ESIL Interest Group History of International Law

ESIL Interest Group History of International Law

maandag 29 augustus 2022

SYMPOSIUM: JHIL Celebrates "To the Uttermost Parts of the Earth" (Zoom, 6 September 2022)

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On 6 September 2022, the Journal of the History of International Law is organising an online evening symposium (CET 20.00h-22.00) to celebrate the publication of Martti Koskenniemi's book 'To the Uttermost Parts of the Earth: Legal Imagination and International Power, 1300-1870 (Cambridge University Press, 2021). The event will take place on Zoom.

This is the program:
Chair: Dr. Inge Van Hulle (Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory)
20.00h: Welcome by Prof. Randall Lesaffer (KU Leuven/Tilburg University) 
20.05h: Presentation of book by Prof. Martti Koskenniemi (University of Helsinki)
20.30h: Comments by Prof. Koen Stapelbroek (James Cook University): 'Commerce, capitalism and the law of nations'
20.45h: Comments by Prof. Jennifer Pitts (University of Chicago): 'The struggle between statehood and civil society'
21.00h: Comments by Prof. Wim Decock (UCLouvain): 'Theology and the justification of sovereignty and property'
21.15h: Response by Prof. Martti Koskenniemi
21.30h: Open discussion and questions

Please register by sending an email to: