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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

Sad news

The international community of legal history scholars is mourning the death last week of Wes Pue in Vancouver. We reported on his ill-health recently but now sadly have to express our condolences to Wes’s family.  We have an obituary by … Continue reading

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Call for papers now open

The CFP for our 2019 conference is now open.  Deadline for proposals is 30 May 2019.  Please see the conference page for details.

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LSAANZ prizes for our members

Congratulations to members Amanda Nettelbeck and Tanya Josev for winning two of the three prizes awarded at the 2018 conference by the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand. Congratulations to Amanda Nettelbeck for ‘Creating the Aboriginal Vagrant: … Continue reading

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News from the society’s 2018 AGM

One of the enjoyable parts of our AGMs is the announcement of our annual and biennial prizes.  This year our congratulations go to Shaunnagh Dorsett whose book Juridical Encounters won the 2018 Legal History prize. Congratulations also to Penny Edmonds … Continue reading

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Latest vol of law&history is available. Special Edition ‘The Criminal Trial in Australia: Offenders and Victims’

The latest vol of law&history is out. A special edition on The Criminal Trial in Australia: Offenders and Victims, guest edited by Mark Finnane. Don’t forget the journal is available via HeinOnLine, Informit and EBSCO! We are double blind peer … Continue reading

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Past ANZLHS president made a member of the Royal Society Te Apārangi

Congratulations to Professor David Williams of Auckland University who has been elected to the Academy of the New Zealand Royal Society:  ‘Election to the society is an honour that recognises true international distinction in research, scholarship and the advancement of knowledge.’ … Continue reading

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Political Interference in research

The executive of this society expresses its grave concern over political interference in the awarding of ARC grants.  In Senate Estimates on 25 October it was revealed that more than $AU4 million were denied to Humanities projects in 2017 and 2018. … Continue reading

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