30 April 2024

CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT: 77th session of the Société internationale Fernand De Visscher pour l’Histoire des Droits de l’Antiquité (Osaka: Osaka University, 23-28 SEP 2024)



Annette Ruelle (Saint-Louis Bruxelles) – Kaius Tuori (Helsinki) – Tomoyoshi Hayashi (Osaka)


Osaka, April 12th, 2024.

2nd Circular Letter


Dear friends and colleagues,

As announced, the 77th session of the
shall take place mainly at the Osaka University Nakanoshima Center and Osaka Central City Hall from September 23rd to 28th, 2024 with the general theme of “IUS/LEX”. We are pleased to share some updates with you.

Conference Website:



To our great joy, we received 118 paper abstracts from 31 different jurisdictions.  Nevertheless, acknowledging the concerns regarding the long travel to Japan, we will reopen the submission of abstracts until May 20th, in coordination with the participation registration which starts on May 6th.  In the meantime, submitted abstracts can be revised through our website.  Please keep in mind that the 20 minutes presentation / 10 minutes discussion rule should rigorously be followed.



The registration will be available between May 6th to September 2nd, 2024(JST), during which reduced price for early birds would be applied until July 29th.  Visit our official site to complete the registration online.  Please note that ALL PARTICIPANTS need to register, including the presenters as well as the accompanying persons who would join the social activities of the conference.



Early bird (May 6th- July 29th)

  Full Participants                                \66,000

  Young Scholars          under 30                                 \50,000

  Accompanying Persons                                 \60,000


Standard (July 30th-Sep.2nd)

  Full Participants                       \87,000

  Accompanying Persons                 \80,000

  Participation without excursion          \80,000


Optional Tour for Accompanying Persons for 24th and 26th (May 6th-Sep.2nd)       

                                                           \10,000 each


Full Participation fee for over and under 30 includes the following (details are subject to change):

·         conference bag, participation of all the academic sessions, coffee breaks and lunch (Sep.24th-28th)

·         Opening ceremony, plenary session, and welcome cocktail at Osaka City Central Public Hall (Osakashi Chuo Kokaido) on Sep. 23rd (National Holiday).

·         Visit to Nose-cho Town to watch Nose Joruri (traditional puppet theater) and dinner at city center of Osaka on Sep. 25th.

·         Gala Dinner at the Kisshoden Banquet Hall in the Sumiyoshitaisha on Sep.27th.

·         Excursion to Kyoto with multiple choices on Sep. 28th.


Accompanying persons fee includes (details are subject to change):

·         Lunch(Sep.24th-28th)

·         Opening ceremony, plenary session, and welcome cocktail at Osaka City Central Public Hall (Osakashi Chuo Kokaido) on Sep. 23rd (National Holiday)

·         Visit to Nose-cho Town to watch Nose Joruri (traditional puppet theater) and dinner at city center of Osaka on Sep. 25th.

·         Gala Dinner at the Kisshoden Banquet Hall in the Sumiyoshitaisha on Sep.27th.

·         Excursion to Kyoto with multiple choices on Sep. 28th.

 Optional (not included, \10,000 each):

-         Rakugo Comedy Show and Kimono Dressing Experience on Sep. 24th.


-        Visit to Old Capital Nara on Sep. 26th.


We are looking forward to meeting you in Osaka and expecting to share a fantastic experience with all of you.


Sincerely yours,


SIHDA Osaka 2024 Team

JOURNAL: Cahiers de Civilisation médiévale LXVII (2024), n°1: Ordonner l’Église. Communautés cléricales et communautés monastiques dans le monde carolingien (VIIIe-Xe siècle))


  • Émilie Kurdziel — Ordonner l’Église. Communautés cléricales et communautés monastiques dans le monde carolingien (VIIIe-Xe siècle). Introduction
  • Brigitte Meijns — Ordonner le clergé sur le terrain. La réorganisation de la vie religieuse à Sithiu après les conciles de 816-817
  • Noëlle Deflou-Leca — Appliquer la « réforme » carolingienne ? Retour sur quelques établissements communautaires de Bourgogne (VIIIe-Xe siècle)
  • Cécile Treffort — Expériences bénédictines en Aquitaine du Nord sous Louis le Pieux : contribution à l’histoire de la diffusion de la regula Benedicti à l’époque carolingienne
  • Émilie Kurdziel — Un blanc manteau de canonicae ? Les « chapitres cathédraux » italiens du IXe siècle : quatre profils d’évolution
  • Anne Massoni — Une réforme sans heurt ? Le chapitre cathédral Saint-Étienne de Limoges de 817 à l’an Mil
  • Gordon Blennemann — Antiques vierges et nouvelles normes. L’hagiographie comme discours normatif chez les bénédictines de Metz (IXe-XIe siècle)
  • Todd Matthew Mattingly — De l’imitation à la vénération : le culte de saint Wandrille et la réforme monastique au IXe siècle à Fontenelle
  • Thomas Roche — Les communautés monastiques de Fontenelle-Saint-Wandrille, d’une réforme à l’autre (IXe-XIe siècle)
  • Nathanaël Nimmegeers — Moines et chanoines dans le diocèse de Vienne aux IXe et Xe siècles
  • Rutger Kramer — L’insoutenable légèreté d’être moine : introspection et réforme individuelle dans l’Œuvre de Smaragde et le Chronicon de Saint-Mihiel (IXe-XIe siècle)
  • Thomas A. E. Greene — La réforme des corps monastiques : Saint-Germain d’Auxerre aux IXe et XIe siècles
  • Claire Burridge — Preuves ostéologiques de pratiques alimentaires anciennes : une nouvelle piste pour l’étude des réformes carolingiennes
  • Julia Barrow — Le terme « réforme » est-il adapté pour décrire les changements qui s’opèrent dans les communautés cléricales entre le IXe et le Xe siècle?
  • Steven Vanderputten — À quoi sert la renovatio ? Réforme carolingienne et changements institutionnels dans la vie religieuse des IXe et Xe siècles

More information can be found here.

29 April 2024

CALL FOR PAPERS: Journal on European History of Law (Deadline for Contributions: 29. SEP 2024)

 Journal on European History of Law Cover Image

The Journal on European History of Law is published 2x per year. It is assigned for Legal Historians and Romanists who want to share the results of their research in this field with their colleagues. 
At the same time, reviews of books with historical themes are being published. You can also find information about happenings in the field of Legal History.

The publisher of the Journal on European History of Law is the STS Science Centre Ltd. seated in London. The European Society for History of Law closely cooperates with the STS Science Centre Ltd. and helps with editing the journal. The journal is published twice a year. It is assigned for law-historians and Romanists that want to share with their colleagues the results of their research in this field.
At the same time, reviews of books with historical themes are being published. You can also find there information about the happenings in the field of law-history. 

Articles in the journal are published in English or in German, according to the authors wish. The articles must fulfill the criteria written in the guidelines for authors. All contributions / papers are subject to a peer-review. The executive editor decides on whether to publish the articles and in which order.

Here you find the guidelines for authors and information about the publishing process.

26 April 2024

JOURNAL: Journal of the History of International Law/Revue d'histoire du droit international XXV (2024), No 4 (Apr)


(image source: Brill)

The Blood Brotherhood and Colonial Treaties and Alliances: Between Myth and Reality (Inge Van Hulle)
DOI 10.1163/15718050-bja10097
This article examines the representation and use of the blood exchange between European expeditionary leaders, that worked in the service of king Leopold II, and African rulers in Central and East Africa during the late nineteenth century. While the blood brotherhood played a role in the appeasement of African rulers and the conclusion of treaties, the details and origins of the procedure are often unclear. Europeans believed that the blood brotherhood was an African legal custom, even though recent anthropological studies suggest it differed from the inter-African version of the blood brotherhood. Europeans styled the blood brotherhood as the African counterpart to the European treaty, which served to support the legality of the much-contested treaties that Leopold II’s representatives had concluded, often under dubious circumstances. While the blood brotherhood therefore functioned as a practical tool to establish European influence and sovereignty over African rulers, it was also as a means of glorifying the white European explorer as a pseudo-scientist and well-meaning broker of peace. This article complicates the traditional narrative of how treaties were concluded during the Scramble for Africa and highlights the need for a critical re-examination of the legal practices and representations of colonialism.

Focus Section: Bogotá at 75

Bogotá at 75: Palaces, Streets, and Classrooms (Justina Uriburu & Francisco-José Quintana)

Indigeneity at the 1948 Bogotá Conference (Lucas Lixinski) [OPEN ACCESS]
DOI 10.1163/15718050-bja10093

The article examines the history and legacy of the Bogotá diplomatic conference of 1948 in relation to Indigenous peoples. Indigenous voices were entirely absent from the Bogotá conference itself, and delegates relied instead on certain assumptions and narratives largely drawn from the Indigenismo movement in the Americas at the time. In considering Indigenous peoples as part of a broader social agenda, delegates confronted the legacies of colonialism and the ongoing exploitation and resistance of Indigenous peoples, invoking threads that we today might label a racial capitalism critique of international law. Their efforts, however salutary, culminated in an instrument, the Inter-American Charter of Social Guarantees, that was never ultimately adopted. Nevertheless, the debates at Bogotá are illuminating of the subsequent trajectory of Indigenous peoples’ rights in international law, and the alternative possibilities that can still be recovered to live up to the Bogotá conference delegates’ aspirations of Indigenous emancipation.

Locating the 1948 Economic Agreement of Bogotá: The Rise and Fall of Latin America’s International Economic Law Project (Nicolás M. Perrone)
DOI 10.1163/15718050-bja10099

This article claims that Latin America developed a competing International Economic Law project in the 1940s. These ideas and practices served the region to imagine its economic development process. Through the work of economists and lawyers – especially international lawyers – Latin America envisioned a future of industrialization and designed a strategy to make it happen. In the 1940s, many Latin Americans were enthusiastic about the prospects of industrialization; however, the consensus was that this objective required regional cooperation to reshape international trade and foreign investment laws among themselves and, especially, vis-à-vis the United States. This article explores this regional momentum focusing on the 1948 Economic Agreement of Bogotá, one of the most important international economic law-making efforts in the Western Hemisphere. In Bogotá, many Latin American governments insisted that states, not markets or foreign investors, should plan the region’s economic future. The United States and the US business elite disagreed.

The (Latin) American Dream? Human Rights and the Construction of Inter-American Regional Organisation (1945–1948) (Francisco-José Quintana)
DOI 10.1163/15718050-bja10100


The American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man is often cited as evidence of the longstanding centrality of human rights in Latin American approaches to international law. However, when the Declaration is brought into the history of inter-American regionalism, a more complex picture emerges. This article places the early codification efforts of regional human rights within the post-war construction of inter-American regional organisation. It argues that for Latin American and US elites, the priorities lay on institutional, collective security, and economic aspects. In this context, they instrumentally embraced the flexible language of human rights to advance broader regionalist visions. As a result, human rights gained ground, albeit as a contested idea. The article reveals that the post-war institutional settlement ultimately comprised a collective security apparatus, crucial for the United States, supplemented by the principle of non-intervention, vital to Latin American states, in which human rights were not central.

Organizing Peace in the Americas: Collective Security versus International Adjudication (Justina Uriburu)
DOI 15718050-bja10101

American states concluded two treaties to organize peace in the postwar world: the Rio Treaty (1947) and the Pact of Bogotá (1948). At first sight, they appear to reflect a division of tasks: the Rio Treaty would address threats to the peace and security of the Americas, and the Pact of Bogotá would help solve the disputes between American states. However, the Rio Treaty’s dominance during the Cold War calls this division into question. This paper first argues that American states pursued two projects of peace. The Rio Treaty was a defence pact with an autonomous enforcement mechanism, to which the United States was strongly committed. The Pact of Bogotá reflected Latin American states’ thinking that a comprehensive framework for solving disputes would mitigate regional power symmetries. Second, it claims that the Rio Treaty’s vague provisions and the US support it enjoyed facilitated its dominance during the Cold War. 

Regional Imaginations of Peace: The Work of the Rio Committee and the Antecedents of the Pact of Bogota (1942–1947) (Fabia Fernandes Carvalho)
DOI  10.1163/15718050-bja10103

This contribution re-describes the work of the Rio Committee in international law concerning dispute settlement in the Americas between 1942 and 1947. The work of the Rio Committee constitutes a crucial doctrinal and institutional experience that underpins the fundamental transformations experienced in Pan-Americanism considering the meeting of the Ninth International Conference of American States in Bogota, Colombia, in 1948, which led to the creation of the Organization of the American States. As an antecedent to the adoption of the Pact of Bogota in 1948, the doctrinal work of the Rio Committee and its draft treaties allow for a substantive interrogation of the complex relationship between regionalism and universalism in international law. More specifically, this article assesses the ways in which mechanisms of peaceful settlement of disputes in the Americas were accommodated under the universal legal framework of the United Nations, opening space for regional cooperation to continue evolving in the continent.

Epilogue: Bogotá, Law, Time, and Politics (George Rodrigo Bandeira Galindo)
DOI 10.1163/15718050-bja10102

This special issue offers contemporary international lawyers a unique opportunity to be self-conscious about how those involved in the 1948 Bogotá Conference politicized time and how historical narratives about that Conference do the same. They treat the American region as an object of study in itself in international law, and avoid falling into the habit of many international lawyers in facing universalism as an a priori of legal thinking. In this vein, the 1948 Bogotá Conference is better seen as an array of possibilities.

Book reviews

  • War, States, and International Order. Alberico Gentili and the Foundational Myth of the Laws of War , written by Claire Vergerio (Luigi Lacchè)
  • The Life and Death of States: Central Europe and the Transformation of Modern Sovereignty, written by Natasha Wheatley (Carl Landauer)
Read the full issue here.



25 April 2024

BOOK: Argita MALLTEZI, Armela KROMIÇI, History of Law in Albania [Legal Area Studies; 7] (Wien: Böhlau, 2024), 232 p., ISBN 978-3-205-22008-4


This is the first bibliography that focuses on the legal research conducted on Albanian history of law. It is also a tribute to the generations of researchers to whom we owe the decades-long research and collection of Albanian customary law, on both domestic and foreign legal systems, applicable in Albanian lands during the Roman, Byzantine and the Ottoman occupation, and later, on the transformations that occurred under the independent Albanian state and its different forms of regimes. Each publication included in this book comes with a short summary and directions on how to locate it, making it very practical for readers to find exactly what they need. Although originally it started with the aim of helping researchers of law and jurists, due to the nature of the publications it contains, this book also has valuable resources for researchers of various disciplines: from social anthropologists to philosophers, historians, and even the general public who wants to know more about the evolution of law throughout Albanian territories.

Find more here.

24 April 2024

BOOK: Xavier GIL (ed.), Constitutional Moments - Founding Myths, Charters and Constitutions through History [History of European Political and Constitutional Thought; 11] (Brill, 2024), 542 p., ISBN 978-90-04-54913-5

 “Constitution” is a rich term in Western political culture, encompassing political and juridical doctrine as well as government practices through the ages. This volume examines “constitutional moments” in history, those occasions or episodes when significant steps were taken in the definition or redefinition of polities. Their actors were writers or politicians, rulers or ruled, who found inspiration in a distant past or instead looked towards a future to be drawn anew. This book sheds light on such moments from Ancient Greece to the present day, mostly in Europe but also in the Ottoman world and the Americas, thereby uncovering a revealing variety of constitutional thinking and action throughout history. 


Contributors are: Jon Arrieta, Niall Bond, Luc Brisson, Peter Cholakov, Nora Chonowski, Angela De Benedictis, F. Sinem Eryilmaz, Hakon Evju, Pablo Fernández Albaladejo, Javier Fernández Sebastián, Merieke Gebhardt, Xavier Gil, Mark J. Hill, Ferenc Hörcher, Jaska Kainulainen, Thomas Lorman, Adriana Luna-Fabritius, Ere Nokkala, Brian Kjaer Olesen, András Pap, Nikola Regent, Alberto Mariano Rodríguez Martínez, Pablo Sánchez León, José Reis Santos, and Ersin Yildiz.  

Find more here

23 April 2024

CONFERENCE: Journées internationales de la Société d'histoire du droit et des institutions des pays flamands, picards et wallons: droit et présence militaire (Dinant: 10-11 MAY 2024) (DEADLINE 1 MAY 2024)

(image: Pierre-Justin Ouvrié: View of Dinant - Public Domain. Wikimedia Commons)

Société d'histoire du droit et des institutions

des pays flamands, picards et wallons 

(fondée à Lille en 1929)

Journées internationales d'histoire du droit et des institutions

DINANT (Belgique), les 10 et 11 mai 2024

Les journées internationales d'histoire du droit et des institutions 2024, co-organisées par l’Université de Namur, l’Ecole Royale Militaire belge, l’Université catholique de Louvain (Saint-Louis) et la Vrije Universiteit Brussel, auront lieu cette année à Dinant (Belgique), les 10 et 11  mai 2024, et ont pour thème général :

« Droit et présence militaire ».

Ce thème couvre de nombreuses questions, tant historiques que juridiques, de la coexistence entre civils et militaires, d'occupation militaire, tout comme de justice extraordinaire (justice militaire), de droit de la guerre, ou encore de statuts de militaires ou des zones militaires, ...


Un programme provisoire des journées est joint en annexe.


Les séances de travail se dérouleront dans la citadelle de Dinant. Les lunchs seront servis sur place, à la citadelle.


Les participants et les personnes qui les accompagnent auront un accès gratuit au téléphérique de la ville vers la citadelle.


Le vendredi, après les sessions du congrès, nous prévoyons une visite de la citadelle avec, si le temps le permet, un verre de l’amitié en profitant du magnifique panorama sur la ville.

Le samedi, après l’assemblée générale clôturant le congrès, nous envisageons une visite guidée du château de Freÿr (environ 10 minutes en voiture depuis Dinant).


Le traditionnel dîner de la Société se déroulera le vendredi soir dans le restaurant « Le jardin de Fiorine », 3, rue Georges Cousot (à environ 10 minutes à pied depuis le pied du rocher de la citadelle).


Il est nécessaire de s’inscrire préalablement pour les lunchs et pour le dîner, le nombre de convives à table étant limité. Il faut aussi s’inscrire préalablement pour les visites afin de réserver les guides.


Les frais d'inscription au congrès s'élèvent à 25 euros par participant et comprennent la documentation et les pauses-café ; les lunchs du vendredi et du samedi midi à 25 euros chacun (par personne) ; la participation au dîner du vendredi soir à 50 euros par personne.


La somme totale est à verser au moment de l’inscription, par virement bancaire sur le compte de la Société n° IBAN BE77 7370 5007 1342 - BIC KREDBEBB (au nom de S. HORVAT).


Toute inscription donne lieu à l’obligation de paiement des frais se rapportant à l’inscription, même si la personne inscrite ne participe pas à l’activité en question.


L’inscription se fait en envoyant le formulaire d’inscription avant le 1er mai 2024 par courriel à :


Le bureau de la Société,                                                        


Le Président,                                                               Le Secrétaire Général,

Tanguy Le Marc’hadour                                   Christian PFISTER


Les Vice-Présidents,                                                   Le Trésorier,

Stanislas HORVAT                                                    Pascal HEPNER

Michael MILO                                   

Société d'histoire du droit et des institutions

des pays flamands, picards et wallons 


Internationale rechtshistorische dagen

DINANT (België), 10-11 mei 2024


De internationale Rechtshistorische dagen 2024, georganiseerd door de Université de Namur, de Belgische Koninklijke Militaire School, de Université catholique de Louvain (Saint-Louis) en de Vrije Universiteit Brussel, zullen op 10 en 11 mei 2024 in Dinant (België) doorgaan. Het centrale thema is:


Droit et présence militaire” (“Recht en militaire aanwezigheid”).

Dit thema dekt talrijke aspecten, zowel historische als juridische, van het samenleven van burgers en militairen, van militaire bezetting, van buitengewone rechtspraak (militaire rechtbanken), van oorlogsrecht, van het statuut van militairen of van militaire zones, enz.


Het voorlopige programma gaat als bijlage.

De werksessies en de lunches gaan door in de citadel van Dinant.


De deelnemers en hun partners krijgen gratis toegang voor de kabellift van de stad naar de citadel.


Op vrijdag voorzien we na de congressessies een bezoek aan de citadel met, als het weer het toelaat, een afsluitende drink met een prachtig uitzicht op de stad.

Op zaterdag overwegen we, na de algemene vergadering die het congres afrondt, een geleid bezoek aan het kasteel van Freÿr (op ongeveer 10 minuten rijden vanuit Dinant).


Het traditionele diner van de Société zal op vrijdagavond plaatsvinden in het restaurant « Le jardin de Fiorine », rue Georges Cousot 3 (op ongeveer 10 minuten te voet van aan de voet van de rots van de citadel).


Voor de lunches en voor het diner moet vooraf ingeschreven worden aangezien het aantal plaatsen aan tafel beperkt is. Voor de bezoeken moet eveneens vooraf ingeschreven worden aangezien de gidsen moeten worden aangevraagd.


De inschrijving voor het congres bedraagt 25 euro per deelnemer (documentatie en koffiepauzes); voor de lunches van vrijdag en zaterdag 25 euro per persoon per dag; voor het diner van vrijdagavond 50 euro per persoon.


Het totale bedrag moet bij de inschrijving via overschrijving worden gestort op de rekening van de Société IBAN BE77 7370 5007 1342 - BIC KREDBEBB op naam van S. HORVAT.


Door zich in te schrijven verbindt de deelnemer zich tot de betaling van de corresponderende kost, zelfs indien de ingeschreven persoon niet aan de voorziene activiteit deelneemt.


De inschrijving gebeurt door het inschrijvingsformulier vóór 1 mei 2024 te sturen naar


Het bureau van de Société,                            


De Voorzitter,                                                                         De Secretaris-generaal,

Tanguy Le Marc’hadour                                               Christian PFISTER    


De Ondervoorzitters,                                                              De Penningmeester,

Stanislas HORVAT                                                                Pascal HEPNER

Michael MILO

International Days of the

Society for Legal and Institutional History

of Flanders, Picardy and Wallonia

DINANT (Belgium), May 10th & 11th, 2024


The "International days" 2024 of the Society for Legal and Institutional History of Flanders, Picardy and Wallonia, co-organized by the University of Namur, the Belgian Royal Military Academy, the Université catholique de Louvain (Saint-Louis) and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, will be held on May 10th and 11th 2024 in Dinant.


The theme of the conference is: Droit et présence militaire” (“Law & Military Presence”).


This theme incorporates numerous historic and legal aspects of living together by military and civilians, of military occupation, of special jurisdiction (military courts), of the law of war, or the statute of military personnel or military zones, or many other questions.

The provisional programme can be found in attachment.


The lectures will be held in the citadel of Dinant. Lunches on Friday and on Saturday will also be served in situ.


Participants and accompanying persons will have free access to the cable lift between the town and the citadel.


On Friday, after the lectures, the participants can attend a tour of the citadel and, if the weather is fine, a final drink with a marvellous view on the town. On Saturday, after the general assembly at the end of the congress, a guided tour of the castle in Freÿr is planned (approx. 10 minutes by car from Dinant).


The traditional dinner of the Society will be held on Friday evening in restaurant “Le jardin de Fiorine , rue Georges Cousot 3 (approx. 10 minutes walk from the foot of the rock where is located the citadel).


The lunches and dinner require previous registration because there is a limited number of seats. The visits (citadel and castle) also require previous registration as the guides need to be reserved.

The registration fee for the congress amounts to 25 euro p.p. (for documentation and coffee); the sandwich-lunch on Friday and the cold buffet on Saturday to 25 euro p.p. each; dinner on Friday evening to 50 euro per person.


The total amount should be paid at the same moment as the registration on the bank account of the Society IBAN BE77 7370 5007 1342 - BIC KREDBEBB - Account holder S. HORVAT

Registration leads to the obligation to pay the foreseen cost, even if the participant does not attend the activity for which he/she registered.


Participants have to register by sending the registration form before May 1st, 2024 by e-mail to


The Board,


The President,                                                             The Secretary General,

Tanguy LE MARC’HADOUR                                   Christian PFISTER


The Vicepresidents,                                                    The Treasurer,

Stanislas HORVAT                                                    Pascal HEPNER

Michael MILO

Société d'histoire du droit et des institutions 

des pays flamands, picards et wallons

Journées internationales d'histoire du droit et des institutions

« Droit et présence militaire », Citadelle de Dinant, les 10 et 11 mai 2024


Programme du vendredi 10 mai


10h15   Axel TIXHON (Université de Namur), Stanislas HORVAT (Ecole Royale Militaire & Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Vice-Président de la Société d'histoire du droit et des institutions des pays flamands, picards et wallons), Eric BOUSMAR (UCLouvain Saint Louis Bruxelles) et Tanguy LE MARCH’ADOUR (Université de Lille, Président de la Société d'histoire du droit et des institutions des pays flamands, picards et wallons) : Introduction aux Journées


10h25   Antoine LECLÈRE (Université de Liège & Vrije Universiteit Brussel), L’intervention militaire prussienne dans la principauté de Liège (1790) : Entre exécution des sentences impériales et médiation bienveillante


10h50   Fred STEVENS (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), La Milice Nationale néerlandaise et le camp militaire de Ravels (Turnhout). 1820-1829


11h15   Café et administration


11h45   Pierre BODINEAU (ém. Université de Bourgogne, Société pour l'histoire du droit et des institutions des anciens pays bourguignons, comtois et romands), La contribution de la province de Bourgogne au service de la Marine Royale à la fin de l'Ancien Régime


12h10   Xavier FRANCOIS-LECLANCHÉ (docteur en histoire du droit), La justice dans le département de l'Yonne (France) sous l'occupation militaire autrichienne (1814)


12h35   François-Xavier GERVASONI (Université  de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines), Les prisons militaires en Franche-Comté aux XIXe et XXe siècles


13h00   Ambre JARASSIER (Université de Nantes), La conscription napoléonienne : une violation de la volonté. La conscription nationale par l’arme du sénatus-consulte


13h30   Lunch (sur place)


14h45   Astrid DONIAS (Université Grenoble Alpes), L'impossible répression des “Pourvoyeurs de Prussiens” pour intelligence avec l'ennemi (1870-1875)


15h10   Eric BOUSMAR (UCLouvain), Christophe MASSON (FNRS/ULiège) & Quentin VERREYCKEN (FNRS/UCLouvain), L’origine du crime de guerre au XVe siècle ? Pour une étude comparée de la régulation des atrocités militaires contre les populations, au seuil de la première modernité (Italie, Pays-Bas bourguignons et Rhénanie)


15h35   Nicolas BERNARD (Cour constitutionnelle belge & UCLouvain Saint Louis Bruxelles), L’influence de la guerre dans la production des sources normatives


16h00   Antoine RENGLET (FNRS/UCLouvain), De héros à paria. Itinéraire d’un commissaire de la police de Bruxelles entre occupation et libération (1935-1961)


16h25   Stanislas HORVAT (Ecole Royale Militaire & Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Le droit de propriété du rocher de la Citadelle de Dinant


17h00   Visite de la Citadelle sous la direction de Axel TIXHON


19h30   Dîner de la Société au restaurant « Le Jardin de Fiorine » (rue Georges Cousot 3) –inscription préalable requise



 Journées internationales d'histoire du droit et des institutions

« Droit et présence militaire », Citadelle de Dinant, les 10 et 11 mai 2023 


Programme du samedi 11 mai


10h15   Benedict VANLANDUYT (KULeuven-Campus Kortrijk), The role of 'auxiliaries' during the Austrian Succession War (communication en anglais)


10h40   Alain RAHIER (UCLouvain & Sorbonne Université), Les forçats militaires du bagne d’Anvers sous le Premier Empire : une catégorie particulière de détenus ?


11h05   Café et administration


11h30   Hugues RICHARD (ém. Université de Bourgogne, Société pour l'histoire du droit et des institutions des anciens pays bourguignons, comtois et romands), Les servitudes militaires (au sens foncier) en France


11h55   Ariane BOUSQUET (Université du Québec à Montréal & Université de Tartu), Les bataillons de destruction soviétiques : répercussions sur les rapports sociaux et la violence dans la République socialiste soviétique estonienne d’après-guerre, 1944-1956


12h20   Sebastiaan VANDENBOGAERDE (Université de Gand), « Garde tes amis proches, mais tes ennemis encore plus ». Le cantonnement des soldats dans la Zone d’Etape (1914-1918)


12h45   Florent VERFAILLIE (War Heritage Institute), Des sujets de droit comme les autres ? Pour une définition pénale de la résistance à l’occupant allemand (1914-1918) 


13h10   Lunch (sur place)


14h30   Axel TIXHON (Université de Namur), Des francs-tireurs à Dinant en août 1914 ? Un siècle de polémiques


14h55   Tanguy LE MARCH’ADOUR (Président de la Société), Conclusions et clôture des Journées internationales d'histoire du droit et des institutions et Assemblée générale de la Société


15h30   fin prévue et déplacement (10 minutes) en véhicules personnels vers le château de Freÿr


16h00   Visite au Château de Freÿr inscription préalable requise


17h00   fin approximative de la visite

Société d'histoire du droit et des institutions 

des pays flamands, picards et wallons

Journées internationales d'histoire du droit et des institutions

DINANT, 10-11/05/2024



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1° Droit d’inscription congrès / Registration fee Congress :    ……  x 25 €              Total :      .…. €


2° Lunch vendredi / Lunch Friday 10-05-2024              

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3° Lunch samedi / Lunch Saturday 11-05-2024

    Nombre de personnes / Number of persons :                                 …… x 25 €        Total :      .…. €


4° Dîner vendredi soir / Dinner Friday evening (nombre limité / limited number)

    Nombre de personnes / Number of persons :                                 …… x 50 €        Total :      .…. €


Total à payer / Total amount to be paid:                                                                            ..……...


6° Visites / Guided tours :

Citadelle le vendredi 10 mai / Citadel on Friday 11 May :

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Château de Freÿr le samedi 11 mai / Freÿr Castle on Saturday 11 May :

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Payements au compte bancaire de la SOCIETE/ Payments on bank account of the SOCIETY :

IBAN BE77 7370 5007 1342 - BIC KREDBEBB

Au nom de / Account holder : S. HORVAT


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