IILJ Mini Workshop
22 Washington Square North, 1st floor conference room
In recent years, historians have turned to law to help frame or recast global accounts of empire and colonialism. At the same time, scholars of international law have turned to history in search of novel – often critical – understandings of the relationship between norms, power, and violence. The workshop follows these turns – the legal and the historical – to explore the intersection of colonial wars and international law. It offers an opportunity to present cutting edge research on colonial war and conquest, imperial threat management and rebellion to shed light on the challenges and trajectories of contemporary historiography of international law.
Rotem Giladi (Hebrew University of Jerusalem/University of Helsinki): The Phoenix of Colonial War: Race, the Laws of War, and the ‘Horror on the Rhine’
Commentator: Joseph Weiler (NYU)
Giovanni Mantilla (CIDE, Mexico City): The West against a Wall: Anti-colonial Pressure and Strategic Pushback in the Revision of the Laws of War [paper available on request; please email Giovanni Mantilla]
Commentator: David Golove (NYU)
Commentator: Daniel Hulsebosch (NYU)
Commentator: Lauren Benton (Vanderbilt University)
To facilitate planning please RSVP. Breakfast will be served at 8:45 AM. Please email Karin Loevy if you have any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org).