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The Australian National University

Law and the Visual: Transitions and Transformations


Monday, 7 July 2014 - 8:30am - Tuesday, 8 July 2014 - 5:00pm


Sir Roland Wilson Building #120

This remarkable two day event brings together outstanding new research and an exceptional international line-up. Scholars and higher degree students with research interests in law and the humanities, representation, law and culture, and visual theory will not want to miss this event.  It indicates new directions & frames new questions in an exciting new area of interdisciplinary scholarship.

Humanities Research Centre
Australian National University

7 - 8 July 2014


Keynote Speakers:
Peter Goodrich—Faces and Frames of Government: Vision and Common Law
Desmond Manderson—Blindness visible: Dimensions of Time in Bruegel’s Justice
Richard Sherwin—What Authorizes the Image?: Visualizing Law as Imitation and Event
Alison Young—Situating the Image in Law: Space, Genre, Encounter

Plus international panels on:

  • Technologies of Surveillance • Law, history and colonialism • The artist speaks • The body as signifier • Justice and visibility                                 
  • including papers from Australia, England, United States, Canada, Belgium, and Thailand


Register here



University House

Please quote 'Law and the Visual' when booking.

A selection of standard twins and queen suites has been blocked for this conference. The rate on a standard twin is $152 per night bed and breakfast and on a suite $167 per night bed and breakfast. Please call 6125 5275 or 6125 5276 Monday to Friday 8:30 –5:30.                                             


Breakfree Capital Tower


Diamant  Hotel New Acton


Canberra Restaurants

For further information, contact the Convenor:

Professor Desmond Manderson
Future Fellow, ANU College of Law / Research School of Humanities and the Arts, Australian National University, Canberra Australia


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