Notice of AGM

The Annual General Meeting, including elections for the executive committee of the Society, will be held at the 2nd floor lounge of the Business and Law Building, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, 5.15pm 14 December

Nominations will be called for at the meeting.

AGENDA :

  1. Attendance and apologies
  2. Minutes of the 2016 meeting and of the May 2017 AGM.
  3. President’s report: Includes Forbes Society Prize winner
  4. Treasurers’ reports
  • Australian accounts for financial year to 30 June 2017.
  • New Zealand accounts for financial year to 30 June 2017.
  • Business arising: incorporation
  • Signatories for the NZ accounts
  1. ANZLHS prize announcement 
  2. Upcoming conferences: 2018 joint conference (Wollongong), 2019 (Melbourne); offer for 2020.
  3. Report from editor of law&history journal
  4. Election of the executive and of advisory committee: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Australian Treasurer, New Zealand Treasurer, Editor of law&history; advisory committee
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CFP: LEGAL HISTORY AND EMPIRES: PERSPECTIVES FROM THE COLONIZED

The University of the West Indies, July 11-13, 2018, Keynote Speaker Maya Jasanoff.
 
CFP deadline: 15 January 2018 – send to Shaunnagh.Dorsett@uts.edu.au
 
This conference follows the successful conference on the Legal Histories of the British Empire held at the National University of Singapore in 2012, and is similarly designed to bring together senior and emerging scholars working in the fields of imperial and colonial legal history. We invite paper or panel proposals addressing legal histories of empires broadly, and encourage participants to think in particular how their research connects with the theme of the conference: perspectives from the colonized.
 
More info at http://www.cavehill.uwi.edu/Law/legal-history/home.aspx, including suggested areas for papers, details on submission of abstracts.
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Extension of Early Bird Registration

Owing to continuing problems with credit card payments for this year’s conference, the period for early bird registration has been extended until 24 November 2017.

We are now also offering payment of registration through our Australian account so Australian members can pay in Australian dollars.  Here is the registration form for payment in Australian dollars including banking details.

Any queries, please continue to direct them to Professor Jeremy Finn: jeremy.finn@canterbury.ac.nz

 

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Draft Conference Program now available

This first draft of this year’s conference program is available here: Conference draft timetable.

Please let our conference convener, Professor Jeremy Finn, know of any clashes or problems by email:

jeremy.finn@canterbury.ac.nz
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CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

Conference registration is now open.  There have been unfortunate delays in getting the registration process through Canterbury University up and running, so the Committee has decided to open registration with payment going through the Society’s New Zealand account.
NOTE :  payments into the ANZLHS  account from other countries may incur bank transfer fees. We are trying to find ways to avoid this, and intending registrants may wish where possible to hold off registering for a week or two to see if a better alternative  becomes available.

 

The Conference registration form is available on this site. Please note the differential registration fee. Students in full-time courses are “unwaged” as are retired persons not in new employment.
Presenters at the conference are reminded they must be financial members of the society before they present, A form for becoming a member of ANZLHS or renewing membership is also available on this site.
In case of queries, questions or problems please contact Jeremy Finn  – jeremy.finn@canterbury.ac.nz

 

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36th Annual Conference – Accommodation advice

University accommodation

A low-cost option is accommodation in Bishop Julius Hall, 90 Waimairi Road. The Hall is a pleasant 8-10 minute walk from the Law School. Single rooms (shared facilities) are available  at $69 ($60NZ+GST) per night  for room and continental breakfast. Contact admin@bishopjulius.org.nz or telephone + 64 3 364 2747 for all bookings and enquiries.

Hotels

As this is a busy time of year in Christchurch and hotel accommodation is at a premium since the Canterbury earthquakes, we have not secured a conference rate for any hotel.  Recommended options are:

Chateau on the Park – Christchurch.  This is the closest good hotel to the University (About a 20-25 minute walk but on a good bus route).

City centre hotels

Crowne Plaza

Ibis Hotel

There are very good bus connections to the University from the centre of the city; the Crowne Plaza is further from the main bus exchange.

Motels

The closest motel to the University is the Academy Motel on Creyke road.  As there is a lot of construction work going on on that side of the campus, it may not be the quietest, but usually rooms are in high demand.

Next best choices may be one of the many motels (of varying quality and price) on Riccarton Road.  Those with a street number between about 200 and 350 are convenient walking distance to the University; there are frequent buses which go  from the city centre along Riccarton Road and then along Ilam Road to the University.

An alternative is to book a hotel or motel in the accommodation clusters near the intersection of Bealey Avenue and Papanui Road.  From there take a bus into the central exchange and then another bus to the University or the (less frequent) route 29 to walking distance of the University.

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VALE TRACEY BANIVANUA-MAR (1974-2017)

It is with deep sorrow and an overwhelming sense of loss that we record the death of our highly-esteemed  and much loved colleague Tracey Banivanua-Mar. Tracey will be known to many members of ANZLHS. She first attended our Law and History conference Empires/Colonies/Legal Cultures in 1998 as a PhD student at the University of Melbourne, under the supervision of Patricia Grimshaw and Patrick Wolfe. That work was published as Violence and Colonial Dialogue (University of Hawai’i Press 2007) to much acclaim. She joined the La Trobe History Program in 2007, was awarded an ARC Discovery Grant and then a Future Fellowship  and produced a second monograph Decolonisation in the Pacific (2016). You can read a review of it in law&history (v.3 2016). She was destined for a brilliant, and highly productive career, and a Fellowship to Cambridge beckoned. Her insight, compassion and great imagination gave her scholarship unusual depth. She demonstrated new ways of seeing. Her article in the first issue of law&history (2014) exemplified her great skill in recreating the lives of people who otherwise have had no voice. She inspired us, she inflamed her students’ passion for knowing and doing, and she showed us how to live a loving and joyful  life bravely even as the cruelty of her cancer diagnosis and its treatment took its inevitable toll. She leaves a remarkable body of work and a considerable legacy for a career cut all-too short. It was a privilege to have shared some of her journey. She will be sadly missed.

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