ESIL Interest Group History of International Law

ESIL Interest Group History of International Law

vrijdag 24 juli 2015

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS: Journal of the History of International Law/Revue d'histoire du droit international (MPI Heidelberg)

(image: journal cover; source: Brill)

The managing editor of the Journal of the History of International Law/Revue d'histoire du droit international sent out the following call for contributions:

The  Journal  of  the  History  of  International  Law  /  Revue  d’histoire  du  droit  international  –  edited  by  Anne  Peters (Editor-in-Chief), Randall Lesaffer and Emmanuelle Tourme Jouannet – is an interdisciplinary journal on the history of international law with a broad outreach. It is placed among the top international law journals which are  regularly  consulted  by  all  international  lawyers  with  a  general  interest  in  the  history  of  their  field.  It provides a forum for the emerging and expanding scholarship that takes a historical approach to exploring a wide  range  of  issues  in  international  law.  It  accommodates  the  growth  in  interest  in  the  histories  of international law from scholars working in related fields (global history, imperial history, intellectual history
and international relations). It creates a venue for ground-breaking work in this field by combining tradition with innovation and to provide the opportunity to develop sustained critical engagement with work on the history of international law.
The Journal of the History of International Law / Revue d’histoire du droit international encourages critical reflection on the classical grand narrative of international law as the purveyor of peace and civilization to the whole world. It specifically invites articles on extra-European experiences and forms of legal relations between autonomous communities which were discontinued as a result of domination and colonization by European Powers. It is open to all possibilities of telling the history of international law, while respecting the necessary rigour in the use of records and sources. It is a forum for a plurality of visions of the history of international law, but also for debate on such plurality itself, on the methods, topics, and usages, as well as the bounds and dead-ends of this discipline. Moreover, it devotes space to examining in greater depth specific themes. The  article  section  of  the  Journal  is  open  to  submissions  from  the  entire  academic  community.  The
Journal uses double-blind peer review. All manuscripts received are evaluated by the editors and after pre-screening submitted to one or two anonymous external referees. Articles submitted to the Journal of the History of International Law / Revue d’histoire du droit international should be original contributions – in English or French.
All  work  submitted  will  be  scrutinized  based  on  its  intellectual  quality,  originality  and advancement  of academic discourse. The editors have thus decided to issue a general call for papers, inviting interested persons to submit contributions for consideration for publication in the forthcoming issues of the Journal. For a scholarly research manuscript, the length should not be more than 14000 words, including footnotes. Articles must be accompanied by a 150-word (maximum) abstract needed for identifying reviewers (in  a  separate  file).
Authors  must  provide  –  in  a  separate  file  –  current  institutional  affiliation  with  email address, full postal address and telephone number where they can be reached, and brief biographical data if
they wish.
Manuscripts (accompanied by files with abstract and affiliation) and any correspondence should be sent to (to the attention of the Journal’s managing editor, Dr Mieke van der Linden). More information  can  be  found  via  the  website  of  the  Max  Planck  Institute  for  Comparative  Public  Law  and International Law, Heidelberg: