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ARTICLE: Frederik DHONDT, "John Gilissen and the Teaching of Legal History in Brussels" [Teaching Legal History - History of Legal Teaching, ed. Łukasz KORPOROWICZ] (Acta Universitatis Lodziensis - Folia Iuridica 99 (2022), 19-50) [OPEN ACCESS]

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  (image source: Uni Lodz ) Abstract: John Gilissen (1912–1988) was a high-profile legal academic at the Université libre de Bruxelles (°1834) and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (°1969). Personal – albeit fragmentary – archival records deposited with these universities permit to reconstruct his teaching (both ex cathedra-courses for big groups and intensive tutorials), impressive global scientific network and insatiable scientific curiosity. Gilissen is the author of standard works on many aspects of domestic legal history (both public and private), and acquired renown as the secretary-general of the Société Jean Bodin pour l’histoire comparative des institutions. His influential position as a public prosecutor, law professor and legal historian generates a unique insider’s perspective on the confessional, linguistic and constitutional transformation of the country from World War One to the First Reform of the State. The current law curriculum at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel still be

ARTICLE: Stefano CATTELAN, "Christian IV of Denmark-Norway (r. 1588-1648): maritime power and diplomacy in Northern Europe" (Nuova Antologia Militare III (2022), 195-228 (OPEN ACCESS)

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(image source: NAM ) Dr. Stefano Cattelan wrote an article on Christian IV of Denmark for the Nuova Antologia Militaire. Abstract: During the reign of Christian IV Oldenburg (1588-1648), the Kingdom of Denmark-Norway reached the height of its influence in Northern Europe. Thanks to an impressive fleet, in the first part of the reign, the king reaffirmed Danish supremacy over the Baltic Sea (dominium maris Baltici) and supported Norwegian claims on the waters between the Scandinavian Peninsula and Iceland. However, by intervening in the Thirty Years’ War in 1625, the ambitious ruler fell prey to erroneous diplomatic and geopolitical choices, which jeopardized the very existence of the Kingdom of Denmark-Norway. Although Christian IV remains arguably the most iconic Danish monarch, his legacy is open to conflicting assessments: on the one hand, he brought the Dane-Norwegian state to the pinnacle of its prestige; on the other, his actions triggered the subsequent decline of Denmark and th

TEACHING: Excellent paper summaries elective course Rechtsgeschiedenis/Legal History

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  (image source: Riksarkivet ) Some of the best papers written in the elective course Rechtsgsechiedenis/Legal History  under the direction of Prof. Dhondt and prof. Cahen are rewarded with the publication of a summary in Dutch on the CORE website. The transfer from our old website to this blog is at present complete. 2020-2021 : Jihane Lamhiyek: Kleen (1841-1923) en Wheaton (1785-1848) over de verplichtingen van de neutrale staten: ingezoomd op de onpartijdigheids- en onthoudingsplicht Leslie Kassongo Tambu, Somerset v. Stewart and the pursuit of justice (?) Pieter Cooreman, Het Barrièreverdrag van 29 oktober 1709 tussen Koningin Anna van Groot-Brittannië en de Hoogmogende Heren Staten-Generaal 2019-2020: Rodrick Van der Smissen, Privileges voor slavenhandelaars ? Joni Van Laeken: James Lorimer en zijn controversiële visie op oorlog en neutraliteit Joran Gielens:  Het internationale regime van spoorwegen in oorlogstijd Xavier Van Belleghem: Chrisine de Pisan en de gerechtvaardigde oo

INTERVIEW: Prof. Laurent DE SUTTER on the Dutch translation of "Narcocapitalism" (EPO, 2022, 144 p. ISBN 9789462673168, € 19,9)

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(image source: EPO ) Prof. Laurent De Sutter 's work on Narcocapitalism  has now been translated to Dutch with EPO.  The independent news site Apache interviewed him at this occasion (read the interview here ). Prof. De Sutter teaches the optional course  Legal Theory (Master of Law) and organises the CORE Seminars on Legal Theory . He has authored countless books and articles and edits the series Perspectives critiques  at the Presses universitaires de France. His work Après la loi  ( PUF, 2018 ) has been widely acclaimed. Read more with EPO .

CONFERENCE: 6th Biennial Conference of the European Society for Comparative Legal History (Lisbon: University of Lisbon, 22-24 JUN 2022)

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 (image source: ESCLH Blog ) Four CORE members (Prof. Dhondt , dr. Cahen , dr. Cattelan , drs. Volkaert ) presented at the 6th Biennal Conference of the European Society for Comparative Legal History, originally scheduled for May 2020.  The book of abstracts is available for download here. For more information, click on the poster below.

ARTICLE: Frederik DHONDT, "Bringing the divided Powers of Europe nearer one another: The Congress of Soissons, 1728-1730" (Nuova Antologia Militaire III (2022), 535-642) (OPEN ACCESS)

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  (image source: NAM ) Prof. Frederik Dhondt published an article (pp. 535-642) in the peer reviewed open access journal Nuova Antologia Militare with the title "Bringing the divided Powers of Europe nearer one another: The Congress of Soissons, 1728-1730". Abstract: This contribution reconstructs the Congress of Soissons (1728-1730), a consequence of the Parisian Preliminaries (31 May 1727), an agreement that prevented the eruption of a general war in Europe between the League of Hanover (France, Britain-Hanover, Dutch Republic) and the League of Vienna (Emperor, Spain, Brandenburg-Prussia). The ‘sleeping’ congress did not generate a final peace agreement. Soissons was a congress of peacekeeping (Burkhardt), and in part contributed to the European culture of peace engineering (Ghervas). Besides the central commercial claims that opposed the Maritime Powers to Spain, the delegations reflected on geopolitical questions from the East Indies to Scandinavia, the Baltic and the M

VACANCIES: PhD-scholarships, Postdoc and a Part-Time Teaching Assistant in Legal History

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  (1) Several  research vacancies  have been published at the to work with Prof. dr. Dave De ruysscher: PhD Scholarship Legal History and Construction History. More information  here  ( Deadline 4 July 2022) . Doctoraatsbeurs 'Onderzoeker faillissement in de negentiende eeuw'. More information  here  ( Deadline 14 July 2022)  . Postdoc position in Legal History and Construction History (4 years, at the ULB, with prof. De ruysscher as co-supervisor). More information  here  ( Deadline 30 June 2022) . (2) A part-time position as teaching assistant for "Historische en Vergelijkende Inleiding tot het Publiekrecht" (Prof. dr. Frederik Dhondt) is vacant as well ( Deadline 9 June 2022) . Warning: this latter position is only open to candidates  fluent in Dutch .