‘The Land is Our History: Indigeneity, Law, and the Settler State’

Congratulations to Miranda Johnson on the recent publication of her book. It tells the story of Indigenous legal activism at a critical juncture in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand, as these three countries sought out new postcolonial identities in the Asia-Pacific region. The book examines how Indigenous peoples opened up the space of law for the recognition Read more …

The Prosecution Project

With Mark Finnane and the project team. The Prosecution Project is digitising Australia’s criminal justice records. This presentation will outline the project aims, discuss its scope and impact and illustrate some of its early outcomes. This event will also provide an opportunity for guests to speak with Supreme Court Library staff about an overview of Read more …

Historical Justice and Memory, eds, Klaus Neumann and Janna Thompson

Professor Tessa Morris-Suzuki will launch the book Historical Justice and Memory (Wisconsin University Press) edited by AHA member Klaus Neumann and Janna Thompson. In this book, leading scholars in philosophy, history, political science, and semiotics offer new essays that discuss and assess these momentous global developments. They evaluate the strength and weaknesses of the movement, Read more …

AHA member Kerry King wins 2015 Margaret Medcalf Award

AHA member Kerry King is the 2015 recipient of the Margaret Medcalf Award for her PhD thesis ‘A lesser species of homicide – manslaughter, negligent and dangerous driving causing death: the prosecution of drivers in Western Australia, 1946-2011’. This annual award acknowledges excellence in research and referencing. In presenting the Award, Culture and Arts Minister Read more …

Apologies and the Legacy of Abuse of Children in ‘Care’: International Perspectives

Shurlee Swain (and Johanna Sköld) are editors of Apologies and the Legacy of Abuse of Children in ‘Care’: International Perspectives (Palgrave Macmillan) which examines the inquiries into the historical abuse of children in care that have proliferated across Western countries over the last 20 years, positioning them as a new area within the field of Read more …

Historical Justice and Memory

Klaus Neumann (and Janna Thompson) are the editors of a new collection, Historical Justice and Memory (University of Wisconsin Press) in which leading scholars in philosophy, history, political science, and semiotics discuss and assess the global movement for historical justice. They evaluate the strength and weaknesses of the movement, its accomplishments and failings, its philosophical Read more …