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12-13 December 2011, Brisbane, Austrailia


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About the Society

The Australian and New Zealand Law and History Society was formed in 1993.  It is an interdisciplinary group of scholars who share an interest in the connnections between law and history.  The society grew out of the annual Law in History Conferences, which have been running since 1982.  Members of the society include historians, lawyers, academics and others interested in the area.  Most of the members live in Australia or New Zealand, but their areas of interest are not confined to the law in those places.

The Society publishes a bulletin twice each year, which contains details of the annual conferences and meetings, and lists publications which members might find interesting. 

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30th Annual Australian and New Zealand Law and History Conference

Conference Theme = “Private Law, Public Lives.”


The 30th annual conference of the Australia and New Zealand Law and History will be held in Brisbane, Australia, 12-13 December 2011. The 2011 conference theme – “Private Law, Public Lives” - examines the social dimensions of private law in history. What has been the historical role of private law in the creation of core social values? How did private law in areas such as the laws of marriage, property, succession, labour or contract, for example, shape colonial and postcolonial societies? What are the wider social implications of family law as well as commercial, corporations, competition or insurance law the common law world and beyond? Proposals are invited from scholars in the fields of law, history and related disciplines.  Proposals from all jurisdictions are welcome.
Paper proposals, including paper title, abstract (300 words max.) and brief author bio, should be sent by email to the Conference committee at by 14 May 2011.

The conference is hosted by the University of Queensland, and will be held at the historic Customs House, located on the shores of the Brisbane River.







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