à la Faculté de droit et de science politique de l’université de Bordeaux et en zoom : ID de réunion : 975 4028 1399 - Code secret : 220881


22 September 2022

CONFERENCE: "Enseigner le droit hors des frontières nationales (XIXme - XXme siècles) - IIIe journée d'études: Enseignants de droit hors de métropole 30 settembre 2022 - Faculté de droit d'Aix-Marseille




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SUMMARY

Depuis quelques décennies, l’histoire de l’enseignement du droit à l’époque contemporaine est, en France, un chantier en plein essor. En témoigne la création de la Société pour l’histoire des facultés de droit en 1983, qui a permis la coordination et le développement d’un champ de recherches jusqu’alors délaissé. Le progrès de l’histoire de l’enseignement du droit est par conséquent substantiel pour ce qui concerne la période contemporaine. Ce cycle de journées d’étude entend profiter de ces nouveaux acquis pour poursuivre le travail déjà accompli en interrogeant un phénomène peu investi jusqu’alors : l’histoire de l’enseignement du droit hors des frontières nationales aux XIXe et XXe siècles.

ANNOUNCEMENT

Présentation

Depuis quelques décennies, l’histoire de l’enseignement du droit à l’époque contemporaine est, en France, un chantier en plein essor. En témoigne la création de la Société pour l’histoire des facultés de droit en 1983, qui a permis la coordination et le développement d’un champ de recherches jusqu’alors délaissé. Cependant, cette histoire des facultés de droit est longtemps restée une histoire des doctrines qui y étaient enseignées et des écoles qui s’y affrontaient. Il a fallu attendre une période plus récente pour que l’historiographie se saisisse des lieux de l’enseignement du droit en eux-mêmes, dans le cadre d’une socio-histoire attentive au fonctionnement de l’institution, à son personnel, ses étudiants, ou encore ses ressources budgétaires. Alors que de telles études fleurissaient déjà dans d’autres disciplines (v. par exemple les travaux de Charles, 2004 ; Picard, 2007 ; Singaravelou, 2009 ; Ferté et Barrera, 2010), les initiatives se sont multipliées ces dernières années chez les juristes, parfois en lien avec les débats actuels liés à l’autonomie des universités ou la rénovation de l’enseignement du droit dans un contexte de globalisation (Ancel et Heuschling, 2016 ; Jamin et Van Caeneghem, 2016).

Ce renouvellement des approches s’est fréquemment adossé à la question des disciplines juridiques. Il a également emprunté le chemin d’un intérêt pour le collectif enseignant. Siprojuris, la base de données bio-bibliographique des professeurs de droit français entre 1804 et 1950, rassemblant 600 individus, a vu le jour, fruit d’un travail collectif coordonné par Catherine Fillon. Ouvrant de nouvelles perspectives pour l’histoire sociale des élites juridiques, cet important déport prosopographique s’est doublé d’un renouvellement de la biographie intellectuelle des professeurs de droit, désormais moins préoccupée de décréter l’existence de « grands juristes » que de décrypter les mécanismes concrets d’accession à la « grandeur intellectuelle ». Enfin, cette nouvelle histoire des facultés de droit s’est souvent concentrée sur des aires géographiques particulières, ce qui a donné lieu à la création, en 2008, du Réseau européen pour l’histoire de l’enseignement du droit.

Le progrès de l’histoire de l’enseignement du droit est par conséquent substantiel pour ce qui concerne la période contemporaine. Ce cycle de journées d’études entend profiter de ces nouveaux acquis pour poursuivre le travail déjà accompli en interrogeant un phénomène peu investi jusqu’alors : l’histoire de l’enseignement du droit hors des frontières nationales aux XIXe et XXe siècles. Certes, l’époque contemporaine est marquée, par rapport au Moyen Âge, notamment, par une incontestable nationalisation du droit et de son enseignement, amorcée à l’époque moderne. A priori, l’on pourrait penser que le temps des pérégrinations académiques est révolu. À y regarder de plus près, toutefois, rien n’est moins sûr. Empruntant des formes variées, une dilatation certaine de l’espace académique français peut également être observée à l’époque contemporaine (Audren et Halpérin, 2013).

– Dans le cadre de l’expansion militaire ou coloniale tout d’abord, la métropole entend plaquer son modèle d’enseignement du droit dans le cadre d’institutions dédiées (facultés de droit dans les départements annexés par l’Empire napoléonien ; École de droit d’Alger, expansion universitaire vers le Levant avec les Écoles de droit du Caire ou de Beyrouth, École de droit d’Hanoï, etc.).

– En dehors du cadre « autoritaire » des régions militairement occupées ou colonisées ensuite, nombreux sont les professeurs de droit, surtout à partir de l’entre-deux-guerres, à promouvoir le droit français à l’étranger, dans le cadre d’une diplomatie culturelle bien comprise (conférences, cours au sein d’instituts culturels, etc.).

Cette appréhension transnationale de l’enseignement du droit se situe par conséquent à l’articulation d’un triple questionnement : la réflexion similaire venue des historiens d’autres disciplines, qui se sont également saisis de cette question ; le tournant historiographique vers l’histoire globale ou connectée, ainsi que vers la question des circulations, qui entend interroger, voire dépasser les cadres nationaux habituellement retenus pour écrire l’histoire ; la problématique actuelle de la dénationalisation/ globalisation de l’enseignement du droit, qui agite la doctrine.

Il nous a semblé qu’un tel questionnement relatif à l’enseignement du droit hors des frontières nationales était de nature à combler un vide historiographique important, tout en éclairant certains enjeux actuels de la globalisation de l’enseignement du droit. Par ailleurs, les contributions de collègues étrangers pouvant offrir un éclairage similaire dans leurs pays seront particulièrement appréciées. Ces trois journées d’études seront divisées thématiquement :

1) Lyon, 22 novembre 2018 – « Les lieux et les formes de l’enseignement juridique hors de la métropole »

La première journée d’études est consacrée aux diverses modalités structurelles de l’enseignement du droit en dehors du cadre métropolitain. Si, dans ses colonies, un État peut finir par envisager de créer des facultés calquées sur le modèle de la métropole, il lui faut généralement faire preuve de davantage d’inventivité dans les territoires étrangers demeurés maîtres de leur souveraineté où, par surcroît, il peut être en concurrence avec d’autres États tout aussi désireux de promouvoir leur influence politique et juridique. L’éventail des multiples formes retenues, ponctuelles ou plus pérennes (des tournées de conférences, à la main-mise sur des écoles locales, en passant par la création d’instituts culturels…) mérite d’être précisé, mais aussi cartographié. Où ? Suivant quelles formes ? Selon quels partenariats et avec quels financements ? sont autant de questions auxquelles cette première journée souhaite apporter des réponses plus précises.

2) Bordeaux, 13 mars 2020 – « Contenu et objectifs de l’enseignement juridique hors de la métropole »

Cette deuxième journée d’études se concentrera sur la question des cours de droit dispensés hors de la métropole. Quels sont les objectifs de tels enseignements ? (former des élites locales ; apporter une connaissance du droit local aux étudiants français ; acculturer les populations conquises au droit français ; promouvoir la « grandeur » du droit français à l’étranger, etc.). En fonction des différents buts de ces cours, leur contenu diffère-t-il ? Enseigne-t-on de la même manière, par exemple, le droit civil français dans les colonies, dans les pays militairement conquis ou encore dans les instituts culturels à l’étranger ? Autrement dit, les professeurs de droit opèrent-ils une adaptation du contenu de leurs cours en fonction du contexte et/ ou du public auquel ils s’adressent ? C’est, par conséquent, la question des modalités intellectuelles de l’enseignement juridique hors de la métropole qui sera ici abordée.

3) Aix-Marseille, 30 septembre 2022 – « Les acteurs de l’enseignement juridique hors de la métropole »

Enfin, cette troisième journée d’étude s’intéressera aux acteurs, qu’ils soient enseignants ou étudiants. Du côté des professeurs, les questionnements concernent, comme souvent dans les problématiques de l’exil durable ou temporaire, la question des profils, des parcours et des raisons, lorsqu’elles existent, qui encouragent à partir. Quelles sont les motivations de ces enseignants ? Matérielles ? Personnelles ? Idéologiques ? Qu’est-ce que l’expérience étrangère nous raconte de ces hommes et de ces femmes : est-elle la preuve d’une plus grande ouverture d’esprit ? A-t-elle des incidences sur leur façon de concevoir et d’enseigner le droit ? Peut-elle avoir un sens politique ?… En parallèle, des interrogations similaires se posent pour les étudiants, en tant qu’individus, mais également en tant que groupes. Les migrations estudiantines peuvent notamment avoir des conséquences sur les équilibres sociaux et culturels des États ou encore sur la circulation des savoirs. Afin de ne pas enfermer ces acteurs du droit dans des spécificités qui pourraient s’avérer trompeuses, nous encourageons leur remise en perspective dans le monde plus global de l’enseignement supérieur, ainsi que les approches comparées.

Programme

30 septembre 2022, Aix-en-Provence

Faculté de droit d’Aix-Marseille

Salle des Actes bis (3.3 - espace Cassin) 

9h30 : Accueil des participants

9h45 : Ouverture de la journée par Eric Gasparini, directeur du CERHIIP

Matin – Parcours individuels

  • 10h : Guillaume Boudou (IHD, Université Panthéon-Assas), Terminus Alger, le parcours universitaire d’Alfred Dain (1880-1892)
  • 10h20 : Timothy Collier (IMAF, Aix-Marseille Université), L’itinéraire ultramarin de Jean Poirier : une rencontre entre le droit et l’ethnosociologie 

10h40 : Pause (20 minutes)

  • 11h00 : Charles Guillorit (IRM, Université de Bordeaux/Université de Prague), L’enseignement du droit à l’étranger pour formation politique : Hubert Beuve-Méry, jeune professeur de droit à l’Institut français de Prague (1928-1939) 
  •  11h20 : discussion générale animée par Silvia Falconieri (IMAF, CNRS) 

12h20 : Pause déjeuner

Après-midi – Penser les enseignants en collectifs

  • 14h : Catherine Fillon (CLHDPP, Université de Lyon), Les aventuriers du rayonnement juridique français au Moyen-Orient
  • 14h20 : Annamaria Monti (Università Bocconi, Milano), Les professeurs italiens enseignant à l’étranger (XIXe-XXe siècles)
  • 14h40 : discussion générale animée par Silvia Falconieri (IMAF, CNRS)

15h20 : pause (10 min)

15h30 Présentation et débat autour de l’actualité éditoriale sur l’histoire de l’enseignement du droit avec les auteur·es

  • Les professeurs allemands en Belgique, Academic and Scientific Publishers, 2022, par Raphaël Cahen (CORE, Vrije Universiteit Brussel) 
  • American legal education abroad. Critical histories, NYU Press, 2021, par David Sandomierski (Western University, London, Ontario, Canada) et Susan Bartie (University of Tasmania, Australia)
  • Le dictionnaire des juristes. Colonies et Outre-mer, XVIIIe-XXePUR, 2022, par Florence Renucci (IMAF, CNRS)
  • Enseigner le droit hors des frontières nationales (XIXe-XXe)Cahiers Jean Moulin, 2021, vol. 1, par Laetitia Guerlain (IRM, Université de Bordeaux, IUF) 

17h30 : présentation de la suite du projet et clôture de la journée 

BOOK: Scritti di Diego QUAGLIONI - scelti e raccolti da Lucia Bianchin, Giuliano Marchetto, Cecilia Natalini, Christian Zendri (Foligno: Il Formichiere, 2022). 2 volumes, pp. 1419, 90,00 €

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

Lucia Bianchin, Giuliano Marchetto, Cecilia Natalini e Christian Zendri hanno raccolto una parte dei lavori di Diego Quaglioni in due volumi cartonati con sovra coperta a colori, f.to 16,8×24,0 cm, pp. XLIX-1370
La presente raccolta di scritti, apparsi in svariate sedi scientifiche in un arco di tempo che va dalla seconda metà degli anni Settanta fino ai giorni nostri, rappresenta solo una parte dei lavori di Diego Quaglioni. La scelta, di fronte alla vasta produzione scientifica dell’Autore, è stata orientata dal desiderio di offrire ai lettori un panorama di ricerche che fin dai primi studi era rivolto alle fonti dottrinali caratterizzanti lo sviluppo della storia giuridica occidentale, con un’estensione che dal Tardo Antico giunge all’età contemporanea, ma che ha il suo centro nel lungo Medioevo del diritto, con attenzione costante per il problema del rapporto tra giustizia e potere, come lascito fondamentale dell’età intermedia al mondo moderno.
Con questa raccolta, preparata nell’occasione del suo settantesimo compleanno, si è inteso offrire un momento di riflessione che supera nel suo insieme i singoli contributi e che mette in rilievo i motivi comuni di una lunga esperienza di ricerca nel confronto con le altre discipline storiche.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Diego Quaglioni (Tempio Pausania, 1951) è stato ordinario di Storia delle dottrine politiche nell’Università di Sassari e di Storia del diritto medievale e moderno nell’Università di Trento, dove ha diretto il Dipartimento di Scienze Giuridiche ed è stato preside della Facoltà di Giurisprudenza. Dopo gli studi liceali a Sassari e quelli universitari a Cagliari è stato borsista nell’Istituto italiano di studi storici (Napoli) e ricercatore presso il Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche e nell’Università di Roma “La Sapienza”. Ha tenuto corsi e seminari presso l’Université Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne), l’Ecole Normale Supérieure di Lione, il Max-Planck Institut für europäische Rechtsgeschichte di Francoforte, la Rechtswissenschaftliche Fakultät dell’Università di Salisburgo e la Faculté des Sciences Juridiques, Politiques et Sociales dell’Università di Lille, dove tiene un corso di Histoire des Systèmes juridiques européens. È stato inoltre visiting researcher presso la Robbins Collection a Boalt Hall (Berkeley, California) e ha tenuto lezioni e conferenze in America, in Cina e in tutta Europa. I suoi studi riguardano principalmente il pensiero giuridico e politico dell’età intermedia e della prima modernità. Tra i suoi lavori più recenti c’è l’edizione commentata della Monarchia di Dante nei “Meridiani” (2014, 2015) e negli “Oscar Classici” Mondadori (2021).

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20 September 2022

JOB: 3 PhD candidates in legal history (Tilburg Law School) (DEADLINE: 15 October 2022)

 

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Tilburg Law School has 3 vacancies for PhD candidates in legal history for the CaPANES project on the historical use of sovereignty concepts in cities of commerce.

Department: Public Law & Governance 
Location: Tilburg  
Scientific area: Legal History 
Full time equivalent: 0.8-1.0 FTE (32-40 hours per week) 
Duration of employment contract: two years, with possible extension
Monthly full-time salary: €2,541 - €3,247 gross 
Closing date vacancy: October 15, 2022    

 

The department of Public Law and Governance (PLG) is looking for 3 PhD Candidates who will be working within the project ‘Causal Pattern Analysis of Economic Sovereignty’ (CaPANES), which is funded by the European Research Council (ERC, ERC Consolidator Grant 2021, nr 101044356). PLG is a large, diverse and interdisciplinary department, home to nearly 100 academic staff and a range of legal and social science disciplines. You will develop and grow in research, both individually and as part of a team of ambitious scholars.
  
Job Description 
As PhD Candidate in legal history, you will analyze the historical use of sovereignty concepts in cities of commerce. The CaPANES project hypothesizes that in the early modern period cities of commerce, even within states, had foreign relations of their own and made strategic use of legal terms that defined their economic sovereignty. The CaPANES project pursues legal-historical analysis of both the domestic context of cities of commerce and of their interactions with other cities and states. The CaPANES combines qualitative and quantitative methods (social network analysis, modelling), and aims to yield conclusions that are relevant also for discussions on present-day economic sovereignty. The PhD Candidates will analyze the law, institutions and correspondence of six cities of commerce (Florence, Toulouse, Rouen, Bruges, Southampton and Lübeck). The first PhD position is concerned with Bruges and Southampton (c. 1400-c. 1520), the second PhD position with Rouen and Lübeck (c. 1450-c. 1620) and the third one with Florence and Toulouse (c. 1400-c. 1550). 20% of the appointment may be dedicated to teaching and/or administration.

 

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EVENT: Book launch Security and Credit in Roman Law (Nijmegen, 19 October 2022)

 

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We learned of a book launch of the monograph Security and Credit in Roman Law organized by Nijmegen’s Onderzoekscentrum Onderneming & Recht.

Onlangs is het boek Security and credit in Roman law van prof. Rick Verhagen verschenen. Het boek is opgenomen in de Oxford Studies in Roman Society & Law en is het eerste uitgebreide Engelstalige werk over zekerheidsrechten in het Romeinse recht. Ter ere van de verschijning van het boek, vindt op 19 oktober a.s. om 15:30 uur de boekpresentatie plaats. Het inhoudelijke programma, met o.a. prof. Willem Zwalve, dr. Nathalie de Haan en prof. Ben Schuijling, duurt tot ongeveer 17:00 uur, waarna een borrel en buffet worden aangeboden. De bijeenkomst is Nederlandstalig.

U bent van harte uitgenodigd deze bijeenkomst bij te wonen. U kunt zich aanmelden via de knop hiernaast.

Aanwezigen kunnen het boek met korting bestellen. Meer informatie daarover treft u in de bevestigingsmail.

Aanmelden kan tot 16 oktober a.s.

Wij hopen u te mogen verwelkomen op 19 oktober a.s.!

Vriendelijke groeten, mede namens het bestuur van het OO&R,

Feben van der Linden van Sprankhuizen

Secretaris van het Onderzoekcentrum Onderneming & Recht

Registration link here.

19 September 2022

CALL FOR EDITORS: Comparative Legal History (DEADLINE 10 OCT 2022)

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The European Society for Comparative Legal History (ESCLH) is seeking applications for the position of Articles Editor of its flagship journal, Comparative Legal History.

Evidence of scholarly ability, experience in editing or a willingness to learn quickly, and membership (or a commitment to become a member if appointed) of the ESCLH are requirements. Full training in the journal's processes will be provided as needed.

You would contribute to the advancement of comparative legal history as part of a warm, supportive, and dedicated team.

The journal is an official academic forum of the ESCLH. It was first published in 2013 and aims to offer a space for the development of comparative legal history. Based in Europe, it welcomes contributions that explore law in different times and jurisdictions from across the globe.

Applications, with a brief cover letter and short CV (no more than 4 pages) should be sent to Matthew Dyson, matthew.dyson@law.ox.ac.uk (President of the ESCLH) by 10 October 2022.

This position is not paid.

BOOK: Peter CANE, Lisa FORD & Marc MCMILLAN (eds.), The Cambridge Legal History of Australia (Cambridge: CUP, 2022), 814 p. ISBN 9781108633949, 120 GBP

 

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Abstract:

Featuring contributions from leading lawyers, historians and social scientists, this path-breaking volume explores encounters of laws, people, and places in Australia since 1788. Its chapters address three major themes: the development of Australian settler law in the shadow of the British Empire; the interaction between settler law and First Nations people; and the possibility of meaningful encounter between First laws and settler legal regimes in Australia. Several chapters explore the limited space provided by Australian settler law for respectful encounters, particularly in light of the High Court's particular concerns about the fragility of Australian sovereignty. Tracing the development of a uniquely Australian law and the various contexts that shaped it, this volume is concerned with the complexity, plurality, and ambiguity of Australia's legal history.

On the editors:

Peter Cane, University of Cambridge Peter Cane has written widely in areas of public law, private law and legal theory. He is co-editor (with H. Kumarasingham) of The Cambridge Constitutional History of the United Kingdom and author of Controlling Administrative Power: An Historical Comparison (2016). He is a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy and a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. Lisa Ford, University of New South Wales, Sydney Lisa Ford is Professor of History at UNSW, Sydney. A prize-winning legal historian whose work explores jurisdictional politics in the United States and the British Empire to 1850, she is author of The King's Peace (2021) and Settler Sovereignty (2010), and co-author (with L. Benton) of Rage for Order (2016). She is a Fellow of the Academy of Humanities in Australia. Mark McMillan, RMIT University, Melbourne Dr Mark McMillan is a Wiradjuri man from Trangie in New South Wales who was NAIDOC scholar of the year in 2013. Dr McMillan has published widely on the achievement of human rights for Australian Indigenous people, recovering Indigenous self-governance and promoting settler recognition for Indigenous law in Australia.

Contributors:

Peter Cane, Lisa Ford, Mark Macmillan, Shaunnagh Dorsett, David Lieberman, Spiers Williams, Bruce Kercher, Ann Curthoys, Jessie Mitchell, Lim, Cheryl Saunders, Tim Rowse, Jennifer Green, Daryle Rigney, Denis Rose, Alison Vivian, Miriam Jorgensen, Steve Hemming, Shaun Berg, Kirsty Gover ,Eddie Cubillo, Miranda Johnson and Cait Storr, Coel Kirkby, Lisa Ford, David Andrew Roberts, Maureen Tehan, Amanda Kearney, Jason Behrendt, Sean Brennan, Ruth A Morgan, Judith Jones, Terri Libesman, Katherine Ellinghaus, Paul Gray, Alecia Simmonds, Amanda Nettelbeck, Anne O'Brien, Gary Foley and Crystal McKinnon, Bongiorno, Rayner Thwaites, David Andrew Roberts, Andy Kaladelfos, Alana Piper, Mark Finnane, Mark Lunney, Diane Kirkby, Kathy Bowrey, Nicole Watson, Shino Konishi 

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LECTURE SERIES: CoCoLaw Series on Colonial Legal History 2022/2 - University of Helsinki (on Zoom)


We have been informed of the following lecture series:


Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce and invite you the Autumn Program for the CoCoLaw Series on Colonial Legal History 2022/2. There will be four lectures, one each month from September to December, to discuss the latest investigations about the law enacted on colonial spaces during the early modern period.

For this semester, we will have the following speakers:

15.09 – Brazilian Colonial Law: Theoretical Framework and Contributions - Gustavo Cabral, Universidade Federal do Ceará

11.10 – Latin American Colonial Household as a Normative Sphere - Romina Zamora, Universidad de Tucumán

8.11 – Lawyering in France’s Early Modern Empire - Laurie Wood, Florida State University

13.12 – The Law of the Dutch East Indies. From Ruling a Trading Post to Ruling Territories - Boudewijn Sirks, University of Oxford

All lectures will take place online via Zoom and everyone are welcome to join (Meeting ID 405 3342976, Password 229973).

Kind regards,


CoCoLaw Project - Comparing Early Modern Colonial Laws

University of Helsinki

16 September 2022

WORKSHOP SERIES: New Directions in the Theory & History of International Law - Workshop II: "Beauty and Power: Aesthetics, History, & International Law" - Geneva, October 19-20, 2023 [deadline 25 November 2022]

 



The field of international legal history finds itself at a crossroads. After some decades, the tone of the literature on the “turn to history” has turned from celebration to self-critique. Indeed, the last couple of years has witnessed increased calls to pursue new directions in international legal history, departing from the “well-worn paths” initially explored. In this vein, some urge for a localized approach to the study of “legal politics,” while others push for a “history of international law in the vernacular,” a “grassroots analysis,” or a “radical historical critique.” In my own work, I have argued for a (new) materialist approach,  which resonates with other broader drives for the retrieval of Marxist perspectives in international legal history. Moreover, the “marked absences” of class, gender, and race from the traditional canon of the discipline seem like an increasingly inexcusable exclusion.  In sum, the stage is set for a profound reconsideration of the aims, methodologies, and archives of contemporary international legal history.

With this in mind, the interdisciplinary workshop series “New Directions in the Theory & History of International Law” aims to create a space where emerging and senior scholars of different traditions can meet and rethink on the past, present, and future of the theory and history of the discipline. For this purpose, the Geneva Graduate Institute will host a series of two-day academic workshops to promote productive conversations between different disciplinary sensibilities and perspectives along three core issues over the next three years.

These three cross-cutting themes are:

  • Political Economy, History, and International Law - held on June 2-3, 2022
    with Professor Susan Marks, London School of Economics

  • Beauty and Power: Aesthetics, History, and International Law - October 19-20, 2023
    with Professor Kate Miles, University of Cambridge

  • Space and Scale in International Legal History - Spring 2024 (tentative date TBD)
    with Professor Luis Eslava, University of Kent

Scholars who would like to present a paper at the second workshop on “Beauty and Power: Aesthetics, History, & International Law” are invited to submit a title and abstract (250─500 words) to daniel.quiroga@graduateinstitute.ch before November 25, 2022 (23:59 Geneva Time - CEST). A decision on acceptance of the abstract will be communicated by late October. We expect to host these workshops in person, but hybrid participation might be considered depending on the overall sanitary situation and the guidelines issued by the Geneva Graduate Institute. We are keen on exploring options for a collective publication effort after the workshop. As such, we encourage potential participants to bear this in mind as they prepare their abstracts.


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BOOK: Romano FERRARI ZUMBINI, Il grande giudice. Il tempo e il destino dell'occidente (Roma: Luiss University Press, 2022). ISBN: 8861057578, pp. 343, € 35.00

 

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Riscoprire la prismaticità del reale. Si potrebbe sintetizzare così, icasticamente, l'obiettivo programmatico de Il grande giudice, annunciato fin dalle premesse. "Questo libro tiene conto della cancellazione della Storia" dichiara l'autore, attribuendo alla "disintegrazione del senso del Tempo", a un pensiero collettivo ideologicamente schiacciato su un eterno presente, anche la crisi del linguaggio. Tempo e logos sono i due protagonisti di questo saggio, entrambi da recuperare per poter disporre di perni di riflessione. È un'operazione che si snoda attraverso punti che creano linee che possono confluire in nuove traiettorie argomentative. Si parte dall'esigenza di (ri)definire parole che fanno parte dell'esperienza pubblica, cominciando dal lemma forse più significativo di tutti, "Costituzione", e ci si addentra nei percorsi storico-culturali delle civiltà occidentali per approdare ai lemmi della contemporaneità - comunicazione e Big Tech, sovranità e legittimazione, post-democrazia e iper-mo-rale, solo per citarne alcuni - scoprendo in loro significati inediti e riproponendo in modo più assertivo l'iniziale "Perché?".

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Romano Ferrari Zumbini ha conseguito abilitazioni nazionali a professore ordinario di Storia delle istituzioni. Insegna Storia del diritto presso la Luiss. È autore di monografie sul processo medioevale e di storia costituzionale, nonché di numerosi studi apparsi, tra l’altro, su riviste quali Bocconi Legal Papers, Quaderni costituzionali, Il Mulino, Analisi giuridica dell’economia, Giornale di storia costituzionale e Federalismi.it.

WORKSHOP SERIES: Stanford Center for Law and History --- 2022-2023 Legal History Workshop Series --- (hybrid)

 


14 September 2022

VACANCY: Postdoc position in Legal History and Construction History (4 years - Full time) (DEADLINE: 26 October 2022)

 


This vacancy fits within the framework of the EOS research project “Construction History, Above and Beyond. What History Can Do for Construction History”, directed by professors Michiel Dehaene (UGent), Dave De ruysscher (VUB, Tilburg University), Rika Devos (ULB), Johan Lagae (UGent), Stephanie Van de Voorde (VUB) and Ine Wouters (VUB). In total, 3 PhD positions and 4 postdoc positions are included in this project (the fourth postdoc mandate will be opened later in 2023). An overview of the full project and all mandates involved can be consulted on: www.vub.be/arch/project/eos.

The EOS research project will set up a dialogue (in terms of sources, methodologies, concepts and cognitive interests) between Construction History and three other fields of history, namely Colonial History, Legal History and Planning History. As such, the project sets out to strengthen the historical dimension of Construction History, while simultaneously demonstrating its relevance and potential to other fields and disciplines. The project overall concentrates on selected aspects in 19th and 20th -century building knowledge and building practice in Belgium and its former colony, with particular attention for tacit knowledge, in order to voice crucial yet underrated actors, sources and types of knowledge.

The individual trajectory of each postdoc researcher is embedded in this larger team, operating in the 3 universities (ULB, UGent and VUB). Intensive exchange and shared outcomes among team members are crucial for the success of the project. The postdoc positions are each situated in one of the 3 fields of dialogue: (1) colonial history – construction history; (2) legal history – construction history and (3) planning history – construction history.

This specific vacancy is issued by the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and engages in the dialogue between legal history and construction history. It is co-supervised by profs. Rika Devos (ULB) and Dave De ruysscher (VUB, Tilburg University).

This postdoc study focusses on the normativity of ‘implicit’ and ‘practical’ knowledge building in Belgium, during the 19th and 20th centuries. This type of knowledge is often enforced through informal rules, in many segments of society. The field of Construction History holds promising opportunities to further disentangle normativity and informal rules, as they can be enforced in the case of harm orconstruction faults. The liability of architects, contractors and even workers was tested against ‘rules of the trade’, which were rules of implicit, practical knowledge. The sources that can be used range from instructional literature to case law, in which the liability of constructors is explored. These sources shed light not only on the appraisal of ‘rules of the trade’ but also on how legal practitioners categorized ‘practical knowledge’.

The post-doc study in the dialogue between Legal History and Construction History explores the types of normativity as found in instructional literature for construction professionals. As such, this research will link up not only with recent developments in Legal History, but also engage with the larger knowledge gaps identified in this project by assessing not only the relation between different types of knowledge engaged in normativity, but also the relations between the actors involved – both professional builders and professional legal actors – and the untapped sources to assess this normativity, including their technical and legal challenges. Legal practitioners and construction practitioners produce very different types of documents, from different viewpoints, in different ‘languages’. How do they interact and integrate the insights of the other field? How can they be understood by the other field and were these sources accessible and used? Do they reflect the standard of building? How and when does practical knowledge turn into a normative set of (implicit or explicit) rules or guidelines? These issues are tested through case studies in the archives of construction companies, such as the private archives of the Blaton archives and Entreprises Louis de Waele.

The successful candidate will be based alternatingly at ULB and VUB, to allow a dynamic interaction with the team members and a full insertion in both institutions.

More information: here

BOOK: Pierluigi CIPOLLA, Iustus iudex. La deontologia giudiziaria secondo Jean Domat (Roma: Aracne, 2022). ISBN: 979-12-218-0112-5, pp. 490, 25 €

 


ABOUT THE BOOK

Questo libro espone le idee di un giurista francese del XVII secolo – Jean Domat, il “precursore del codice civile” – sui doveri e sulle responsabilità dei magistrati e, tramite esse, racconta un Seicento “altro”, diverso dal mirabolante Barocco romano e anche dal secolo “pompa e paura” descritto dal Manzoni. Si tratta di un Seicento fatto di probità, impegno, rigore, i cui protagonisti sono Pascal, Giansenio, Cartesio. Un mondo ideale, proteso verso le altezze del Vero e del Giusto, le cui linee rette non riescono ad occultare una forte tensione, dovuta al contrasto con le urgenze del mondo reale, in un’epoca in cui già si avverte la fine dell’Ordine antico.


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13 September 2022

CONFERENCE: 18èmes journées Poitiers - Roma TRE « Jean Beauchard - Paolo Maria Vecchi » : La Répresentation – Poitiers, 30 septembre/1 octobre 2022

 

JOB : Research Professor in Canon Law (KU Leuven) (DEADLINE: 15 September 2022)

 

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The KU Leuven has a vacancy for a research professor in canon law.

The Faculty of Canon Law has a strong national and international reputation in teaching, research, and scientific services in the field of Canon Law and aims for leadership in each of these activities at the national, European, international and ecclesiastical levels in each of these activities. The Faculty of Canon Law currently has more than 130 students from the five continents. Based on its extensive research expertise, teaching is offered in Dutch and English, both at master's and advanced master's level. The Faculty’s aim is to distinguish itself through the academic character of its initiatives, and by emphasizing the social role of law, and the ecclesiastical and church-political role of Canon Law. This requires sufficient levels of abstraction and originality in research and teaching, as well as attention to values and to the theological and philosophical foundations of Canon Law. In this context, the function requires academic teaching, research and service which necessarily transcends purely descriptive work, by fostering awareness of the interdependence and dynamics of legal rules.

Website unit

Duties

Research

As research professor you will develop a broad nationally and internationally oriented research programme with a focus on specific areas in this field. You must correspond to a strong methodological profile. The candidate is expected to have a multidisciplinary attitude and a willingness to cooperate intensively with other researchers and research units, in the Faculty of Canon Law and beyond, in particular in Law and in Theology.

  • You strengthen existing research lines and you offer new and complementary expertise.
  • You develop your own research programme with a focus on areas in Canon Law.

  • You develop your own research group.

  • You attempt to acquire competitive research funding with national and/or international agencies and you submit research proposals to funding bodies in order to reach this goal.

  • You set up international cooperation in the context of your research programme.

  • You set up cooperation inside and outside the Faculty on the level of the research of the Research Unit.
  • You strive for excellence in your research and in this way you offer a contribution to the international character of the research unit and the Faculty.
  • You publish at the highest academic level, among others by publishing monographs in leading series and by contributing articles to various leading internationally reviewed journals in your field.
  • You attract national and international doctoral students and you supervise doctoral research in your research field.
  • You pay the necessary attention to the valorisation of your research.

Education

As stipulated in the BOF Decree, you will be expected to participate in limited teaching.

The candidate should possess excellent teaching skills, enabling him/her to contribute to the high quality of his/her research unit and the research based and research oriented educational programmes to which he/she will contribute both in the Faculty of Canon Law and in other faculties. Commitment to the quality of the programme as a whole is taken for granted.

Service

KU Leuven expects its academic staff to contribute to institutional management in the Faculty and the University and to engage in societal outreach initiatives.

Requirements

The candidate should hold a PhD in Canon Law (JCD), and if not: a PhD in Law or Theology (STD) and a Canonical degree Iuris Canonici Licentiatus (JCL).

You have an excellent research profile which is proven by among others the publication of monographs in leading series and articles in various leading international, peer-reviewed journals. 

You have demonstrable qualities related to university- level teaching and didactic skills. Experience in acquiring research funding is an asset.

Proficiency in English is required.

The official administrative language used at KU Leuven is Dutch. If the candidate does not speak Dutch (or does not speak it well) at the start of employment, KU Leuven will provide language training to enable him/her to take part in administrative meetings. Prior to teaching Dutch and/or English courses, the candidate will be given the opportunity to acquire or improve necessary language skills.

Before teaching courses in Dutch or English, you will be given the opportunity to acquire or improve the language skills, if necessary.

Other languages are an added value.

Offer

The Humanities and Social Sciences Group has decided to encourage and strengthen the (inter)disciplinary research in Canon Law by recruiting a research professor in that specific domain.

The successful candidate will be hired in the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or (Full) Professor depending on his/her qualifications and academic experience. Junior researchers will be appointed as assistant professor in tenure track for a period of 5 years, which in case of a positive evaluation is followed by an appointment as a tenured associate professor.

Your assignment includes tasks of research, education and service provision, but during the period of the BOF status will mainly consist of research in (sub-domains of) Canon Law.

The KU Leuven pursues a policy of equal opportunity and diversity and explicitly encourages underrepresented groups at the university to apply.

KU Leuven is well set to welcome foreign professors and their family and provides practical support with regard to immigration & administration, housing, childcare, learning Dutch, partner career coaching.

To facilitate scientific onboarding and accelerate research in the first phase a starting grant of 100.000 euro is offered to new professors without substantial other funding, appointed for at least 50%.

More information

full application and selection procedure research professorships (BOFZAP)


Interested?

More information on the content of the job can be obtained from the academic contact person Prof. dr. Rik Torfs, Dean of the Faculty of Canon Law, (rik.torfs@kuleuven.be, tel. +32 16 32 51 58). 

More information on the guidelines, regulations and application file [see footnote 1] is available from Ms. Kristin Vermeylen (kristin.vermeylen@kuleuven.be , tel. +32 16 32 09 07) or Ms. Christelle Maeyaert (christelle.maeyaert@kuleuven.be , tel. +32 16 31 41 94).



You are expected to add to the application file: a motivation letter; a text on the vision of academic research ; a text about the vision on academic education; and all teaching evaluations of the past five years in your possession.

 

You can apply for this job no later than September 15, 2022 via the online application tool

KU Leuven seeks to foster an environment where all talents can flourish, regardless of gender, age, cultural background, nationality or impairments. If you have any questions relating to accessibility or support, please contact us at diversiteit.HR@kuleuven.be.

 

More info here.