Due to the high level of interest, we unfortunately cannot accept any further applications for research stays at the mpilhlt in 2022.
The call for applications for stays in 2023 will be published in the summer via our newsletter and twitter.

Welcome to the Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory

Welcome to the Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory

(formerly Max Planck Institute for European Legal History)
The researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory (mpilhlt), located in Frankfurt am Main, engage in research on the history and theory of law. Established in 1964, the Institute, with its three departments, the specialist library with 490,000 printed media units as well as numerous international visitors, has become a worldwide hub for those working on past and present national and transnational legal orders.
Multidisciplinary Theory of Law
Department Marietta Auer
Historical Regimes of Normativity
Department Thomas Duve
European and Comparative Legal History
Department Stefan Vogenauer


Ownership Regimes in the Iberian World, 1500-1850

Aug 31, 2022 - Sep 2, 2022
Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory

Recht im Anthropozän

Nov 3, 2022 10:00 AM (Local Time Germany) - Nov 4, 2022 06:00 PM
Goethe Universität/MPI für Rechtsgeschichte und Rechtstheorie Frankfurt am Main

Organic social ethics. Universalism without egalitarianism

Feb 7, 2023 04:15 PM - 05:45 PM (Local Time Germany)

Change over time in the Iberian Worlds: stabilising regimes of normativity

The event had to be postponed to March 2023. More information will follow soon.
Mar 1, 2023
A basic bibliography on the history of Ibero-America and the Spanish Caribbean in the colonial period
Rechtsvergleichung als Erkenntnismethode. Historische Perspektiven vom Spätmittelalter bis ins 19. Jahrhundert
Emanzipation und Recht. Zur Geschichte der Rechtswissenschaft und der jüdischen Gleichberechtigung
Edited by Karl Härter, Tina Hannappel and Conrad TyrichterStudien zu Policey, Kriminalitätsgeschichte und Konfliktregulierung
„recht erzählen“. Regionale Studien 1650–1850
Open Access
Celebrar lo imposible
Norms beyond Empire: Law-Making and Local Normativities in Iberian Asia, 1500-1800
Staatsangehörigkeit und Rassismus
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