Journal of the History of International Law / Revue d'histoire du droit international

Editor-in-Chief: Anne Peters
Call for Engaged Listeners: 'Politics and the Histories of International Law'
On 15 and 16 February 2019, the Journal of the History of International Law organizes an international conference on “Politics and the Histories of International Law” at the Max Planck Institute for International Law at Heidelberg. If you are interested in participating in the audience of the conference (not as a speaker) and thus contribute to our discussion, please send an application with a short motivation letter explaining your interest in the conference and current research interests (maximum 400 words) along with your CV to the managing editor of the JHIL at conf.jhil.2019@mpil.de. The deadline for applications is 30 September 2018. Applications arriving after this date will not be taken into consideration. Successful applicants will be notified until the end of October 2018. For further information please click here.

The Journal of the History of International Law / Revue d’histoire du droit international 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.

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Editor-in-Chief:
Anne Peters, Director, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg

Editors:
Randall Lesaffer, Professor of Legal History, Tilburg University and University of Leuven
Emmanuelle Tourme Jouannet, Professor, Sciences Po Law School, Paris

Managing Editor:
Raphael Schäfer, Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg

Book Review Editor:
Inge Van Hulle, Assistant Professor, Tilburg University

Academic Advisory Board:
Rudolf Bernhardt, Professor emeritus and former Director, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg; former Judge and President, European Court of Human Rights
Annabel Brett, Reader in the History of Political Thought, University of Cambridge
Anthony Carty, Professor of International Law, University of Tsinghua, Beijing
Martti Koskenniemi, Professor of International Law, University of Helsinki
Slim Laghmani, Professor of Public Law, Université de Carthage
Samuel Moyn, Professor of Law and History, Yale University
Luigi Nuzzo, Professor of Legal History, Università del Salento, Lecce
Liliana Obregón, Professor of Law, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
Miloš Vec, Professor of European Legal and Constitutional History, Vienna University

Emeritus Editors:
Peter Haggenmacher, Professor emeritus of Public International Law, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
Michael Stolleis, Professor emeritus of Public Law and Modern Legal History and former Director, Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, Frankfurt am Main
Rüdiger Wolfrum, Professor emeritus and Director emeritus, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg

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