25th Annual Forum of Young Legal Historians

  • in 't Veld, M. (Organiser)
  • Wouter De Rycke (Organiser)
  • Romain Landmeters (Organiser)
  • Maxime Jottrand (Organiser)
  • Stephanie Plassaert (Organiser)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conferenceScientific


Theme: Identity, Citizenship, and Legal History

Together with some colleagues of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (CORE), Université Libre de Bruxelles (CHDAJ) and Université Saint-Louis de Bruxelles (CRHiDI) I will organise one of the biggest conferences in the field of legal history. For over twenty years the Association has been able to attract a loyal and returning group of young scholars from may countries in Europe and the wider world. It is a honor to welcome them in Brussels in 2019.

This year's edition was opened in the Palace of the Academia in Brussels with keynote speeches of Thomas Duve (Director of the Max Planck Institute for Legal History in Frankfurt), Lauren Benton (Vandebilt University, President-elect of the American Society for Legal History) and Simona Cerutti (Studies director at the Centre of Historical Studies of the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris). In this years edition we were able to attract more than 90 participants from almost 30 countries to give presentations on the hot topic of identity and citizenship in relation to legal history.

This conference was funded a.o. by the FWO (Research Foundation Flanders), the FNRS (Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique), the three universities involved and the VUB Doctoral School of Human Sciences. We also received the continuous support of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts (KVAB) and its Young Academy.
Period5 Jun 20198 Jun 2019
Event typeConference
Degree of RecognitionInternational