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JOB: Two Ph.D.-positions at Augsburg (Prof. dr. Philip HELLWEGE, ERC-project "comparative history of insurance law in Europe"; DEADLINE 1 AUGUST 2015

(image the Peace of Augsburg, 1555; source: Wikimedia Commons)
The University of Augsburg (Germany) invites all interest candidates to apply for two part-time positions as Ph.D.-Researcher on the European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant "A Comparative History of Insurance Law in Europe".


The positions are part of the research project on ‘A Comparative History of Insurance Law in Europe’ funded by the European Research Council (ERC Consolidator Grant). The positions are offered with a start date on 1 September 2015 and they are fixed-term appointments for two years, with the possibility of renewal for a further half year.  Successful candidates will complete a doctoral thesis in the field of the history of insurance law. Furthermore, successful candidates are expected to publish their findings and to participate in the research project. The positions do not involve a teaching obligation.

Applicants should hold a first class degree in law (Master or four year Bachelor-degree). Experiences of working in the fields of legal history or comparative law are desirable. Applicants should be able to work independently and should have knowledge of the German and/or the French language.
The remuneration may be according to salary group 13 TV-L.
Augsburg University seeks to increase the number of women in sciences and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. Applicants with severe disabilities will be favoured when having substantially the same qualifications as applicants without severe disabilities.

Applications should include a cover letter, a detailed CV, transcript, and a sample of writing (eg a seminar paper or a short publication). Closing date for receipt of application is 1 August 2015

Prof. Dr. Phillip Hellwege
Lehrstuhl für Bürgerliches Recht, Wirtschaftsrecht und Rechtsgeschichte
Juristische Fakultät der Universität Augsburg
Universitätsstrasse 24
86159 Augsburg
E-mail: phillip.hellwege@jura.uni-augsburg.de.
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JOURNAL: Journal on European History of Law VI (2015), N°1

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Nomôdos reports the publication of the first issue of the Journal on European History of Law (vol. VI).
Table of contents(abstracts)
  • Tony Murphy: Introduction
  • Morris Silver: Reinstating Classical Athens: The Production of Public Order in an Ancient Community
  • Mark Horsley, Justin Kotzé, Steve Hall: The Maintenance of Orderly Disorder: Modernity, Markets and the Pseudo-Pacification Process
  • Diane Roussel: A Mosaic of Controls: The Plurality of Order Maintenance Mechanisms in 16th Century Paris
  • John Walliss: Crime and Justice in Georgian Cheshire. The Chester Court of Great Sessions, 1760 – 1830
  • Scott Gilfillan: Institutional Imperialism. Extraterritoriality and the British Consular Court System in Japan
  • Jonas Campion: Maintaining Law and Order in a Democratic and Pillarised country: the Belgian Gendarmerie between 1918 and 1957
  • Martin Doherty: Tackling the Terrorists: the Experience of Internment without Trial in Northern Ireland
  • Alan Sked: Hollywood: Propaganda and Control
  • Tony Murphy: The Nomenclature of the Underserving Poor: an Enduring History of Marginalisation
  • John Lea: Back to the Future: Neoliberalism as Social and Political Regression
  • Bob Jeffery, Waqas Tufail, Will Jackson: Policing and the Reproduction of Local Social Order: a case study of Greater Manchester
Book reviews
  • Zwischen Sisyphos und Herakles: Zu Heinz Barta: „Graeca non leguntur“. Zu den Ursprüngen des europäischen Rechts im antiken Griechenland. Band III Teil 1: Das griechische Recht in seinem kulturhistorischen Umfeld – Beispiele aus Dichtung, Geschichtsschreibung, Philosophie und (Kautelar)- Jurisprudenz
  • Hanno Rebhan: Österreich wird Verfassungsstaat. Entstehung und Entwicklung moderner Verfassungsstaatlichkeit (1918 – 1948)
  • Johannes Michael Rainer: Das Römische Recht in Europa. Von Justinian zum BGB. Kurzlehrbuch
  • Katalin Gönczi/Wieland Carls, unter Mitwirkung von Inge Bily: Sächsisch-magdeburgisches Recht in Ungarn und Rumänien. Autonomieund Rechtstransfer im Donau- und Karpatenraum
  • Éva Jakab, Norbert Pozsonyi (eds.): Essays in Honour of Professor Imre Molnár in Occasion of His Eightieth Birthday
Reports from history of law
  • Werner Ogris
  • Drei Szegediner Rechtshistoriker und das Tripartitum (Tagungsbericht)
  • Das Symposium über den Einfluss des deutschen Rechtsdenkens in Mitteleuropa am 22. Oktober 2014 an der Andrássy Universität Budapest
  • Guidelines for authors
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JOURNAL: Jus Politicum, N°14: Can We Conceive of Empire as a Political Form in Legal Terms ?

The e-journal Jus Politicum: revue de droit politique published a theme issue on Empire and legal thought.

Chaire Villey 2014S. Romano, « L’État moderne et sa crise »ArchivesVariaNotes de lectureMémoires
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