‘law&history’ latest issue

law&history, vol. 5:1 (2018) acknowledges the 180th anniversary of the Myall Creek massacre with Ann Curthoys leading a forum discussion on its significance and meaning, and Tim Rowse considering the moral position of the colonial Native Police. Articles by legal historians illuminate other issues of importance in colonial and imperial history: the ownership of mapping Read more …

Legal History research assistant position

Applicants with a background in historical research are sought to work on a legal-historical project based at Melbourne Law School. Professor Ian Ramsay and Associate Professor Paul Ali are currently recruiting a Research Assistant to work with them on a study of bankruptcy laws in nineteenth century Australia. This study forms part of a three Read more …

‘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 …

Phd scholarship: Early Modern English Legal History

Applications are invited for a scholarship leading to the degree of PhD in the School of Law, University of Adelaide. The scholarship is supported by the Australian Research Council under Discovery Project DP160100265: ‘A New History of Law in Post-Revolutionary England, 1689 – 1760’ (Chief Investigators: Em. Prof Wilfrid Prest and Prof David Lemmings, University Read more …

Phd scholarship: Early Modern English History Of Law And Emotions

Applications are invited for a scholarship leading to the degree of PhD in the School of Humanities (History), University of Adelaide. The scholarship is supported by the Faculty of Arts (Divisional Scholarship), and is part of an Australian Research Council Discovery Project, DP160100265: ‘A New History of Law in Post-Revolutionary England, 1689 1760’ (Chief Investigators: 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 …