In this section we include information about forthcoming legal history conferences, seminars, lectures etc, in Canada and around the world.


Australian and New Zealand Law and History Society Conference

Hybrid Conference – December 1-3, 2022

The 40th annual conference of the Australian and New Zealand Law and History Society annual will be held at the University of Technology Sydney 1-3 December. It is a hybrid conference. The theme of the conference is – Tenuous Histories and Provable Pasts: How Legal Historians Create Knowledge.

Papers addressing any aspect of legal history, not limited to the theme, are welcomed.

Our keynotes are: Constance Backhouse, Distinguished University Professor, University of Ottawa

Reckoning with Racism: Disturbing Evidence of Police and Judicial Racism in Canada’s RDS Case

Katherine Biber, Distinguished Professor, University of Technology Sydney

Touching the death of Joe Governor: Coronial violence and the scientific body trade

Paper and panel proposals can be emailed to More information can be found on the Society website:

9-10 September 2022. Decolonial Comparative Legal History: Indigenous and Global South law Prior to Colonialism
Oxford, United Kingdom.

Paper submission deadline: 9 February 2022; Decisions:  May 2022

14 April and May 6, 2023. Two symposia on Baldwin, La Fontaine and Responsible Government.

The first symposium will be held in Montreal, at the Ernest Cormier Building, the second in Toronto, location TBA. A collaboration of the Fondation LaFontaine-Cormier and the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History.

If you are interested in contributing to the Montreal symposium please send your proposal to If you are interested in contributing to the Toronto symposium please send your proposal to Jim Phillips at All paper proposals must include a 250-word abstract and a one-page curriculum vitae (or brief biography). Proposals should be received by May 30, 2022.