CPF: ISHTIP 2019 (International Society for the History and Theory of Intellectual Property), 4-6 July at UTS:Law

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.

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Call for applications: Hurst Summer Institute in Legal History

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.

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Juridical Encounters wins NZ history prize

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.

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Call for applications from postgraduate students for Kercher Scholarships to attend our 2018 conference.

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 uow.cass@gmail.com by Friday 31 August.

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Australian constitutional news

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.

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CFP British Legal History Conference 2019

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 blhc2019@st-andrews.ac.uk by 15 September 2018. More on the conference website.


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Deadline for cfp for 2018 conference extended

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.

Keynote Speakers 

 Professor Audra Simpson, Columbia University

 Associate Professor Angela Wanhalla, University of Otago

Joint keynote address (with LSAANZ)

Professor Renisa Mawani, University of British Columbia

Plenary Speakers:
As. Prof. Penelope Edmonds (UTas); Dr Timothy Jones (La Trobe);
Crystal McKinnon (RMIT)
For more information see the Conference page.

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