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POSTPONED - How to write a history of “Western International Law”? - Miloš Vec

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Thu 14 May 2020

*** This event has been postponed to a later date ***


The Edinburgh Centre for International and Global Law presents

How to write a history of “Western International Law”? 

Prof. Miloš Vec,  University of Vienna

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About the seminar
“Western International Law, 1776-c. 1870” covers the transformation of the European Law of Nations to 19th-century international law in the age of industrialisation, imperialism, and colonialism. As a part of The Cambridge History, the book project is dedicated to the depiction, analysis, and contextualization of some major legal topoi, themes, trends in state practice and corresponding legal doctrines which represent and were shaped by this era and still exert influence on contemporary international legal thought. My talk will discuss some features and problems of this enterprise from the view of a legal historian.

About the speaker
Miloš Vec is Professor of European Legal and Constitutional History at Vienna University and a Permanent Fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM, Vienna). Habilitation in Legal History, Philosophy of Law, Theory of Law, and Civil Law from Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. Until 2012 he worked at the Max-Planck-Institute for European Legal History and taught there. Further teaching at the Universities of Bonn, Hamburg, Konstanz, Lyon, Tübingen, and Vilnius. Fellow to the Wissenschaftskolleg (Institute of Advanced Study), Berlin, 2011/2012; Senior Global Hauser Fellow at NYU in 2017; associate member of the Cluster of Excellence “Normative Orders” at Frankfurt University. Free-lance journalist, particularly for Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.