Monthly Archives: September 2016

Milos Vec (University of Vienna) Reading Group and Seminar

The next ILCR events take place on Monday 10 October, with the visit of Professor Milos Vec from Vienna  (Institut Für Rechts und Verfassungsgeschichte, Universität Wien)

(i) Reading group: Lunch will be available from 12.30pm in Room 9, 71 South St (Professor John Hudson’s office), and the reading group will begin at 1pm (Old Seminar Room, 71 South Street).

Professor Vec will lead the discussion on nineteenth-century sources of international law based on the attached paper: “Sources in the 19th Century European Tradition: The Myth of Positivism” from the OUP Handbook of the Sources of International Law. (Available here).

Relevant background reading can also be found in the attached chapter from the Oxford Handbook of the History of International Law: ‘”From the Congress of Vienna to the Paris Peace Treaties of 1919″. (Available here).

(ii) Seminar (jointly with Intellectual History): 5.15pm New Seminar Room, St John’s House, 65 South Street: ‘The “Family of Nations”: a rhetorical figure and its ideology’.

Forum For British and Irish Political Thought Conference

‘The Present Crisis: Origins and Outcomes’

Saturday 17 September 2016

Arts Lecture Theatre, University of St Andrews

A colloquium under the auspices of the Forum for British and Irish Political Thought, the Carnegie Literature and Union project, the Scottish Constitutional Futures Forum and the St Andrews Institute for Intellectual History.

Event free and open. However, for catering purposes, please register your interest with Prof. Colin Kidd on cck3@st-andrews.ac.uk.

9.30 Tea/coffee Arts Lecture Theatre Foyer

10 -11 Session I The Deep Background
Prof. Dauvit Broun (Glasgow), ‘The deep historical background: imagining kingdoms as islands’
Dr. Katie Stevenson (National Museums of Scotland), ‘Bannockburn: The Uses of the Past in Debating the Future, 2011-2014’

11 -11.15 COFFEE Arts Foyer

11.15-12.30 Session II (a) The Recent Background
Dr. Malcolm Petrie (St Andrews), ‘Letting the people back in: sovereignty, representation and the rise of the referendum’
Prof. Graham Walker (Queen’s Belfast), ‘Labour’s demise in Scotland, Irish echoes and the crisis of the Union’

12.30-13.20 SANDWICH LUNCH All welcome. School of History, St Katharine’s Lodge, Seminar Rooms 1 and 2.

13.20-14.45 Session II (b) The Recent Background
David Torrance (The Herald), ‘Arguments for Independence 1986-2016’
Lord McFall, ‘The baw’s on the slates’

14.45-15.10 TEA Arts Foyer

15.10 – 17.00 Session III Constitutional Futures
David Melding AM, ‘The Anglo-Welsh Union after Brexit’
Lord Norton, ‘The Union and devolution: diversity and incoherence’
Prof. Aileen McHarg (Strathclyde), ‘’Territorial Diversity and the UK Constitution: How much can the Union bear?’

17.00 Drinks reception/Book launch (Arts Foyer): The Scottish Independence Referendum: Constitutional and Political Implications Edited by Aileen McHarg, Tom Mullen, Alan Page, Neil Walker (Oxford University Press)

PhD Scholarships at the University of Adelaide

ILCR members may be interested in the following PhD Scholarships:

PhD in Early Modern English History of Law and Emotions (affiliated with CHE)

Applications are invited from Australian or New Zealand citizens or permanent residents for a scholarship leading to a PhD in the School of Humanities (History) at The University of Adelaide, as part of an ARC Discovery Project DP160100265: ‘A New History of Law in Post-Revolutionary England, 1689‒1760’ (Chief Investigators: Em. Prof. Wilfrid Prest and Prof. David Lemmings, The University of Adelaide, and Dr Mike Macnair, University of Oxford). The appointee will also be affiliated with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE), and will be eligible to apply for a CHE top-up scholarship.

Full details can be found here:  www.historyofemotions.org.au/events/opportunity-phd-scholarship-at-the-university-of-adelaide/

 PhD in Early Modern English Legal History (not affiliated with CHE)

Applications are invited from Australian and international students for a scholarship leading to a PhD in the  School of Law at The University of Adelaide, as part of an ARC Discovery Project DP160100265: ‘A New History of Law in Post-Revolutionary England, 1689‒1760’ (Chief Investigators: Em. Prof. Wilfrid Prest and Prof. David Lemmings, The University of Adelaide, and Dr Mike Macnair, University of Oxford).

Full details can be found on The University of Adelaide website (see listing under ‘English Legal History Scholarship’ at http://www.adelaide.edu.au/graduatecentre/scholarships/research/humss/).

Applications for both scholarships close on Monday 31 October 2016.