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Warsaw 2017

It is our great pleasure to invite members of the legal historians community to Warsaw for the 24th Annual Forum of Young Legal Historians in 2018 (“Norms and Legal Practice: There and Back Again”). It will be the second time that this event is held in Warsaw. The Polish capital hosted young legal historians during Xth Annual Forum of Young Legal Historians under the title “The European Legal Community: Between Tradition and Perspectives” in 2004 at the same time of Poland’s accession to the European Union.

The 24th Forum will begin at 4 pm on Thursday, 14 June 2018, and will conclude with a General Assembly of the AYLH on Saturday, 16 June 2018, in the afternoon. The sightseeing trips for the participants of the Forum will be organised on Sunday, 17 June 2018.

The scientific community of the Warsaw legal historians is institutionally divided between three Chairs and one Department within the Institute of History of Law at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw: the Chair of Roman Law and the Law of Antiquity, Chair of History of Polish Constitution and Law, Chair of History of Law and State and the Department of European Legal Tradition. However, we are united by the common founding traditions and we strive for a cross-disciplinary approach in our researches that enables us to exchange our experience and thoughts, notwithstanding our formally diverse backgrounds. The founding tradition of the Chair of Roman Law and the Law of Antiquity is connected with Raphael Taubenschlag and Jerzy Manteuffel, creators of the original Institute of Papyrology and the discipline of juristic papyrology at the University of Warsaw with the scientific review of The Journal of Juristic Papyrology. Over the last years Warsaw has also become a blooming centre for the studies on the European Legal Tradition. Chair of History of Polish Constitution and Law is one of the leading centres for the analysis of history of polish law, especially in the field of the legal culture and practice of Poland and Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth form 14th to 20th centuries. Chair of History of Law and State focuses on systems of government and history of private law in other countries, mostly France, Germany, England, USA and Russia. Its goal is to provide with wide scope needed for comparative method.

We are convinced that Warsaw is a perfect place for a meeting of the representatives of such a global discipline as legal history. The city is located in the heart of Europe and its well-connected airport is situated near the city centre. The forum will be held on the atmospheric old university campus as well as in the modern auditoria and conference rooms of the Collegium Iuridicum II, both located in the heart of the city. At the disposal of the Annual Forum participants will be 4 conference rooms seating 140 persons, as well as a spacious auditorium for up to 200 persons. Several hotels ranging from modest to luxurious are located near the university and offer special rates for congress participants.