Interest Group on the History of International Law

Interest Group on the History of International Law


Website of the Group:
Coordinating Committee: Ignacio de la Rasilla del MoralFrederik Dhondt,
Thomas Skouteris, Inge Van Hulle



Past events:

  • On the occasion of the ESIL 13th Annual Conference (Naples, 7-9 September 2017) the ESIL IG on the History of International Law invited submissions for its annual Workshop on 'Evaluating the ‘Turn to History’ in International Law' which will take place on 6 September 2017programme
  • The Interest Group on the History of International Law held a workshop:"Neutrality in the History of International Law" on 30 March 2017 just before the ESIL Research Forum which took place at the Granada University. Programme
  • Workshop, ‘Writing Crisis in the History of International Law’, ESIL Annual Conference, Riga, 7 September 2016. Report.
  • Workshop for the Istanbul ESIL Research Forum (21 - 22 April 2016): ‘Beyond the Western Paradigm?: Towards a Global History of International Law’. More info on


In order to be listed as a member of this IG, you need to ensure:

  • You have paid your ESIL membership fee for this year (if not, renew your membership
  • You have created an online ESIL membership account
  • You have ticked the box next to this IG in the list of groups in your membership account

The conveners of the Interest Group receive automatically-generated updated lists of IG members on the 7th day of each month.

If you have any doubts about your ESIL membership or your Interest Group membership, please contact the ESIL Secretariat.

Election Schedule:

  • The current Coordinating Committee was elected in September 2015.
  • The next Coordinating Committee elections are planned for September 2017.