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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

Student Research Colloquium in Chicago, November 11-12

The American Society of Legal History invites graduate students to apply to the Student Research Colloquium (SRC), currently scheduled (fingers crossed) for Nov. 11-12, in Chicago, Illinois, immediately prior to the ASLH annual meeting there.  At this pre-conference, funded workshop, eight … Continue reading

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Policing Colonial Brisbane

In June, UQP will be releasing a new book, To Preserve and Protect: Policing Colonial Brisbane, by Anastasia Dukova. To Preserve and Protect exposes political power abuse, corruption, mismanagement, professional burnout and gendered justice, issues which continue to challenge police … Continue reading

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Private Security and the Modern State

Members may be interested in a new edited collection – Private Security and the Modern State: Historical and Comparative Perspectives – published last month by Routledge. The book features case studies from the US, UK, France, Belgium and Germany, nineteenth and twentieth … Continue reading

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Legal History of Epidemics Sources

The David Berg Foundation Institute for Law and History at Tel Aviv University has put together a web page with links to sources – primary and secondary – on the legal history of epidemics, their consequences, and responses to them. You can … Continue reading

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Legal History of Epidemics

The David Berg Foundation Institute for Law and History at Tel Aviv University is putting together a web page with links to sources – primary and secondary – on the legal history of epidemics, their consequences, and responses to them. Please send … Continue reading

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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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