Preliminary call for papers for 2018 conference

After the success of our 2017 conference in Christchurch comes an early call for papers for Wollongong in 2018.

37th Annual Conference of the Australia and New Zealand Law and History Society

 

Exclusion, Confinement, Dispossession:

Uneven Citizenship and Spaces of Sovereignty

University of Wollongong, 10-12 December 2018

 

In 2018 the conference will be held adjacent to the Conference of the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand (LSAANZ), which will run from 12-15 December, also in Wollongong. Our conferences will feature a joint keynote address from:

 

Professor Renisa Mawani, University of British Columbia

 

Further keynotes and plenary speakers TBA.

 

In the context of the humanitarian crisis on Manus Island, recent developments around marriage equality, Brexit, renewed US immigration restrictions, and the assertion of Indigenous sovereignty embodied in the Uluru Statement from the Heart, we invite submissions that reflect on the variety of ways that legal regimes have historically produced exclusion, confinement and dispossession. We particularly encourage papers that explore citizenship and sovereignty – and the changing legal contexts that have shaped these concepts over time.

 

Paper proposals might consider the following themes:

 

  • Indigenous sovereignty and treaties
  • Marriage, intimacy and intimate lives
  • Citizenship and the production of difference
  • Biopolitics
  • Slavery and Trafficking
  • Borders/Border crossings/Colonial (im)mobilities
  • Imprisonment/confinement/carceral spaces

 

 

We are calling for proposals of both individual papers (20mins) and panels of either 3 or 4 speakers. Individual paper proposal should include an abstract of not more than 300 words and a 100-word biographical statement for each speaker. For panels, please also include a title and brief rationale for panels as a whole. Please send proposals to cass-admin@uow.edu.au by 20 July 2018.

 

 

 

Conference Convenors:

Jane Carey, Julia Martinez and Sharon Crozier-de Rosa

 

Hosted by the Colonial and Settler Studies Centre, University of Wollongong

http://www.uowblogs.com/cass/law-history-conference-2018

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. The society is an incorporated association in New South Wales. Inc no. 1600224
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