2017 CONFERENCE CALL FOR PAPERS

The 36th Annual Conference of the Australia and New Zealand Law and History Society will be held at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand on the 14th, 15th and 16th  of December this year.

The conference theme is: “Legal and social change – gradual evolution or punctuated equilibrium?”

This conference theme draws on evolutionary theory about how species form, and asks whether changes in the law and in the effects of particular laws on society occur through a gradual process of incremental change or through periods of relative stasis with intervening major shifts.

This Call for Papers invites submissions for both papers and panels related to any aspect of the conference theme, but would also welcome offers of papers or panels on other areas in the intersection of law and history. Please note if intending to offer a panel that ANZLHS practice is not to include a discussant in a panel.

Inquiries or submissions of papers should be accompanied by a brief abstract and biography and sent to the programme co-ordinator, Professor Jeremy Finn jeremy.finn@canterbury.ac.nz by 21 August 2017.  All proposals will be assessed, and successful submitters contacted as soon as possible, and definitely by the end of August.

It is a condition of presentation of a paper or participation in a panel that the contributor is a financial member of the Australia and New Zealand Law and History Society at the time of presentation.  Membership can be initiated or renewed at the time of registration for the conference.

Keynote speakers for the conference  include  Professors Charlotte McDonald (Victoria University of Wellington); Kjell Modeer (Lund University), and Amanda Nettelbeck (University of Adelaide) and Dr Te Maire Tau (Ngai Tahu Research Centre, University of Canterbury). 

Postgraduate students are welcomed.  The society provides the Kercher Scholarships to encourage postgraduate student attendance.

The Sir Francis Forbes Society for Australian Legal History Prize is also awarded from the annual conference.

Conference registration will open in early August 2017. Details will be posted on the ANZLHS website along with information as to accommodation options.

For further information about:

  • The Society, see other sections of this website.  https://anzlhs.org
  • Christchurch see christchurchnz.com
  • The University of Canterbury see http://www.canterbury.ac.nz

 

About anzlhswebsite

The Australian and New Zealand Law and History Society was formed in 1993. It is an interdisciplinary group of scholars who share an interest in the connections between law and history. The society grew out of the annual Law in History Conferences, which have been running since 1982. Members of the society include historians, lawyers, academics and others interested in the area. Most of the members live in Australia or New Zealand, but their areas of interest are not confined to the law in those places.
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