Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Australian and New Zealand Legal History Conference 2013

[In the program of the ASLH's annual meeting, we spotted the following announcement of the Australian New Zealand Law and History Conference for 2013, to take place November 25-27 at the University of Otago, in Dunedin, Aotearoa/New Zealand.  Its theme is “People, Power and Place.”  According to the announcement, all are welcome!]


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 Toitu- Otago Settlers Museum, and the much loved Hocken Collections. The University of Otago Faculty of Law and Department of History & Art History look forward to hosting you in November 2013.

We are excited and honoured to confirm our following 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: “Modalities of British Protection in the Early Nineteenth Century World”

The Hon Justice Stephen Kós, High Court, Wellington: “The enduring constitutional significance of Fitzgerald v Muldoon [1976] 2 NZLR 615 (NZHC)”

Chief Judge Wilson Isaac, Chief Judge of the Maori Land Court and Chairperson of the Waitangi Tribunal, Aotearoa New Zealand: “Exploring the past, present and future of New Zealand’s two unique legal institutions: the Maori Land Court and the Waitangi Tribunal”

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: “‘Waste’ and ‘Improvement’: People, Power and Place in Colonial Otago”

Professor Jeremy Finn, Professor of Law at the University of Canterbury, Aotearoa New Zealand: “Lawyers, ‘Place’ and Power”

Dr Lisa Ford, Senior Lecturer, School of Humanities, University of New South Wales, Australia: “Commissioning Global Order: Commissions of Enquiry and the Reconstitution of the British Empire, 1800-1840"

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: “An Empire of Variations: Problems of Settlement and the Property Rights of Indigenous Populations”

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