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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

Saving the nation’s memory bank – an open letter to the Prime Minister

Many of our members are no doubt aware of the devastating funding cuts that the government has made to the budget for the National Archives of Australia, which place the nation’s heritage at serious risk. Recently many in the historical … Continue reading

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Seminar – John Locke, Treaties and the Two Treatises of Government

Join the VUW History Programme and VUW Faculty of Law for a special co-hosted webinar by Professor David Armitage (Harvard University) on “John Locke, Treaties and the Two Treatises of Government”: When: Friday 28th May, 8:30am – 10am (Wellington)             Friday … Continue reading

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Third Legal Histories of Empire Symposium with Saheed Aderinto, Thaïs Gendry and Stacey Hynd

Join us for the third Legal Histories of Empire symposium! Our speakers: Professor Saheed Aderinto,“Let Us Be Kind to Our Dumb Friends”: The Imperial Root of Animal Cruelty Laws in Colonial Nigeria Animal cruelty legislations were rooted in the affirmation … Continue reading

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Call for Papers – Arbiters of Justice: Historical Studies of Southern Queensland Lawgivers

The Colloquium: The Law, Religion, and Heritage Research Program Team at the University of Southern Queensland is hosting a colloquium titled Arbiters of Justice: Historical Studies of Southern Queensland Lawgivers. Date: 26 November 2021 Venue: USQ Ipswich Campus, Room I-109 … Continue reading

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Call For Papers: Legal Histories of Empire Conference

Third Legal Histories of Empire Conference Beyond the Pale: Legal Histories on the Edges of Empires Maynooth University, 29 June-1 July 2022 Empires. Plural. Across time and across the globe, interconnected, mutually constitutive. We invite papers which consider the interconnections … Continue reading

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TRACE Award winner announced

Congratulations to Tim Calabria who has won our TRACE award for his article ‘The Bungalow and the Transformation of the “Half-Caste” category in Central Australia: Race and Law at the Limits of a Settler Colony 1914-1937’ which appeared in volume … Continue reading

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CFP 40th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Law and History Society

3-4 December 2021 Faculty of Law, University of Technology Sydney Tenuous Histories and Provable Pasts: How Legal Historians Create Knowledge Due date: Monday 16 August 2021. Email to ANZLHS2021@uts.edu.au. Acceptance: Acceptance will be sent by the first week of September. … Continue reading

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Online Legal History Seminar by Alice Krzanich

Join the VUW History Programme for an online legal history seminar by Alice Krzanich (University of Edinburgh). When: 9am-10:30am (NZ time), Friday 30th April Title: ‘Servants in Scotland: An Example of Feminist Legal History’  Abstract: Domestic servants were a ubiquitous presence in … Continue reading

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Discount available on book A Legal History for Australia

A Legal History for Australia by Sarah McKibbin, Libby Connors and Marcus Harmes brings together Australian history, British constitutional history and modern Australian law. It is an accessible guide for Australian law students. The first part provides the social and … Continue reading

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CALL FOR PAPERS – British Legal History Conference 2022

The 25th British Legal History Conference 2022 In association with the Irish Legal History Society Queen’s University, Belfast 6-9 July 2022 LAW AND CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGE Abstracts are invited for the 25th BRITISH LEGAL HISTORY CONFERENCE which is being run jointly … Continue reading

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