InASA response to higher education reforms

On Friday 19 June, Australia's Education Minister, the Honourable Dan Tehan, announced a raft of reforms to the funding of domestic students at Australian universities. These proposals would, among other things: increase the cost of most Humanities, Law and Commerce degrees and shift the costs (90%) onto students reduce student fees for a host of... Continue Reading →

Revised InASA Conference Dates: 8-10 February 2021

We appreciate everyone's patience as the conference organising committee has continued to monitor the Covid-19 situation. We are pleased to announce that the InASA biennial conference will still go ahead, but on the revised dates of 8-10 February 2021. This delay will hopefully provide more opportunities for travel and more certainty for the conference. We... Continue Reading →

New Australian, Canadian, and New Zealand Studies Network Website

The Australian, Canadian, and New Zealand Studies Network (ACNZSN) brings together scholars working in the three fields of Australian, Canadian, and Aotearoa New Zealand Studies. It shares resources in these three areas, as well as news and opportunities via a regular blog and social media.  To visit the site, go to https://acnzsn.org

New Book: The White Men’s Countries: Racial Identity in the United States-Australian Relationship 1933-1953

Travis J. Hardy The White Men's Countries explores how a shared ideal of race united the American and Australian governments during World War II and the early Cold War periods. This interpretation places cultural and ideological factors alongside the traditional emphasis on pragmatic economic and security considerations in explaining why two nations whose objectives in... Continue Reading →

Distinguished Australian Academics Appointed Visiting Professor in Australian Studies, University of Tokyo

Leading Australian scholars Professor Barbara Pini and Professor Nicole Moore have been appointed to the annual Visiting Professor in Australian Studies position at the Centre for Pacific and American Studies (CPAS), University of Tokyo, for 2020–21 and 2021–22 respectively. This announcement is in the context of a rapidly changing environment, and comes with the caveat that neither candidate will be... Continue Reading →

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