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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

New book – Law in War

A new book by ANZLHS member Associate Professor Catherine Bond, titled Law in War: Freedom and restriction in Australia during the Great War, was released by NewSouth Publishing on 1 April. The book examines the legal experiences of a range of … Continue reading

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Event this coming Friday

Online Seminar- “Collectors and Collections of Chinese Art and Antiquities: Problems with Gifts, Trusts and Legacies” by Prof. Steven Gallagher in the CUHK LAW Greater China Legal History Seminar Series: 3 April 2020, 12.30-2pm (local Hong Kong time): CPD accreditation … Continue reading

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Open letter to Australian governments on COVID-19 and the criminal justice system

Lorana Bartels and Thalia Anthony have written an open letter, downloadable below, on the impact of Coronavirus on the criminal justice system. If you would like to add your name, please do so at Open letter signatories by 12 pm Friday 20 March. Please also … Continue reading

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ANZLHS 2020 Call for papers

39th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Law and History Society Auckland, 9th-12th December 2020 Abstracts are invited from scholars bringing historical perspective on law who wish to gather at The University of Auckland and AUT University – there to … Continue reading

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PhD opportunity in Legal History/Intellectual Property Law/Art History

An exciting new PhD opportunity is available at the University of Technology Sydney. A scholarship ($28,594 per annum for 3 years) is available for a PhD candidate interested in Intellectual Property Law, Legal History, Art History, Digital Humanities or any … Continue reading

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Vehicular deaths and the law

A new book, A Lesser Species of Homicide: Death, Drivers and the Law, by ANZLHS member Dr Kerry King has just been released. Published by UWAP, the book investigates how and why deaths on the road have been treated as … Continue reading

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Peter Gonville Stein Book Award – American Society for Legal History

The Peter Gonville Stein Book Award is awarded annually for the best book in non-US legal history written in English. This award is designed to recognize and encourage the further growth of fine work in legal history that focuses on all regions outside the United States, as … Continue reading

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