CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT: 8th Biennial Conference of the European Society for Comparative Legal History in 2025: Back to the Past and Build the Future (Szeged: University of Szeged, JUL 2025)


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The Organising Committee and Executive Council of the European Society for Comparative Legal History are pleased to announce that the eighth biennial conference of the Society will be held at the University of Szeged, Hungary in 2025.

The conference series started in Valencia (2010), followed by Amsterdam (2012), Macerata (2014), Gdansk (2016), Paris (2018), Lisbon (2022). In 2023 we had a successful conference in Augsburg.

The theme of the conference is to present legal institutions that influenced the development of legal orders of different legal systems and serve as evidence that contemporary legal reforms are related to the foundation of the modern state and law based on the examination of primary sources. The main aim of the conference is to draw attention to the importance and analysis of primary sources in legal historical research, across multiple legal systems. 

The organisers wish to offer the opportunity to all participants who intend to present legal historical and comparative research based mainly on primary sources, regardless of the historical era and territorial areas. 

Building the future can only be based on thorough historical and legal research, which can be achieved by connecting the past to the present. Through the complex and comparative assessment of the different branches of law, we can work towards a more general picture on legal development.

The conference will be held in July 2025; more information will be available in due course and the official call for papers will be published by the end of May 2024.

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