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To the Uttermost parts of the Earth: Transformations of Natural Law 1661-1873 (and beyond)

Forelæsning — Lecture by Martti Koskenniemi, Professor Emeritus of International law at the University of Helsinki


Date & Time:

Room 8A-0-57 (the Flexroom), Njalsgade 76, ground floor & online via Zoom

Hosted by:
iCourts – The Danish National Research Foundation's Centre of Excellence for International Courts


This lecture takes its starting-point in Martti Koskenniemi’s recent book To the Uttermost parts of the Earth. Legal Imagination and International Power 1300-1870”. It will  focus on the last chapters of that work by examining, in the German context, the transformations of the idiom of natural law into an early modern political science, national economy, “social art”, philosophy and, eventually, “public international law”. It suggests that far from being over, natural law lives today within many of our inherited political and legal vocabularies.

After the lecture there will be a reception in ‘Pejsestuen’ (7A-0-16) right next to the Flexroom.

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