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
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:
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
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.