ESIL Interest Group History of International Law

ESIL Interest Group History of International Law

Thursday 10 March 2022

JOURNAL: Journal of the History of International Law / Revue d'histoire du droit international, Volume 24 (2022), Issue 1 (Mar 2022)

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Open Access
Use, War, and Commercial Society. Changing Paradigms of Human Relations with Animals in the Early Modern Law of Nature and of Nations
Author: Annabel Brett

Thursday 3 March 2022

JOURNAL: The English Historical Review, Volume 136, Issue 583, December 2021

Source: OUP

The most recent issue of the English Historical Review includes several publications relevant to the history of international law:

  • Article: A Priceless Grace? The Congress of Vienna of 1815, the Ottoman Empire and Historicising the Eastern Question

Ozan Ozavci

The English Historical Review, Volume 136, Issue 583, December 2021, Pages 1450–1476,

  • Review article: Großraum Europa: The Nazi Concept of ‘Greater European Space’ in Recent Literature

The Construction of a National Socialist Europe during the Second World War: How the New Order Took Shape. By Raimund Bauer (Abingdon:  Routledge,  2019; pp.  202. £120);

‘Das Neue Europa,’ 1933–1945: German Thought Patterns about Europe. By Carl Wege (Stuttgart:  Edition Axel Menges,  2016; pp.  132. €39);

A New Nationalist Europe under Hitler: Concepts of Europe and Transnational Networks in the National Socialist Sphere of Influence, 1933–1945. Edited by Johannes Dafinger and Dieter Pohl (Abingdon:  Routledge,  2019; pp.  324. £120; pb. £36.99);

Fascism without Borders: Transnational Connections and Cooperation between Movements and Regimes in Europe from 1918 to 1945. Edited by Arnd Bauerkämper and Grzegorz Rossoliński-Liebe (New York:  Berghahn,  2017; pp.  384. £110; pb. £27.95);

The Nazi-Fascist New Order for European Culture. By Benjamin G. Martin (Cambridge, MA:  Harvard University Press,  2016; pp.  384. £33.95);

Building a Nazi Europe: The SS’s Germanic Volunteers. By Martin Gutmann (Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press,  2017; pp.  254. £70.99; pb. £22.99).

Oded Heilbronner

The English Historical Review, Volume 136, Issue 583, December 2021, Pages 1574–1594,

EVENT: ESIL Research Forum Pre-Conference Hybrid Workshop, Regulating Global Security: History of an Illusion (ESIL IG History of International Law, Glasgow/Zoom, 30 March 2022)

 ESIL IG History of International Law

Regulating Global Security: History of an Illusion

ESIL Research Forum Pre-Conference Hybrid Workshop


This is a hybrid event: participation is possible in person or via Zoom. For participation in person, please notify us of your attendance in advance (, to allow for coordination with the organisers of the ESIL Research Forum. The link to join online via Zoom will be shared with all IG members and registered participants to the ESIL Research Forum before the event.

Please note that all workshop participants are expected to register for the Forum and to be ESIL members. Please find information about ESIL membership here.


13.30 – Session One

Nadia Kornioti (University of Central Lancashire): “Law or Diplomacy? Priorities before the United Nations Security Council in the mid-1960s”

Tamás Hoffmann (Corvinus University Budapest) / Martin Faix (Palacký University Olomouc) / Ondrej Svacek (Palacký University Olomouc): “The Brezhnev Doctrine and the Use of Force: A Socialist Theory of Pro-Democratic Intervention?”

Comments and discussion


14.30-14.45 – Coffee break


14.45 – Session Two

Nazım Sinan Odabaşı (Altınbaş University, Istanbul): “The Making of International Law Against Competing Interests: The Case of the 1936 Montreux Convention”

Kirsten Sellars (Centre for International Law, Gujarat National Law University): “‘Unmentionable Things’ – How Submarine Deterrence Strategy Shaped the Law of the Sea Convention”

Comments and discussion


15.45-16.00 – Coffee break


16.00 – Session Three

Max Milas (University of Münster): “Human Rights in States of Emergency: Coping Strategies of European Adjudicative Bodies”

Filip Batselé (Ghent University): “Business Security and the History of International Investment Law: The Role of the International Association for the Promotion and Protection of Private Foreign Investments (APPI) 1958-2005”

Comments and discussion

17.00 – Concluding Remarks

Markus Beham (University of Passau): “Regulating Global Security: History of an Illusion?”


The European Society of International Law Interest Group on the History of International Law Steering Committee:

Markus Beham – Jaanika Erne – John Morss – Florenz Volkaert

For more details and registration, visit the ESIL website.