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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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.
ANZLHS has created a $1000 prize to honour the memory and continue the work of Tracey Banivanua-Mar. The award will be for the best article published in the society’s journal law&history over the previous 2 calendar years and that engages theoretically with the themes of race and colonialism.
For terms and conditions see our prizes and scholarships page.
Congratulations to Jon Piccini, University of Queensland, who has been awarded the 2017 Sir Francis Forbes Prize for Australian legal history for a paper delivered at our Christchurch conference last December. Jon’s paper, ‘“A new government with new policies and new attitudes”: The human rights ‘breakthrough’ in 1970s Australia’ was praised by the judges as engagingly presented, ‘It provides a comprehensive literature survey of human rights thinking in Australia over several decades. Significantly it resonates with current human rights debates – indigenous rights and the sovereign state – with respect to Indigenous recognition in a way that makes it a worthy recipient of the prize.’