Hugo Valentin Centre, Uppsala University and Stockholm Center for International Law and Justice convenes to International conference
Historicising International (Humanitarian) Law? – Could we? Should we?
During the last couple of decades, law has broken its conceptual isolation. Through interventions by authors such as Martti Koskenniemi and David Kennedy, a new critical way of looking at law has brought the field closer to the social sciences. Critical geographers such as Arnulf Becker Lorca show how to broaden the geographical understanding of law. Much, though not all, of this discussion is about the laws of war, and it is also through this subject that professional historians enter this field of study.
So: should we historicise law? Could we, in a workable way?
The Hugo Valentin Centre at Uppsala University together with the Stockholm Center for International Law and Justice welcomes scholars as well as research students within law, history and the humanities and social sciences at large to take part in this international conference in October 2016.
Key speakers at this point are Arnulf Becker Lorca (UK/USA), Mark Lewis (USA), Daniel Segesser (Switzerland) and Mark Klamberg (Sweden). Read more here.
Any questions and inquiries can be posed to Mats Deland, at firstname.lastname@example.org