Call for Papers: Australian Seascapes

17th Biennial Conference Gesellschaft für Australienstudien|Association for Australian Studies Trier University, 1-3 October 2020 Australia’s past and present are closely connected to the sea: In coastal regions, maritime areas are an integral part of Country and thus play a vital role for Aboriginal communities. The sea also looms large in Australian cultural memory and imagination... Continue Reading →

InASA statement on the University of Western Australia’s proposal to close UWAP

Perish the Humanities? Recently the International Australian Studies Association wrote in support of the continuation of the Chair of Australian Literature at the University of Sydney, following that University’s decision to discontinue this Chair unless external funding could be sourced. It is further regrettable to hear today that the University of Western Australia (UWA) is... Continue Reading →

InASA statement on the University of Sydney’s decision not to fund the Chair of Australian Literature

The International Australian Studies Association (InASA) is writing in response to recent press reports of the discontinuation of the Chair of Australian Literature at University of Sydney unless philanthropic funding is forthcoming (SMH 15/10/2019; The Australian 16/10/19). InASA urges immediate reconsideration of this course of action on numerous grounds.  At a time when tensions are... Continue Reading →

CFP: ANZSANA Conference

ANZSANA 27th Annual Conference 5-7 February, 2020 The University of Guadalajara at Puerto Vallarta. The Australian and New Zealand Studies Association of North America invites scholars, graduate students*,professionals, writers, and artists to submit papers and roundtable discussions to its 27th annual conference, which,for the second time in ANZSANA’s history, will take place in Mexico, this... Continue Reading →

CFP: Special edition of Coolabah

"Crime and Punishment" Few scholars of Australian history need reminding that Colonial Australia began as a prison. While the detrimental effect it had, and perhaps still has, on Indigenous Australia is unambiguous, to what extent this brutal background shaped the modern nation merits re-evaluation. In 1788 Australian society was divided into convicts versus guards, ratbags... Continue Reading →

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