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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

Kercher scholarship recipients announced

The Executive Committee is delighted to announce the award of Kercher scholarships to support the attendance of postgraduate students at this year’s ANZLHS conference.  Congratulations to the following researchers, all of whom will be presenting a paper in Sydney: A gift … Continue reading

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CFP – The European Society for Comparative Legal History’s Seventh Biennial Conference

21 – 23 June 2023University of Augsburg, Germany Call for Papers The Organising Committee and the Executive Council of the European Society for Comparative Legal History are pleased to call for papers for the upcoming Society’s Seventh Biennial Conference to … Continue reading

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Conference CFP deadline extended

The call for abstracts for this year’s ANZLHS conference (1-3 December, University of Technology Sydney) has been extended to 2 September. You can find more conference details here. Applications for the Kercher scholarships to provide support for postgraduate students to … Continue reading

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ANZLHS conference keynote speakers announced

The organising committee of the ANZLHS are delighted to announce the keynotes for this year’s conference: Constance Backhouse, Distinguished University Professor, University of Ottawa Reckoning with Racism: Disturbing Evidence of Police and Judicial Racism in Canada’s RDS Case   Post-World War II Canadians … Continue reading

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Vale JM Bennett, AO

Vale Dr JM Bennett, AO, who died on 17 July 2022. Dr Bennett’s work on legal history and biography laid strong foundations for further legal history research on Australia. He taught law at the University of Sydney and the University … Continue reading

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State Library of Queensland Research Fellowships (six available) 

Want to be part of something exceptional?  Applications are now open for State Library of Queensland’s research fellowships totaling $80,000 as part of the Queensland Memory Awards.  The opportunity  Fellowships offer a unique opportunity for researchers and creatives of all … Continue reading

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Legal Histories of Empires conference

The Legal Histories of Empires conference is 29 June-2 July 2022. For those who would like to participate, online registration is only 20 Euros. Join us!! See lhbe.org

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People, Power, and Law: A New Zealand History

We are pleased to announce the above title by Alexander Gillespie and Claire Breen is available at a discounted price if you use the order code below. This book offers a unique insight into the key legal and social issues … Continue reading

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Research support opportunity

The Francis Forbes Society is inviting applications for support from the Society for research projects in the field of legal history. Applications must be in before 10 June. If you are interested please email the secretary of the Francis Forbes … Continue reading

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2022 conference

The 2022 ANZLHS conference organising committee is pleased to announce that it is now calling for papers. The conference will be held 1-3 December 2022 at the University of Technology, Sydney. The theme of the conference is – Tenuous Histories and Provable Pasts: … Continue reading

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