Author Archives: anzlhswebsite

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

Australian constitutional news

In Australia this past week the Garma Festival has put the Uluru Statement back in the national news.  The Statement from the Heart composed by Australia’s Indigenous communities in May 2017 had the potential to move Australia’s constitutional relations with … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

CFP British Legal History Conference 2019

The CFP  is out for the British Legal History conference. 10-13 July 2019 at St Andrews. The theme is Comparative Legal History. Abstracts (strict maximum 250 words) to blhc2019@st-andrews.ac.uk by 15 September 2018. More on the conference website.  

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Deadline for cfp for 2018 conference extended

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  Call for papers now extended to 31 July. Keynote Speakers   Professor Audra Simpson, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Vol 5:1 law&history

The latest issue of law&history vol.5:1 (2018) has Tim Rowse considering the moral position of the colonial Native Police and legal historians illuminating issues of importance in colonial and imperial history:  the ownership of mapping knowledge (Isabella Alexander), the outlawing of witchcraft in Africa and the Caribbean … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Announcing the THEORY RACE AND COLONIALISM ESSAY (TRACE) AWARD

ANZLHS has created a $1000 prize to honour the memory and continue the work of Tracey Banivanua-Mar.  The award will be for the best article published in the society’s journal law&history over the previous 2 calendar years and that engages … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Announcing the Sir Francis Forbes Society for Legal History prize

Congratulations to Jon Piccini, University of Queensland, who has been awarded the 2017 Sir Francis Forbes Prize for Australian legal history for a paper delivered at our Christchurch conference last December. Jon’s paper, ‘“A new government with new policies and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment