Saturday, February 7, 2009

Call For Papers: Australia and NZ Law and History

The Australian and New Zealand Law and History Society has issued a call for papers for its annual meeting, "Lands and Peoples in History and Law," to be held in Wellington, New Zealand, 11-13 December 2009. Here is the announcement:
The 28th annual conference of the Australian and New Zealand Law and History Society will meet in the historic Old Government Building, home to the Law School of Victoria University of Wellington, in Wellington, New Zealand, from Friday 11 to Sunday 13 December 2009. Stuart Banner (University of California Los Angeles) has kindly agreed to deliver the keynote address. Stuart is the author of a number of books, including Possessing the Pacific: Land, Settlers, and Indigenous People from Australia to Alaska (2007). A number of "Bruce Kercher Postgraduate scholarships" will be made available by the ANZLHS, in order to encourage and assist participation in the conference by postgraduate students from Australia and New Zealand.

Proposals are now invited for individual (20 minutes) papers or multi-speaker panels on any topic within the broad field of law and history. As at past conferences, there will be no restriction on the geographical or chronological areas covered, but a tight limit of 20 minutes is imposed on the delivery of papers, so as to leave 10 minutes after each papers for questions and discussion. Proposals should include a title, a one or two-paragraph abstract, and a brief CV (half-page), together with contact details (name, postal address, telephone numbers, email address). Electronic submissions are welcomed, and should be sent to Postal submissions may be sent to Dr Grant Morris, Faculty of Law, Victoria University of Wellington, PO Box 600, Wellington, New Zealand. The deadline for paper proposals is 30 June 2009.

Organising Committee: Grant Morris (Law, Victoria University of Wellington), David Williams (Law, University of Auckland), Shaunnagh Dorsett (Law, Victoria University of Wellington), Geoff McLay (Law, Victoria University of Wellington).