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30 June 2021

BOOK : Bernard RIBEMONT (dir), Joanna TEKLIK (dir), Droit et justice dans la littérature francophone de Belgique, vol 23 (Classiques Garnier, 2021), ISBN : 978-2-4061-1375-1, pp. 254, 25€

(source : Classiques garnier)



A propos de l'ouvrage : 


Résumé de l'éditeur : À partir du corpus de la littérature francophone belge, ce volume s’interroge sur la façon dont ces textes, avec une spécificité belge ou non, questionnent les notions et concepts de droit et de justice, liés à l’actualité ou au passé. La démarche y présidant est interdisciplinaire et transhistorique.


Les contributeurs sont : Renata BIZEK-TATARA, Laurence BOUDART, Cristina ROBALO-CORDEIRO, Laurent DEMOULIN, Bernadette DESORBAY, Marie GIRAUD-CLAUDE-LAFONTAINE, Agnieszka KUKURYK, Anna LOBA, Atinati MAMATSASHVILI, Marc QUAGHEBEUR, Katherine RONDOU, Przemysław SZCZUR.


A propos des directeurs de l'ouvrage :  


Bernard RIBEMONT est professeur de littérature médiévale à l'université d'Orléans.


Joanna TEKLIK est professeure de littérature française à l'Université Adam Mickiewicz.


Sommaire : 


Bernard RIBEMONT, Joanna TEKLIK : Introduction  p.7-12


Renata BIZEK-TATARA : L'affaire Dutroux selon Françoise Mallet-Joris "Sept démons dans la ville". p.13-23


Laurence BOUDART : " L’heure de la justice ne sonne pas aux cadrans de ce monde " Droit et justice dans l'œuvre de Maurice Maeterlinck.  p.25-38


Cristina ROBALO-CORDEIRO : La présence de Job dans Absent de Bagdad de Jean-Claude Pirotte. p. 39-46


Laurent DEMOULIN : La plaidoirie de l'alcoolique. "Une lecture des Inconnus dans la maison de Simenon." p. 47-64


Bernadette DESORBAY : Pour une poïétique de la justice. "L’écrivain Pierre Mertens et l’affaire Pinedo". p.65-80


Marie GIRAUD-CLAUDE-LAFONTAINE : L’enlèvement face à l’injustice. Des écrivains (in)justiciers? p.81-98


Agnieszka KUKURYK : Conscience de l’injustice en Amérique latine et de son incompatibilité avec le message évangélique. "Le rêve d’une société égalitaire selon Conrad Detrez". p.99-114


Anna LOBA : Faire justice aux animaux. "Les Petits dieux de Sandrine Willems".  p.115-126


Atinati MAMATSASHVILI : Littérature de langue française de Belgique face à la question de justice pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Implications éthiques et esthétiques des mesures antisémites sous l’Occupation.  p.127-150


Marc QUAGHEBEUR : Henry Bauchau, une œuvre à l’aune du jugement.  p.151-166


Bernard RIBEMONT : Henry Soumagne. De la réalité historique et judiciaire au roman. p. 167-192


Katherine RONDOU : Représentations du procès de Jésus dans la littérature belge francophone. p. 193-212


Przemysław SZCZUR : Le (dys)fonctionnement de la justice dans le roman policier. Un long moment de silence de Paul Colize et au-delà.  p. 213-226


Joanna TEKLIK : Albert Guislain. Homme de lettres dans le Palais de justice.  p. 227-242


Index nominum  p.  243-246


Résumés  p. 247-251


Table des matières p. 253-254

29 June 2021

REMINDER: ESCLH General Assembly + Seminar "Theology and Law: Recent Research and Publications on the Iberian School of Peace" (ONLINE, 29 JUN 2021)

 

(image source: HistoriaDomus)


 Dear members,

 

You're most cordially invited to the ESCLH General Assembly for 2021 and to a Seminar with exciting new research presented by our colleagues at the University of Lisbon (Tuesday, 29 June 2021, 17:00-19:00 hours CET/04:00-06:00 hours PM GMT). Please find the draft agenda as an attachment to this email. As you will see, the Assembly is again online, because of the limitations Covid sets us. Due to these limitations, as you know we decided to postpone the ESCLH Conference again, to 22-24 June 2022, in Lisbon, but are hosting the AGM at the same time as the 2021 conference would have been.

 

To get a taste of what Lisbon has to offer, academically at least, this year's General Assembly is preceded by a Seminar:

Theology and Law: recent research and publications on the Iberian school of peace

Speakers include, Profs Pedro Barbas Homem (Faculty of Law), Pedro Calafate (Department of Philosophy), Margarida Seixas (Faculty of Law) and Ana Fouto (Faculty of Law). They will be speaking about brand new research based on manuscripts at the Universities of Salamanca, Coimbra and Évora from Portuguese and Spanish legal theologians of XVI and XVII century.

 

In the invitation, but also here you find a registration link (https://www.aanmelder.nl/125842/subscribe), by which you can register for the Workshop and/or the General Assembly 2021.

 

Candidates for Secretary General

On the agenda is also the position of the Secretary General. The first term of Janwillem Oosterhuis as Secretary General (since 2016) is over. If you are interested in standing, please send an email to matthew.dyson@law.ox.ac.uk before Friday 11 June 2021. If there are any applications, you will be informed by 15 June of the list of elegible candidates. While Dr Oosterhuis is willing to stand again, all members are able to stand for all positions on the Executive Council when those positions are up for election.

 

Membership fee 2021

As you may have noticed, you have not yet received a reminder for your membership fee for 2021. As you can see in the agenda, we have found a new treasurer (with many thanks to Juan Canizares for his many years of work) and intend also to move to a new bank. However, while we work this out, we kindly ask you to pay your membership (€50 yearly) to the current account in Spain (Bank: Bankia. C/ Guardia Civil, 21. 46020, Valencia (Spain); IBAN: ES48 2038 6546 2360 0015 1293; Swift code: CAHMESMMXXX; Holder: European Society for Comparative Legal History) or use the PayPal account on the ESCLH Blog (http://esclh.blogspot.com/p/donate-to.html). When you have paid, please inform our new treasurer Judit Beke-Martos (treasureresclh@gmail.com) and me, the Secretary General (janwillem.oosterhuis@maastrichtuniversity.nl) of such.

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BOOK : Elodie DJORDJEVIC (dir), Isabelle AUBERT (dir), Gilles MARMASSE (dir), La pensée et les normes, (Editions de la Sorbonne, 2021), ISBN : 979-1-0351-0638-6, pp. 362, 24€




A propos de l'ouvrage : 


Résumé de l'éditeur : L'ouvrage La pensée et les normes rend hommage à l'œuvre de Jean-François Kervégan, professeur de philosophie à l’Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Philosophe des normativités, Jean-François Kervégan investit les champs de la philosophie allemande et de la philosophie pratique. En histoire de la philosophie allemande, on lui doit une actualisation de la pensée de Hegel, des études sur Kant, Marx, Jürgen Habermas et Axel Honneth. En philosophie pratique, outre des ouvrages consacrés à C. Schmitt, ses travaux s’intéressent notamment aux droits subjectifs, à l’institutionnalisme et à la nature des normes juridiques.

La pensée et les normes discute les pistes de réflexion engagées par Jean-François Kervégan. En écho à ses travaux, les contributions du présent volume examinent les rapports entre les normes et la raison, à partir de l’histoire de la philosophie ou au prisme d’approches plus contemporaines mêlant philosophie, sciences sociales et droit.


Les contributeurs sont : Franck FISCHBACH, Geminello PRETEROSSI, Robert B. PIPPIN, Emmanuel PICAVET, Emmanuel RENAULT, Catherine COLLIOT-THELENE, Olivier BEAUD, Denis BARANGER, Mathieu CARPENTIER, Pierre-Yves QUIVIGER, Norbert WASZEK, Bruno HAAS, Myriam BIENENSTOCK, Olivier TINLAND, Marcos NOBRE, Jean-François KERVEGAN.


A propos des directeurs de l'ouvrage :  


Elodie DJORDJEVIC est maître de conférences à l’université Paris II Panthéon-Assas et Directrice adjointe de Droit & Philosophie. Son sujet de thèse était : "Rationalité et normativité. Hegel et la question du jugement politique."


Isabelle AUBERT est maître de conférences en philosophie (spécialité philosophie du droit) à l'​Université Paris 1-Panthéon Sorbonne. Son sujet de thèse était : " Sujet et intersubjectivité chez Jürgen Habermas"


Gilles MARMASSE  est professeur de philosophie à l’université de Poitiers.  Son sujet de thèse était : "De la nature à l'esprit. Corps animal et corps humain chez Hegel"


Sommaire : 



Isabelle AUBERT, Élodie DJORDJEVIC, Gilles MARMASSE : Avant-Propos


PREMIÈRE PARTIE. KANT, HEGEL ET LA NORMATIVITÉ

Franck FISCHBACH : Qu'est-ce que la vie éthique ? Un essai d’analyse

Élodie DJORDJEVIC : Action et causalité. Remarques sur la conception hégélienne de l’imputation


Gilles MARMASSE : Le débat sur la morale kantienne dans Grâce et dignité de Schiller


Geminello PRETEROSSIEntre Hegel et Schmitt


Robert B. PIPPINLes consolations de l’absolu ? À propos de L’effectif et le rationnel. Hegel et l’esprit objectif de J.-F. Kervégan


DEUXIÈME PARTIE. PENSER LES NORMES AUJOURD’HUI

Emmanuel PICAVETLes normes, les institutions et l’effectivité paradoxale des principes rationnels


Isabelle AUBERT : La réalité morale est-elle construite ?


Emmanuel RENAULTCritique sociale et connaissance


Catherine COLLIOT-THELENE : Le contractualisme contemporain : quelles parties, à quel contrat ?


TROISIÈME PARTIE. LE TRAVAIL DES JURISTES

Olivier BEAUD : Max Weber, les droits subjectifs et l’État. Quand un sociologue prend au sérieux le langage des juristes


Denis BARANGER : L’évanescence de la norme. Essai sur l’instabilité ontologique du phénomène normatif


Mathieu CARPENTIER : Un slogan pour une étiquette ? Sur la séparation du droit et de la morale


Pierre-Yves QUIVIGER : Une théorie institutionnelle du sujet de droit


QUATRIÈME PARTIE. HÉRITAGES HÉGÉLIENS

Norbert WASZEK : De l’Encyclopédie de Hegel à la création par les hégéliens de nouvelles disciplines scientifiques


Bruno HAAS : Hegel théoricien du musée


Myriam BIENENSTOCK  : L’« esprit absolu » hégélien entre les XIXe et XXIe siècles


Olivier TINLAND  : Nietzsche, Hegel et les contradictions de « l’âme allemande »


Marcos NOBRE : La Phénoménologie de l’esprit en tant que modèle philosophique



CINQUIÈME PARTIE. RETOUR SUR UN PARCOURS


Jean-François KERVEGAN  : Normativité, juridicité, rationalité : un bilan








28 June 2021

BOOK: Peter COLLIN (Ed.), Konfliktlösung im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert (Cham: Springer, 2021). ISBN 978-3-662-56075-4, 109.99 EUR

 

(Source: Springer)

Springer is publishing a new volume of its 4 volume-collection on the history of conflict resolution in Europe.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Das vierbändige „Handbuch zur Geschichte der Konfliktlösung in Europa“ beschäftigt sich mit rechtlichen und außerrechtlichen Wegen der Entscheidung von Konflikten zwischen einzelnen Menschen sowie zwischen Personen und ihren Obrigkeiten. Das von Expertinnen und Experten aus vielen europäischen Ländern geschriebene Handbuch soll als zentrales Referenzmedium für die historische Dimension aller Aspekte der Streitentscheidung dienen.

Der Aufbau des Werks orientiert sich an den vier Epochen Antike, Mittelalter, Frühe Neuzeit und 19./20. Jahrhundert.

Nach einer Einführung in die jeweilige Epoche werden die für den Zeitabschnitt kennzeichnenden Akteure, Verfahren und Institutionen vorgestellt sowie Kernfragen und Zentralprobleme der Streitentscheidung in zeittypischen Konfliktfeldern behandelt. Die europäische Perspektive des Handbuchs schlägt sich in Überblicken zu einzelnen Ländern, Regionen und Rechtskulturen nieder. Ausführliche Hinweise auf die weiterführende Literatur runden die Darstellung ab. Band 4 umfasst Beiträge zum 19. und 20. Jahrhundert.

 

More info here

25 June 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS: Third Postgraduate Conference in Comparative Legal History 17–19 February 2022, Augsburg University, Germany Call for Papers (DEADLINE 15 SEP 2021)

Third Postgraduate Conference in Comparative Legal History
17–19 February 2022, Augsburg University, Germany
Call for Papers

The European Society for Comparative Legal History (ESCLH) is pleased to announce its Third Postgraduate Conference. The ESCLH invites PhD-students (beyond their first year) and post-doctoral researchers who work in the field of comparative legal history to participate in the conference. The conference will be held from 17 to 19 February 2022 at Augsburg University, Germany.

The ESCHL wants to overcome the narrow nationalism and geographical segregation of legal history in contemporary European scholarship and professional organisations. The society, thus, aims to promote comparative legal history, the explicit comparison of legal ideas and institutions in two or more legal traditions.

The Third Postgraduate Conference of the ESCLH will give advanced PhD-students and post-doctoral researchers the opportunity to present their research in the field of comparative legal history to a panel of six leading experts. Furthermore, the conference will give all participants the opportunity to build academic networks. The experts on the panel cover a broad range of subjects: Annamaria Monti (Milano), Helen Scott (Oxford), Michał Gałędek (Gdańsk), Jean-Louis Halperin (Paris), Aniceto Masferrer (Valencia), and Jørn Øyrehagen Sunde (Oslo).

The ESCLH invites advanced doctoral candidates and post-doctoral researchers to submit abstracts of their planned presentation. The abstract should be of no more than 300 words. It should give the title of the research project, the field of research, and personal data (full name, email address, affiliated university. Please also send a CV (no more than 4 pages). The application should be sent to:

phillip.hellwege@jura.uni-augsburg.de

The conference language is English and abstracts must be submitted in English. The closing date for receipt of abstracts is 15 September 2021. Twelve applicants will be selected and invited to participate in the conference. Successful applicants will be informed by 15 October 2021.

Participants are expected to cover their own travel expenses. Accommodation and catering will be provided without charge.

It is hoped that by February 2022 it will again be possible to host a conference in person and that all participants will be able to travel to Augsburg. The organizers of the conference, however, reserve the right to change to an online or hybrid format if any travel restrictions or other restrictions are in force. In order to allow all participants to make their travel arrangements, the final decision on whether the conference will be held in presence, online or hybrid will be made by 15 December 2021.

 


BOOK: Michelle MCKINLEY, Libertades fraccionadas. Esclavitud, intimidad y movilización jurídica en la Lima colonial, 1600-1700 (Valencia: Tirant lo Blanch, 2021). ISBN: 9788413365565, pp. 372, $ 449.00 MXN

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

‘Libertades fraccionadas’ explora el modo como miles de esclavas en el Perú colonial aprovecharon los instrumentos jurídicos a su disposición para asegurar su libertad, mantener intactas sus familias, negociar precios bajos para auto-comprarse y planificar transferencias de propiedad. Mediante una extensa investigación en archivos, Michelle McKinley explora las experiencias de mujeres esclavizadas cuya huella histórica es apenas visible en los registros oficiales y demuestra hasta qué punto los esclavos podían actuar por voluntad propia, a pesar de estar atrapados en las redes del tráfico de seres humanos del mundo Atlántico. La autora presenta a las mujeres esclavizadas como actores legales con identidades superpuestas: esposas, madres, amantes, nodrizas y sirvientas que recibían un jornal, y muestra cómo esas experiencias en el ambiente laboral urbano condicionaron su identidad como esclavas. Si bien los procesos judiciales no siempre eran exitosos para las esclavas, en ‘Libertades fraccionadas’ se demuestra la forma en que estas mujeres utilizaron los canales del afecto y la intimidad para presionar y obtener su libertad, y evitar así la transmisión generacional de la esclavitud a sus hijos.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Michelle A. McKinley es catedrática en la Escuela de Derecho de la Universidad de Oregon. Ha publicado numerosos trabajos sobre legislación internacional, globalización e historia jurídica, y en el año 2011 fue galardonada con el Surrency Prize de la American Society for Legal History. 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Contenido

Agradecimientos        9

Prólogo        13

Bianca Premo

Introducción        17

1    Litigando por la libertad        49

2    Cadenas conyugales        109

3    Dependencias peligrosas        153

4    Libertad en la pila bautismal        195

5    Hasta que la muerte nos separe        237

6    Comprador, cuidado        271

Conclusión        313

Nota sobre las referencias y la bibliografía        327

Índice        353


More information with the publisher.

JOB OFFER: Im Fachbereich Rechtswissenschaft am Institut für Rechtsgeschichte ist an der Professur für Mittelalterliche Rechtsgeschichte, Neuere Rechtsgeschichte und Zivilrecht (Prof. Dr. Albrecht Cordes)


(Source: Goethe Universität)


Die Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main ist mit etwa 48.000 Studierenden und rund 5.000 Beschäftigten eine der größten Hochschulen in Deutschland. 1914 von Frankfurter Bürgern gegründet und seit 2008 wieder in der Rechtsform einer Stiftung besitzt die Goethe-Universität ein hohes Maß an Eigenständigkeit, Modernität und fachlicher Vielfalt. Als Volluniversität bietet die Goethe-Universität Frankfurt auf fünf Campus in insgesamt 16 Fachbereichen über 100 Studiengänge an und besitzt gleichzeitig eine herausragende Forschungsstärke.

Im Fachbereich Rechtswissenschaft am Institut für Rechtsgeschichte ist an der Professur für Mittelalterliche Rechtsgeschichte, Neuere Rechtsgeschichte und Zivilrecht (Prof. Dr. Albrecht Cordes) zum 01.10.2021 oder später eine Stelle für eine*n

Wissenschaftliche*n Mitarbeiter*in (m/w/d)

(E13 TV-G-U, 75%-Teilzeit)

zunächst für die Dauer von drei Jahren zu besetzen. Die Eingruppierung richtet sich nach den Tätigkeitsmerkmalen des für die Goethe-Universität geltenden Tarifvertrags (TV-G-U).

Aufgabenbereich: Mitarbeit in der Lehre (Rechtsgeschichte und ggf. Zivilrecht) sowie der Forschung auf dem Gebiet der Rechtsgeschichte, unter anderem bei der Redaktion der Neuauflage des Handwörterbuchs zur deutschen Rechtsgeschichte (HRG) sowie Unterstützung bei Editions- und Verbundforschungsprojekten. Es wird Gelegenheit zu selbstbestimmter Forschung, insbesondere zur Anfertigung einer Habilitationsschrift oder einer Dissertation, gegeben.

Einstellungsvoraussetzungen: Ein abgeschlossenes Hochschulstudium (Rechtswissenschaft, Geschichte oder Germanistik) mit überdurchschnittlichen Leistungen. Zudem ist eine wissenschaftliche Qualifikation im Bereich der Rechtsgeschichte, der Geschichte, der Germanistik oder des Zivilrechts vorhanden oder wird angestrebt. Gemäß der Ausrichtung des Lehrstuhls werden fundierte rechtshistorische Kenntnisse vorzugsweise aus den Bereichen Mittelalter und frühe Neuzeit gewünscht. Erfahrungen in der wissenschaftlichen Recherche und Redaktionsarbeit (Druckwerke und Online-Publikationen) sind von Vorteil.

Die Goethe-Universität strebt eine Erhöhung des Frauenanteils an und fordert deshalb besonders Frauen zur Bewerbung auf. Schwerbehinderte Menschen werden bei gleicher Qualifikation vorrangig berücksichtigt.

Schriftliche Bewerbungen mit den üblichen Unterlagen sowie einer kurzen Skizze des Qualifikationsvorhabens (3-5 Seiten) richten Sie bitte bis zum 15.07.2021 an Prof. Dr. Albrecht Cordes, Institut für Rechtsgeschichte, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Fachbereich Rechtswissenschaft, Theodor-W. Adorno-Platz 4 (RuW 14), 60629 Frankfurt am Main (lehrstuhl-cordes@jur.uni-frankfurt.de).


23 June 2021

JOURNAL. Juspoliticum, nº 25. Les doctrines autoritaires et totalitaires du droit constitutionnel. OPEN ACCESS

 

(Source: http://juspoliticum.com/numero/Les-doctrines-autoritaires-et-totalitaires-du-droit-constitutionnel-78.html)

The french journal Juspoliticum has published its 25th edition, with a forum section on authoritarian and totalitarian doctrines of constitutional law.


Doctrines autoritaires et totalitaires du droit constitutionnel

Autour de J.-M. Denquin, Penser le droit constitutionnel

Varia

Recensions

Mémoires

22 June 2021

ONLINE SEMINAR: Mentalità e culture del militare come elementi imprescindibili della costruzione statuale e costituzionale

 


We learned of a colloquium at the Istituto storico italo-germanico di Trento on “mentalità e culture del militare come elementi imprescindibili della costruzione statuale e costituzionale”.

Nella storiografia la figura del militare è spesso rappresentata dandone per scontata un’intrinseca inferiorità formativa, intellettuale, valoriale e culturale nei confronti delle altre élites politiche e sociali che hanno attraversato la storia dell’Italia e dell’Occidente moderno e contemporaneo. La tendenza è stata favorita soprattutto dal fatto che, specie nel caso italiano, questo attore è stato quasi sempre studiato esclusivamente sulla base della documentazione relativa alla sua dimensione pubblica. Attingendo alle fonti private, e per epoche più vicine alle fonti orali, è invece possibile distinguere i piani della rappresentazione, dell’auto-rappresentazione e della prassi, funzionale, comportamentale e valoriale, dell’istituzione militare e delle persone che la abitarono, nonché evidenziare il dialogo continuo e costruttivo che queste intrattennero con le altre élites. Inoltre, solamente prendendo sul serio le diverse visioni del mondo coltivate dai membri dell’élite militare che ha diretto e popolato le istituzioni italiane ed europee dall’età dei lumi alla Guerra Fredda, è possibile comprendere appieno la storia non solo delle istituzioni militari, ma soprattutto degli stati nazionali e delle organizzazioni sovranazionali delle quali erano e sono parte integrante.


Detailed information can be found here


CONFERENCE: Imperialiter. La gloire impériale du souverain (XIIe-XVIIe siècles) - Université de Nantes, 23-25 June 2021

(Source: ehess.fr)


We learned of a colloquium at the Université de Nantes on “la gloire impériale du souverain”.


Presentation

Après avoir étudié respectivement les relations entre souverain et Église (Rome, 2017), les stratégies et rythmes de l’impérialité (Oxford, 2018), les langues des pseudo-empires (Madrid, 2018), et l’eschatologie impériale du souverain (Paris, 2019), le programme s’achève, en juin 2021, avec ce colloque sur « La gloire impériale du souverain ».
Parce qu’elle touche à la manifestation de la Majestas, la gloire du souverain mobilise toute une économie spectaculaire propre à mettre en œuvre les éléments d’une culture impériale largement partagée, confondant l’expression légitime de la publicité de l’empereur avec les appropriations par des princes et des rois du large spectre de l’impérialité.  Si la Majesté n’est véritablement saisie, juridiquement, qu’à travers les gestes qui la blessent, il appartient au monde des phénomènes d’en faire connaître la grandeur et la dignité par le déploiement de ces fastes ou par la mobilisation d’une esthétique particulière. Le spectacle de la gloire et toute l’encomiastique impériale concourent en effet à rendre plus perméables les différentes strates de la publicité impériale en donnant à voir, à ressentir, à entendre et à connaître l’expression d’une suprématie apte à se parer dès lors de l’ample costume de l’impérialité. Car comme le dit Robert Hariman, « le pouvoir est une question de style » qui met en jeu une rhétorique du spectaculaire et manifeste la gloire souveraine et l’empire du prince dans toute son épiphanie.


Program

Mercredi 23 juin 2021
Introduction

14h00 Ouverture du colloque. 
14h30: Conférence d’ouverture. Bernardo GARCIA GARCIA (Universidad Complutense, Madrid) : «Rituali e rappresentazione del potere sovrano nella Monarchia composta e policentrica degli Asburgo spagnoli (1555-1700)»

La papauté

15h00: Dan Ioan MURESAN (Université de Rouen Normandie) : «L'économie des gloriae dans le Constitutum Constantini : théologie et pouvoir au fondement de l'impérialité pontificale». 
15h30: Julien THERY (Université de Lyon 2) : «Papa verus imperator ? (XIIe-XIIIe siècles)». 
16h00: Discussions 
16h30: Pause 
17h00: Frédéric COUSINIE (Université de Rouen Normandie) : «Civitas Solis : Le Lorrain, Rome et la Gloire d'Urbain VIII».   
17h30: Yvan LOSKOUTOFF (Université du Havre) : «La candidature de Louis XIV à l'Empire d'après la correspondance inédite du P. François Duneau S. J., agent secret de Mazarin à Rome (1657-1658)». 18h00: Discussions
 

Jeudi 24 juin 2021
Royaume de Sicile et Royaume d’Aragon

9h15: Annick PETERS-CUSTOT (Université de Nantes, CRHIA) : «Le couronnement de Roger II, gloire impériale, gloire royale ?» 
9h45: Mirko VAGNONI (Université de Fribourg) : «La messa in scena del corpo di Federico III d'Aragona re di Sicilia (1296-1337)». 
10h15: Discussions 
10h45: Pause 
11h15: Vinni LUCHERINI (Università di Napoli Federico II) : «Les Angevins de Naples et de Hongrie : images et pratiques cérémoniales face à l'Empire». 
11h45: Fulvio DELLE DONNE (Università della Basilicata) : «La gloria imperiale di Alfonso il Magnanimo». 
12h15: Jaume AURELL (Université de la Navarre) : «Under the shadow of Frederick II: the self-coronations of Alfonso IV and Peter IV of Aragon». 
12h45: Discussions

Le Royaume d’Angleterre

15h00: Fanny MADELINE (Université de Paris 1-Panthéon Sorbonne) : «La gloire impériale dans les couronnements des rois Normands et Plantagenêt (1066-1216)». 
15h30: Adrien BONITEAU (Université de Strasbourg) «Respire notre gloire, Impératrice du monde, Gardienne de la Religion. Enjeux théologiques et politiques de l’imaginaire impérial Tudor». 
16h00: Elodie PEYROL-KLEIBER (Université de Poitiers) : «De l'Irlande aux colonies américaines : une gloire impériale anglaise par procuration». 
16h30: Discussions


Vendredi 25 juin 2021
France et Bourgogne

9h15: Elodie LECUPPRE-DESJARDIN (Université de Lille) : «Du mythe à la réalité de l'Empire : évolution du cérémonial de pouvoir en terre burgondo-habsbourgeoise de Philippe le Hardi à Charles-Quint». 
9h45: Xavier HELARY (Université de Lyon [Jean-Moulin Lyon III] / CIHAM, UMR 5648) : «Tradition ou disruption ? La mise en scène du pouvoir royal sous Philippe le Bel (1285-1314)». 
10h15: Discussions 
10h45: Pause 
11h15: Marie-Claude CANOVA-GREEN (Goldsmiths College. University of London) «Ce Gallus auquel l'Empire de tout le monde est promis : Louis XIII entre rêves d'Empire et realpolitik». 
11h45: Yann LIGNEREUX (Université de Nantes, CRHIA) : «Tout un empire dans l’ombre d’un roi : Louis XIV et le spectacle impérial».
12h15: Isaure BOITEL-DEVAUCHELLE (Université de Picardie-Jules Verne) : «Agiter le spectre de la monarchie universelle. La Chrétienté mobilisée contre l’impérialisme ludovicien». 
12h45: Discussions 
13h15: Conclusions du colloque.


Detailed information can be found here

JOBS: 20 Incoming Marie Curie Postdocs VUB imπACT project (deadline 31 AUG 2021)

(image source: imπACT project)


The Vrije Universiteit Brussel received European funding for 20 fulltime incoming postdoc mandates of 2 year.

On the call:

imπACT, Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND Action is a research and training programme fostering impact development and entrepreneurship skills through research for postdoctoral researchers. imπACT will equip 20 postdoctoral researchers with the necessary knowledge and technology transfer skills to take up leadership positions in academia, business and civil society and to deploy intersectoral solutions the European R&I landscape so much needs. 

Read more on the research themes here.

CALL FOR PAPERS: 40th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Law and History Society (Sydney, 3-4 DEC 2021) (DEADLINE 15 AUG 2021)

 

(image: UT Sydney buildings; source: Wikimedia Commons)

Abstract:

Lawyers and historians have long been aware that what is considered to be knowable and provable is a product of power, history and culture. Legal and historical ‘facts’ are themselves the result of historical processes. Since the 1960s, historians have sought to redress the omissions of state archives, particularly the erasure of First Nations, non-western, queer, female and working class peoples’ perspectives through the use of alternative archives and methods. But what about legal historians? How has legal history taken on board these political challenges? Does legal history – situated in law, with its supposedly ‘more rigorous’ standards of evidence – require more traditional forms of proof than other forms of history? What do we do in our own historical practice when we encounter fragments which suggest a richer history than we can prove: hints as to connections; the roles of shadowy people; lost institutions; unknowable causes; and backstories. How should we think about these fragmentary and unknowable moments, persons, things and connections? What role do speculation and conjecture play? How should we develop theories around the tenuous in legal history? What is required to ‘evidence’ our legal histories? What precisely are the epistemological premises of legal history?

(more information here

WEBINAR: Circulação de modelos jurídicos: perspectivas brasileiras

 

(Source: https://www.academia.edu/49255552/I_Ciclo_de_Palestras_Circula%C3%A7%C3%A3o_de_modelos_jur%C3%ADdicos_Profa_Monica_Dantas_Dos_Estados_Unidos_para_o_Brasil_os_projetos_de_Edward_Livingston_e_a_elabora%C3%A7%C3%A3o_dos_primeiros_c%C3%B3digos_do_Imp%C3%A9rio_Prof_Samuel_Barbosa_Modelos_jur%C3%ADdicos_circulam_Produ%C3%A7%C3%A3o_e_tradu%C3%A7%C3%A3o_de_conhecimento_normativo_)


This friday, 25/06, the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul and other Brazilian institutions will be organizing a webinar on the circulation of foreing legal models in Brazil.


Speakers

Profa.MonicaDantas (USP) "Dos EstadosUnidos para o Brasil: os projetos de Edward Livingston e a elaboração dos primeiros códigos do Império" 

Prof. SamuelBarbosa (USP) "Modelosjurídicos circulam? Produção e tradução de conhecimento normativo"


Discussants:

Prof.GustavoCastagnaMachado (UFPEL) 

Prof. LuisRosenfield (PUC-RS) 

Prof.Wagner Feloniuk (FURG)


To watch the seminar: https://rebrand.ly/circulacao

21 June 2021

VACANCY: Research Professor in Modern Legal History (post 1750) (KU Leuven; DEADLINE 17 SEP 2021)

(image: Duke John IV of Brabant, during whose reign the University of Leuven was first established; source: Wikimedia Commons)


The Faculty of Law of KU Leuven, invites scholars to apply for a full‐time research professorship in the Research Unit for Roman Law and Legal History. This position is funded by the Special Research Fund (BOFZAP), established by the Flemish Government.

 We are looking for motivated and internationally oriented candidates with an excellent research record and with educational competence in the field of modern legal history. The appointment is expected to start on October 1, 2022. Applications will be evaluated in parallel and independently by 1) the KU Leuven Research Council in a competitive process across academic domains and 2) the faculty advisory committee. During the first 10 years, the teaching obligations as a research professor will be limited. Afterwards, the position will be transformed into a regular professorship. This vacancy concerns modern legal history, since 1750. Preferably, the candidate should be adept in the comparative study of historical law, have a view on the Europeanisation and globalization of legal scholarship and see legal history as an integral part of legal thought. This position is imbedded in the Research Unit for Roman Law and Legal History. The unit consist of 3 professors and about 10 junior researchers. Its research focuses on European and international legal history since the 16th century, and in particular on three themes: the intellectual history of the jus commune, the history of economic law and the history of international law.

(read more here)

DATABASE: Archives Parlementaires (Persée - Bibliothèque interuniversitaire de la Sorbonne - IHRF - IHMC)

(image source: Persée)
 

Abstract:

La perséide Archives parlementaires vient d'ouvrir ses portes et propose à la consultation les comptes rendus des séances parlementaires pendant la période révolutionnaire. Vous pouvez lire, volume après volume, la totalité des débats, explorer les interventions de chaque intervenant (députés, ministres, roi) et interroger le corpus par mot du texte, date ou type de document. Une page dédiée aux cahiers de doléances permet un accès direct à cet ensemble, ainsi que des facilités de recherche en son sein.

(consult the database here

 

BOOK: Martti KOSKENNIEMI, To the Uttermost Parts of the Earth: Legal Imagination and International Power 1300–1870 (Cambridge: CUP, 2021). ISBN 9780521768597, 74.99 GBP

 

(Source: CUP)

CUP is publishing ‘To the Uttermost Parts of the Earth: Legal Imagination and International Power 1300–1870’

ABOUT THE BOOK

To the Uttermost Parts of the Earth shows the vital role played by legal imagination in the formation of the international order during 1300–1870. It discusses how European statehood arose during early modernity as a locally specific combination of ideas about sovereign power and property rights, and how those ideas expanded to structure the formation of European empires and consolidate modern international relations. By connecting the development of legal thinking with the history of political thought and by showing the gradual rise of economic analysis into predominance, the author argues that legal ideas from different European legal systems - Spanish, French, English and German - have played a prominent role in the history of global power. This history has emerged in imaginative ways to combine public and private power, sovereignty and property. The book will appeal to readers crossing conventional limits between international law, international relations, history of political thought, jurisprudence and legal history.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Martti KoskenniemiUniversity of Helsinki

Martti Koskenniemi is Professor of International Law at the University of Helsinki. His works on the theory and history of international law are studied by lawyers, historians and international relations scholars across the world. He has held visiting professorships at many leading universities and he is Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy and a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction

1. Legal Imagination in a Christian World – Ruling France, c. 1300

2. The Political Philosophy of jus gentium – the Expansion of Spain, 1524–1559

3. Italian Lessons – ius gentium and Reason of States

4. The Rule of Law – Grotius

5. Governing Sovereignty – Negotiating French 'Absolutism' in Europe, 1625–1715

6. Reason, Resolution, Restoration – European Public Law, 1715–1804

7. Colonies, Companies, Slaves – French dominium in the World, 1627–1804

8. The Law and Economics of State-Building – England, c. 1450–c. 1650

9. 'Giving Law to the World – England, c. 1635–c. 1830

10. Global Law – Ruling the British Empire

11. A Science of State-Machines – ius naturae et gentium as a German Discipline, 1500–1758

12. The End of Natural Law – German Freedom, 1734–1821

Epilogue.

 

More info here

18 June 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS: Coerced Labour in the Early Modern World (1500-1800): Definitions, Justifications and Resistances [ISIH Conference 2021] (Deadline 30 JUN 2021)

 

(image source: Oxford)

From the ancient world to the present day, different practices of coerced labor have constituted an intrinsic feature of human societies. According to the latest figures, up to 40 million people worldwide currently live under a regime of imposed work. It is therefore for good reason that the issue has continued to occupy a central place in public debates aimed at reshaping the current market dynamics. Various forms of modern slavery, forced labor and human trafficking appear to be a structural part of the neoliberalist model, and have been dramatically reinforced by the interconnected, consecutive global economic crises of the last decades. Mass migrations to supply cheap manpower often expose individuals to conditions of reduced social and civil rights, which are compounded by cultural differences and the scarce implementation of the rule of law. More recently, the Covid-19 pandemic likewise engendered a feverish rhetoric of productivity, underpinned by nationalist justifications of the curtailing of individual rights in the name of financial stability and the common good.

While systems of exploitation have been the constant object of scholarship in several historical disciplines, their multifaceted conceptual patterns often remain undefined, and demand further academic attention at this historical juncture. The renewed importance of forced labor in contemporary discussions belies a limited understanding of the roots of its many historical manifestations. The present conference therefore aims to explore how different modes of compelled labor were expressed, advocated or opposed across the early modern period in their historical, cultural and social contexts. We wish to keep a wide theoretical framework, in order to promote a general reflection involving as many fields of intellectual history as possible. We accordingly welcome the reconstruction of philosophical arguments in different contexts (including national, comparative, imperial, colonial and global histories), revolving around one or more typologies of unfree labor (including domestic serfdom, corvée labor, indentured servitude and chattel slavery) and involving all forms of discourses and traditions of thought (including political, legal, religious and economic).

Potential topics and sub-topics include (but are in no way limited to):

  • Early modern colonizations, conquests and enslavements in Africa, America and South-East Asia
  • Rural serfdom and legacies of feudal societies in pre- and early-industrial Europe
  • Household hereditary servitude as practiced in Qing China
  • Reformulations of ancient and classical examples such as Greek helotry
  • Systems of servitude connected to kinship structures in African societies
  • Institutions of slavery in the Islamic world

The conference will be held online, over a period of three days. Each paper will be allocated 20 minutes followed by discussion.

Please send abstracts (max. 300 words) and panel proposals (max. 500 words) with short cv (max. 2 pages) by the 30th of June to giovanni.lista@eui.eu. Contributions from early career researchers will be given the highest priority.

Conference Committee: Giovanni ListaShiru Lim, and Elias Buchetmann.

Coerced Labour in the Early Modern World (1500-1800) is one in a series of three events sponsored by the ISIH that have been designed by ECRs, for ECRs. These events include the seminar series Women in Intellectual History, and the workshop New Work in Intellectual History: A Project Development Workshop Series.

(source: Oxford)

LECTIO MAGISTRALIS: Prof. Justin Steinberg, University of Chicago: "Dante, la licenza poetica e la discrezione del giudice", introduce Prof. Luigi Lacchè Presidente Cisg, San Ginesio 25 giugno 2021, ore 17:30 CET - in presenza ed online

 
(Source: Academia.edu)





JOURNAL: Forum on "Historiography, Ideology, and Law" (History & Theory, LX (2021), Issue 2, 185-405

 

(image source: Wiley)

Historiography, Ideology and Law: an Introduction (Justin Desautels-Stein & Samuel Moyn) (DOI 10.1111/hith.12207)

Abstract:

This is an introduction to a forum on historiography, ideology, and law. The basic question weaving this forum together concerns the meaning of the term “critical” in the domain of critical legal history, a question that is deeply familiar to historians of all stripes. Ultimately, whether you are a lawyer doing historical work, a historian interested in law, or a historian of a different sort altogether, there is no hiding from the question of context and, critically, the ideological stakes in choosing an answer to that question.

 On the domestication of Critical Legal History (Justin Desautels-Stein & Samuel Moyn) (DOI 10.1111/hith.12208)

Abstract:

Among many of today's legal historians, there is a relatively new and generally unreflective understanding of the relationship between history and method. The landscape is everywhere marked by a tendency to eschew big thinking, grand theory, and programmatic approaches to historical explanation and social transformation. In the place of the grand theory approach to law and history, there is a preference for the minimalist, the pragmatic, the particularistic, and the quotidian. What this normal science of today's legal historiography makes obvious is a kind of attachment to particular kinds of problems with particular sorts of built-in solutions. The result for today is intellectual stagnation, a routinized and thoroughly domesticated mode of revealing contingency. Oddly, the fascination with contingency, and its deadening affair with a minimalist pragmatism, is itself a result of the triumph of what continues to be called “critical legal history.” Ostensibly due to an interface between critical legal studies and the historical discipline, the rise and triumph of critical legal history hides a secret: the whole idea of a reigning critical appreciation for contingency seems to be a misnomer. Sure, some may say that “things might have been otherwise.” But what this intellectual settlement demands is obedience to its qualification: “things might have been otherwise, but they weren't, and so let's get on with doing what works.” Although so-called critical legal history seduces adherents with promises of edgy progressivism, the actual malaise of our minimalism seems in fact to suggest just the opposite. It is a quiescent and even quietistic method in practice, counseling in its conservatism against higher-order proposals that might ever make good on the discovery that nothing is natural. In the end, either we must accept that critical legal history in the United States is a lot less politically explosive than we once thought—given its deradicalization and domestication today—or that people have been mistaken about what critical legal history was, is, and ought to be.

Law and the Time of Angels: International Law's Method Wars and the Affective Lives of Disciplines (Natasha Wheatley) (DOI 10.1111/hith.12209)

Abstract:

Recent method wars in international legal scholarship turn on the problem of law in time. Rejecting historians' focus on context and their “policing of anachronism,” prominent legal scholars like Anne Orford and Martti Koskenniemi have argued that the workings of modern law are not governed by the narrow strictures of sequential chronology and that legal scholars require alternate methods that reflect law's transfer of meaning through time. Contextualism, in this reckoning, represents a misguided methodological straightjacket that stifles critique by quarantining meaning and power in discrete historical silos; the embrace of anachronism, conversely, would foster a revitalized history of international law intimately connected with the political imperatives of the present. This essay uses the debate as an opening into a fuller exploration of law in history and in time. In considering the idiosyncratic way law frames time, sequence, and duration, it explores the connection between law's transtemporal transfers and its very mode of reproduction. To speak of law's capacity to escape context and travel through time is another way of describing its normativity: the laws of the past that survive to exert a normative force in the present are not, in their law-ness, past—they are simply present law. The essay suggests some ways to make that temporality itself the object of analysis (rather than naturalizing and affirming it, as Orford has, or, conversely, dismissing it as bad history, as some historians have). It draws on the history of science to generate an account of law's temporal habitus as a disciplinary knowledge tool, a kind of epistemic virtue that is intimately involved in law's internal criteria for truth and falsity.

Theorizing Constitutional History (Maeve Glass) (DOI 10.1111/hith.12210)

Abstract:

The historical study of American constitutional law has long rested on a conceptual framework that divides the past into linear units of analysis. Constitutional time unfolds according to discrete eras defined by changes in political leadership and governance, whereas constitutional space typically appears divided into bordered jurisdictions and regional sections. Despite the prominence of this conceptual framework, scholars have yet to ask how, why, and to what effect it became the paradigmatic mode of study. In the absence of close study, the framework instead appears as a neutral embodiment of the constitutional order. This essay offers a preliminary sketch of how theories of knowledge production, and particularly Louis Althusser's theory of law as an ideological apparatus, can help to move beyond this facile assumption. By returning to a selection of landmark judicial opinions and legal treatises from the long nineteenth century and analyzing their discursive practices in relation to the dominant modes of production, this exploratory essay suggests a striking possibility: that the paradigm that we have assumed to be a primordial part of the constitutional order only emerged in its current iteration in the late nineteenth-century shift from a plantation mode of production rooted in enslaved labor to an industrial mode of production rooted in wage labor. As these sources indicate, leading jurists in America's age of conquest and enslavement regularly analyzed questions of state power and rights by organizing time according to chains of title rooted in dispossession based on race and space according to the geographic circuits of capital. Effective in naturalizing the strict racialized hierarchy integral to the production and circulation of export commodities, this discourse of tethering institutions to the history of property acquisition and the movement of commodities began to shift with the formal abolition of slavery and rise of intensive industrialization, as a new generation of legal academics created a paradigm of institutional time and space that, by erasing material histories of structural inequality, made it possible to reconstitute an old social order predicated on racial classifications of whiteness.

Family Law Matters (Judith Surkis) (DOI 10.1111/hith.12211)

Abstract:

This essay analyzes how new histories of family law help to dismantle developmentalist accounts of legal, economic, and political modernity. Far from being backwaters, they have recently emerged as sites of theoretical and practical innovation. Recombining methodologies from genealogy to social reproduction theory and psychoanalysis, they do more than denaturalize categories, destabilize familiar narratives, and demonstrate ideological contradictions (although they do that too). Motivated by a sense of what is lost theoretically and politically by the family's historical and juridical marginalization, they reinvigorate legal history by locating the problem of the family at the center of broader critical projects.

 Proximate Causation in Legal Historiography (Simon Stern) (DOI 10.1111/hith.12212)

Abstract:

The variety of legal history published in general-interest law journals tends to differ from the variety published in history journals. This study compares the two varieties by examining footnote references in five general-interest law journals and footnote references in two journals of legal history. In the law journals, cases and statutes accounted for the single largest group of footnotes (approximately 35%), followed by references to other law journal articles (nearly 25%). In the legal history journals, these two categories accounted for less than 20% of all references; primary and secondary historical materials predominated in the footnotes. To be sure, legal decisions and law journal articles can also be historical sources: rather than being used as evidence of what the law is, they might be studied for what they reveal about legal reasoning or rhetoric in an earlier age. However, in most legal historical research that attends primarily to cases and statutes, these materials figure as evidence of the state of the law at that time. When the analysis relies on legal sources to trace the development of a certain doctrine and treats them as sufficient to account for that development, the result is the distinctive style of research that I seek to contrast against approaches that cast the net of historical inquiry more widely. To account for these different approaches, I suggest that law professors rely on a notion of proximate causation as a historiographic method. According to this approach, legal developments are proximately caused by other developments in the legal sphere, and other social and cultural developments play more attenuated roles, such that their influence is less significant. By proposing this explanation, I hope to draw more attention to assumptions about causation in legal historiography and to question their persuasive force.

(source: Wiley