Seventh ESCLH Conference 2023
Seventh ESCLH Biennial Conference, 21 – 23 June 2023, Augsburg University, Germany
The Organising Committee and the Executive Council of the European Society for Comparative Legal History are pleased to announce that the Society’s Seventh Biennial Conference will be held from 21 to 23 June 2023 at Augsburg University, Germany. A conference in 2023 will be a change to the Society's normal timing. The biennial conferences began in Valencia (2010), followed by Amsterdam (2012), Macerata (2014), Gdańsk (2016), Paris (2018), and most recently, after a delay caused by Covid, Lisboa (2022). However, not only does that mean the society did not have a conference for four years, Covid has also moved some other large international conferences now to even-numbered years. To avoid collision with these other conferences, the ESCHL conferences will after 2023 continue at two-year intervals moving them to uneven-numbered years. We have an exciting line of
papers being presented, and all are welcome to take part in the discussion.
The Organizing Committee is pleased to publish the provisional conference programme. Everyone who has applied to present a paper at the conference should have received an email in December 2022, accepted or declining the paper. If you have not, then please contact the conference organizers. Please click the link below to download the programme. The conference will be preceded by a PhD workshop (see below). The programme includes 36 panels with 112 presentation delivered by 120 scholars from around the world as well as two keynote speeches, the one delivered by Prof. Dr. Rebecca Scott of Michigan Law School and the other delivered by Prof. Dr. Kentaro Matsubara of Tokyo University. The programme will be updated on a regular basis.
The registration for the conference will open on 15 December 2022 and will close on 21 May 2023. Those who are presenting a paper at the conference also have to register. If you want to register, please follow the link below. After having registered, you will receive an automatic confirmation. If you do not receive a confirmation, please contact the organizer of the conference. Those who are not members of the society for a minimum of two years will have to pay a conference fee of 150 Euros. The invoice will be sent out after 21 May 2023. If you are not a member of the society, but if you wish to become a member, please follow the instructions in the next box.
Those participants who are not members of the ESCLH for a minimum of two years have to pay the conference fee of 150 Euros. If you want to become a member of the ESCLH, please follow the link below for the instructions of how to pay your membership fee of 50 Euros per year (25 Euros for PhD candidates) and then send an email to the ESCLH's treasurer (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your name, institutional affiliation and postal address, preferably along with the confirmation of the bank transfer of your membership fee.
The Modern Campus of Augsburg University
The conference programme will start in the afternoon of 21 June 2023. It will be preceded by a workshop in the morning of the same day. The workshop will be open to PhD candidates working in comparative legal history. The workshop's programme is included in the conference programme as published above. If you are interested in participating in the workshop please send an email to email@example.com including a short CV. The deadline is 15 February 2023. The number of places is limited. There is no extra charge for the workshop, if you participate in the conference.
Augsburg offers a great range of hotels. There are hotels for every budget. It is each participant's own responsibility to book, and pay for, their accomodation themselves. However, the Organising Committee has arranged with Regio Augsburg Tourismus GmbH special rates for a number of hotels. These hotels are bookable via Regio Augsburg Tourismus GmbH, and it is possible to book them until (depending on the hotel) 21 April/May 2023. Please use the link below to book a hotel. And please be aware that during the summer season, booking early is recommended.
Transfer to Augsburg
Most participants will fly into Munich Airport. The easiest way to travel from Munich Airport to Augsburg is by train. Connections can be found on www.bahn.de. There are a number of connections to Augsburg each hour. You first have to take the S-Bahn into Munich (Pasing or Central Station) and then a train to Augsburg Central Station. You cannot buy tickets on the train: the easiest is to buy tickets over the internet, via the app of the German Bahn or at a vending machines in the airport terminal.