CFP: Ocean of Law: Intermixed Legal Systems across the Indian Ocean World, 1550-1950

Noting a very interesting call for papers for “Ocean of Law:  Intermixed Legal Systems across the Indian Ocean World, 1550-1950”, although its dates 7-9 December (in Leiden) are a little awkward for our stalwart members who attend the ANZLHS conference every year. abstracts due 10 June. More info here.

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CFP: Reflections on Magna Carta in Australasia

There is a CFP out for “Reflections on Magna Carta in Australasia”, to be held at the University of Canterbury, NZ, 2-4 December 2015. Deadline for abstracts is 15 June, and the Magna Carta CFP has further details.

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EOI for history of responsible government

Members may not have seen the call for EOIs to write a history of responsible government in NSW. Closing date is soon – Monday May 25 – and info can be found here:

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Reminder: ANZLHS Special AGM

Just a reminder, that its this Monday at UTS, Building 5B (Quay Street), Rm 3.18 at 6 pm. Please do try to come!

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New Works by our Members

As noted in the first post on this blog, we hope to use this site to draw attention to the fabulous histories written by our members. So to kick off we have a new book and a chapter.

Congrats to Libby Connors on the publication of her book Warrior: A Legendary Leader’s Dramatic Life and Violent Death on the Colonial Frontier, Allen & Unwin 2015. Available in real book and handy e-pub I note!

Congrats also to Mel Keenan on his chapter “The Western Legal Response to Sorcery in Colonial Papua New Guinea” in Forsyth and Eves (eds) Talking it Through: Responses to Sorcery and Witchcraft Beliefs and Practices in Melanesia (ANU e-press).

Do send along info on new publications!

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ANZLHS Conference – update

A couple of updates from the organisers of the December conference. The draft program is soon to be released. As well, unfortunately Wes Pue will be unable to join us as a keynote as advertised, but excitingly Lyndsay Campbell from Calgary has been confirmed as the final keynote.

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Magna Carta Prize

For our NZ members. The New Zealand Magna Carta 800th Committee has announced a prize for school and university students, deadline 1 May. You may wish to draw this to the attention of your students.

For more information here is a flyer: Attorney-General Magna Carta 800 Essay Competition- Further details and entry form[3].

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