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16 December 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS: Key Biographies in the Legal History of European Union 1950-1993 (21-22 June 2018, Frankfurt am Main), DEADLINE 15 JANUARY 2018


Please find below a call for papers for a conference on “Key Biographies in the Legal History of European Union 1950-1993”, which will be held at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History in Frankfurt.

Call for Papers
Key Biographies in the Legal History of European Union 1950-1993
Frankfurt/Main, 21-22 June 2018

“Legal History of the European Union” is a recently established research field at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History at Frankfurt. The MPIeR attempts to situate the history of European law in a longue durée perspective, with a strong comparative dimension and taking into account the broader political and socio-economic context.

The activities of the research group include the organization of an annual conference. Last year’s conference explored the legal history and the travaux préparatoires of the 1957 Rome Treaties. The conference proceedings are currently being prepared for publication.

The 2018 conference will scrutinize the history of European law with a distinct focus on professional biographies, both of key personalities in the history of European integration and of less prominent actors – national, transnational and European.

Panels may include, but are not necessarily restricted to the following topics:

  • Negotiators of European treaties from 1950 until the present-day
  • Actors involved in the constitutional practice of the European Court of Justice
  • Member-state representatives dealing with the national reception of European law or counteracting the ECJ’s constitutional practice
  • Scholars from the emerging academic field of “European law” or “European Studies” in the wider sense and their interpretations of European law
  • Members of European movements, lobbies, media or other professional organizations involved in the process of European Union
We welcome proposals of not more than 150 words by 15th January 2018. Please email your proposal and a short CV to bajon@rg.mpg.de.

Professor Stefan Vogenauer
Dr. Philip Bajon



11 December 2017

ESCLH 5Th BIENNAL CONFERENCE (Paris, 28-30 Jun 2018) - Laws Across Codes and Laws Decoded: program and practical information

(image source: ens.fr)

Laws Across Codes and Laws Decoded
28 June – 30 June 2018 at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris)

Thursday 28th of June

Ecole normale supérieure, 48 Boulevard Jourdan, PhD presentations in two rooms (R1 07, R2 02), 9h30-12h30
1)
-Tina Miletić (Split), Concept of testamentum in Medieval Dalmatia
- Łukasz Gołaszewski (Warsaw), Meandering way of the change of the civil and canon laws in 16th – 17th century Poland – a case of tithes and significance of legal practice
- Kaat Cappelle (Brussels), Married Women as legal agents in sixteenth-century Antwerp and Leuven
- Przemysław Gawron (Warsaw) and Jan Jerzy Sowa (Warsaw), Military Law between Codes and Realities of Early Modern Warfare. Codification and Decodification of Military Law in 17th Century England, Poland-Lithuania and Sweden
- Juan Manuel Hernandez-Velez (Paris), Emilien Petit (1713-1780) : a comparatist of codification avant la lettre
- Rafal Kaczmarczyk (Warsaw), The diverse model of codification, establishment or recognition of criminal law in Muslim countries
- Piotr Alexandrowicz (Poznan), The Code as an Instrument: the History of Canon Law and the Codification in the Church
- Naveen Kanalu Ramamurthy (Los Angeles), The Sublime Jurisprudence of Roman Law: British Jurists and the Codification of Islamic Law in Eighteenth-Century Colonial India
- Sebastian L. Spitra (Vienna), Codifying World Cultural Heritage: The Quest for New Narratives of a Global Legal History 

2)
- Payam Ahmadi-Rouzbahani (Paris), Between Islamic Law and Civilian Tradition: The Particular Role of Codification in Making Iranian Civil Law through French Transplants
- Adrien Wyssbrod (Neuchâtel), The Supremacy of the Code in Continental Europe
- Omer Aloni (Tel Aviv), Whales, high seas and the codification of international law: the League of Nations and the whaling dilemma, a case study in comparative legal history – 1919-1939
- Evamplia Toslaki (Thessaloniki), The Paradigm of the Hellenic Civil Code
- Elisabeth Bruyère (Ghent), Civil Code and Nature Law
- Kellen Funk (Princeton), An Empire in itself: the Migration of New Yorks Remedial Code
- Julie Rocheton (Paris), The 19th century American Definition of Civil Code
- Matthieu Juneau (Québec), The influence of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council on the interpretation of the Civil Code of Lower Canada
- Airton Ribeiro da Silva Junior (Firenze), Brazilian efforts on the codification of international law in the early twentieth century: the trajectory of the Epitácio Pessoa's draft code on public international law

Thursday 28th of June


Ecole normale supérieure, 45, rue d’Ulm Amphitheater
14h- 15h Registration and Greetings Aniceto Masferrer
15H 16h 30 Key Notes: C. MacMillan; P. Barbas Homem
16h30 coffee break

17h-18h 30 First panel
 Albrecht Cordes (Frankfurt), Maritime Law in historical comparison: four codes of the late 13th century
 Luigi Lacché (Macerata), An impossible codification? Drafting Principles of Administrative Law: the Italian Experience in a Comparative perspective (19th-20th centuries)
 Matt Dyson (Oxford), Legal Change in Tort in the shadow of codification

18h30- 19h Legal education in Paris, Jean-Louis Halpérin

Friday 29th of June Beginning at 9h00 am, coffee break 10h30-11h, lunch buffet 12h30-13h30

Amphi Jourdan                                                                
9h-10h30 Panel Criminal Codification: Karl Härter (Darmstadt), Aniceto Masferrer (Valencia), Isabel Ramos-Vázquez (Jaén), Juan B. Cañizares-Navarro (Jaén), Criminal law and the Limits of State Power in the Era of Codification
11h-12h30 Why a Civil Code?
Hans Schulte-Nölke, On the purposes of Civil Law Codification
Nir Kedar (Bar-Ilan), The Symbolic Aspect of Civil Code
Constantin Willems (Marburg), Advocating Codes – from Thibaut to European Contrat Law
13h30 – 15h00 Murat Burak Aydin (Frankfurt), Lena Foljanty (Frankfurt), Yu Wang (Frankfurt), Zeynep Yazici Caglar (Frankfurt), Panel Legal Practices and Legal Professions in the 19th Century Japan, China, the Ottoman Empire, and England
15h15-16h45 Panel Hungary Codification   
Judit Beke-Martos (Bochum), Zsuzsanna Peres (Budapest), Imre Képessy (Budapest), Modernization through Codification? External and Internal Comparison of the Hungarian Codification History           
17h00-18h30 Eric Descheemaeker (Melbourne), Jan Hallebeek (Amsterdam), Matthew Campbell (Glasgow) and Pablo Letelier (Universidad de Chile),
Panel The Codification of Unjustified Enrichment in French Law
               
Great venue International City
9h-10h30 Medieval Law
Valerio Massimo Minale (Milano), Dušan's Zakonik: Codification in Maedieval Serbia and Byzantine Heritage
Tomislav Karlovic (Zagreb), et en fist assises et usages que l’on deust tenir et maintenir et user el roiaume de Jerusalem « Decoding the Laws of the Kingdom of Jerusalem »
Andreja Katančevi (Belgrade), The Mining Code of Despot Stefan
Helen F. Leslie-Jacobsen (Bergen), How Innovative is Innovative? Adaptations of Norwegian Law in New Law Codes in Iceland and Norway from the Tenth to Thirteenth Centuries
11h-12h30 Criminal Law
Stefano Vinci (Bari), Criminal law and Naples Supreme Court case law in the French decade Francesco Mastroberti (Bari), The Part II of the Code for the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies: an "excellent" criminal code in a despotic state
Emmanuel Berger (Paraiba), Le Code des délits et des peines du 3 brumaire an IV. Enquête sur les origines et les principes du code de procédure pénale de la Révolution
13h30-15h00 16th /17th centuries
Adam Moniuszko (Warsaw), Codification’ of Polish and Lithuanian law in the 16th-17th centuries: successes, failures and impact on legal systems.
Marek Stary (Prague), The Role of the Monarch on the Codifications of Land Law in the Estates’ State
Adolfo Giuliani (Helsinki), Codes without natural law. The case of Jacopo Menochio's De praesumptionibus (1587)
15h15-16h45 Asia
Naoki Kanayama (Tokyo), The Success of the Civil Code of Japan
Khohchahar E. Chuluu (Tokyo), Laws of Different Levels:
Central and Regional Codification in Early Modern Mongolia and Japan
Hiromi Sasamoto-Collins (Edinburgh), The Japanese Criminal Code of 1880: Convergence and Resistance in Cultural Exchange
Guliyev Emin (Baku), Jar-Tala Code of law (decree of the Agdam Majlis) as an act of systematization of the Islamic law and adats
17h00-18h30 Panel Criminal Codification Italy
Emilia Musumeci (Teramo), Monica Stronati (Macerata), Paolo Marchetti (Teramo), Riccardo Cavallo (Firenze), A colourful mosaic: doctrinal influences on Italian
penal codification in the long Nineteenth Century


Antilles venue, International City
9h-10h30 Rights
Ivan Kosnica (Zagreb), Yugoslav Citizenship Law (1918 – 1941): Between Diversity and Unification
Marju Luts-Sootak, Hesi Siimets-Gross, Marelle Leppik (Tartu), Codification of basic rights in Estonian Constitution (1920) compared with imperial Russian and German republican models
Thomas Mohr (Dublin), Codes of Rights in the British Empire, 1865-1939                                         11h-12h30 19th/20th centuries
Filippo Rossi (Milan), Dismissal across codes and laws decodes.
Italian and European legal science dealing with the termination of the employment relationship (latter half of the 19 century-first years of the 20 century)
Frederik Dhondt (Brussels/Antwerp), Permanent Neutrality, Stepping-Stone for a Code of Nations
Dirk Heirbaut (Ghent), Past failures are no guarantee of a future flop: why Belgium's dismal codification record may enable radical change today
13h30-15h00 20th century
Martin Sunnqvist (Lund), The “Rule of Life”. The Functions of Legislation and Adjudication according to Wilhelm Sjögren in a Comparative Historical Context 
Fernando Gil González (London), The theory of Cappelletti in the review of comparative legal history systems in Europe
Hesi Siimets-Gross and Katrin Kiirend-Pruuli (Tartu), Changes of Estonian and Latvian Divorce Law after WWI: in Draft, in Civil Code and outside of them
Valdis Blūzma (Turiba), History of the Codification of Civil Law in Latvia (19th-20th centuries): Overcoming the Territorial and Estate Particularism of Law
15h15-16h45   America
Agustin Parise (Maastricht), Stepping Stones for Law and Society: An Exploration of the Generations of Civil Codes in Latin America (19-21 Centuries)
Joshua Tate (Dallas), Codification of Texas Trust Law, 1943-2017
Diego Nunes (Santa Catarina), Codification, Recodification and Decodification of Law:a History of Legal Dimensions of Justice in the Imperial Brazil by the “Codigo de Processo Criminal” of 1832
17h00-18h30   Civil Law
Piotr Pomianowski (Warsaw), The national codification of civil law in Poland at the beginning of the 19th century. Sources and inspirations
Manuel Gutan (Sibiu), Codification as a Tool of Social Engineering in Modern Romania (!?) The Case of Civil Code Alexandru Ioan
Emőd Veress (Cluj-Napoca), Abrogation of the 1887 Romanian commercial code and the survival of its institutions and concepts, in the context of the new civil
Code

19h00 Piano Concert and Buffet

Saturday 30th of June

Amphi Jourdan                                                          
9h-10h30 Codification Movement
Mingzhe Zhu (Pekin), Notions of Law in the Era of Codification
Dmitry Poldnikov (Moscow), Codifying the Laws of the Late Russian Empire: Legal Unification through Contested Western Legal Tradition?
Ditlev Tamm (Copenhagen), To codify or not to codify – the Nordic discussion
11h00-12h30 Legal Periodicals Panel
Marju Luts-Sootak, Merike Ristikivi (Tartu), Sebastiaan Vandenbogaerde (Ghent), Legal Periodicals as Alternative to Codes?                    
13h30-15h00 Commercial Law
Dave de Ruysscher (Tilburg/Brussels), Pre-Insolvency Proceedings (France, Belgium and the Netherlands, 1807-c 1910)
Annamaria Monti (Milano), Commercial Codes: the Italian Example in a comparative perspective
Efe Antalyali (Istanbul), Ottoman Jurisprudential Shift: Recpetion of French Commercial Law (1807)            
15h 15-16h45 Final Plenary`


Venue International City
9h-10h30 20th century
Rafaella Bianchi Riva (Milano), Legal Ethics in the 19th and 20th century: A code of conduct for Italian and European lawyers?
Dalibor Cepulo (Zagreb), Local court in Croatia: transplant and challenges of modernity
Marcin Lysko (Bialystok), Main problems of the codification works on substantive misdemeanour law in People’s Poland
11h00-12h30 Overseas 
Anna Taitslin and Murray Raf (Canberra), Codification or Transplantation? The Case of Absolute Ownership
Ricardo Sontag (Minais Gerais), Models, examples and antimodels: representations of foreign penal codes within the Brazilian codification process (1928-1940)
Paul Swanepoel (KwaZulu-Natal), Codifying Criminal Law in East Africa, 1920-1945
13h30-15h 00 20th century 
Cosmin Sebastian Cercel (Nottingham), Coding Authoritarianism: Law, State, Ideology and World War 2  - David Fraser (Nottingham) - Simon Lavis (Open University) - Stephen Skinner (Exeter) - Coding Authoritarianism: Law, State, Ideology and World War 2
Michal Galedek (Gdansk), Comparative analysis as the method of building the Polish civil law from scratch in the interwar period 
Dolores Freda (Napoli), The Italian emigration code” of 1919

Venue 2 ENS                                                             
9h-10h30, 19th and 20th centuries
Arthur Barrêtto de Almeido Costa and Ricardo Sontag (Minais Gerais), Change Through Mercy. Royal Pardon and Criminal Law Reforms in Late 19th Century in Brazil and France
Anna Klimaszewska (Gdansk), Code de commerce of 1807 as an instrument of transforming legal reality - the Polish point of view 
Sara Pilloni (Trieste), “Roman Legal Heritage and Codification Processes: the Role of Italian Roman Law Scholars in the Codification of Civil Law”
11h00-12h30 Civil Law
Asya Ostroukh (West Indies), An Unlimited Number of Limited Real Rights: A Story of an Adaptation of French Property Law in Francophone Switzerland, Quebec, and Louisiana in the Nineteenth Century 
Katharina Kaesling (Bonn), Codified Conditions vs. Judicial Discretion in Family Law: What codification means for the adaptation of maintenance law to social change 
Maria Lewandowicz (Gdansk), How to make impossible possible? On the unification of inheritance law in Switzerland in the 19th century                                 
13h30-15h00 Comparisons
Marianna Muravyeva (Tampere), Gendering the Law or Codifying Gender: Family Law in Early Modern Europe
Raphaël Cahen (Brussels), Joseph Marie Portalis (1778-1858): from comparatism to the idea of a European code of Citizenship
Pim Oosterhuis (Maastricht), Is there something like the ‘Great Litigation Increase’?



Practical details:

Shortly, a conference website will be launched with fuller details of the conference. For the moment, some transport and accommodation information follows.

The main international airport Roissy Charles de Gaulle is rather far from Paris and taxis are costly. We recommend buses (arriving in Paris place de l’Etoile/Charles de Gaulle or Montparnasse station that is not too far from the venues of the Conference) or train/underground RER (for Reseau Express Regional) line B (south direction) until Luxembourg station (near the rue d’Ulm) or Cité Universitaire Station (near boulevard Jourdan).

Arrival by train: Gare du Nord (North Station from Belgium, Netherlands, Germany and UK) is also on line B if the RER.

Paris offers many accommodation possibilities ranging from five-star hotels, through smaller hotels in the Quartier latin and private rooms to beds in youth and student hostels. For some postgraduates the Ecole Normale Supérieure
could offer cheaper accommodation in student dormitories.


Ecole Normale Supérieure
Main site of the Conference : Campus Jourdan, 48 boulevard Jourdan 75014 Paris
On the other side of Boulevard Jourdan, Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris

For Thursday afternoon Campus « Quartier latin », 45 rue d’Ulm, 75000 Paris



École normale supérieure
45, rue d’Ulm / 29 rue d’Ulm / 24 rue Lhomond F-75230 Paris cedex 05
Tél. +33 (0)1 44 32 30 00 (standard)
Campus Jourdan
48, boulevard Jourdan 75014 Paris
Tél. +33 (0)1 43 13 61 00 (standard)
Campus Montrouge (with some possible rooms for PhD candidates)
1, rue Maurice Arnoux 92120 Montrouge
Tél. +33 (0)1 58 07 65 00 (standard)


Transports between rue d’Ulm and boulevard Jourdan :
RER B, three stations (12 minutes) between Luxembourg and Cité Universitaire



Recommended hotels near the venues of the Conference :

1)    Near rue d’Ulm

Hôtel Cujas-Panthéon
Adresse : 18 Rue Cujas, 75005 Paris, France
Téléphone : +33 1 43 54 58 10
Around 90 €

Hôtel Les Jardins du Luxembourg
Adresse : 5 Impasse Royer-Collard, 75005 Paris, France
Téléphone : +33 1 40 46 08 88
Around 120 €

Hôtel Elysa-Luxembourg
Adresse : 6 Rue Gay-Lussac, 75005 Paris, France
Téléphone : +33 1 43 25 31 74
Around 120 €

Hôtel de Senlis
Adresse : 9 Rue Malebranche, 75005 Paris, France
Téléphone : +33 1 43 29 93 10
Around 90 €

Hôtel Observatoire Luxembourg
Adresse : 107 Boulevard Saint-Michel, 75005 Paris, France
Téléphone : +33 1 46 34 10 12
Around 120 €

2)    Near Boulevard Jourdan

Hotel Novotel Paris 14 Porte d’Orléans
Adresse : 15, 17, 21 boulevard Romain, Rolland, 75014 Paris, France
Téléphone : +33 1 41 17 26 00
Around 110 €

Hotel Mercure Paris Alesia
Adresse : 185 Boulevard Brune, 75014 Paris, France
Téléphone : +33 1 45 39 68 50
Around 110 €

Ibis Paris Porte d’Orléans
Adresse : 33 Rue Barbès, 92120 Montrouge, France
Téléphone : +33 1 42 31 67 00
Around 60 €


Hôtel du Midi
Adresse : 4 Avenue René Coty, 75014 Paris, France
Téléphone : +33 1 43 27 23 25
Around 100 €

Hotel Max
Adresse : 34 Rue d'Alésia, 75014 Paris, France
Téléphone : +33 1 43 27 60 80
Around 80 €

Hôtel Terminus Orléans
Adresse : 197 Boulevard Brune, 75014 Paris, France
Téléphone : +33 1 45 39 71 44
Around 60 €

Hôtel Best Western Nouvel Orléans Montparnasse
Adresse : 25 Avenue du Général Leclerc, 75014 Paris, France
Téléphone : +33 1 43 27 80 20
Around 100 €

10 December 2017

JOURNAL: Historia et Ius 12 (dec 2017)

08 December 2017

JOURNAL: Journal on European History of Law 2017/2



JEHL
TABLE OF CONTENTS 2/2017

RESEARCH ARTICLES

Christian Neschwara: Die Brünner Kompilationskommission und ihr Entwurf für die Einleitung zum Codex Theresianus. Ein Beitrag im Hinblick auf „300 Jahre Maria Theresia“

Andrew Watson: Changes and Influences on Jury Advocacy in England and Wales during the Second Half of the Twentieth Century

Heidi R. Krauss: „Zwischen den Zeilen des Rechts“. Zu verschiedenen Funktionen der Siete Partidas Alfons X. von Kastilien

Christoph Bezemek: Leviathan’s Heir. Enlightenment Philosophy and Hereditary Monarchy

Dmitry Poldnikov: The Functional Method as the Staple of Comparative Studies of European Legal History in the Early 21st Century?

Eszter Cs. Herger: Die Mitgift. Beiträge zur Ausdeutung des traditionellen Familienmodells im ungarischen Ehegüterrecht

Csaba Cservák: A Historical Overview of the Emergence of Certain Electoral Systems

Engjëll Likmeta: Albanian Assembly (Parliament) between Tradition and Development. A Historical-Legal Approach

Maria Lewandowicz: Is there a Polish Legal Tradition? on the Margins of Considerations Regarding the 1933 Code of Obligations

Zoltán J. Tóth: The Abolition of Capital Punishment in the major Countries of Europe

Da Lu: The Birth of Communist Party and Soviet Constitution between China and Hungary

Mónika Ganczer: The Effects of the Differences between the Austrian and the Hungarian Regulation of the Rights of Citizenship in a Commune (Heimatrecht, Indigénat, Pertinenza, Illetőség) on the Nationality of the Successor States of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy

Janka Teodóra Nagy: Zoltán Magyarys Rolle in der dogmatischen und praktischen Begründung der ungarischen sozialen Verwaltung zwischen den beiden Weltkriegen

Siska Katalin: The Presidency of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Turkey – The Legal Oddity

Stephanie Kucharski, Thomas Gergen: Jüngste Entwicklungslinien in der Urheberrechtsgeschichte - das „Gesetz zur verbesserten Durchsetzung des Anspruchs der Urheber und ausübenden Künstler auf angemessene Vergütung“ vom 1. März 2017

Diemut Majer – Wolfgang Höhne: Europäische Einigungsbestrebungen vom Mittelalter bis zur Gründung der Europäischen Wirtschaftsgemeinschaft (EWG) 1957 – Teil I.

BOOK REVIEWS
Norbert Gross: Reinhold Frank, Urteil – Vollstreckung – Nachurteil
Alexander Krey: Die Praxis der spätmittelalterlichen Laiengerichtsbarkeit. Gerichts- und Rechtslandschaften des Rhein-Main-Gebietes im 15. Jahrhundert im Vergleich
Der Wiener Kongress von 1815 im Spiegel der rechtshistorischen Literatur (Sammelrezension)
Gerhard Deter: Zwischen Gilde und Gewebefreiheit (Bd 1, Bd 2)
Michael Lauener: Jeremias Gotthelf – Prediger gegen den Rechtsstaat
Petr Toman, Ondřej Šebesta: The Nestors of Czech Advocacy (fascinating lives between sections)

REPORTS FROM HISTORY OF LAW
Zum 300. Geburtstag von „Kaiserin“ Maria Theresia – Lebensskizze einer Reformerin

70. Geburtstag von Dr. Martin Vogel 

More information on the journal's website.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Challenging the Liberal World Order: The History of the Global South, Decolonization and the United Nations, 1955-2000 (8-9 May 2017, Leiden), DEADLINE 1 JAN 2018


(Source: Universiteit Leiden


A call for papers for a conference on postcolonial challenges by the countries of the global south in their relation with the liberal world order can be found below. 

Keynote Speaker: Vijay Prashad (Trinity College, Connecticut)

The United Nations is the central node in the system of global governance, organizing and managing the interaction and cooperation of the organs and specialized agencies of the institution with NGOs, corporate and civil society actors and increasingly, the global public. Despite the important role of the UN in this nexus, existing histories of the organization place an emphasis on the role of Western actors and often overlook the agency of countries from the Global South. This workshop will investigate how individuals, organizations, civil society actors and states from the Global South impacted upon the UN and the system of global governance in the latter half of the 20thcentury as they expanded the meaning of decolonization to address a range of North/South inequalities.

Significance of workshop:

From the moment of its inception, counties from the Global South began to organize in formal and informal groups around specific issues at the UN, an organization that was perceived as being full of promise for the construction of a more equitable and just world order. Through discussions and public debates in the General Assembly, and in the corridors and working groups of the UN, the campaign for decolonization became the primary focus of countries from Africa and Asia. As more countries became independent, the decolonization movement shifted from the assertion of sovereignty and the right to self-determination, to a host of other claims for a broad range of social, economic and political rights. Alongside Latin American countries and smaller neutral nations, the African and Asian groups and the Afro-Asian bloc cooperated at the UN on a range of issues from economic development to human rights, to the struggle against apartheid. The workshop seeks to analyze this cooperation to trace the way this dynamic activity changed the UN and impacted upon the various issues around which the Global South groups came together through issue based alliances and solidarity networks.

In recent years the historical role of international organizations has been the subject of increased attention from historians seeking to reassess their role in shaping the global order. Leading historians from Mark Mazower to Matthew Connolly have encouraged scholars to ‘take off the Cold War lens’ in analyzing international institutions and their impact on local, national and international politics. Others, such as Susan Pedersen have reminded us about the long-term significance of organizations in functioning as networked platforms and agents of international change. Drawing on this scholarship, the workshop will invite proposals which take innovative views of the UN as a space for international and transnational cooperation, a dynamic forum which reveals interactions between the Global South and the West as the latter tried to challenge the liberal world order leading to the resurgence of UN activism from 1990-2000.

This workshop will consider a variety of contributions using sources from empirical research while also taking account of interdisciplinary reflections on the historical role of international organizations from a transnational and global perspective. Topics may include:
  • The emergence of ‘Third-Worldism’;
  • How decolonization interacted with the Cold War at the UN;
  • The evolution of the Afro-Asian Bloc and cooperation between the African and Asian groups;
  • Economic Development, NIEO, UNCTAD, etc.;
  • The response of the major powers to Global South demands for reform;
  • The role of Global South countries in the campaign for human rights;
  • The dynamism of Latin American states at the UN;
  • The role of UN officials and the UN Secretariat;
  • The participation of non-state actors and NGOs;
  • The influence of officials from the Global South across these dimensions;
  • The formation and import of transnational groups such as the G77 and the Non-Aligned movement;
  • South-South and South-Soviet interactions;
  • The resuscitation of the UN in 1990.
The workshop will take place from 8-9 May with a Keynote Lecture from Vijay Prashad during the afternoon of 8 May followed by a selection of workshop panels on 9 May. Adopting a different format in order to allow for more panels, there will be no formal presentations of work but a commentator will give a brief reflection of the papers to kick-off each panel. In this way it is hope that all participants will read the papers and a deep discussion will follow.

Submission of abstracts

Please send an abstract of max. 500 words and a short CV to the following email address: a.m.omalley@hum.leidenuniv.nl by 1 January 2018. Authors will be notified regarding the acceptance of their contribution by 31 January. Invited speakers will be expected to submit a draft paper 1 month prior to the event, which will be circulated among all other participants. Some funding will be available for travel and accommodation.

Contact Info: 

Alanna O'Malley
Leiden University, The Netherlands.

Contact Email: 


(Source: H-Net)