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09 April 2021

CALL FOR BLOGGERS (DEADLINE 30 APR 2021)

The ESCLH seeks to recruit new bloggers to strengthen its current team as volunteers. The ESCLH Blog is a reference for information on  publications, calls and vacancies in the field of comparative legal history. The blog aggregates relevant scientific information from legal history and various related fields in the humanities and social sciences, and has so far had a (non-exclusive) focus on Europe. The blog equally serves to disseminate information regarding the activities of the European Society for Comparative Legal History (biannual conferences, postgraduate conferences, zoom seminars) and its journal Comparative Legal History (Routledge). With just under 20,000 pageviews a month, announcements are eagerly received and shared by members of the virtual academic communities built around our blog and twitter account (@esclh). 

We are welcoming applications: please send your CV and a brief covering letter or email to esclhblog@gmail.com by 30 april 2021.  Participation in the Blog Team can consist of adding posts, answering messages on the blog’s email address (esclhblog@gmail.com) or developing a new Facebook page for the society and its blog. Inquiries for further information can be directed to this address as well. The ESCLH welcomes applications from everyone, including those from diverse personal and professional backgrounds.


ZOOM EVENTS: Jana OSTERKAMP ("Reich, Föderation und Staat", 13 APR) - Martin SCHENNACH ("Austria Inventa", 22 APR)

 


(image source: Universität Wien; click on image to enlarge)

1.) The Viennese Legal History Society (Wiener Rechtsgeschichtliche Gesellschaft) holds its events online via Zoom during the pandemic and opens the talks now for the wider public.

 

On 13 April 2021, 19.00h, PD Dr. Jana Osterkamp (Collegium Carolinum, Munich) will give a talk in German with the title: Reich, Föderation und Staat. Neue Perspektiven auf die Habsburgermonarchie. Versuch einer verfassungsgeschichtlichen Einordnung.

 

 

Everyone is warmly invited to join the event via Zoom. Contact rechtsgeschichte@univie.ac.at to enroll.

 

 

2.) The Department of Legal and Constitutional History of the University of Vienna warmly invites everyone interested to participate in the online book symposium on Martin Schennach’s (Innsbruck) ‚Austria inventa?‘ Zu den Anfängen der österreichischen Staatsrechtslehre.

 

The panelists are:

Natasha G. Wheatley (Princeton)

Jana Osterkamp (Munich)

Peter Becker (Vienna)

Gerald Kohl (Vienna)

Moderation: Sebastian M. Spitra

 

The symposium takes place via Zoom on Thursday, 22 April 2021, 3pm.

 

Please contact rechtsgeschichte@univie.ac.at to enroll for the event.

WEBINAR SERIES: "Interpretazione e fonti del diritto tra tradizione e innovazione" - seminari 12 e 19 aprile 2021 - Università di Macerata

 



The programme is available in PDF format, here.

08 April 2021

BOOK: Emanuela FUGAZZA, Un reato in cerca di definizione. La bancarotta del commerciante dall'Ordonnance du commerce alla legge fallimentare del 1942 (Torino: Giappichelli, 2021) ISBN: 9788892121164, pp. 312, € 38,00

 

(Source: Giappichelli)


ABOUT THE BOOK

Collana: Futuro Anteriore|Sezione Monografie

Questo libro si propone di ricostruire la genesi, i contenuti e le ragioni del travaglio dottrinale consumato nel corso dell’Ottocento, e fino ai primi decenni del secolo successivo, intorno al più classico dei reati fallimentari. Le fonti ci restituiscono l’immagine di un solco profondo in tema di bancarotta fra la dottrina e la giurisprudenza, da un lato, e il diritto positivo, dall’altro. Su un versante, i giuristi, ancorati alla plurisecolare tradizione italiana, definivano la bancarotta come il fallimento doloso o colposo del commerciante. Sull’altro versante, i codici di commercio recepivano la costruzione della fattispecie criminosa di matrice francese. Risalente nelle sue linee fondamentali all’Ordonnance du commerce, essa riconosceva al fallimento, non già la posizione di evento del reato, bensì quella di condizione di punibilità. Detto contrasto fu superato sul piano dottrinale e giurisprudenziale solo negli anni Venti del Novecento, quando rappresentanti insigni della scienza penalistica e alcune sentenze della Cassazione senza più riserve abbandonarono la costruzione teorica tradizionale, offrendo della bancarotta una definizione finalmente aderente allo ius conditum.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Emanuela Fugazza è ricercatore di Storia del diritto medievale e moderno presso la Facoltà di Giurisprudenza dell’Università degli Studi di Pavia. Nel 2006 ha conseguito il titolo di dottore di ricerca in Storia del diritto medievale e moderno presso l’Università degli Studi di Milano. È autrice della monografia Diritto istituzioni e giustizia in un comune dell’Italia padana. Piacenza e i suoi statuti (1135-1323), Padova, CeDam, 2009 e di articoli e saggi concernenti la storia del diritto statutario e la storia della giustizia, civile e penale, in età comunale e signorile.

The table of contents is available here.


More information with the publisher.

06 April 2021

BOOK: Kirsten SWORD, Wives Not Slaves - Patriarchy and Modernity in the Age of Revolutions (Chicago: University of Chicago Press). ISBN 9780226757483, 50.00 USD

 

(Source: University of Chicago Press)

The University of Chicago Press is publishing “Wives Not Slaves - Patriarchy and Modernity in the Age of Revolutions”.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Wives not Slaves begins with the story of John and Eunice Davis, a colonial American couple who, in 1762, advertised their marital difficulties in the New Hampshire Gazette—a more common practice for the time and place than contemporary readers might think. John Davis began the exchange after Eunice left him, with a notice resembling the ads about runaway slaves and servants that were a common feature of eighteenth-century newspapers. John warned neighbors against “entertaining her or harbouring her. . . or giving her credit.” Eunice defiantly replied, “If I am your wife, I am not your slave.” With this pointed but problematic analogy, Eunice connected her individual challenge to her husband’s authority with the broader critiques of patriarchal power found in the politics, religion, and literature of the British Atlantic world.

Kirsten Sword’s richly researched history reconstructs the stories of wives who fled their husbands between the mid-seventeenth and early nineteenth centuries, comparing their plight with that of other runaway dependents.  Wives not Slaves explores the links between local justice, the emerging press, and transatlantic political debates about marriage, slavery and imperial power. Sword traces the relationship between the distress of ordinary households, domestic unrest, and political unrest, shedding new light on the social changes imagined by eighteenth-century revolutionaries, and on the politics that determined which patriarchal forms and customs the new American nation would—and would not—abolish.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kirsten Sword is a historian of early American and women’s history affiliated with Indiana University Bloomington.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction: “If I am your Wife, I am not your Slave”

1. The Trials of Christopher and Elizabeth Lawson: An Introduction to Post-Reformation Debates about Marriage

2. Submit or Starve: Manby v. Scott and the Making of a Precedent

3. The Runaway Press

4. Marriage, Slavery, and Anglo-Imperial Jurisdictional Politics

 

5. A Matter of Credit: Husbands’ Claims

6. “In Justice to my Character”: Wives’ Replies

7. Wives Not Slaves

8. Rethinking the Revolutionary Road to Divorce

Epilogue: “The Rigour of the Old Rule”

Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s Legal Education

Manby v. Scott in the Nineteenth Century

Acknowledgments

Abbreviations and Source Notes

Notes

Index

 

More info here

05 April 2021

BOOK: Folgert KARSDORP, Mike KESTEMONT & Allen RIDDELL, Humanities Data Analysis: Case Studies with Python (Princeton: Princeton University press, 2021), 360 p. 9780691172361, 45 USD

 

(image source: Princeton)

Book abstract:

The use of quantitative methods in the humanities and related social sciences has increased considerably in recent years, allowing researchers to discover patterns in a vast range of source materials. Despite this growth, there are few resources addressed to students and scholars who wish to take advantage of these powerful tools. Humanities Data Analysis offers the first intermediate-level guide to quantitative data analysis for humanities students and scholars using the Python programming language. This practical textbook, which assumes a basic knowledge of Python, teaches readers the necessary skills for conducting humanities research in the rapidly developing digital environment.

The book begins with an overview of the place of data science in the humanities, and proceeds to cover data carpentry: the essential techniques for gathering, cleaning, representing, and transforming textual and tabular data. Then, drawing from real-world, publicly available data sets that cover a variety of scholarly domains, the book delves into detailed case studies. Focusing on textual data analysis, the authors explore such diverse topics as network analysis, genre theory, onomastics, literacy, author attribution, mapping, stylometry, topic modeling, and time series analysis. Exercises and resources for further reading are provided at the end of each chapter.

An ideal resource for humanities students and scholars aiming to take their Python skills to the next level, Humanities Data Analysis illustrates the benefits that quantitative methods can bring to complex research questions.

  • Appropriate for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and scholars with a basic knowledge of Python
  • Applicable to many humanities disciplines, including history, literature, and sociology
  • Offers real-world case studies using publicly available data sets
  • Provides exercises at the end of each chapter for students to test acquired skills
  • Emphasizes visual storytelling via data visualizations

On the authors:  

Folgert Karsdorp is a postdoctoral researcher at the Meertens Institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Mike Kestemont is assistant professor of literature at the University of Antwerp. Twitter @Mike_Kestemont Allen Riddell is assistant professor of information science at Indiana University.

(source: Princeton

02 April 2021

MESSAGE from the Society's president: ESCLH Conference 2022 (Lisbon, 22-24 JUN 2022), Reading Circle Reminder, new Treasurer

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The ESCLH wrote to you a few weeks ago to say that the Lisbon conference, postponed from 2020 to 2021, has had to be postponed again to 2022, and we gave the dates as 29 June to 1 July, our normal dates in even-numbered years. However, we afterwards found out that another conference in a cognate field has also selected those dates, also postponed once and also looking like an excellent conference (Legal History of Empires: https://lhbe.org/). It seems very likely that once conferences get started again after the pandemic, there will be serious risks of conflicting dates and that not all conflicts will be avoidable.

We appreciate that moving the dates might cause difficulty for some, but have taken the decision that at least this conflict can be avoided, and will instead be hosting the conference in Lisbon 22-24 June 2022. We looked at many dates into July, but none proved possible. We hope to see as many of you as possible in Lisbon for what we know will be a wonderful and welcome event. We are particularly grateful to the Lisbon organising team for being so helpful and flexible

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In addition, a reminder that our reading circle on comparative legal history methods will have its third event on 3 May, online, devoted to Alan Watson's Legal Transplants. All are welcome. Further reminders will appear on our blog.

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Finally, the ESCLH has appointed a new Treasurer. For the last nine or so years, we have been lucky to have Juan B. Cañizares Navarro taking on the role of treasurer and are grateful for his work on behalf of the Society, and that he will stay on to help with some banking issues. We are delighted that Judit Beke-Martos will be taking over over the course of the next month. She can be contacted at the following address: treasureresclh@gmail.com. Transitions can take a little time, so please bear with us while we transition, but do email and we will always try to sort it out.

WEBINAR: "European Approaches to International Law in a Historical Perspective: Taking Stock of some Contemporary Appraisals" - 11th May 2021, 14-16.45 CET

  (Source: ESIL)


Webinar on ‘European Approaches to International Law in a Historical Perspective: Taking Stock of some Contemporary Appraisals’ 

Tuesday 11th May 2021, 14-16.45 CET 

Concept Note 

The European University Institute, in cooperation with Roma Tre University, and with the support of the European Society of International Law, are pleased to invite scholars to attend a conference on ‘European Approaches to International Law in a Historical Perspective: Taking Stock of some Contemporary Appraisals’ that will take place online on Tuesday 11th May 2021 (14-16.45 CET). This webinar aims to take stock of a series of recent publications adopting a critical and historical perspective to national approaches to international law in the European context.  The turn to history in international law has coincided with a heightened sensitivity to the need to explore international law from comparative and specific local/national perspectives. The intersection of these two movements has increased awareness of how national and local contexts have fundamentally contributed to shaping international legal rules, institutions and doctrines since the inception of the modern law of nations. It has also drawn attention to how the international dimension has influenced the conceptualization, interpretation and reform of law at the local/national levels, in light of the perpetual pendulum “between centre and periphery, between the international and the local”. 

What is true of international legal doctrine and institutions is also true of international legal scholarship itself, which has been driven partly by the convergence of global dynamics in terms of methodologies, theories, fields of interest and professional networks involving the community of international lawyers, and partly by context-dependent solutions based on local features, through a constant process of cross-fertilization and attrition. More and more, scholarship in international law has begun to uncover and scrutinize how political, economic, diplomatic, and historical elements affecting states might significantly contribute to introduce distinctive characteristics and peculiarities, or even diverging perspectives, to the international legal order and its rules. 

Against this background, this webinar would like to critically reflect on the legacy and characteristics (if any) of national approaches to international by bringing together recent scholarship on the European context as viewed from the perspective of broader debates in the history of international law. This choice to focus on Europe is motivated by the special interest at the EUI and the ESIL in examining European traditions in international law, but it is hoped that this initial conversation will set the stage for future research and reflection both beyond Europe and with regard to multiple national contexts in Europe still lacking a critical appraisal. 

Programme 

The webinar will take place over two sessions on the afternoon of May 11. 

Session One (14.00-15.15): The first panel will focus on overarching conceptual and methodological issues including the relevance of studies exploring potential national features; the relationship and dialogue (if any) among international scholars, legal historians and historians in this research; the longterm/contemporary legacy of national approaches; and the complex relationship between the domestic and global dimensions in the evolution of the discipline of international law. 

Speakers: Martti Koskennimi (University of Helsinki), Inge van Hulle (University of Tilburg), Jean-Marc Thouvenin (Hague Academy of International Law; University Paris X Nanterre). 

Moderator: Neha Jain (European University Institute). 

Q&A session with the virtual audience Break 

Session Two (15.15-16.45): The second session will take the form of an informal roundtable with the authors of some of the most recent scholarship in this area. Authors will be invited to discuss the rationale, methodological approaches, and main features of this scholarship. The conversation will be structured around a set of common themes such as points of commonality and divergence in the approach to national traditions present in such analysis; the role of international law and the academic community in signalling international/national historical markers in different contexts; and the potential legacy of national approaches in domestic contexts. 

Speakers: Peter Hilpold (University of Innsbruck), Iulia Motoc (European Court of Human Rights, University of Bucharest), Ignacio de la Rasilla del Moral (University of Whuan), Vincent Genin (Catholic University of Leuven), Giulio Bartolini (University of Roma Tre). 

Moderator: Lauri Mälskoo (University of Tartu) Q&A session with the virtual audience Concluding observations: Veronika Bilkova (ESIL Secretary-General; University of Prague).


Organization: Neha Jain (European University Institute) Giulio Bartolini (University of Roma Tre; Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow, EUI)

JOB OPENING: Assistant Professor in Jurisprudence - Tilburg University | Tilburg Law School, apply for this position before April 26, 2021.


Tilburg University | Tilburg Law School is looking for a: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN JURISPRUDENCE - Requisition ID 17301 

 

Tilburg Law School is looking for an Assistant Professor in Jurisprudence

Department: Public Law & Governance (PLG)

Location: Tilburg

Scientific discipline: jurisprudence 

Full time equivalent: 1.0 fte 

Duration of employment agreement: 5 years 

Monthly full time salary:  €3,746 - €5,127 gross 

This is a job opportunity for an Assistant Professor in Jurisprudence, in the department of Public Law and Governance (PLG). 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 teaching as well as research, both individually and as part of a team of ambitious scholars.

Job description

As assistant professor, you develop and teach courses in the Dutch Law bachelor (Dutch, courses Inleiding tot de Rechtswetenschap and Rechtswetenschap) and in the Liberal Arts bachelor (English, courses Fundamentals of Public Law and Law and Society). You will supervise master theses. You also participate in research carried out by the team of the legal philosophy, jurisprudence and legal history scholars, part of the Department of Public Law and Governance. In the course of your appointment, you will develop a research profile, in line with the Signature Plan of Global Law and Governance. The research conducted within Tilburg Law School is aimed at both scientific and societal relevance. It is organized into several cross-departmental research programs, including Global Law and Governance, New Modes of Lawmaking and Governance in a Multilayered Order, Law and Security, and Law and Technology. Key research themes of jurisprudence include democratic governance and the rule of law. Your teaching and research is managed according to PLG’s Work Allocation Model (WAM), where the general ratio for full-time academic staff is 60% Teaching and Service and 40% Research. 

Job requirements 

Tilburg University believes that academic excellence is achieved through the combination of outstanding research and education, in which social impact is made by sharing knowledge. In doing so, we recognize that excellence is not only achieved through individual performance, but mostly through team effort in which each team member acts as a leader connecting people. 

You have a PhD in Law. Should you not yet have your PhD, you must defend successfully your PhD before the requested start date. You have a profile that combines public law with meta-juridical research (legal theory, legal philosophy, sociology of law or legal history). Your growth potential in the field of research is evident from peer reviewed international publications.You are willing to apply for external research funding. You have scientific integrity and will contribute to an open and diversified culture of excellence. You have demonstrable teaching experience and good didactic skills. In addition, you are a collaborator with good communication skills. You are fluent in English and in Dutch. You are expected to have a Basic Teaching Qualification (in Dutch: BKO), or are prepared to acquire this within the first year of your appointment. You are committed to be an active member of our team and the department and to integrate in the environment provided by the department and the school.

Employment conditions

Tilburg University offers excellent terms of employment. We believe flexibility, development, and good employee benefits are very important. We make clear agreements on career paths and offer all kinds of facilities and schemes to maintain an optimum balance between work and private life. Tilburg University fosters diversity and inclusion; that is why we pursue an active policy for inclusive teams where diverse talents can flourish.

The starting gross salary varies between €3,746 - €5,127 per month (full time) based on scale 11 of the Collective Labor Agreement Dutch Universities. Tilburg University actively promotes equal and transparent salary between men and women by strictly applying predetermined parameters based on the candidate’s experience. Employees recruited from abroad may be eligible for the 30% tax facility- this means that 30% of your salary will be paid as a tax-free reimbursement.

Tilburg University offers you an employment agreement for a period of (in principle) 5 years. 

You are entitled to a holiday allowance amounting to 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% of your gross yearly income. If you work 40 hours per week, you receive 41 days of paid recreational leave per year. Please visit Working at Tilburg University for more information on our employment conditions. 

Information and application

More information on the vacated position can be obtained from dr. Dave De ruysscher at d.deruysscher@tilburguniversity.edu

Please apply for this position online before April 26, 2021. Address your cover letter to to the Dean of Tilburg Law School, Prof. dr. Geert Vervaeke, and add a resume, your publication list and your best publication (paper), recent teaching evaluations, your research proposal and a minimum of two references, (including name, telephone number and email address). We only approach referees for those candidates placed on the short-list.

Selection interviews will take place in the period from May 10, 2021 until May 28, 2021 with the possibility of a second interview round in the week of May 31, 2021 until June 4, 2021. 

The selection committee consists of:

Prof. dr. Mijke Houwerzijl, Chair of the Appointment and Promotions Committee (APC) 

Prof. dr. Eleni Kosta, Member of the APC

Ms. dr. Floor Fleurke, Member of the APC 

Prof. dr. Joseph Mc Cahery, Member of the APC

Prof. dr. Nikolas M. Rajkovic, PLG Head of Department 

Hans Alewijnse, Secretary of the APC 

 Minimum 4 of the 6 mentioned members above will be present during the interviews. Ideally, the preferred candidate will start no later than August 16, 2021.

Organization

Under the motto of ‘Understanding society’, Tilburg University’s more than 1,500 employees develop knowledge, transfer it to others, and bring people from various disciplines and organizations together. In this way, we want to contribute to solving complex social issues. Our focus areas are economics, business and entrepreneurship, social and behavioral sciences, law and public administration, the humanities and digital sciences, and theology. Tilburg University is internationally known for its high standards in education and scientific research, as well as its good support facilities. The Tilburg University campus offers both quietness and connectivity as it is located in a wooded park, ten minutes away from the city center, main highways, and railways. A mid-sized city of 200,000 inhabitants in the South of the Netherlands, and in proximity to cities like Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, and London, Tilburg is situated at the very heart of Western Europe.

Tilburg Law School offers highly ranked national and international education and research in law and public administration. Currently, more than 4,000 students are enrolled at Tilburg Law School. Students in Tilburg can choose from five Bachelor's programs, one of which is taught in English (Bachelor Global Law) and ten Master's programs, eight of which are taught in English. The international orientation of Tilburg Law School is reflected in these Bachelor's and Master's programs. The research conducted within Tilburg Law School is aimed at social relevance and provides students with the tools and skills to study and deal with current issues at an academic level. The research within Tilburg Law School is organized into five cross-departmental research programs: 1) Global Law and Governance; 2) New Modes of Lawmaking and Governance in a Multilayered Order; 3) Law and Security; 4) Sustainable Business Law and Taxation; and 5) Law and Technology. 

The Department of Public Law & Governance is a unique collaboration of researchers in the fields of: International Law, European law, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Public Administration, Legal Philosophy, Political Science, Legal History and Jurisprudence. Collaboration within the department is very much inspired by joint research interests.

Recruitment code

Tilburg University applies the recruitment code of the Dutch Association for Personnel Management & Organization Development (NVP).



 More information available here.

JOB OPENING: Assistant Professor in Legal History (History of International Law) - Tilburg University | Tilburg Law School - apply for this position before April 26, 2021

 


Tilburg University | Tilburg Law School is looking for a: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN LEGAL HISTORY (HISTORY OF INTERNATIONAL LAW) - Requisition ID 17341 

Department: Department of Public Law & Governance 

Location: Tilburg

Scientific discipline: Legal history 

Full time equivalent: 1.0 fte 

Duration of employment agreement: 5 years 

Monthly full time salary: €3,746 - €5,127 gross

This job opportunity is for an Assistant Professor in Legal History, in the Department of Public Law and Governance (PLG). 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 teaching as well as research, both individually and as part of a team of ambitious scholars.

Job description

As assistant professor, you develop and teach courses in the bachelor Global Law (English, courses History of International Law and Global Legal History), and in the master International Law and Global Governance (English, course History and Theory of International). You will supervise master theses. You also participate in research carried out by the team of the legal philosophy, jurisprudence and legal history scholars, part of the Department of Public Law and Governance. In the course of your appointment, you will develop a research profile, in line with the research profile and priorities of the Law School. The research conducted within Tilburg Law School is aimed at both scientific and societal relevance. It is organized into several cross-departmental research programs, including Global Law and Governance, New Modes of Lawmaking and Governance in a Multilayered Order, Law and Security, and Law and Technology. Key research themes of legal history include the history of international law, the history of commercial law and the history of public law and governance. Your teaching and research is managed according to PLG’s Work Allocation Model (WAM), where the general ratio for full-time academic staff is 60% Teaching and Service and 40% Research. 

Job requirements 

Tilburg University believes that academic excellence is achieved through the combination of outstanding research and education, in which social impact is made by sharing knowledge. In doing so, we recognize that excellence is not only achieved through individual performance, but mostly through team effort in which each team member acts as a leader connecting people. 

You have a PhD in Law on a legal-historical topic. Should you not yet have your PhD, you must defend successfully your PhD before the requested start date.Your growth potential in the field of research is evident from peer reviewed international publications.You are willing to apply for external research funding. You have scientific integrity and will contribute to an open and diversified culture of excellence. You have demonstrable teaching experience and good didactic skills. In addition, you are a collaborator with good communication skills. You are fluent in English and preferably also in Dutch, or are prepared to learn Dutch within the first two years of your appointment. You are expected to have a Basic Teaching Qualification (in Dutch: BKO), or are prepared to acquire this within the first year of your appointment. You are committed to be an active member of our team and the department and to integrate in the environment provided by the department and the school.

Employment conditions

Tilburg University offers excellent terms of employment. We believe flexibility, development, and good employee benefits are very important. We make clear agreements on career paths and offer all kinds of facilities and schemes to maintain an optimum balance between work and private life. Tilburg University fosters diversity and inclusion; that is why we pursue an active policy for inclusive teams where diverse talents can flourish.

The starting gross salary varies between €3,746 - €5,127 per month (full time) based on scale 11 of the Collective Labor Agreement Dutch Universities. Tilburg University actively promotes equal and transparent salary between men and women by strictly applying predetermined parameters based on the candidate’s experience. Employees recruited from abroad may be eligible for the 30% tax facility- this means that 30% of your salary will be paid as a tax-free reimbursement.

Tilburg University offers you an employment agreement for a period of (in principle) 5 years. 

You are entitled to a holiday allowance amounting to 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% of your gross yearly income. If you work 40 hours per week, you receive 41 days of paid recreational leave per year.

 Information and application

More information on the vacated position can be obtained from dr. Dave De Ruysscher at D.Deruysscher@tilburguniversity.edu.

Please apply for this position online before April 26, 2021. Address your cover letter to the Dean of the Tilburg Law School, Prof. dr. Geert Vervaeke, and add a resume, your publication list and your best publication (paper), recent teaching evaluations, your research proposal and a minimum of two references, (including name, telephone number and email address). We only approach referees for those candidates placed on the short-list.

Selection interviews will take place in the period from May 10, 2021 until May 28, 2021 with the possibility of a second interview round in the week of May 31, 2021 until June 4, 2021. 

The selection committee consists of:

1.    Prof. dr. Mijke Houwerzijl, Chair of the Appointment and Promotions Committee (APC) 

2.    Prof. dr. Eleni Kosta, Member of the APC

3.    Ms. dr. Floor Fleurke, Member of the APC 

4.    Prof. dr. Joseph Mc Cahery, Member of the APC

5.    Prof. dr. Nikolas M. Rajkovic, PLG Head of Department 

6.    Hans Alewijnse, Secretary of the APC 

Minimum 4 of the 6 mentioned members above will be present during the interviews. Ideally, the preferred candidate will start no later than August 16, 2021.

Organization

Under the motto of ‘Understanding society’, Tilburg University’s more than 1,500 employees develop knowledge, transfer it to others, and bring people from various disciplines and organizations together. In this way, we want to contribute to solving complex social issues. Our focus areas are economics, business and entrepreneurship, social and behavioral sciences, law and public administration, the humanities and digital sciences, and theology. Tilburg University is internationally known for its high standards in education and scientific research, as well as its good support facilities. The Tilburg University campus offers both quietness and connectivity as it is located in a wooded park, ten minutes away from the city center, main highways, and railways. A mid-sized city of 200,000 inhabitants in the South of the Netherlands, and in proximity to cities like Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, and London, Tilburg is situated at the very heart of Western Europe.

Tilburg Law School offers highly ranked national and international education and research in law and public administration. Currently, more than 4,000 students are enrolled at Tilburg Law School. Students in Tilburg can choose from five Bachelor's programs, one of which is taught in English (Bachelor Global Law) and ten Master's programs, eight of which are taught in English. The international orientation of Tilburg Law School is reflected in these Bachelor's and Master's programs. The research conducted within Tilburg Law School is aimed at social relevance and provides students with the tools and skills to study and deal with current issues at an academic level. The research within Tilburg Law School is organized into five cross-departmental research programs: 1) Global Law and Governance; 2) New Modes of Lawmaking and Governance in a Multilayered Order; 3) Law and Security; 4) Sustainable Business Law and Taxation; and 5) Law and Technology. 

The Department of Public Law & Governance is a unique collaboration of researchers in the fields of: International Law, European law, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Public Administration, Legal Philosophy, Political Science, Legal History and Jurisprudence. Collaboration within the department is very much inspired by joint research interests.

Recruitment code

Tilburg University applies the recruitment code of the Dutch Association for Personnel Management & Organization Development (NVP).


More information is available here.

BOOK: Francesco MASTROBERTI, La transizione dall'antico al nuovo diritto nel Regno di Napoli. Momenti e letture (Bari: Cacucchi Editore, 2020). ISBN: 9788866118749, pp. 288, € 28,00

 (Source: Cacucchi Editore)

ABOUT THE BOOK

ILpassaggio dall’antico al nuovo regime nel Regno di Napoli fu realizzato durante il decennio francese (1806-1815) con le riforme introdotte da Giuseppe Bonaparte e da Gioacchino Murat che si scontrarono con una società molto diversa da quella d’Oltralpe. Quali furono i momenti importanti della transizione e quali problemi sollevarono? Come fu visto e sentito dai contemporanei e dalle generazioni immediatamente successive il passaggio dall’Antico al Nuovo regime? Come lo vissero ed interpretarono soprattutto i giuristi, ossia coloro che subirono e dovettero gestire il cambiamento delle istituzioni e dell’ordinamento giuridico nella sfera della professione privata, nell’ambito delle magistrature oppure nel quadro della riflessione scientifica? A tali domande prova a dare qualche risposta questo volume che raccoglie alcuni saggi pubblicati in diverse sedi editoriali, separando due angoli prospettici in qualche modo complementari. Il primo è riscontrabile nell’analisi dei momenti più significativi della transizione giuridica, ossia alle maggiori riforme sul piano del diritto e delle istituzioni, esaminate nel quadro della storia generale del Mezzogiorno; il secondo nell’esame delle interpretazioni che di quelle trasformazioni diedero giuristi e storici del tempo e nei primi tempi.

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Francesco Mastroberti è professore ordinario per il Settore Scientifico Disciplinare IUS/19 - Storia del Diritto Medievale e Moderno presso il Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza-Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro.


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01 April 2021

BOOK: Stuart BANNER, The Decline of Natural Law - How American Lawyers Once Used Natural Law and Why They Stopped (Oxford: OUP, 2021). ISBN 9780197556498, 49.95 USD

 

(Source: OUP)

OUP is publishing a new book on the history of natural law in the American legal system.

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Before the late 19th century, natural law played an important role in the American legal system. Lawyers routinely used it in their arguments and judges often relied upon it in their opinions. Today, by contrast, natural law plays virtually no role in the legal system. When natural law was part of a lawyer's toolkit, lawyers thought of judges as finders of the law, but when natural law dropped out of the legal system, lawyers began thinking of judges as makers of the law instead.

 

In The Decline of Natural Law, the eminent legal historian Stuart Banner explores the causes and consequences of this change. To do this, Banner discusses the ways in which lawyers used natural law and why the concept seemed reasonable to them. He further examines several long-term trends in legal thought that weakened the position of natural law, including the use of written constitutions, the gradual separation of the spheres of law and religion, the rapid growth of legal publishing, and the position of natural law in some of the 19th century's most contested legal issues. And finally, he describes both the profession's rejection of natural law in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and the ways in which the legal system responded to the absence of natural law.

 

The first book to explain how natural law once worked in the American legal system, The Decline of Natural Law offers a unique look into how and why this major shift in legal thought happened, and focuses, in particular, on the shift from the idea that law is something we find to something we make.

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Stuart Banner is the Norman Abrams Distinguished Professor of Law at UCLA. His nine previous books include Speculation: A History of the Fine Line Between Gambling and Investing and The Baseball Trust: A History of Baseball's Antitrust Exemption.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction

 

Part I: Before the Transition

Chapter 1: The Law of Nature

Chapter 2: The Common Law

 

Part II: Causes of the Transition

Chapter 3: The Adoption of Written Constitutions

Chapter 4: The Separation of Law and Religion

Chapter 5: The Explosion in Law Publishing

Chapter 6: The Two-Sidedness of Natural Law

 

Part III: The Transition and After

Chapter 7: The Decline of Natural Law and Custom

Chapter 8: Substitutes for Natural Law

Chapter 9: Echoes of Natural Law

 

Index

 

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BOOK: Maciej MIKULA, Municipal Magdeburg Law (Ius municipale Magdeburgense) in Late Medieval Poland. A Study on the Evolution and Adaptation of Law (Leiden: Brill, 2021). ISBN: 978-90-04-42967-3, € 144.00

 

(Source: Brill)

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Series: Medieval Law and Its Practice, Volume: 30

In this volume, Maciej Mikuła analyses the extant texts of the Ius municipale Magdeburgense, the most important collection of Magdeburg Law in late medieval Poland. He discusses the different translation traditions of the collection; the application of Magdeburg Law in different cities; how differences between the versions could affect the application of the rights; and how the invention of printing influenced the principle of legal certainty. Mikuła ultimately shows that the differences between the texts not only influenced legal practice, but also bear out how complex the process was of the adaptation of Magdeburg Law.

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Maciej Mikuła, Ph.D. (2012), habilitation (2018), Jagiellonian University in Cracow, is Assistant Professor at that university. He has published monographs, editions and articles on law in medieval and early modern Poland.


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