Progressive internationalisation and increasingly interdisciplinary research topics broaden the scope of our historical memories. The demand for knowledge of European legal history is growing, at the same time this very discipline must pay greater attention than ever to the results of research in other discplines.
To this effect, the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History expands its national and international cooperation. Collaborations with universities and research institutes in Germany, Europe and worldwide translate into international conferences, seminars, presentation series, joint publications and multilateral research projects. These efforts also involve joint mentoring and supervision of doctoral students.
At current, the Max Planck Institute cultivates substantial relations to research institutions in Argentina, Austria, Brazil, China, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Columbia, the Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Spain, und the USA.
While continuously addressing new subject areas, the institute has started to focus on selected world regions outside of Europe. In consequence, special research emphasis lies on the legal history of Latin America and on Translation in view to the East Asian region.
Apart from international cooperation, collaboration with partners in the German Rhein Main region plays an important role, particularly as far as the Goethe University in Frankfurt is concerned. But also, relations to other universities and Max Planck institutes characterize the interaction of the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History on a national level.