The ESCHL wants to overcome the narrow nationalism and geographical segregation of legal history in contemporary European scholarship and professional organisations. The society, thus, aims to promote comparative legal history, the explicit comparison of legal ideas and institutions in two or more legal traditions.
The Third Postgraduate Conference of the ESCLH will give advanced PhD-students and post-doctoral researchers the opportunity to present their research in the field of comparative legal history to a panel of six leading experts. Furthermore, the conference will give all participants the opportunity to build academic networks. The experts on the panel cover a broad range of subjects: Annamaria Monti (Milano), Helen Scott (Oxford), Michał Gałędek (Gdańsk), Jean-Louis Halperin (Paris), Aniceto Masferrer (Valencia), and Jørn Øyrehagen Sunde (Oslo).
The ESCLH invites advanced doctoral candidates and post-doctoral researchers to submit abstracts of their planned presentation. The abstract should be of no more than 300 words. It should give the title of the research project, the field of research, and personal data (full name, email address, affili-ated university). Please also send a CV (no more than 4 pages). The application should be sent to:
The conference language is English and abstracts must be submitted in English. The closing date for receipt of abstracts is 15 September 2021. Twelve applicants will be selected and invited to partici-pate in the conference. Successful applicants will be informed by 15 October 2021.
Participants are expected to cover their own travel expenses. Accommodation and catering will be provided without charge.
It is hoped that by February 2022 it will again be possible to host a conference in person and that all participants will be able to travel to Augsburg. The organizers of the conference, however, reserve the right to change to an online or hybrid format if any travel restrictions or other restrictions are in force. In order to allow all participants to make their travel arrangements, the final decision on whether the conference will be held in presence, online or hybrid will be made by 15 December 2021.