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2 sept. 2015

Univ Bonn, IDRR, colloq "The Vienna Conference and the Transformation of international law", Bonn, 3-4, sept 2015

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Universität Bonn
Institut für deutsche und rheinische Rechtsgeschichte (IDRR)

The Vienna Conference and the Transformation of international law

3-4 September / septembre 2015

  • Prof. Dr. Mathias Schmoeckel, Bonn
  • Prof. Dr. Miloš Vec, Wien
The Congress of Vienna was a landmark in the history of diplomacy and international law. It symbolizes the specific and ambivalent features of extrajudicial conflict resolution. The international and interdisciplinary conference “The Vienna Congress and the Transformation of International Law” aims at understanding the preconditions and consequences of the change of international law from pre-modernity to the 19th century. An investigation on the scientific literature on the Vienna Congress and its peace order might help to understand what the contemporaries regarded as vital and striking, how they understood their international order and how they wanted to develop it. Early historiography may be a device to determine the particularities of the international order in the beginning of the 19th century and when and how this order was replaced by another regime. The conference will examine the techniques how the treaties were set up and which new institutions were founded in order to monitor the development of international law issues. Investigations on economic issues will also be taken into account. The conference aims at interdisciplinary and international analysis of conflicts, conflict activities and conflict resolutions in one of the most famous political institutions ever.


 3rd September 2015
  • 8:30 – 9:00 Coffee & Welcome; Introduction (LOEWE)
09:00 – 11:00 Panel 1
  • Vienna 1814: A Turning Point of International Law? (Luigi NUZZO)
  • The Balance of Power (Frederik DHONT)

11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break

11:15 – 13:15 Panel 2
  • The Vienna Congress and State-Making Peace (Raymond KUBBEN)
  • Forms of International Governance in the 19th Century (Matthias SCHULZ)

13:15 – 14:30 Lunch

14:30 – 16:30 Panel 3
  • The Ordering of Trade at the Congress of Vienna (Koen STAPELBROEK)
  • The Vienna Congress and the (Non-)Abolition of Slavery (Anne-Charlotte MARTINEAU)

16:30 – 17:00 Coffee Break

17:00 – 19:00 Panel 4
  • Swiss Neutrality (Andreas THIER)
  • Personal Unions (Mathias SCHMOECKEL)

Friday, 4th September 2015

7:45 – 8:00 Coffee & Welcome

08:00 – 10:00 Panel 5
  • Democracy and Public International Law in the 19th Century (Thomas HIPPLER)
  • The Congress of Vienna and the Vienna System in the French «Medias» and «Publizistik» (Raphaël CAHEN)

10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 – 12:30 Panel 6
  • How 1815 was used in the 19th Century Historical Writing (Liliana OBREGÓN)
  • Juridification and Legal Avoidance: The Congress of Vienna and 19th Century European Law of Nations (Miloš VEC)
12:30 – 13:00 Closing

  • Poppelsdorfer Schloss, Meckenheimer Allee 171, 53115 Bonn
  • Mathias Schmoeckel, Institut für deutsche und rheinische Rechtsgeschichte, Universität Bonn - 0049228739131 -
Source: The Vienna Conference and the Transformation of international law, 03.09.2015 – 04.09.2015 Bonn, in: H-Soz-Kult, 27.08.2015, .