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ANNOUNCEMENT: The Global Humanitarianism Research Academy (Leibniz Institute Mainz/ICRC/Exeter)


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The Leibniz Institute for European History (Mainz), the International Committee of the Red Cross and the University of Exeter announce the launch of the "Global Humanitarianism Research Academy", starting July 2015. The initiative is designed to offer training to young researchers in the field of human rights, international law or international relations.

Mission statement:
This international Research Academy will offer research training to a group of advanced international PhD candidates and early postdoctoral scholars selected by the steering committee. It will combine academic sessions at the Leibniz Institute of European History in Mainz and the Imperial and Global History Centre at the University of Exeter with archival sessions at the Archives of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva. The Research Academy is open to early career researchers who are working in the related fields of humanitarianism,humanitarian law, peace and conflict studies as well as human rights covering the period from the 18th to the 20th centuries. It supports scholarship on the ideas and practices of humanitarianism in the context of international, imperial and global history thus advancing our understanding of global governance in humanitarian crises of the present.
 An official call will follow later on http://hhr.hypotheses.org/.
Catégories: Comparative Law News

WORKSHOP: The History and Theory of Treaty-Making with Indigenous Peoples (London, Queen Mary, 22 October 2014)

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 International Law Reporter announced a workshop on "Treaty-Making with Indigeneous Peoples", organised by the Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context at Queen Mary University (London), on Tuesday 22 October 2014.

The organisers describe their topic as follows:
The issue of indigenous peoples and treaties is one of the most interesting and intriguing questions of international law. The 2007 United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples mentions in several places of its Preamble and in Article 37 rights granted by ‘treaties, agreements and other constructive arrangements between States and indigenous peoples are, in some situations, matters of international concern, interest, responsibility and character.’ The workshop will analyse the legacy of these historical treaties with indigenous peoples. It will also assess whether these instruments can play a role in fostering the rights of indigenous peoples within States at a present time.  More information on Queen Mary's website.
Catégories: Comparative Law News

BOOK REVIEW: Mathias Kaufman, Alexander Aichele (eds.), A Companion to Luis de Molina (Nicole Reinhardt, Sehepunkte)


Nicole Reinhardt (Durham) reviewed the Companion to Luis de Molina published by Brill (Leiden) for sehepunkte.de. In view of the links between early modern theology, philosophy of law and legal history, the work is of interest to our readers.
Catégories: Comparative Law News

eJOURNAL ANNOUNCEMENT: New issue of Philosophy of Law eJournal

Juris Diversitas - mar, 10/14/2014 - 10:30
A new Issue of Philosophy of Law eJournal, Vol. 7, No. 86: Oct 13, 2014, has just been published, click here for the table of content.

We suggest the following articles:

"How to Balance Interests: Comparative Legal Aspects on the Limitation of Copyright in International Law" 
Higher School of Economics Research Paper No. WP BRP 41/LAW/2014
TATIANA BRAZHNIK, National Research University Higher School of Economics - Faculty of Law
Email: brazhnik.tata@gmail.com

"Towards a Fruitful Cooperation between Legal Philosophy, Legal Sociology and Doctrinal Research: How Legal Interactionism May Bridge Unproductive Oppositions" 
Forthcoming in Festschrist Roger Cotterrell
Erasmus Working Paper Series on Jurisprudence and Socio-Legal Studies No. 14-02
SANNE TAEKEMA, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), Erasmus School of Law
Email: taekema@law.eur.nl
WIBREN VAN DER BURG, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus School of Law, Queen Mary University of London, School of Law
Email: vanderburg@frg.eur.nl


Catégories: Comparative Law News

JOURNAL ANNOUNCEMENT: New Issue of The African Journal of International and Comparative Law

Juris Diversitas - mar, 10/14/2014 - 10:15
A new issue of the African Journal of International and Comparative Law, Volume: 22, Number: 3 (Oct 2014) has just been published, please click here for the table of content.

We suggest the following articles:

 Towards an International Piracy Tribunal: Curing the Legal Limbo of   Captured Pirates 
  James D. Fry   African Journal of International and Comparative Law, Vol. 22, No. 3:   341-368. 
  http://www.euppublishing.com/doi/abs/10.3366/ajicl.2014.0098?ai=ru&ui=12qd&af=T 

 Identifying Beneficiaries of the UN Indigenous Peoples’ Partnership   (UNIPP): The Case for the Indigenes of Nigeria's Delta Region 
  Rhuks Temitope Ako and Olubayo Oluduro   African Journal of International and Comparative Law, Vol. 22, No. 3:   369-398.    http://www.euppublishing.com/doi/abs/10.3366/ajicl.2014.0099?ai=ru&ui=12qd&af=T 

  When Poverty Is Not a Sin: An Assessment of the Human Rights Council's   Guiding Principles on Poverty and Human Rights 
  Ebenezer Durojaye   African Journal of International and Comparative Law, Vol. 22, No. 3:   468-491.    http://www.euppublishing.com/doi/abs/10.3366/ajicl.2014.0103?ai=ru&ui=12qd&af=T 

 Some Reflections on Two Decades of Human Rights Protection in South Africa: Lessons and Challenges 
  John C. Mubangizi   African Journal of International and Comparative Law, Vol. 22, No. 3:   512-531.    http://www.euppublishing.com/doi/abs/10.3366/ajicl.2014.0105?ai=ru&ui=12qd&af=T 
Catégories: Comparative Law News

CALL FOR PAPERS (English/French) - DEADLINE APPROACHING: The Fourth Worldwide Congress of The World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists

Juris Diversitas - mar, 10/14/2014 - 05:49
The Fourth Worldwide Congressof The World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction JuristsMcGill University Faculty of Law,Montreal, Canada June 24-26, 2015
“The Scholar, Teacher, Judge, and Jurist in a Mixed Jurisdiction”«Le chercheur, le professeur, le juge et le juriste dans une juridiction mixte»
The World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists is pleased to announce a Fourth Worldwide Congress to be held at McGill University’s Faculty of Law (Montreal, Canada) from an opening evening reception and lecture on 24 June through 26 June 2015. The theme of the Congress will be “The Scholar, Teacher, Judge and Jurist in a Mixed Jurisdiction.”
La World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists est heureuse d’annoncer son Quatrième Congrès International, qui se tiendra à la Faculté de droit de l’Université McGill (Montréal, Canada). Le Congrès débutera avec une réception suivie d’une conférence le 24 Juin en soirée et se poursuivra jusqu’au 26 juin 2015. Le thème de ce congrès sera « Le chercheur, le professeur, le juge et le juriste dans une juridiction mixte ».
Mixed Jurisdictions, as they are traditionally understood, stand at the crossroads of the Common law and Civil law. They also frequently encompass other ethnic and religious laws. Rich in legal history and complex pluralism, they are often seen as natural laboratories of comparative law. 

Les juridictions mixtes, comme elles sont traditionnellement perçues, se situent à l’intersection de la tradition de la Common law et de la tradition civiliste. Elles comprennent souvent d’autres droits, comme le droit ethnique  ou le droit religieux. Riches du point de vue de l’histoire du droit et du pluralisme juridique, elles sont souvent vues comme des laboratoires naturels de droit comparé.
The laws, methods, and institutions of mixed jurisdictions are inevitably affected by the influence and presence of different traditions vying for supremacy or requiring reconciliation. Their added complexity places special demands upon the training of judges and jurists, the staffing of courts, the teaching of private law, the research of scholars, and the task of law reform. To what extent have these challenges been met by the actors and institutions of mixed jurisdictions?
Les lois, les méthodes et les institutions des juridictions mixtes reflètent inévitablement la présence de différentes traditions rivalisant pour la suprématie ou demandant la réconciliation. La complexité accrue des juridictions mixtes donne lieu à des exigences particulières pour la formation des juges, des juristes et du personnel des tribunaux, l’enseignement du droit privé, la recherche scientifique et la réforme du droit. Dans quelle mesure ces défis ont-ils été relevés par les parties prenantes des juridictions mixtes?
We propose to investigate these issues.
Nous proposons d’explorer ces questions.
Proposals for papers on any topic related to mixed legal systems are welcome. They may be submitted by jurists from any jurisdiction, and by members and non-members of the Society alike. Proposals should be submitted to WSMJJ General Secretary Seán Patrick Donlan (sean.donlan@ul.ie) by 15 October 2014. They should not exceed 500 words and should be accompanied by a curriculum vitae of one page only. The time allocated for delivery of papers will be no longer than 20 minutes. Papers delivered at the conference will be considered for publication.
Nous accepterons les propositions de textes sur tout sujet apparenté au droit des juridictions mixtes. Elles pourront être soumises par des juristes de toute juridiction, qu’ils soient membres de l’Association ou non. Les propositions devront être envoyées au secrétaire général du WSMJJ, Seán Patrick Donlan (sean.donlan@ul.ie) d’ici le 15 octobre 2014. Les soumissions ne doivent pas dépasser 500 mots et doivent être accompagnées d’un curriculum vitae d’une page. Le temps alloué pour la présentation des textes ne dépassera pas 20 minutes. La publication des textes présentés à la conférence sera envisagée.
The Society regrets that it cannot cover travel expenses of participants in the Congress.
L’Association regrette de ne pas pouvoir couvrir les frais de déplacement des participants au Congrès.
Please reserve the date.
Veuillez prendre la date en note.
Catégories: Comparative Law News

JOURNAL: "The Journal of American History" (vol. 101, n. 2, 2014-2015)


The Journal of American History, vol. 101, n. 2, 2014-2015


The Journal of American History is the leading scholarly publication and the journal of record in the field of American history. Published quarterly in March, June, September, and December, the Journalcontinues its nine-decades-long career presenting original articles on American history. Each volume features pieces that deal with a wide range of American history topics and fields, including state-of-the-field essays, broadly inclusive book reviews, and reviews of films, museum exhibitions, and Web sites
All information here
Catégories: Comparative Law News

ARTICLE: "Justice George Sutherland and the Business of Expression", by Samuel R. Olken


Samuel R. Olken, John Marshall Law School, on  Justice George Sutherland and the Business of Expression, forthcoming in Judging Free Speech: First Amendment Jurisprudence of U.S. Supreme Court Justices.  
Abstract
In 1936-1937, Justice George Sutherland wrote his only two United States Supreme Court opinions about freedom of expression. Sutherland’s majority opinion in Grosjean v. American Press Co. (1936) and his dissent inAssociated Press v. NLRB (1937) set forth a novel and hybrid constitutional concept, the business of expression, which melded economic liberty and freedom of expression and reflected Sutherland’s aversion towards political factions and solicitude for private economic rights. In both cases Sutherland assessed economic regulations of the press through the prism of economic liberty and suggested that through partial laws – what Sutherland considered illegitimate class legislation – political factions sought to impede the business of expression. Sutherland’s analysis underscored the interplay between economic liberty and freedom of expression.
Catégories: Comparative Law News

ARTICLE: "History in Law, Mythmaking, and Constitutional Legitimacy", by Patrick J. Charles (62, 2014)


History in Law, Mythmaking, and Constitutional Legitimacy, by Patrick J. Charles, forthcoming on the Cleveland State Law Review 62 (2014)
The article is “part of last spring's mini-symposium, ‘History and the Meaning of the Constitution,’ and that readers may respond to the article through Cleveland State Law Review's website, Et Cetera.  
Abstract
Defining what constitutes myth and history has been an ongoing debate among historians for over a century. The debate centers as to whether there can truly ever be such a thing as an objective historical account. Given that all historical inquiries grow out of the respective historian’s ideological mind, it is argued the writing of history is not so much about truth-seeking as it is about the ideological leanings of the respective historian. In other words, critics of objective history frequently claim that one historian’s truth is another’s falsity.In any case there is an argument to be made that all history is myth and all myth is history. No matter how much of the evidentiary record is uncovered, no historian can ever fully reconstruct the past as it was. In their totality, those moments in history are lost forever. The best any historian can do is build upon those evidentiary remnants which remain. Still, at one level or another, historians will have to make a number of assumptions about the past. In some instances the assumptions will be small or minute because the evidentiary record is rich with information about the past, allowing the respective historian to recreate an event or time period in excruciating detail. In other instances the assumptions can be substantial, especially when the evidentiary record is barren, requiring the respective historian to fill the evidentiary gaps. But whenever historians make any assumptions about the past—whether they be minor or substantial—they are perpetuating myth in some form or another.

Given these problems, this article builds upon a previous work--"Historicism, Originalism and the Constitution"--and argues that history is much better suited as a philosophical and moral guide towards understanding the law’s development. This in turn minimizes mythmaking and the creation of poor constitutional constructs. This does not mean, however, that to legally reason from subjective historical accounts or myth can never be a legitimate enterprise. As this article outlines, there is at least two scenarios (and perhaps others) where the acceptance of myth is constitutionally legitimate.
Catégories: Comparative Law News

BOOK: "Making Race in the Courtroom: The Legal Construction of Three Races in Early New Orleans", by Kenneth R. Aslakson (2014)


 Making Race in the Courtroom: The Legal Construction of Three Races in Early New Orleans (Sept. 2014), by Kenneth R. Aslakson (Union College)
All information herePress:No American city’s history better illustrates both the possibilities for alternative racial models and the role of the law in shaping racial identity than New Orleans, Louisiana, which prior to the Civil War was home to America’s most privileged community of people of African descent. In the eyes of the law, New Orleans’s free people of color did not belong to the same race as enslaved Africans and African-Americans. While slaves were “negroes,” free people of color were gens de couleur libre, creoles of color, or simply creoles. New Orleans’s creoles of color remained legally and culturally distinct from “negroes” throughout most of the nineteenth century until state mandated segregation lumped together descendants of slaves with descendants of free people of color.



 Much of the recent scholarship on New Orleans examines what race relations in the antebellum period looked as well as why antebellum Louisiana’s gens de couleur enjoyed rights and privileges denied to free blacks throughout most of the United States. This book, however, is less concerned with the what and why questions than with how people of color, acting within institutions of power, shaped those institutions in ways beyond their control. As its title suggests, Making Race in the Courtroomargues that race is best understood not as a category, but as a process. It seeks to demonstrate the role of free people of African-descent, interacting within the courts, in this process.

A few blurbs:"Historians are fond of spotlighting the role of 'human agency' in making history. Kenneth Aslakson is one of those rare scholars who actually map out its modus operandi—in this case, in the courtrooms of New Orleans, where free people of color used jurisprudence to defend their rights and, unwittingly, erect a tripartite racial order that was Caribbean before it was American.  Aslakson’s research is superb, his writing unfailingly clear, his arguments smart and crisp. Making Race in the Courtroom joins a lengthening bookshelf that is changing how we think about race in America."—Lawrence N. Powell, Tulane University"Between 1791 and 1812, as New Orleans was transformed by the consequences of the Haitian Revolution and the Louisiana Purchase, the city's free people of color fought to establish and defend their freedoms and to protect their property rights. Despite facing a legal, political, and social system that was increasingly hostile to their interests, this book demonstrates how they successfully utilized the court system to carve out a space for themselves within New Orleans' racial hierarchy. Most importantly, Aslakson's exhaustive examination of the records of the New Orleans City Court reveals the ways in which free people of color participated in the continuous project that was race making in the early republic."—Jennifer M. Spear, Simon Fraser University
Catégories: Comparative Law News

JOURNAL: "Law's Dominion in the Middle Ages: Essays for Paul Hyams" (Special issue, XXX, 2014)


Special issue - Law's  Dominion in the Middle Ages: Essays for Paul HyamsReading Medieval Studies, an annual published by the Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies of the University of Reading, has recently released a special issue, Law's  Dominion in the Middle Ages: Essays for Paul Hyams.  Here is its contents:Professor Danuta R Shanzer (University of Vienna) Augustine's EPP. 77-78 (A Scandal in Hippo): Microhistory and Ordeal-by-OathProfessor Thomas D Hill (Cornell University)The Weight of Love and the Anglo-Saxon Cold Water OrdealsProfessor Richard Abels (US Naval Academy)'The crimes by which Wulfbald ruined himself with his lord': The Limits of State Action in Late Anglo-Saxon EnglandProfessor Stephen D White (Emory University)Hic Est Wadard: Vassal of Odo of Bayeaux or Miles and Frater of St Augustine's, CanterburyProfessor Ruth Mazo Karras (University of Minnisota)Telling the Truth about Sex in Late Medieval ParisAssistant Professor Eliza Buhrer (Seton Hall University)Law and Mental Competency in Late Medieval EnglandProfessor Paul Brand (All Souls, Oxford)New Light on the Expulsion of the Jewish Community from England in 1290Dr Chris Briggs (University of Cambridge) and Professor Phillipp Schofield (Aberystwyeth University)Understanding Edwardian Villagers' Use of Law: Some Manor Court Litigation Evidence



Assistant Professor Ada Maria Kuskowski (Southern Methodist University)Lingua Franca Legalis? A French Vernacular Legal Culture form England to the LevantAssistant Professor Thomas J McSweeney (William and Mary Law School)The King's Courts and the King's Soul: Pardoning as Almsgiving in Medieval EnglandProfessor Richard W Kaeuper (University of Rochester)John Ruskin, the Medieval Ordines, and Meritorious SufferingProfessor Peter Coss (Cardiff University)Neifs and Villeins in Later Medieval EnglandDr Dave Postles (University of Hertfordshire)Bibliography of the Writings of Paul Hyams
Catégories: Comparative Law News

SEMINAR: "Public-privé : une frontière floue entre la force de l'état et l'autonomie des individus" (Paris, 14 October 2014)


WHAT: Public-privé : une frontière floue entre la force de l'état et l'autonomie des individus, 1st meeting of the séminaire de droit et sciences humaines et sociales - CENJorganized by Emanuele Conte
WHERE:  École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Centre d'études des norme juridiques Yan Thomas (CENJ), Salle D & M Lombard, 96 boulevard Raspail, 75006, Paris
WHEN: 14 October 2014, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Speakers:

Desmond Manderson, Université d'Australie – Canberra, Spécialiste du rapport entre le droit et les arts du visuel, Not Waving, Drowning: Bodies in the Water in Law and Art
Catégories: Comparative Law News

LECTIO MAGISTRALIS: "Il diritto come scienza alle origini del diritto comune" (Taranto, 27 October 2014)


WHAT: Il diritto come scienza alle origini del diritto comune, Lectio magistralis 
WHERE: Taranto, Convento di S. Francesco, Via Duomo 259, sala convegni - piano terra
WHEN: 27 October 2014, 11:30
Prof. Emanuele Conte, Roma Tre University
Catégories: Comparative Law News

CONFERENCE: History and Histories of International Law (Helsinki, 27-28 October 2014)

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The Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights at Helsinki University organizes a two-day conference on Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 October.

Program:
Runeberg Hall, University Main Building, Fabianinkatu 33 , 2nd floor
Programme
Monday 27 October
9:15
Opening
Martti Koskenniemi, University of Helsinki
9:30
Keynote address Anthony Anghie, University of Utah
10:30 – 11:00
Coffee
11:00– 12:30

Panel I:
Methods of International (Global) Legal History
Anne Orford, University of Melbourne
Thomas Duve, MPI Frankfurt
Chair: Martti Koskenniemi, University of Helsinki

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch break

13:30 – 15:00
Panel II: Transformations of Empire in the 20 - 21 st Century
Nathaniel Berman, Brown University
Matthias Zachmann, University of Edinburgh
Chair: Walter Rech, University of Helsinki

15:00 – 15:30
Coffee

15:30 - 17:00

Panel III: Histories of Human Rights
Lena Halldenius, Lund University
Vasuki Nesiah, New York University
Chair: Paolo Amorosa, University of Helsinki

Tuesday 28 October
9:00 – 10:30

Panel IV:
Non - European Histories of International Law
Lauri Mälksoo, University of Tartu
Kofi Quashigah, University of Ghana
Chair: Manuel Jiménez Fonseca, University of Helsinki

10:30 - 11:00
Coffee

11:00 – 12:30

Panel V: Histories of International Institutions
Doreen Lustig, Tel Aviv University
Jan Klabbers, University of Helsinki
Chair: Mónica García - Salmones, University of Helsinki


Catégories: Comparative Law News

CONFERENCE: Treaties of Commerce. Balance of Power, Balance of Trade and the European Order of States (Pisa, 26-27 November 2014)



(image: the harbour of Leghorn, Wikimedia Commons)

The University of Pisa organises a very promising conference on the history of international law and trade on 26-27 November, at the palazzo Manfreducci. 
Program:
Wednesday 26 November9:00-9:15, Antonella Alimento, Università di Pisa, Introduction: The PRIN Project on ‘The Liberty of the Moderns’ and Commercial TreatiesFirst Session 
Chair: Antonella Alimento, Università di Pisa9:15-9:30, Koen Stapelbroek, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Commercial Treaties and the Historiography of Eighteenth-Century Politics and Trade: Preliminary Considerations9:30-10:00, Eric Schnakenbourg, Université de Nantes, Les conditions de l’échange marchand: traités de commerce et droit maritime au XVIIIe siècleCoffee break10:30-11:00, Guillaume Calafat, Université de Paris I, Faut-il traiter avec les «Barbaresques»? Commerce, compétition et pouvoir au XVIIIe siècle 11:00-12:00, DiscussionLunchSecond Session 
Chair : John Shovlin, New York University14:30-15:00, José Luís Cardoso, Institute of Social Sciences Lisbon, The Anglo-Portuguese Treaties of Commerce of 1703 and 1810: Opportunities and Constraints of Economic Development15:00-15:30, Maria Virginia León, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, El Tratado hispano-británico del asiento durante la primera mitad del siglo XVIIICoffee break16:00-16:30, Doohwan Ahn, Seoul National University, The Treaty of Utrecht Revisited: The Balance of Trade or the Balance of Power?16:30-17:00, Koen Stapelbroek, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Global Trade and the Commercial Treaties of the Dutch Republic17:00-18:00, DiscussionThursday 27 NovemberThird Session 
Chair: Koen Stapelbroek, Erasmus University Rotterdam9:00-9:30, Antonella Alimento, Università di Pisa, From the Balance of Power to the Balance of Commerce Strategy: the French Rejection of the Treaties of Commerce Policy (1713-1763) 9:30-10:00, John Shovlin, New York University, Remaking the Franco-British Rivalry in India: The Godeheu–Saunders Treaty and the Political Economy of Peaceful CompetitionCoffee Break10:30-11:00, Pascal Dupuy, Université de Rouen, Jeux et enjeux autour du traité de commerce franco-britanique de 1786: les représentations françaises11:00-11:30, Marc Belissa, Université de Paris 10, Quel commerce pour un peuple républicain? Les débats révolutionnaires sur les traités de commerce de la République française (1792-1799)11:30-12:30, DiscussionLunchFourth Session 
Chair: José Luís Cardoso, Institute of Social Sciences Lisbon14,30-15,00 Marco Cavarzere, Ludwig-Maximilian Universität (Munich), The ‘Convention préliminaire de commerce’ between France and Prussia (1753) and the Rise of a New Commercial Nation15:00-15:30, Christine Lebeau, Université de Paris I, Négocier un traité de commerce en contexte impérial. L’exemple de la Monarchie des Habsbourg dans la deuxième moitié du XVIIIe siècleCoffee break16:00-16:30, Biagio Salvemini, Università di Bari, Dans le silence des traités: l’interventionnisme institutionnel dans le commerce entre le Royaume de France et le Royaume de Naples au XVIIIe siècle 16:30-18:00, Final Discussion More information here: http://hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de/termine/id=26048.
Catégories: Comparative Law News

CFA: "Rechtskultur - European Journal of Legal History - Journal européene d'histoire du droit"


Redaktion der Zeitschrift Rechtskultur: Prof. Dr. Ignacio Czeguhn (FU Berlin) Prof. Dr. Lukas Gschwend (St. Gallen/Zürich) Prof. Dr. Dirk Heirbaut (Gent) Prof. Dr. Martin Löhnig (Regensburg) Prof. Dr. Antonio Sánchez Aranda (Granada)



Deadline: 31.07.2015


2015 wird der vierte Band der Zeitschrift "Rechtskultur - European Journal of Legal History - Journal européene d'histoire du droit" erscheinen. Themenschwerpunkt ist die Wirtschaftsrechtsgeschichte. Die Herausgeber laden Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler aller einschlägigen Fachdisziplinen zur Einreichung von Beiträgen für Rechtskultur 4 (2015) ein. Die Beiträge sollen einen Umfang von 85.000 Zeichen nicht überschreiten und bis zum 31. Juli 2015 bei der Redaktion eingehen, die unter rechtskultur@ur.de erreichbar ist. "Rechtskultur" steht Autoren aller einschlägigen Wissenschaftsdisziplinen ohne Ansehen des universitären Status offen. Kriterien sind allein Themenbezug und Qualität eines Aufsatzes. Alle eingehenden Aufsätze werden einer beiderseits anonymen Begutachtung unterzogen. 1) Rechtskultur ist eine Zeitschrift mit europäischem Charakter. Das wird bereits durch die Dreisprachigkeit des Blattes deutlich. Die Zeitschrift bietet also ein Forum
für eine wirklich europäisch verstandene Rechtsgeschichte genauso wie für die Vergleichende Rechtsgeschichte. Sie möchte die nationalen Wissenschaften weiter
aus ihrer Beschränkung herausführen und dabei helfen, Anknüpfungspunkte für grenzüberschreitende Zusammenarbeit auszuloten.2) Rechtskultur ist strikt themenbezogen. Jedes Heft ist einem Oberthema gewidmet und gibt auf diese Weise die Möglichkeit, verschiedene Forschungsansätze auf einem Feld kennenzulernen. Jedes Heft wird am Ende einen rapport de synthèse enthalten, den ein ausgewiesener Wissenschaftler liefern wird und der die Verbindungslinien zwischen den einzelnen Beiträgen herstellt.3) Rechtskultur ist transdisziplinär ausgerichtet; sucht also bewusst den Kontakt zu Nachbarwissenschaften, die sich mit verwandten Fragestellungen befassen oder identischen Quellenbeständen arbeiten. Jedes Themenheft enthält deshalb Beiträge von Wissenschaftlern verschiedener Disziplinen.1) “Rechtskultur” is a journal with a definite European character. It is multilingual and features the three major European languages. The journal offers a platform for
European legal history in the true sense of the word from a shared as well as from a comparative perspective. Bringing together the various national disciplines and finding more ways of working together transnationally is the mission of this journal.2) “Rechtskultur” is strictly by theme. Each issue is devoted to a single topic, providing the opportunity to get to know the various research methods in one specific field. At the end of each issue, there will be a summary by an expert on the topic, highlighting connections between the individual contributions.3) “Rechtskultur” is a transdisciplinary endeavour. It is geared towards providing a forum for researchers from related areas of study trying to find answers to similar questions and working with the same sources. Each of the theme-oriented journals therefore features contributions by researchers from a variety of disciplines.

1) Rechtskultur est une revue à caractère européen ; la parution de la revue en trois langues en est un signe évident. La revue est en réalité un forum, pour une histoire du droit qui sera vraiment comprise au niveau européen ainsi que pour l’histoire comparée du droit. Elle cherche à faire sortir les disciplines nationales de leurs limites et, par là, à contribuer à identifier les facteurs de rattachement d’une collaboration transfrontalière.2) Rechtskultur est une revue thématisée de manière stricte. Chaque cahier est dédié à un thème général et offre ainsi la possibilité de découvrir différentes approches de recherche dans un domaine donné. Chaque cahier se terminera par un rapport de synthèse, qui sera rédigé par un expert scientifique reconnu et qui établira le fil conducteur entre les différentes contributions.3) Rechtskultur est une revue axée sur une approche interdisciplinaire, qui cherche sciemment à établir un contact entre les disciplines connexes qui se penchent sur des questions similaires ou traitent de sources documentaires identiques. C’est pourquoi chaque cahier thématique rassemble des contributions d’universitaires spécialisés dans des disciplines différentes.

Catégories: Comparative Law News

SEMINAR: "La schiavitù dei moderni. Diritto, natura, cultura" (Rome, 16 October 2014)


WHAT: La schiavitù dei moderni. Diritto, natura, cultura
WHERE: Roma Tre University, Law Department, room 278
WHEN: 16 October 2014, 5:00 pm
Speakers
Stefania Gialdroni, Università degli Studi Roma TreDario Ippolito, Università degli Studi Roma TreGiuseppe Marcocci, Università degli Studi della TusciaChiara Lucrezio Monticelli, Deutches Historisches Institut in Rom - Università Tor VergataPaolo Napoli, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, EHESS - Paris
Catégories: Comparative Law News

INAUGURAL LECTURE: "The Pirate and the Admiral" by Prof. dr. L. Sicking (VU Amsterdam) (Amsterdam, 14 November 2014)



Prof. dr. F.A. van der Duyn Schouten (rector magnificus) and Prof. mr. E. van Sliedregt (dean) invite all persons interested to the inaugural lecture on 14 november 2014 by Prof. dr. L Sicking as Aemilius Papinianus-Professor of the History of Public International Law at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

The lecture ("De piraat en de admiraal", "The Pirate and the Admiral") will be held in Dutch.

The event, followed by a reception, will take place in the Vrije Universiteit's Aula, at 15:45. Togati are kindly invited to present themselves in formal dress.

Address: De Boelelaan 1105, Amsterdam.
Catégories: Comparative Law News

CALL FOR TEXTS (Italian, English, French or Spanish): Rivista delle Successioni e della Famiglia

Juris Diversitas - mer, 10/08/2014 - 14:31
The Board of Editors of RIVISTA DELLE SUCCESSIONI E DELLA FAMIGLIA (Succession and family law review) is pleased to invite original, unpublished manuscripts on succession and family law for publication in the Review, in the form of Article, Notes and Comments.
The manuscripts have to discuss issues of succession and family law on foreign legal system or offering a comparative perspective or overview.
Contributions may be written in Italian, English, French or Spanish (with an abstract in English) and ideally should not exceed 10,000 words in length, footnotes included.
The manuscripts should include a 100 word informative abstract in Italian or in English. The abstract must appear at the end of the contribution, and will be published together with it.
After a pre-selection by Editor-in-Chief, articles are peer-reviewed anonymously by two member of our Board of Editors.
Submissions should be made electronically to pasqualelaghi1@virgilio.it or pasquale.laghi@unical.it Postal submission are not accepted.
The deadline is December 31st of 2014.
Catégories: Comparative Law News

BOOK: Jewish Law and its Interaction with Other Legal Systems.

Juris Diversitas - mer, 10/08/2014 - 06:28
The Jewish Law Association has published Christine Hayes and Amos Israel-Vleeschhouwer (eds), Jewish Law and its Interaction with Other Legal Systems.
It includes:
1:  Amos ISRAEL-VLEESCHHOUWER, Systemic, Dynamic and Complex analyses of the Interaction of Jewish and Other Legal Systems (1-29)2:  Leah BORNSTEIN-MAKOVETSKY, Adultery and Punishment among Jews in the Ottoman Empire (30-50)3:  Lea JACOBSEN, A Mother's Legal Authority over her Offspring's Marriage in the Ancient Near East and the Bible (51-104)4:  Ruth LAMDAN, Jewish Encounters in Muslim Courts: The Ottoman Empire, 16th-17th Centuries (105-119)5:  Donna LITMAN, Rules of Statutory Construction for Biblical and American Laws – A Comparative Analysis (120-175)6:  Avinoam ROSENAK, Jewish law as Staging Directions (176-224)7:  Chaim SAIMAN, Talmudic Analytics and Ethical Thought: A study of the Jewish law of the Worker's Wages as an argument for Neo-Lamdanut (225-261)8:  Shana Strauch SCHICK, Reading Aristotle in Mahoza?: Actions and Intentions in Rava's Jurisprudence (262-291)9:  Yaakov SHAPIRA, Couples' Place of Residence and the dispute of Rabbenu Tam and the Maharam: Society, Religion and Halakhah (292-327)10:  Daniel SINCLAIR, Kiddush Hashem (Sanctification of the Divine Name) and Some Aspects of the Halakhic Turn to Non-Jewish Standards in Ritual Law and Morality in the Modern Period (328-359)
The abstracts are available here
Catégories: Comparative Law News

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