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2015 WINNERS: John Barrett Award

Open Category Winner Nathan Garvey, ‘“Folkalising” Convicts: a “Botany Bay” Ballad and its Cultural Contexts’, Journal of Australian Studies, Vol.38 No.1 (March) (2014): 32–51. This article examines the transnational history of the iconic Australian song ‘Botany Bay’, tracking its purported origins as a convict ballad and its evolution through British print culture to its contemporary […]

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Australian Catholic University is offering one full-time PhD scholarship to undertake research related to the Australian Research Council-funded project ‘Serving in Silence? Australian LGBTI Military Service since 1945’. This project aims to investigate how the Australian armed forces have grappled with changing social attitudes towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people from the […]

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Since its founding in 1988, the National Association of Australian Studies in China has been committed to promote Australian Studies and strengthen the mutual understanding between Australia and China. One of its major functions is to organize biennial international conferences of Australian Studies in China. Under the leadership of the National Association of Australian Studies […]

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Call for Papers INDIGENOUS INTERVENTION into “INDIGENOUS NARRATIVE” March 31-April 2, 2016 Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Indigenous Liberal Studies Department is convening an interdisciplinary conference exploring the idea of “Indigenous Narrative.” The Indigenous Intervention on Indigenous Narrative is being convened to bring forth ideas related to the Indigenous experience with the concept of “Narrative” in culture, literature, philosophy, history, politics, economics, film, television, art, […]

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Next InASA Conference ‘Re-imagining Australia’: Encounter, Recognition, Responsibility 7-9 December 2016 Fremantle, Western Australia

Hosted by the Centre for Human Rights Education, Australia-Asia-Pacific Institute, the School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts, Curtin University. Call for Papers As a result of the intensification of overlapping, interpenetrating and mixing of cultures and peoples in everyday life in Australia – its public culture has become increasingly re-imagined through intense conversations and […]