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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 legal studies blog announced

The University of Southern Queensland School of Law and Justice has recently launched a blog with a strong focus on legal history – https://lawfully.usq.edu.au/ Initial posts examine the 1348 Humber Ferry case, Chief Justice Coke’s decision in the Bonham case, … Continue reading

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CFP Imperial Genealogies of Crime Conference

17—18 May & 24—25 May, 2022 (Online) This international and online event series will explore entangled histories of crime and imperialism through the lens of genealogy. Genealogy traces lines of descent and evolution over time. At a moment of global … Continue reading

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Law in the First World War event

We are pleased to announce that the next paper in our 2021 HCCI seminar series at the University of Newcastle will be the John Turner Memorial Lecture, on Friday 10 September 2021 from 10-11.30am Australian Eastern Standard Time (GMT+10). A Zoom … Continue reading

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2021 conference postponed

The 2021 Conference Organising Committee is sad to announce that, in light of the ongoing Delta outbreak in Sydney and associated uncertainties, it has taken the difficult decision to postpone this year’s conference to next year. We are optimistic and … Continue reading

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Kercher scholarships

We are pleased to announce that applications are open for Kercher to attend the 40th anniversary ANZLHS conference. Kercher Scholarships are open to post-graduate students in Australia and New Zealand and provide an award of $500AUD to attend the conference, … Continue reading

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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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