ESIL Interest Group History of International Law

ESIL Interest Group History of International Law

donderdag 25 februari 2016

ESIL RESEARCH FORUM Istanbul: line-up “Beyond the Western Paradigm? Towards a Global History of International Law” (Istanbul, 21-22 Jan 2016)

“Beyond the Western Paradigm? Towards a Global History of International Law”

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The ESIL Interest Group History of International Law is proud to announce the line-up for its first Workshop on an ESIL Research Forum, hosted in Istanbul (21-22 April 2016).
    Thomas Skouteris (The American University in Cairo)
    Gerry Simpson (Melbourne Law School)
    Andrei Mamolea (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva): "The Law of War in the Conquest of Indigenous Polities, 1899-1904"
    Stiina Löytömäki (University of Helsinki), "The ‘Mise en Valeur’ of the Colonies and Free versus Forced Labour: France and the Construction of Congo-Ocean railway"
    Martin Clark (Melbourne Law School): "What Can We Learn from the History of Global Historiography? Global Historiography, International Law, and a Method Sketch for a Global History of the Congo Free State"
    Johannes Hendrik Fahner (University of Amsterdam & University of Luxemburg): "The Good, the Bad, and International Investment Law – Decoupling History and Ideology"

We look forward to welcoming you at this scientific event !

(original call for papers here)

woensdag 10 februari 2016

FIRST ISSUE: Jus gentium. Journal of International Legal History I (2016), No. 1 (ISSN 2381-0254)

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The first issue of the new journal Jus Gentium. Journal of International Legal History has been released.

Table of contents:

By Way of Introduction...                                       W. E. Butler   

P. E. Kazanskii: “On his Character,                      L. P. Anufrieva         
Biography, Life, and Works, or What Has
Been Left to His Descendants …”

Origins of the Idea of Social                                O. V. Kresin  
International Law (XVI-XIX Centuries)

The History of International Law in                     O. O. Merezhko         
the Mirror of Ancient Greek Literature

International Treaties, Heraldic Seals,              W. E. Butler   
and Bookplates: John Adams and
John Quincy Adams

Biographical Note: Joseph-Mathias                  Jean Allain    
Gérard de Rayneval

Institutions du Droit de la Nature,                     Joseph-Mathias
et Des Gens (1803) [Book Two]                       Gérard  de Rayneval                    

The Legal Scholarship of P. E. Kazanskii:         W. E. Butler   
A Bio-Bibliographical Essay                               N. V. Hendel
                                                                         T. R. Korotkyi                                                     

M. A. Gazi (ed.), The Shorter Book of             Jean Allain    
Muslim International Law

A. I. Dmitriev and W. E. Butler (eds.),             O. O. Merezhko                     
История международного права

The Bentham Letters of Anti-Machiavel         W. E. Butler   

Jus Gentium and Globally-Conceived            P. Macalister-Smith  
General Treaty Collections                            J. Schwietzke

Alfred P. Rubin (1931–2014) 

Board of editors:
William E. Butler
John Edward Fowler Distinguished Professor of Law and International Affairs, Pennsylvania State University

Jean Allain, Queen’s University, Belfast
Arnulf Becker Lorca, Brown University
Olga V. Butkevych, Kyiv Shevchenko National University
Volodymyr Butkevych, Sometime Judge, European Court of Human Rights
Chen Yifeng, Peking University Law School
Vincent Chetail, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
Mark Janis, University of Connecticut School of Law; Visiting Fellow, University of Oxford
Peter Macalister-Smith, Ph.D., Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public
Law and International Law, Heidelberg, Germany
Oleksandr Merezhko, Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University
Stephen Neff, University of Edinburgh
Alexander Orakhelashvili, University of Birmingham, England
Michael Palmer, University of London SOAS & IALS
Grigorii S. Starodubtsev, Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration
Alexander Vylegzhanin, Moscow State Institute of International Relations
Call for manuscripts (by 1 May 2016; guidelines here):
This is the first dedicated journal in the United States to address the history of international law. Much of modern scholarship on the history of international law is preoccupied not with international law, but with international legal doctrine; the doctrinal writings of remarkably few individuals dominate the discourse while the rest remain unseen or overlooked. This journal will encourage further exploration in the archives for new materials and confirmation of the accuracy of past uses, but welcomes the continued reassessment of international legal history in all of its dimensions.
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