prof. dr. Louis Sicking

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20142019
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Louis Sicking is the Aemilius Papinianus professor of History of Public International Law at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam since 1 September 2013. Since 2001 he lectures Medieval and Early Modern History at Leiden University. Previously he worked at the European Parliament in Brussels, Luxemburg and Strasbourg. Sicking did a research master in overseas history at the University of Aix-en-Provence (Aix-Marseille I) and took his doctoral thesis in 1996 at Leiden University. He was a visiting fellow at Columbia University in New York City and at NTNU Trondheim and held fellowships from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), the Netherlands Institute for Advances Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS) and the Norwegian government.

Expertise
Medieval and early modern history, maritime and overseas history, history of international public law, and the history of diplomacy and international relations in the medieval and early modern periods.

 

Louis Sicking is per 1 september 2013 werkzaam bij de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam als bijzonder hoogleraar geschiedenis van het volkenrecht vanwege de Aemilius Papinianus stichting. Sinds 2001 doceert hij middeleeuwse en vroegmoderne geschiedenis aan de Universiteit Leiden. Eerder was hij werkzaam bij het Europees Parlement in Brussel, Luxemburg en Straatsburg. Hij behaalde een research master in de overzeese geschiedenis aan de Universiteit van Aix-en-Provence (Aix-Marseille I) en promoveerde in 1996 aan de Universiteit Leiden. Hij was visiting fellow op Columbia University in New York City en NTNU in Trondheim en genoot onder meer fellowships van NWO, KNAW, NIAS en de Noorse regering.

Expertise
Middeleeuwse en vroegmoderne geschiedenis, maritieme en overzeese geschiedenis, geschiedenis van het volkenrecht en de geschiedenis van internationale betrekkingen en diplomatie in de middeleeuwen en vroegmoderne tijd.

Teaching

Geschiedenis van het volkenrecht

History of Public International Law

Research

Louis Sicking verricht onderzoek in het programma Boundaries of Law. Enkele lopende projecten en publicaties in voorbereiding zijn: 

  • 'The Law of the Sea in Renaissance Europe' in The Cambridge History of International Law
  • Risk Management, Interest Groups and Legislation. Local, Regional and International Dynamics in the Maritime Transport Sector of the Low Countries, c. 1550-1650
  • Information Management and Diplomatic Culture: Cornelis de Schepper (Scepperus) as ambassador of Emperor Charles V
  • European Expansion in the Indian Ocean and Pacific, 1450-1850’, in: D. Parrot and A. Waldron eds., The Cambridge history of warfare III
  • International Research Project Maritime Conflict Management in Atlantic Europe

 Kernpublicaties

  • Sicking, Louis, Neptune and the Netherlands. State, Economy and War at Sea in the Renaissance (Leiden en Boston 2004).
  • Sicking, Louis, Colonial Borderlands. France and the Netherlands in the Atlantic in the 19th century (Leiden and Boston: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 2008).
  • L.H.J. Sicking, L.H.J., en C.H. van Rhee eds., Briève instruction en causes civiles. Filips Wielant verzameld werk II (Brussel, Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie van Wetenschappen van België 2009).
  • Sicking, Louis & Nimwegen, Olaf, van & Prud'Homme van Reine, Ronald & Vliet, Adri, van & Groen, Petra, De Tachtigjarige Oorlog. Van opstand naar geregelde oorlog. Militaire geschiedenis van Nederland 1 (Amsterdam, Boom 2013).
  • La naissance d'une thalassocratie. Les Pays-Bas et la mer à l'aube du Siècle d'or (Parijs 2015)

 

Louis Sicking conducts research in the programme Boundaries of Law. Some of his current projects:

  • Risk management, interest groups and legislation. Local, regional and international dynamics in the maritime transport sector of the Low Countries, c. 1550-1650
  • Information Management and Diplomatic Culture: Cornelis de Schepper (Scepperus) as Ambassador of Emperor Charles V
  • European expansion in the Indian Ocean and Pacific, 1450-1850’, in: D. Parrot and A. Waldron eds., The Cambridge history of warfare III
  • ‘Le maritime, fondement de la prédominance commerciale et économique des Provinces Unies’, Océanides
  • Louis Sicking receives NWO grant for Maritime Conflict Management in Atlantic Europe

Main publications

  • Sicking, Louis, Neptune and the Netherlands. State, Economy and War at Sea in the Renaissance (Leiden and Boston: Brill 2004) 
  • Sicking, Louis, Colonial Borderlands. France and the Netherlands in the Atlantic in the 19th century (Leiden and Boston: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 2008)
  • Sicking, L.H.J., and C.H. van Rhee eds., Briève instruction en causes civiles. Filips Wielant verzameld werk II (Brussels: Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie van Wetenschappen van België 2009) 
  • Sicking, Louis & Nimwegen, Olaf, van & Prud'Homme van Reine, Ronald & Vliet, Adri, van & Groen, Petra, De Tachtigjarige Oorlog. Van opstand naar geregelde oorlog. Militaire geschiedenis van Nederland 1 (Amsterdam: Boom 2013)
  • La naissance d'une thalassocratie. Les Pays-Bas et la mer à l'aube du Siècle d'or (Parijs 2015)

Ancillary activities

  • Universiteit Leiden | Leiden | Universitair docent Geschiedenis | 2013-09-01 - present

Ancillary activities are updated daily

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conflict management Social Sciences
diplomacy Social Sciences
conflict resolution Social Sciences
international law Social Sciences
piracy Social Sciences
Europeanization Social Sciences
damages Social Sciences
social isolation Social Sciences

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Research Output 2014 2019

The English Search for a Northeast Passage to Asia Reconsidered: How ‘Flemish’ fishermen put the Edward Bonaventure in jeopardy on its return journey in 1554

Sicking, L. & van Rhee, C. H., 21 Oct 2019, In : Mariners Mirror. 105, 4, p. 388-406 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
diplomatic relations
robbing
trade relations
ice ridge
decision making

'God's Friend, the Whole World's Enemy': Reconsidering the Role of Piracy in the Development of Universal Jurisdiction

Sicking, L. H. J., 2018, In : Netherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy. 47, 2, p. 176-186 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Jurisdiction
Enemy
Piracy
Deity
Pirates

Inspirationen aus der Antike: Die Repräsentation von Seemacht in den Niederlande des 16. Jahrhunderts

Sicking, L. H. J., Aug 2018, Thalassocratographie: Rezeption und Transformation antiker Seeherrschaft. Wendt, C. & Kopp, H. (eds.). Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter, p. 143-167 25 p. (Transformationen der Antike; vol. 52).

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Opstand in Holland en Vlaanderen: De Jonker Fransenoorlog (1488-1490) in transregionaal perspectief

Sicking, L. H. J., 2018, In : BMGN - Low Countries Historical Review. 133, 4, p. 28-56 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

The Pirate and the Admiral: Europeanisation and Globalisation of Maritime Conflict Management

Sicking, L. H. J., 2018, In : Journal of the History of International Law. 20, 4, p. 429-470 32 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

piracy
conflict management
Europeanization
globalization
modern times

Prizes

Prix Descartes-Huygens

Louis Sicking (Recipient), 30 Jan 2017

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