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Grotian Law and Modernity at the Dawn of a New Age - International Conference 2025

May 4, 2023

On the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the first publication of De jure belli ac pacis by Hugo Grotius in 1625, an international conference will be organized by the Grotiana Foundation, the Paul Scholten Centre for Jurisprudence at the University of Amsterdam, the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies at the University of Leiden and the Department of Public Law and Governance at Tilburg University.

Deadline for the submission of abstracts: 1st May 2024
Deadline for draft papers: 1st June 2025

The major aim of the conference is to foster new narratives on the thought of Grotius, in general legal theory as well as in international law against a the backdrop of present-day rapid, fundamental changes that challenge the very foundations of the modernist paradigm, of which Grotius may be considered a key trailblazer. The core question of the academic conference is to what extent Grotian thought about general legal theory and international law is still relevant today, and what adaptations current foundational changes to our world make necessary. In this context, discussion of the many trajectories of reception, appropriation and reinterpretation of Grotius in different times and places, offers a valuable, additional perspective.

The full Call for Papers and all necessary information can be found here: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/news/2023/04/call-for-papers---grotian-law-and-modernity-at-the-dawn-of-a-new-age