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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

3rd Asian Legal History Conference

Call for Papers 3rd Asian Legal History Conference The Transnational Legal History Group of CUHK LAW’s Centre for Comparative and Transnational Law is organizing the Third Asian Legal History Conference at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Law, Shatin, New Territories, … Continue reading

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TRACE Award 2022 winner announced

Theory, Race and Colonialism Essay (TRACE) to honour the memory and continue the work of Tracey Banivanua-Mar For the best article published in law&history that engages theoretically with the themes of race and colonialism over the previous two calendar years … Continue reading

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2022 ANLHS conference program released

You can check out the full conference program here –

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Conference registration now open

Conference registrations are now open for the ANZLHS 2022 conference – https://events.humanitix.com/australian-and-new-zealand-law-and-history-society-2022-conference

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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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