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The Max Planck Institute for European Legal History regards one of its most important tasks to be making a specific contribution to the basic research in legal studies and social sciences, as well as in historical humanities through historical research based on theoretical reflection in the field of law and other forms of normativity.
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Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize for Wim Decock
Wim Decock conducts his research in the field of morality, law, and economy of the Early Modern Times. For his research, he was now awarded, together with nine other recipients, the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize of the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft-DFG). The award ceremony will take place in Berlin in May 2014.
Please note: We have moved
New address of the institute is Hansaallee 41
At the beginning of November 2013, the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History has moved to a new building on the Campus Westend in Frankfurt.