Australian New Zealand Law and History Society (ANZLHS) Conference, 25 – 27 November 2013


Monday 25 – Wednesday 27 November 2013

University of Otago, Dunedin, Aotearoa/New Zealand

Theme: “People, Power and Place”

With the generous support of the New Zealand Law Foundation, this conference provides an opportunity to come together, share and be inspired about global, international comparative, national and local ideas of the role of law in configuring historical understandings of people, power and place.  This will be an exciting and notable interdisciplinary conference for all persons interested in the connections between law and history.  A must attend event in the special place of Dunedin – home to Aotearoa New Zealand’s oldest university, the University of Otago, the stunning new Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, and the much loved Hocken Collections.

Keynote Speakers

  • Professor Lauren Benton, Affiliate Professor of Law, Professor of History and Dean of Graduate School of Arts and Science at New York University, United States of America
  • Chief Judge Wilson Isaac, Chief Judge of the Maori Land Court and Chairperson of the Waitangi Tribunal, Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Professor Tony Ballantyne, Professor of History, Dean of the Department of History and Art History, and Director of the Research Centre for Colonial Cultures at the University of Otago, Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Professor Jeremy Finn, Professor of Law at the University of Canterbury, Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Dr Lisa Ford, Senior Lecturer, School of Humanities, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Dr Mark Hickford, Legal Advisor, Prime Minister’s Policy Advisory Group, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet; Crown Counsel at the Crown Law Office

Further Information and Registration

Early registration closes: 30 September

For registration details and further information visit the conference website.

Abstracts received:

  • The Settlement of Historical Treaty Claims: Reconciling Māori and State Legal Traditions
  • Covenant or contract: the treaty of friendship between New Zealand and Samoa 1962
  • Māori and the Civil Jurisdiction of the Resident Magistrates Court 1846-1852
  • Magistrates and Aboriginal ‘management’ in Australia’s late colonial north-west
  • Understanding Colonial People, Power and Place through the Prism of Colonial Trade Mark Registrations
  • Uncovering the shameful: sexual violence on an Australian colonial frontier
  • Conquered, Ceded or Settled?: The Legal History of Customary Land Title in Australia and Wales
  • Location isn’t always everything: the declining rights of the Sac and Fox tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa
  • On Race, Sovereignty and International Resources: The Making of International Law in the Americas
  • The Right to Silence in Colonial New South Wales
  • Homicide in Australia: Analysing the Prosecution of Interpersonal Killing, 1901-1950

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