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The 38th annual conference of the Australian and New Zealand Law and History Society (ANZLHS) invites those who bring an historical perspective on law to consider together the many ways our work has in the past, and continues in the future, to matter.

This historical perspective on law is broadly defined – and includes those who position law in a temporal frame, who write legal history or histories of law, lawmaking, legal ideas, jurisprudence, jurisdiction or legal institutions and their personnel.

Does Law's History Matter? The Politics of our Disciplinary Practices


Writing law's history has long been understood as a purposeful practice, both necessary and never complete, as the eminent British historian FW Maitland noted more than a century ago. Today, with the flourishing of imperial and postcolonial scholarship, Maitland's advocacy of researching law's past prompts renewed attention to the progenitors, methods and politics of our disciplinary practices.

The imperative of capturing and presenting that knowledge seems greater than ever before. Yet for those of us engaged in historical study it can often appear that what we do, and why we do it, is not always well recognised or as valued as it should be. Simultaneously, questions abound about the implications of our practice and its political impact or purpose.


This conference will examine the value of studying law's history in its many forms.

EVENT DETAILS

ANZLHS CONFERENCE

DATE: Wednesday 11 - Saturday 14 December, 2019

TIMES & VENUES: 

• Wednesday 11 December 2019, 2pm-4.30pm, Registration, ANZLHS Conference, at Victoria University, City Queen Campus, 295 Queen Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

• Wednesday 11 December 2019, 3-7pm, Special presentation by Professor John Hudson and Welcome by President Maxwell, Victorian Court of Appeal, followed by drinks, 3-7pm, at the Law Institute of Victoria, Level 13/140 William St, Melbourne VIC 3000

• Thursday 12 December 2019, 9am- 6pm (Registration 8-9am), Day 1, ANZLHS Conference, at Victoria University, City Queen Campus, 295 Queen Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

• Thursday 12 December 2019, 7pm, ANZLHS Conference Dinner, Denmark House, 3rd Floor, 428 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

• Friday 13 December 2019, 9am-5.15pm, Day 2, ANZLHS Conference, at Victoria University, City Queen Campus, 295 Queen Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

• Friday 13 December 2019, 6-8pm, W. Wesley Pue Memorial Panel, followed by refreshments, at the Melbourne Law School, Room 920, Level 9, 185 Pelham Street, Carlton VIC 3053

• Saturday 14 December 2019, 9am-2pm, Day 3, ANZLHS Conference, at Victoria University, at Victoria University, City Queen Campus, 295 Queen Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

 

*Conference registration price includes: special presentation by Prof Hudson, Welcome by President Maxwell, and reception; morning/afternoon tea and lunch; and W Wesley Pue Memorial Panel.

REGISTER HERE

CONFERENCE TICKETS INCLUDING DINNER

  • Full Conference Registration (Waged Rate) & Conference Dinner

    $405.00

  • Full Conference Registration (Unwaged Rate) & Conference Dinner

    $255.00

  • Single Day Ticket - Thursday 12 or Friday 13 Dec & Conference Dinner

    $255.00

  • Single Day Ticket - Saturday 14 Dec & Conference Dinner

    $165.00

CONFERENCE TICKETS EXCLUDING DINNER

  • Full Conference Registration (Waged Rate)

    $340.00

  • Full Conference Registration (Unwaged Rate)

    $190.00

  • Single Day Ticket - Thursday 12 or Friday 13 Dec

    $190.00

  • Single Day Ticket - Saturday 14 Dec

    $100.00

Other

  • Conference Dinner Only - Thursday 12 Dec

    $65.00