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Law and History

Last December I spent 2 days at the conference of the Australian and New Zealand Law and History Society which was jointly run by the University of Queensland and Griffith University.

It is tempting to compare the Law and History conference with the Australian and New Zealand History of Medicine conference held here last July, which I wrote about here.

Both conferences brought together professional doctors/lawyers with an interest in history, and academic historians.  Both involved a loyal cohort of Society members who attend every conference and know each other well, and a floating body of people, like me, who might go if the conference is held locally, but won’t normally following the caravan from place to place, across the Nullarbor or the Tasman.

There were differences, too.  Continue reading