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The Court as Archive: rethinking the institutional role of federal superior courts of record - DP130101954

Funding: 2013: $3,943
2014: $2,182

Project Member(s): Luker, P.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Discovery Projects)

Start year: 2013

Summary: This project examines the institutional role of federal superior courts of record to ground an analysis of their responsibilities as curators of a significant national archive. It will provide principles for the administration of court records that respond to the competing legal and civic demands of contemporary Australian society.


Luker, P 2019, 'Sentencing Acts: Appraisal of court records in Canada and Australia' in Genovese, A, Luker, P & Rubenstein, K (eds), The Court as Archive, ANU Press, Canberra, pp. 263-286.

Genovese, A, Luker, T & Rubenstein, K 2019, 'The Court as Archive', ANU Press, Canberra.
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Luker, T 2017, 'Decolonising Archives: Indigenous Challenges to Record Keeping in ‘Reconciling’ Settler Colonial States', Australian Feminist Studies, vol. 32, no. 91-92, pp. 108-125.
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Luker, T 1970, 'Reading the Archive: Historians as Expert Witnesses', Research Seminar, Faculty of Law, University of Technology Sydney.

Keywords: Courts, Citizenship, Archives

FOR Codes: Constitutional Law, Law and Society, Legal Institutions (incl. Courts and Justice Systems), Civics and Citizenship, Expanding Knowledge in Law and Legal Studies, Justice and the Law not elsewhere classified, Constitutional law , Law and society and socio-legal research