A new digital lecture is available on the NCLOS youtube channel!
In the latest lecture, Henry Jones, associate professor at Durham Law School, University of Durham takes the North Sea Continental Shelf case as a historical case study for how international law produces space in particular ways.
Dr. Henry Jones research primarily concerns the history and spatiality of international law, but he has also published on English property law, and legal history pedagogy. Notable recent publications include 'Property, Territory, and Colonialism: An International Legal History of Enclosure' Legal Studies (2019) and 'Lines in the Ocean: Thinking with the Sea about Territory and International Law' London Review of International Law (2016).
The lecture takes the North Sea Continental Shelf cases as an historical case study for how international law produces space in particular ways. Understanding the role of law in the production of space is vital for our understanding of the making and remaking of social and political space through law. At the same time, these spatial practices have become reified and institutionalised through international law, and again an understanding of how they came to be is needed before an challenge can be made to the authority of law over space. The North Sea Continental Shelf cases seem familiar to us, but historical enquiry reveals the strangeness both of these cases, and of the continental shelf regime.
In the lecture series «Theorizing Law of the Sea in Context” the Norwegian Centre for the Law of the Sea intends to explore the law of the sea in context, with a strong emphasis on theory and methodology, in order to contribute to enriching law of the sea scholarship, and present multiple and novel perspectives. The series will include lectures, seminars, interviews or other ad hoc academic formats that will be either entirely digital in form, or will be digitalized, and published for on demand fruition at any time.
The previous lectures in the series can be watched on demand at the NCLOS YouTube channel:
- Ingo Venzke (University of Amsterdam) “Situating Contingency in the Path of International Law”, 3 December 2020.
- Elisa Morgera (University of Strathclyde, One Ocean Hub) "What I have learnt (so far) about inter-disciplinarity for transformative ocean research", 15 October 2020.
- Irus Braverman (University at Buffalo) "An Interview on Oceans, Law and Geography", 27 August 2020.
- Surahbi Ranganathan (University of Cambridge) “Decolonization and International Law. Putting the Ocean on the Map”, 24 May 2020.
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