Law and the Visual: Transitions and Transformations

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


Date & time

Mon 07 Jul 2014, 8.30am – Tue 08 Jul 2014, 5pm


Sir Roland Wilson Building #120


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