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International Law's Objects: Book Launch and Forum, Dr Jessie Hohmann & Dr Daniel Joyce (eds)

Date and Time: Wednesday, 20th March, 6pm - 8pm

Venue: Room 3.1, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London, London WC2A 3JB


The Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context (CLSGC) and The Centre for European and International Legal Affairs (CEILA) at Queen Mary University of London are pleased to invite you to the launch of Jessie Hohmann and Daniel Joyce (eds) International Law's Objects. The book opens a new direction in international legal scholarship, considering the discipline and practice of international law through its material culture, objects, and materiality. The book collects together 40 chapters focusing closely on a chosen object, and a number of longer theoretical contributions, to initiate a discussion on the role and purpose of objects in international law, and to prompt a discussion of material methodologies and their potential promise for international law.


This questions raised include, first, what might objects, rather than texts, tell us about sources, recognition of states, construction of territory, law of the sea, or international human rights law? Second, what might this scholarly undertaking reveal about the objects - as aims or projects - of international law? How do objects reveal, or perhaps mask, these aims, and what does this tell us about the reasons some (physical or material) objects are foregrounded, and others hidden or ignored. Third, what objects, icons, and symbols preoccupy the profession and academy? The personal selection of these objects by leading and emerging scholars illuminate the contemporary and historical fascinations of international lawyers.

Dr. Iza Hussin (Senior Lecturer, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge), and Professor Roger O'Keefe (Professor of International Law, Università Bocconi, Milan) will join the authors in an inter-disciplinary panel, to comment on the book, and suggest potential synergies, future research directions, and ongoing conversations that might arise from and around it

The event will be followed by a drinks reception for all attendees, and copies of the book will be available to purchase.





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Dr Jessie Hohmann has broad research and teaching interests in the areas of international law, human rights (with a particular focus on the right to housing), indigenous peoples in international law, and the material and visual culture of international law.

She is Co-Director of the Queen Mary Centre for European and International Legal Affairs, and editor of the Queen Mary Human Rights Law Review.


Dr Daniel Joyce is a Senior Lecturer and Director of Research at UNSW Law. His main research and teaching areas are international law and media law. He also continues to research and publish in human rights and international legal theory. He is especially interested in the connections between media and human rights. He is involved in a longer term project with Dr Jessie Hohmann of Queen Mary, London on International Law's Objects. He is currently writing a monograph entitled Informed Publics, Media and International Law (Hart, forthcoming 2020).

Daniel has an LLM and a PhD in Law from the University of Cambridge. He was the Whewell Scholar in international law and a Senior Rouse Ball Student at Trinity College, Cambridge. He also spent a year as a Visiting Research Fellow at Columbia Law School. Daniel then undertook postdoctoral research as the Erik Castrén Fellow in international law and human rights at the University of Helsinki, where he remains an Affiliated Research Fellow.

Dr Iza Hussin's research and teaching are in the areas of comparative politics, Islam and Muslim politics, law and society and religion and politics. Her work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation and L'Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. Prior to joining POLIS, she was a member of the faculty in Political Science at the University of Chicago. Her recent book, The Politics of Islamic Law: Local Elites, Colonial Authority and the Making of the Muslim State (University of Chicago Press 2016), explored the construction of Islamic law in colonial India, Malaya and Egypt.


Professor Roger O'Keefe graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Italian (1992) and a Bachelor of Laws (with First Class Honours) (1995) from the University of Sydney, followed by a Master of Laws (with First Class Honours and the Clive Parry Prize for International Law) (1996) and a Ph.D. in Law (2000) from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

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