Reflections on Magna Carta in Australasia – Call For Papers

“Reflections on Magna Carta in Australasia” Panels at NZHA
University of Canterbury, New Zealand
2–4 December, 2015

The New Zealand Historical Association and the Magna Carta 800 Committee for New Zealand will host a series of panels at the NZHA’s biennial conference to celebrate Magna Carta
on its 800th anniversary. As a living text, Magna Carta connects both New Zealand and Australia to their colonial pasts. We invite submissions for papers that deal with the impact of this
unique historical document, especially those with a particular focus on New Zealand. We invite papers that discuss the historical context of the charter, its influence on social and legal history,
and its continued relevance to Australasian law and society.

The 2015 NZHA will be held between the 2–4 December (Wednesday – Friday) 2015. The organisers also invite submissions from postgraduates for a mini-conference dedicated to Magna Carta and its legacy to be held on Tuesday 1 December.

We will be particularly keen to consider all submissions with a New Zealand focus for a planned collection of peer-reviewed essays. We will be happy to consider the inclusion of papers by those unable to attend the NZHA.

Expressions of interest and/or paper titles, a 200 word abstract, and 50 word biography should be sent to: by 15 June, 2015.