20 December 2015

Conference: Setting an Agenda for Historical Research on European Law. Actors, Institutions, Policies and Member States

On December 9-11, 2015 the research group participated in the conference "Setting an Agenda for the Historical Research in European Law" in Florence, Italy.

The conference was organized in collaboration with the European University Institute (Academy of European Law, Alcide De Gasperi Research Centre, Department of History and Civilization, Department of Law, Historical Archives of the European Union).

The event offered a thematic selection of historical analyses and brought in a number of leading historical, legal and political science scholars in order to discuss and re-interpret the history of European law. The organizesers aimed to develop a new broader and more reflective agenda for future historical research in EU law and to contribute to the broader field of interdisciplinary research in European law. Thus the conference both marked a point of reflection of what has been achieved in this new field of legal history and chartered directions for future research.

The conference also marked the opening of the historical archives of the European Court of Justice to the research community. Based on an agreement signed in July 2014, the Court of Justice deposited its historical archives in Florence. President of the European Court of Justice,  Mr. Koen Lenaerts, was present at the event. 

Click here to view more photos from the conference (Courtesy of the European University Institute)

Click here to visit the conference website