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Ann Genovese Ann Genovese i(10825402 works by)
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'Ann Genovese is an Associate Professor at the Melbourne Law School. For over twenty years, in a variety of projects, she has been researching and writing on the relationships between jurisprudence and historiography. This work addresses the epistemological resonance and dissonance between Law and History as disciplines and practices; the nature of legal archives and the responsibilities of custodians and writers towards them; and the sources, forms and techniques necessary to show how Australian people have lived with their law, since 1950. In her theoretical and methodological writing, and her empirical projects, Ann has argued that particular attention be paid to the political experiences of settler colonialism, and of feminism, that have provided the greatest challenges to Australian law in our own time. She has explored these interrelated conceptual, methodological and empirical concerns across multiple sites and projects, and her work has been integral to the establishment of an emergent field - contemporary histories of Australian jurisprudence. While the immediate subject matter of this research is the condition of contemporary Australia, these histories and jurisprudences address persons, places and events as they engage the national, transnational and international conduct of lawful relations. Her projects have included: histories of indigenous litigation, histories of Australia told through public trials, histories of Australian feminist jurisprudence, the methodological enquiries into the role of expert cognate disciplinary witnesses in our courts, and responsibilities of courts as archival institutions.' [summary from university profile]

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