Lecture and Workshop series: Method, methodology and critique in international law
In recent decades, the field of international law has seen a multiplication of methodological approaches, a growing variation in methods and a critical reflection on central epistemological and stylistic registers. Changes in the course of the discipline have thereby often been fueled not by new substantive claims in existing (doctrinal, analytical or political) controversies, but through the emergence of different modes of seeing, thinking and writing.
The aim of the new Asser lecture and workshop series is to explore various new ways of ‘doing’ international legal scholarship. This includes a focus on the opportunities, pitfall and politics of varying methodological approaches, their embedded epistemological, sociological or philosophical commitments as well as the particular technical crafts they demand.
Researchers participating in the workshops will not only gain a better grasp of how to position themselves in an increasingly complex methodological landscape. They will also enhance their understanding of what is at stake in the various ‘turns’ that are continuously performed in international law (such as the ‘turn’ to practice, history, discourse, political economy, critical sociology, materiality, geography or aesthetics to name but a few).
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Programme: 'Method, methodology and critique in international law'
16 December 2020 – 14.00 CET.
20 January 2021 – 11.00 CET.
17 February 2021 – 14.00 CET.
17 March 2021 – 14.00 CET.
21 April 2021 – 14.00 CET.
19 May 2021 – 14.00 CET.
9 June 2021 – 14.00 CET.
22 September 2021 – 14.00 CET.
20 October 2021 – 14.00 CET.
17 November 2021 – 14.00 CET.
15 December 2021 – 14.00 CET.
December 2021 (dates tbc)
Concluding two-day workshop with keynote speaker Gerry Simpson
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