Society for Comparative Legal History (ESCLH) is pleased to announce its Fifth Postgraduate
Conference. The ESCLH invites PhD-students and post-doctoral researchers who
work in the field of comparative legal
history to participate in the conference. The conference will be held from 2 to 4 May 2024 at Valencia University,
The ESCLH 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 conference
will somehow focus on the making of laws, exploring their creation and
application by judges.
The Fifth Postgraduate
Conference of the ESCLH will give 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: Luisa
Brunori (Paris), Stefano Vinci (Bari), Matt Dyson (Oxford), Phillip Hellwege (Augsburg) and Judit
The ESCLH invites doctoral
candidates and post-doctoral researchers to submit abstracts of their planned
presentation. Please submit one document, as a PDF or Word file with an
abstract and a CV, of no more than 5 pages. 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 information (full name, email address, affiliated university).
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 25 February 2024.
Up to twelve applicants will be selected and invited to participate in the
conference. Successful applicants will be informed by 25 March 2024.
Participants are expected to
cover their own travel expenses (arriving on the 2nd May and
departing on the 4th afternoon or evening). Accommodation and
catering will be provided without charge. With enough notice, accommodation for
the night of Saturday May 4 can also be provided, at cost (approximately 50
Euros per person).