We have a call for papers for ISHTIP 2019, to be held July at UTS: Law Sydney, 4-6 July.
The theme is Intellectual Property and the Visual.
Date for submission of proposals: 15 October 2018
Expected date for notification of acceptance: 15 December 2018
Date for submission of full papers: 1 June 2019
Proposals for papers should be no more than one page and accompanied by a 2 page CV. Submissions should be sent by email to Isabella.Alexander@uts.edu.au.
This year’s theme, Intellectual Property and the Visual, draws inspiration from its striking host city. The ‘visual turn’ in law has received growing attention in recent years from scholars exploring effects of the proliferation of images in social and legal spaces on the legal imagination. The 2019 workshop will explore aspects of the visual turn in the context of intellectual property law. Proposals for papers are invited to consider different ways in which the visual and the legal interact in relation to different fields of intellectual property law. These might include considering how intellectual property law treats visual subject matters, how subjects of intellectual property law or the law itself are represented or perceived, relationships between legal texts and images, the use of visual metaphors and images in the development of intellectual property law and interdisciplinary interactions with fields such as art history, visual studies, aesthetics, socio-legal and cultural studies.
Papers that address this call from an historical or theoretical perspective are welcomed from scholars working across the disciplines. Established and junior scholars are encouraged to submit papers and there will be a session devoted to presentations from doctoral students. Proposers should be aware that authors (except for PhD students) do not present their own papers at ISHTIP workshops. Rather, a discussant presents a brief summary and critique of papers to facilitate a more general discussion. To allow this, complete papers must be submitted by 1 June 2019.
Our sister society, the American Society for Legal History, and the Institute for Legal Studies at the University of Wisconsin Law School are inviting applications for the tenth biennial Hurst Summer Institute in Legal History, to be held 9-22 June 2019 at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. For more details see our News page.
Congratulations to our past president Shaunnagh Dorsett (UTS) for her book Juridical Encounters: Maori and the Colonial Courts 1840-1852 (Auckland UP) and Jane McCabe (Otago) for her book Race, Tea and Colonial Settlement (Bloomsbury) who have been jointly awarded New Zealand’s prestigious Ian Wards Prize for 2018. This prize recognises an outstanding piece of published NZ historical writing that demonstrates either ‘innovative’ or ‘exemplary’ use of primary sources. It is awarded annually by the Archives and Records Association of New Zealand.
Nominations for our own society’s annual prize in legal history close Monday 24 September. See the Prizes page for details.
Kercher scholarships are open to any postgraduate student currently enrolled in an Australian or New Zealand university wishing to attend the annual Australia and New Zealand Law and History Society Conference, and are awarded on the basis of merit through a process of application to the conference organisers.
For details about how to apply see the advice on the Prizes and Scholarships page. Applications should be emailed to email@example.com by Friday 31 August.
In Australia this past week the Garma Festival has put the Uluru Statement back in the national news. The Statement from the Heart composed by Australia’s Indigenous communities in May 2017 had the potential to move Australia’s constitutional relations with Indigenous peoples closer to New Zealand’s treaty model. Its dismissal by the government has caused dismay and led the Australian Historical Association [AHA] to write an open letter to the PM. We are an affiliate of the AHA and so in the interests of our members, the letter is now available on our News page. You can read about the process of constitutional reform that resulted in the Statement on the Referendum Council website.
The CFP is out for the British Legal History conference. 10-13 July 2019 at St Andrews. The theme is Comparative Legal History. Abstracts (strict maximum 250 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 September 2018. More on the conference website.
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
Call for papers now extended to 31 July.
Professor Audra Simpson, Columbia University
Associate Professor Angela Wanhalla, University of Otago
Joint keynote address (with LSAANZ)
Professor Renisa Mawani, University of British Columbia
As. Prof. Penelope Edmonds (UTas); Dr Timothy Jones (La Trobe);
Crystal McKinnon (RMIT).
For more information see the Conference page.