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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

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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ANZLHS 2020 Conference – Save the Date

The CFP for the Australian and New Zealand Law and History Society conferences will be released soon. However, for those of you already eager to add a save the date to your calendar, the dates to hold in reserve are … Continue reading

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Reminder to register for our 2019 conference

Registrations are open for this year’s conference, Does Law’s History Matter? The Politics of our Disciplinary Practices in Melbourne.  Online registration is available here.  You will also find a draft of the exciting conference program here.    In other news, … Continue reading

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Some important deadlines

Postgraduate students wishing to attend this year’s conference, and especially those who have had a paper accepted, can apply for a Kercher Scholarship to assist with costs. Please note that the deadline for applications is 31 August. Further information is … Continue reading

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Conference 2019

‘Does Law’s History Matter? The Politics of our Disciplinary Practices’ Information about this year’s annual conference, the society’s 38th, including key note speakers, draft program and information about the society’s Kercher scholarships for postgraduate students is available here.

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Student Research Colloquium: American Society for Legal History, Nov 2019

The American Society for Legal History will host a Student Research Colloquium (SRC) on Wednesday, Nov. 20, and Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, immediately preceding the ASLH’s annual meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.  The SRC annually enables eight Ph.D. students and law … Continue reading

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