The ESIL Interest Group History of International Law will host a pre-conference workshop on “The Founding of Solidarity in the International Community” for graduate and Ph.D. students as well as early career scholars at the 2020 ESIL Research Forum at the University of Catania. The event is destined at uniting papers from various legal traditions and cultures, across all ages. We also invite contributions from disciplines other than law.
We are especially interested in papers investigating:

  • The intellectual genesis of the community of states
  • The interplay between religion, philosophy and the foundational utopias of international law
  • The political use and instrumentalisation of international law by political actors
  • The appropriation and acculturation process of European international legal principles in the age of Western imperialism


The deadline for submissions is 15 January 2020. Successful applicants will be informed by 8 February 2020.