2017 Prize for legal history

As announced at our AGM in Christchurch, the judges commended the original approach and high quality of all submissions.  Their final decision was to award the prize to:

Mark Finnane & Andy Kaladelfos ‘Race and Justice in and Australian Court: Prosecuting Homicide in Western Australia 1830-1954’. Australian Historical Studies, 47, 2016. 

Congratulations to Mark and Andy for a work which was praised as

elegantly conceived, clearly argued and supported with graphical presentation of data, the authors make a significant contribution to the understanding of the administration of criminal justice in Western Australia spanning over 100 years from early settlement.

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Vol 4:2 law&history

Volume 2 for 2017 of law&history has been published. This is our first special issue – on Gender, Intimacy and Colonial Violence. It features some fantastic historians – Lyndall Ryan, Penelope Edmonds, Angela Wanhalla, Anna Johnston, Amanda Nettelbeck and Victoria Haskins, as well as the usual book reviews. There is also a wonderful piece by Julie Evans, remembering and celebrating the life and work of Tracey Banivanua Mar. The contents page is under the ‘Journal’ tab. It will be available via Heinonline and Informit as usual.

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Notice of AGM

The Annual General Meeting, including elections for the executive committee of the Society, will be held at the 2nd floor lounge of the Business and Law Building, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, 5.15pm 14 December

Nominations will be called for at the meeting.

AGENDA :

  1. Attendance and apologies
  2. Minutes of the 2016 meeting and of the May 2017 AGM.
  3. President’s report: Includes Forbes Society Prize winner
  4. Treasurers’ reports
  • Australian accounts for financial year to 30 June 2017.
  • New Zealand accounts for financial year to 30 June 2017.
  • Business arising: incorporation
  • Signatories for the NZ accounts
  1. ANZLHS prize announcement 
  2. Upcoming conferences: 2018 joint conference (Wollongong), 2019 (Melbourne); offer for 2020.
  3. Report from editor of law&history journal
  4. Election of the executive and of advisory committee: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Australian Treasurer, New Zealand Treasurer, Editor of law&history; advisory committee
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CFP: LEGAL HISTORY AND EMPIRES: PERSPECTIVES FROM THE COLONIZED

The University of the West Indies, July 11-13, 2018, Keynote Speaker Maya Jasanoff.
 
CFP deadline: 15 January 2018 – send to Shaunnagh.Dorsett@uts.edu.au
 
This conference follows the successful conference on the Legal Histories of the British Empire held at the National University of Singapore in 2012, and is similarly designed to bring together senior and emerging scholars working in the fields of imperial and colonial legal history. We invite paper or panel proposals addressing legal histories of empires broadly, and encourage participants to think in particular how their research connects with the theme of the conference: perspectives from the colonized.
 
More info at http://www.cavehill.uwi.edu/Law/legal-history/home.aspx, including suggested areas for papers, details on submission of abstracts.
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Extension of Early Bird Registration

Owing to continuing problems with credit card payments for this year’s conference, the period for early bird registration has been extended until 24 November 2017.

We are now also offering payment of registration through our Australian account so Australian members can pay in Australian dollars.  Here is the registration form for payment in Australian dollars including banking details.

Any queries, please continue to direct them to Professor Jeremy Finn: jeremy.finn@canterbury.ac.nz

 

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Draft Conference Program now available

This first draft of this year’s conference program is available here: Conference draft timetable.

Please let our conference convener, Professor Jeremy Finn, know of any clashes or problems by email:

jeremy.finn@canterbury.ac.nz
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CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

Conference registration is now open.  There have been unfortunate delays in getting the registration process through Canterbury University up and running, so the Committee has decided to open registration with payment going through the Society’s New Zealand account.
NOTE :  payments into the ANZLHS  account from other countries may incur bank transfer fees. We are trying to find ways to avoid this, and intending registrants may wish where possible to hold off registering for a week or two to see if a better alternative  becomes available.

 

The Conference registration form is available on this site. Please note the differential registration fee. Students in full-time courses are “unwaged” as are retired persons not in new employment.
Presenters at the conference are reminded they must be financial members of the society before they present, A form for becoming a member of ANZLHS or renewing membership is also available on this site.
In case of queries, questions or problems please contact Jeremy Finn  – jeremy.finn@canterbury.ac.nz

 

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