Draft version of conference programme now available

A draft version of the programme for the 39th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Law and History Society is now available to view below.

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8:00 – 10:00Panel 1 – 8am Colonialism and the Legal Profession: Canada, Pakistan, and Hong Kong Philip Girard, Sida Liu and Summaiya Zaidi   Panel 2 – 9am Scottish Criminal Law in New Zealand and Australia: Social and Cultural Perspectives Valerie Wallace, Tommy Boyd and Libby Bowyer  Making Lists and Checking Them Twice: Policing, Law, and Governance in 19th century Colonial India and the British Empire Nellum Sohail   A Failed Transplant: Jurors and the Jury Trial in India, 1861 – 1975 James Jaffe   Responding to Crises on the Edges of Empire: Comparisons, Connections, and the Workings of Imperial Governance Alex Martinborough   Does a General Theory of Colonial Law Make Sense? Airton Seelander  Scots Law of Master-Servant: What Can We Learn From Domestic Servants? Alice Krzanich   Legal Constructions of an Empire: The Emperor and the Territorial Lords of the Holy Roman Empire in 17th and 18th centuries Middle European Jurisprudence Andreas Thier   Normative Orders, Local Law and Imperial Dynamics in Portugese America 17th and 18th centuries Gustavo Cabral   Two Doctors of Civil Law and the American Colonial History Lukasz Korporowicz   British Imperialism and Cultural Heritage at the end of XIX Century Pierangelo BlandinoThe Good Migrant: naturalisation, race and gender in South Africa and Australia in the early 20th century Rachel Bright   The role of Legislation in Racial Identities within the English Atlantic 1640s – 1700s Justine Collins   How the implementation of the British legal system provided by the 1763 Royal Proclamation varied between the four new governments? Antoni Lahondes   Imperial Federation Eric Wilkinson
10:00 – 11:00Keynote: Joshua Getzler
11:00 – 11:30BREAK
11:30 – 1:30Panel 1 – 11:30am Roundtable discussion of Empire and the Making of Native Title: Sovereignty, Property and Indigenous People Bain Attwood, Miranda Johnson, Ned Fletcher and David Williams     Panel 2 – 12:30pm Roundtable on Māori oral culture and Aotearoa New Zealand legal institutions Anna Milne-Tavendale, Laura Kamau and Madi Williams  The Pepeha as Truth Telling Seonaid Abernethy and Hone Sadler   Looking Forward Looking Back: Customary International Law, Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples Shea Esterling   “Where is the Aboriginal Act?” Archibald Meston and the emergence of Aboriginal policy in Queensland Paul Memmott and Jonathan Richards   The Sun Never Set on Imperialist Ideology and the Representation of ‘Others’: Troubling Trade Marks throughout the British Empire Fady Aoun“What the Boers did Australia can do, and do ten times better”: The Impact of the Boers on Australian Defence Policy Alexander Lee   “No Quarter?: The problematic enforcement of international law in the frontline, 1915 – 1918 Dale Blair   After the Holocaust: Justice and Judgments in Post-War Germany Kerstin Braun   Beyond the National Frame: Revisiting the Origins of Australian Citizenship Anne Macduff   Allegiance, Protection and the Long History of Belonging – An Historical Solution for Australian Citizens in Al-Hawl Felicity Gerry, Sue Milne, Cate Read and Eamonn Kelly“Because I Said So?: Revisiting the “Letters” in Early Modern Letters Patent Chris Dent   Analysing British Imposed Property Systems in the Indian Subcontinent: Understanding Transitions in Property Regimes Umar Rashid   Mining in the Colonies: Digging into the British Legacy Noeleen McNamara   The Courts and Ellis Bent in New South Wales 1810 – 1815 Paula Byrne   Colonisation through Proclamation: Revisiting a shared history of the British Empire through art and material culture Laura McLean and Pritam Dey  
1:30 – 2:00BREAK
2:00 – 3:00Keynote: Miranda Johnson
3:00 – 3:30BREAK   
3:30 – 5:30Panel 1 – 3:30pm Models of Legal Transfers in the British Empire David Schorr, Ron Harris and Assaf Likhovski     Panel 2 – 4:30pm Law and History in Legal Education and Pedagogy Sarah Wilson, other participants TBCMartial Law and War in the New England Cameron Moore   The Age of Emergency Christopher Roberts   Legality of 1857 Mutiny Laws of British India Aman Kumar   One Imperial Gaol, Many Colonial Prisoners: convict transportation to Australia from the colonies Patricia DownesLegal Encounter between Colony and the Metropole: Women’s Question in Nineteenth Century India Subhasri Ghosh   “A dissolute woman”: Murder, gender and co-accused status in the case of Margaret Cody Caroline Ingram   Dower’s uneven demise across the dowager’s empire: the second great dispossession in settler colonies Bettina Bradbury   The Unification of Australian Divorce Law under the Matrimonial Causes Act 1959 Henry KhaRobert FitzRoy and the Collapse of the New Zealand Tax System, 1843 – 1845 Michael Littlewood   “To Your Marrowbones All”: Loan Transactions and the Law in Nineteenth Century Australia Karen Fairweather and Warren Swain   The relied-upon oral agreement: rationalizing an entrenched judicial exception to the Statute of Frauds Sonali Walpola   One Empire, three colonies, common histories but distinct journeys – A comparative study of the evolution of corporate rescue of the US, Australia and India Preeti Nalavadi
5:30 – 6:00BREAK
6:00 – 7:00Keynote: Dame Sian Elias

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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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