Law & History Conference 2018

37th Annual Conference of the Australia and New Zealand Law and History Society

Exclusion, Confinement, Dispossession:
Uneven Citizenship and Spaces of Sovereignty
University of Wollongong, 10-12 December 2018 

Keynote Speakers 

Professor Audra Simpson, Columbia University

Associate Professor Angela Wanhalla, University of Otago

In 2018 the conference will be held adjacent to the Conference of the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand (LSAANZ), which will run from 12-15 December, also in Wollongong. Our conferences will feature a joint keynote address from:

Professor Renisa Mawani, University of British Columbia

Plenary Speakers:
As. Prof. Penelope Edmonds (UTas); Dr Timothy Jones (La Trobe);
Crystal McKinnon (RMIT)

In the context of the humanitarian crisis on Manus Island, recent developments around marriage equality, Brexit, renewed US immigration restrictions, and the assertion of Indigenous sovereignty embodied in the Uluru Statement from the Heart, this conference will reflect on the variety of ways that legal regimes have historically produced exclusion, confinement and dispossession. Sessions will particularly explore citizenship and sovereignty – and the changing legal contexts that have shaped these concepts over time.

Themes will include:

  • Indigenous sovereignty and treaties
  • Marriage, intimacy and intimate lives
  • Citizenship and the production of difference
  • Biopolitics
  • Slavery and Trafficking
  • Borders/Border crossings/Colonial (im)mobilities
  • Imprisonment/confinement/carceral spaces
  • Violence and violations

Conference Convenor: Jane Carey
Conference Committee:
Julia Martinez, Sharon Crozier-de Rosa and Diane Kirkby (ANZLHS liaison)

Hosted by the Centre for Colonial and Settler Studies, University of Wollongong