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Uno de las consecuencias de las medidas para luchar contra la expansión de los contagios por coronavirus es la proliferación de seminarios virtuales, en los que podemos participar desde nuestras casas. Publico este ciclo de tres charlas que me llega de la mano de Juan Pablo Scarfi, autor del importante libro The Hidden History of International Law in the Americas y desde hace poco profesor en la Universidad San Andrés (Buenos Aires). La primera de una serie de tres conferencias ya tuvo lugar hace unos días, pero pronto se abrirá la inscripción para las dos restantes, que prometen ser muy interesantes. Dejo aquí una breve descripción y una dirección de contacto.

En los últimos veinte años, la historia global comenzó a establecerse como un nuevo sub-campo dentro de la historia y tuvo un gran impacto sobre otras disciplinas en las humanidades y las ciencias sociales. La historia global ganó mayor protagonismo y relevancia desplazando en cierta medida las historias nacionales y los enfoques estado-céntricos. La historiografía de América Latina mantuvo una relación ambigua con estas transformaciones. Este ciclo se propone abrir y profundizar el debate en torno a las oportunidades y desafíos que presenta la historia global para pensar y repensar la historia de América Latina y las tensiones y convergencias entre lo nacional, lo regional y lo global en el contexto actual.  Tres conocidos especialistas participarán con los integrantes del Taller y otros invitados locales en reuniones sucesivas, a realizarse de manera “virtual”, para discutir estos temas:
 
1er encuentro: Sebastian Conrad (Freie Universität Berlin), “Global History: Opportunities and Challenges” –  Viernes 24 de abril 2020.
2do encuntro: Jeremy Adelman (Princeton University), “What is Global History Now?: Implications for Latin America” –  Viernes 15 de mayo 2020.
3er encuentro: José Moya (Columbia University), “Migration and the Historical Formation of Latin America in a Global Perspective” – Viernes 5 de junio 2020.
Todos a las 11 horas de Argentina (UTC-3).

Información en posgradoshistoria@udesa.edu.ar y la inscripción en udesa.edu.ar

Call for Papers

Dreaming of the International Rule of Law – A History of International Courts and Tribunals

On the occasion of The ESIL 11th Annual Conference, to be held in Oslo, 10 – 12 September 2015. The Judicialization of International Law – A Mixed Blessing? The ESIL’s interest group on the History of International Law http://esilhil.blogspot.co.uk/ invites submissions, in English or French. For all the current anxiety surrounding the judicialization of international politics, the contemporary growth of international courts and tribunals, which shows the continuing appeal of the “domestic analogy” in shaping the intellectual imagination of the discipline, may arguably be considered a dream made true for the long-standing aspirations of professional relevance of international lawyers. The promise of a more perfected international rule of law is among the factors that account for the fact that the establishment of new international courts and tribunals has accompanied the proliferation of international institutions and the diversification of international law for the last 25 years’-long post-cold war period.Against this background, submissions are welcomed in two interdependent categories. On the first hand, the IGHIL invites submissions addressed to examine the histories of the creation of “successful” international courts and tribunals, in the sense of institutionally established and operative ones. On the other, the IGHIL welcomes submissions addressed to examine the histories of short-lived, aborted or failed international courts and tribunals as well as the history of projects for international courts of tribunals that remained “dead letter” and/or are still “in nuce”.Authors are invited to consider factors of failure/success in the creation, disappearance or non- emergence of international courts and tribunals in light of their legitimacy of origin and exercise as well as other factors. These may include, but are not limited to e.g. the role of particularly inspirational figures or social movements, the contextual-historical relevance of different international legal philosophies or the impact of context-breaking events in the history of international law.Each submission should include:– An abstract of no more than 400 words– The intended language of presentation– A short curriculum vitae containing the author’s name, institutional affiliation, contact information and e-mail address.Applications should be submitted to both Ignacio de la Rasilla del Moral and Randall Lesaffer by 15th February 2015. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of the selection process by 15th March 2015. Selection will be based on scholarly merit and with regard to producing an engaging workshop, without prejudice to gender, seniority, language or geographical location. Please note that the ESIL Interest Group on the History of International Law is unable to provide funds to cover the conference registration fee or related transport and accommodation costs.

The best papers would be eligible for publication in a “symposium” of the Journal of the History of International Law (Brill/Martinus Nijhoff).