‘Perverts’, ‘Terrorists’ and Business as Usual: A Genealogy of Indefinite Detention


Date: 13 – 14 August 2015 Location: UNSW School of Law This symposium takes as its starting point an account of the practices of indefinite detention both before and since 9/11, focusing on the subtly but distinctively different ways in which different jurisdictions have legislated for the so-called ‘preventive’ and distinctively indefinite detention of ‘suspected terrorists’ and expanding the … [Read more...]

RHD Bursaries for Complicities, 2015


The Association is pleased to announce the provision of a four (4) bursaries each values at $250AUD to assist PhD and Research Masters candidates to attend Complicities’, Law, Literature and Humanities Association of Australasia Conference 9 – 12 December 2015. APPLICATION Applications for Bursaries close 5:00pm 21 August 2015. Bursaries will be awarded by the Management Committee of the Law, … [Read more...]

Literature, Labor, and the Law: John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Foreign construction workers in Doha, Qatar

The responsibility of the state described by Plato, the contracts written by Shakespeare's Shylock, or the works delving into the plight of modern laborers all explore the intersections between Literature and Law.  This conference will explore the way that literary renderings of labor concerns, broadly defined, have responded to or have influenced the law. The conference will take place at John … [Read more...]

Call for Proposals: Law Text Culture Vol 20 – Due 30 May

The Editorial Board of Law Text Culture is seeking proposals for the 2016 special edition of the Journal (Volume 20), due for publication in December 2016. Law Text Culture is a transcontinental, peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal which aims to produce fresh insights and knowledges about law and jurisprudence across three interconnected axes: Politics: engaging the relationship of force … [Read more...]

Call for Papers: Argumentation, 16 October, Masaryk University (Czech Republic)

The ambition of the conference is to provide a permanent platform to discuss and explore the alternative methods of legal argumentation, i.e. those that are not regularly employed in everyday legal practice, but would prove extremely valuable if adopted. It is thus our intention to bring new stimuli to both the traditional and alternative approaches to the argumentation by showing that the … [Read more...]

Call for Papers: ‘Complicities’, Law, Literature and Humanities Association of Australasia, 9 – 12 December 2015, UTS, Sydney, Australia


Complicity is a state of being complex or involved, and no matter where we are, or what we do, law is part of our entanglement in the world. This conference will explore law’s complex relations with culture, politics and capital. It will investigate law as an accomplice, as well as law’s role in shaping (and resisting) certain problematic moral, political and material positions. The LLH … [Read more...]

CALL FOR PAPERS – Special Edition of the Griffith Law Review – Through the Looking Glass: the Framing of Law and Justice through Popular Imagination

The Griffith Law Review: Law Theory Society has a proud history of publishing innovative and engaging socio-legal, inter-disciplinary and critical legal research. Our focus is international and we engage with worldwide issues and agendas. In recognition of the Review’s standing as a leading journal, it was ranked A* by the Australian Research Council for the 2010 Excellence in Research for … [Read more...]

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS Fellowships with the Berlin Research Group “The International Rule of Law – Rise or Decline?”

The Research Group “The International Rule of Law – Rise or Decline?" invites applications for three Fellowships from 1 October 2015. Framework The Research Group examines the role of international law in a changing global order. Developments in recent years give rise to the question whether the move towards an international rule of law, which seems to continue in some areas, has lost … [Read more...]