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Tuesday, 28 November 2017 - Wednesday, 29 November 2017
Venue: Conference room in the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften

Historisches Kolleg im Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften
Conference

Thomas Duve (Frankfurt), Massimo Meccarelli (Macerata) et al.
» ›End of Empires‹? Legal historical perspectives on Latin America and Europe in 19th and 20th centuries«

The workshop » ›End of Empires‹? Legal historical perspectives on Latin America and Europe in 19th and 20th centuries« on 28-29 November 2017, is a joined project of the MPIeR and the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften, the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities of the Goethe University Frankfurt.

This meeting aims to share ideas on: the formation of new legal orders and their legal instruments; the rules and the processes of legitimization and the establishment of new political orders; the regimes of legal protection that emerged and the new and informal imperial legal regimes as a colonial legacy. The exploration of such topics will be carried out by focusing on institutions, discourses, practices and theories.

Four invited speakers will address these four different analytical perspectives in their keynote speeches; while at the same time offering the opportunity to compare different experiences of the end of Empires, such as the Spanish Monarquía Católica, the Portuguese and the Ottoman Empire. In addition, a selected group of scholars has been invited to open a broad discussion on these problems and the related methodological issues based on the keynote presentations.

Languages of the workshop will be English, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian.

Please find the programme of the workshop here.

Hosts
Thomas Duve is Professor for European Legal History at Frankfurt University and Director at the Frankfurt Max-Planck-Institute for European Legal History. Together with Chrisoph Cornelißen he chairs the History Programme's key subject in 2017 »End of Empires«

Massimo Meccarelli is Professor of Legal History at Università di Macereta (Italien). From September–December 2017 he is on the invitation of Thomas Duve and the History Programme of the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften Fellow at the Institute.

Participants
Key note speakers: Eliana Augusti (Università del Salento), Manuel Bastias Saavedra (Universität Bremen), José M. Portillo (Universidad del Pais Vasco), Arno Wehling (Instituto Histórico e Geográfico Brasileiro)

Invited Discussants: Alfons Aragoneses (Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona), Rafael García Pérez (Universidad de Navarra), Nader Hakim (Université de Bordeaux), Carlos M. Herrera (Université de Cergy-Pontoise), Juliana Neuenschwander (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro), Cristiano Paixao (Universidade de Brasilia), Gustavo Silveira Siqueira (Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro), Julia Solla Sastre (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), Eduardo Zimmermann (Universidad de San Andrés Argentina)

About the subject of 2017: »End of Empires«
The »Historische Kolleg», the History Programme of the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften, the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities at Goethe University Frankfurt, is dedicating the year 2017 to the study of the »End of Empires« under the directorship of Prof. Dr. C. Cornelißen (Goethe University) and Prof. Dr. Thomas Duve (Max-Planck-Institute for European Legal History/Goethe University). Please find more information about the key subject 2017 here.

Registration/Information: Dr. Ellinor Schweighöfer, Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin des Historischen Kollegs (schweighoefer@forschungskolleg-humanwissenschaften.de; phone: 06172-13977-149)

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