14 April 2014

WORKSHOP: Recent Research in the History of Public International Law (Ghent, 23 May 2014)

On 23 May 2014, the Ghent Legal History Institute organizes a workshop on recent research in the history of public international law

Whereas legal history has traditionally mostly been that of private law, recent decades saw the emergence of separate journals and book series devoted to the study of other branches, such as the history of the law nations. The meeting has been set up at the crossroads between legal history, public international law and diplomatic history. Researchers from Belgium, the Netherlands, France and Germany will present their activities to qualified peers. Starting in the Early Modern Period and running up to the First World War, a representative array of sub-fields within public international law will be considered: the law of treaties, maritime law, legal theory, the laws of war or neutrality. Prof. Randall Lesaffer, an international authority in the field, will comment and conclude the day. 

Participation is free of charge, but registration is mandatory. Please contact Mrs. Karin Pensaert (

The program, platform text and bio-bibliographical information on the speakers can be found here.

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