History Lab host Dr Tamson Pietsch hands over the mic to Dr Alecia Simmonds, an interdisciplinary scholar of law and history at the University of Technology Sydney. In this bonus episode they dissect how it is the law ‘knows’ and discuss how both history and the law rely on traces from the past to draw conclusions in the present. If truth is uncertain in historical archives - is it even harder to find in the courtroom?
Season 3 of History Lab will be taking a short break returning February 4 2020.
Episode two 'Making a fortune' is dropping in the new year with Dr Alana Piper from the Australian Centre for Public History.