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

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 – Wed, 12 Dec 2018

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

Exclusion, Confinement, Dispossession:
Uneven Citizenship and Spaces of Sovereignty


In the context of the humanitarian crisis on Manus Island, recent developments around marriage equality, and the assertion of Indigenous sovereignty embodied in the Uluru Statement from the Heart, we invite submissions that reflect on the variety of ways that legal regimes have historically produced exclusion, confinement and dispossession. We particularly encourage papers that explore citizenship and sovereignty – and the changing legal contexts that have shaped these concepts over time.

Paper proposals might consider the following themes:

  •  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


Australian and New Zealand Law and History Society
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University of Wollongong

Northfields Ave, NSW 2522,
Wollongong, Wollongong

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