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Conference Theme ="Law's Empire or Empire's Law?: Legal Discourses of Colonies and Commonwealths".
The School of Law at the University of New England (Australia) is proud to announce the 33rd Annual ANZLHS Conference, 10-13 December 2014. The Conference provides wide scope to discuss law and history in a variety of settings. Although an important context for the conference is the interrelation between imported laws of a parent jurisdiction and their application to other domains, both jurisdictional and geographical, we encourage potential presenters to interpret the conference theme broadly.
Date: 10th – 13th December 2014
Venue: BreakFree Aanuka Beach Resort, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales
Abstracts due: Late June 2014
Scholarships available for students: see webpage for details.
- Professor Mark Lunney (email@example.com)
- Mr Ben Livings (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Dr Tristan Taylor (email@example.com)
- Professor Michael Stuckey (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Dr David Roberts (email@example.com)
Call for Papers
Further details, including registration and accommodation options, are available from the conference website.
On behalf of the School of Law of the University of New England, Australia, the organising committee of the 33rd annual conference of the Australia and New Zealand Law and History Society takes pleasure in issuing a call for papers. The conference will be held at the BreakFree Aanuka Beach Resort, Coffs Harbour, on the magnificent mid-north coast of New South Wales, between December 10-13, 2014.
The conference theme is "Law's Empire or Empire's Law?: Legal Discourses of Colonies and Commonwealths". The conference theme provides wide scope to discuss law and history in a variety of settings. Although an important context for the conference is the interrelation between imported laws of a parent jurisdiction and their application to other domains, both jurisdictional and geographical, we encourage potential presenters to interpret the conference theme broadly.
The keynote speakers for the conference are Professor Paul Mitchell, of the Faculty of Laws, University College London, and Professor Mike Grossberg, Sally M Reahard Professor of History & Professor of Law, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA. Professor Mitchell and Professor Grossberg have long standing research interests in the conference theme and we are delighted they are able to present keynote addresses.
The organising committee would welcome interest from lawyers and historians from any jurisdiction. The call for papers will be open until late June. Inquiries or paper proposals - including a title, brief abstract and brief biography - should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.