Call for Papers for the 37th Annual Conference of the Australia and New Zealand Law and History Society
Exclusion, Confinement, Dispossession: Uneven Citizenship and Spaces of Sovereignty
University of Wollongong, 10-12 December 2018
In 2018 the conference will be held adjacent to the Conference of the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand (LSAANZ), which will run from 12-15 December, also in Wollongong. Our conferences will feature a joint keynote address from:
Professor Renisa Mawani, University of British Columbia
Further keynotes and plenary speakers TBA.
In the context of the humanitarian crisis on Manus Island, recent developments around marriage equality, Brexit, renewed US immigration restrictions, and the assertion of Indigenous sovereignty embodied in the Uluru Statement from the Heart, we invite submissions that reflect on the variety of ways that legal regimes have historically produced exclusion, confinement and dispossession. We particularly encourage papers that explore citizenship and sovereignty – and the changing legal contexts that have shaped these concepts over time.
Paper proposals might consider the following themes:
- Indigenous sovereignty and treaties
- Marriage, intimacy and intimate lives
- Citizenship and the production of difference
- Slavery and Trafficking
- Borders/Border crossings/Colonial (im)mobilities
- Imprisonment/confinement/carceral spaces
We are calling for proposals of both individual papers (20mins) and panels of either 3 or 4 speakers. Individual paper proposal should include an abstract of not more than 300 words and a 100-word biographical statement for each speaker. For panels, please also include a title and brief rationale for panels as a whole. Please send proposals to email@example.com by 20 July 2018.
Jane Carey, Julia Martinez and Sharon Crozier-de Rosa
Hosted by the Colonial and Settler Studies Centre, University of Wollongong
CALL FOR PAPERS
The 36th Annual Conference of the Australia and New Zealand Law and History Society will be held at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand on the 14th, 15th and 16th of December this year..
The conference theme is: “Legal and social change – gradual evolution or punctuated equilibrium?”
This conference theme draws on evolutionary theory about how species form, and asks whether changes in the law and in the effects of particular laws on society occur through a gradual process of incremental change or through periods of relative stasis with intervening major shifts.
This Call for Papers invites submissions for both papers and panels related to any aspect of the conference theme, but would also welcome offers of papers or panels on other areas in the intersection of law and history. Please note if intending to offer a panel that ANZLHS practice is not to include a discussant in a panel.
Inquiries or submissions of papers should be accompanied by a brief abstract and biography and sent to the programme co-ordinator, Professor Jeremy Finn firstname.lastname@example.org by 21 August. All proposals will be assessed, and successful submitters contacted as soon as possible, and definitely by the end of August.
It is a condition of presentation of a paper or participation in a panel that the contributor is a financial member of the Australia and New Zealand Law and History Society at the time of presentation. Membership can be initiated or renewed at the time of registration for the conference.
Keynote speakers for the conference include Professors Charlotte McDonald (Victoria University of Wellington); Kjell Modeer (Lund University), and Amanda Nettelbeck (University of Adelaide) and Dr Te Maire Tau (Ngai Tahu Research Centre, University of Canterbury).
Conference registration will open in early August 2017. Details will be posted on the ANZLHS website along with information as to accommodation options.
For further information about:
- The Society, see https://anzlhs.org
- Christchurch see christchurchnz.com
- The University of Canterbury see http://www.canterbury.ac.nz