PHEDRA Summer School 2024 – Call for applications

23 January 2024

Our PI Stefania Gialdroni will be one of the members of the panel of this amazing Summer School devoted to the analysis of the sources of commercial law history.

More infos HERE.

The International Research Network I.R.N. PHEDRA organizes its second Summer School in La Rábida (Palos de la Frontera, Spain) on 25-28 June 2024. Following the basis of the first Summer School, the purpose of the event is to provide an exceptional opportunity to the participants to present their ongoing research before a group of specialists in commercial legal history matters, in order to generate fruitful discussions resulting in valuable feedback that will enrich and improve their work.
PHEDRA project concerns the history of business law, from Antiquity to the present day, focusing on norms and practices that developed around Europe to support commerce and business exchange which led to the transformation of societies and gave commercial law its features. The project is particularly interested on the sources we use to trace and reconstruct the evolution of commercial law, paying careful attention to the cultural background that constitutes its “European legal ecosystem”.

The Summer School is addressed to PhD students and young post-doc working on related topics to business law history in the framework of the chronological and geographical scope of PHEDRA project. Opening up to the social sciences being one of the methodological pillars of PHEDRA, the organizers not only encourage the application of legal history PhD students and young post-doc, but also historians, economists and social scientists in general. The second PHEDRA Summer School intends to produce stimulating interdisciplinary discussions in a very international and friendly academic atmosphere.

All travel, accommodation and meal costs of participants will be covered by the organization.

How to Apply
Applicants are requested to send a CV and an abstract of their PhD thesis (maximum 1 page) to the email address
The deadline for submitting applications is 31 January 2024.
Accepted applicants will be notified by 15 February 2024

The panel of the PHEDRA Summer School 2024:
Anja Amend-Traut – Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
Luisa Brunori – Cnrs/École Normale Supérieure/Université Paris Nanterre
Giovanni Chiodi – Università di Milano Bicocca
Olivier Descamps – Université Paris Panthéon-Assas
Ana Belem Fernández Castro – Scuola Superiore Meridionale, Naples
Florent Garnier – Université Toulouse Capitole
Stefania Gialdroni – Università di Padova
Ron Harris – Tel Aviv University
Dario Mantovani – Collège de France
Georges Martyn – Gand University
Annamaria Monti – Università Statale di Milano
Carlos Petit Calvo – Universidad de Huelva
Heikki Pihlajamäki – Helsinki University
Xavier Prévost – Université de Bordeaux – IUF
Guido Rossi – Edimburgh University/Università di Palermo