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Valerie Kerruish, 1943-2022

Valerie Kerruish, 1943-2022

“Val has left us”, her partner Uwe Peterson wrote recently in an email to a few of us who had known her for a while. Valerie Kerruish was a Tutor, Lecturer and Senior Lecturer at the University of Western Australia from 1965-1992, and an Associate Professor at...

Call for Book Proposals: Decrypting Power & Coloniality 

Call for Book Proposals: Decrypting Power & Coloniality 

The theory of encryption of power proposes a fresh understanding of how the use of language monopolizes and hides power, preventing access to it through the denial and neutralization of differences based on class, race, and gender. It argues that coloniality exists...

CfP: Workshop Institutional Architecture

CfP: Workshop Institutional Architecture

One of the most iconic and concrete encounters one can have with international law is to visit its institutional buildings. Whether by eye-catching design or as dilapidated office, buildings make law physical and visible. One can see a building, maybe even touch it....

CfP: The Joy of Methodology

CfP: The Joy of Methodology

A Critical Legal Thinking Blog Carnival For many researchers, methodology and joy don’t belong in the same sentence. Legal researchers in particular often seem to place methods-talk somewhere between irritating impediment and unbridgeable chasm. Some of these...

Remembering Ari Hirvonen in Perugia (7 July 2022)

Remembering Ari Hirvonen in Perugia (7 July 2022)

Our beloved friend and colleague Ari Hirvonen passed away a year ago tomorrow. This summer includes a string of events that all celebrate his memory and honour his work. The first takes place in Italy. Next week, the international Symposium Phaenomenologicum will...

CfP: Queering International Law 2.0

CfP: Queering International Law 2.0

In December 2015, Dianne Otto convened an Institute for International Law and the Humanities (IILAH) workshop at Melbourne Law School focused on 'queering' international law. The workshop would go on to produce the first book focused solely on queer approaches to...

CfP: Critical Legal Conference 2022

CfP: Critical Legal Conference 2022

Critical Legal Conference 2022: Liminalities 31 August – 02 September  Faculty of Law, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø Conference website here. The call for papers is now open! Please submit your paper responding to the call of each individual stream...

LRIL Annual Lecture: Bonnie Honig

LRIL Annual Lecture: Bonnie Honig

Revolutionary constitution-making in the 18th century U.S. is described as an “outbreak” by Hannah Arendt. This talk looks at the power of contagion in democratic theory, focusing on the idea of democratic contagion and on efforts in political theory and popular...

Conference: Law, Authoritarianism, Revolution

Conference: Law, Authoritarianism, Revolution

  Nomos Centre Inaugural Conference, Kraków, 13-14 May 2022. Programme (with Zoom Links) available to download here. We live in troubled times: old forms, albeit waning, still hold sway over our world, but the new forms are still in the dark. The liberal hegemony is...

Osnabrueck Summer Institute on the Cultural Study of Law

Osnabrueck Summer Institute on the Cultural Study of Law

The International Osnabrueck Summer Institute on the Cultural Study of the Law (OSI) will be held from July 16 to 24, 2022 at the University of Osnabrueck, Germany. Since 2009, the OSI has successfully encouraged and promoted the interdisciplinary study and research...