Launch of Australian, Canadian, and New Zealand Studies Network (ACNZSN)! :-)


Dear All,


I am very excited to launch the new Australian, Canadian, and New Zealand Studies Network (ACNZSN)! It aims to bring together scholars working in the three fields of Australian, Canadian, and Aotearoa New Zealand Studies. It shares resources in these three areas on its website, as well as news and opportunities via a regular blog (which you can subscribe to here) and social media (Facebook and Twitter).

ACNZSN is also supported by eminent academics who work in Australian, Canadian, and Aotearoa New Zealand Studies all over the world. These include:

Professor Paul Pickering (Director, ANU Australian Studies Institute, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia)

Dr. Benjamin Jones (Lecturer, School of Education and the Arts, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia)

Associate Professor Peter Thompson (Associate Dean {Academic}, School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)

Assistant Professor Ethel Tungohan (Canada Research Chair in Canadian Migration Policy, Impacts and Activism, Department of Politics, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Professor Richard Hill (Director, Treaty of Waitangi Research Unit, Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand)

Dr. Felicity Barnes (Senior Lecturer, School of Humanities, University of Auckland, Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand)

Dr. Rhonda Evans (Director, Edward A. Clark Centre for Australian and New Zealand Studies, University of Texas Austin, Austin, Texas, USA)

Professor Christina Keppie (Director, Centre for American-Canadian Studies, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington, USA)

Dr. Ali Clark (Senior Curator for Oceania and the Americas, World Cultures department, National Museums Scotland,  Edinburgh, Scotland, UK)

Dr. Iain Johnston-White (Senior Lecturer in British History, School of Humanities, University of Roehampton London, London, UK)

I will do my best to keep those of you subscribed to the ACNZSN blog or following the social media platforms informed of Australian, Canadian, and Aotearoa New Zealand Studies news and opportunities around the world. However, I would appreciate you forwarding me anything that you think might be of interest to others via email at 🙂 This could include Calls for Papers, notices of seminars or lectures, job opportunities, new publications or new research projects etc.

I would also be grateful for your suggestions on further resources that are available in Australian, Canadian, and Aotearoa New Zealand Studies that I can include on the website. So far these are mostly related to history and politics, which are the fields that I personally know most about, so it would be great to hear about other disciplines 🙂 Also I am happy to put up details of publications on the website that cover more than one country from subscribers of the ACNZSN blog (I have decided to limit this to more than one country as otherwise the page could end up being very long!). And if you would like me to put up links on the website to other centres, institutes, schools, research units, associations or networks of Australian, Canadian, and Aotearoa New Zealand Studies, or journals or research projects in these fields then please also send me these 🙂 My goal is to make ACNZSN the most comprehensive site for information on Australian, Canadian, and Aotearoa New Zealand Studies around the world!

I look forward to this new international collaboration and your contributions! 🙂


Best Wishes,


Dr. Jatinder Mann

Assistant Professor, Department of History, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong SAR

Creator and Manager of ACNZSN

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