Australian, Canadian, and New Zealand Studies Network (ACNZSN) Newsletter – 15/05/20

Dear All,

This is the first of hopefully fortnightly Australian, Canadian, and New Zealand Studies Network (ACNZSN) newsletters! They will aim to share news, opportunities, and recent publications in Australian, Canadian, and Aotearoa New Zealand Studies 🙂

Several of you commented on the wonderful images that the network has on its website and social media platforms. They were designed by the incredibly talented Pal Bhachu of Digital Creative.


For any Polish speakers out there Marcin Waldoch has a blog about Aotearoa New Zealand Politics 🙂

Lynette Russell has recently launched an ambitious Australian Research Council funded research project on ‘Global Encounters & First Nations People: 1000 years of Australian history’  at the Monash Indigenous Studies Centre, of which she is Director

Carla Peck is also working on a large, collaborative Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada funded research project on ‘Thinking Historically for Canada’s Future’

A new ‘Studies in Australian Literature and Culture’ book series has been launched by Orient BlackSwan in India. The series will be edited by a team of experienced scholars from both India and Australia, and will provide opportunities for the best work from India to reach a widespread readership


Call for Papers

International Australian Studies Association (InASA) Biennial Conference – ‘Reinventing Australia’, 30 November – 2 December 2020 (dates may be moved forward due to the Coronavirus pandemic), Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Deadline: 31 May 2020

Association of Academic Historians in Australian and New Zealand Business Schools Annual Conference – ‘The Historical Dimension’, 9-10 November 2020, University of Sydney Business School, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Deadline: 12 June 2020

Australian and New Zealand Law and History Society Annual Conference – ‘One Empire, Many Colonies, Similar or Different Histories?’, 9-12 December 2020, University of Auckland, Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand

Deadline: 15 July 2020


Australian Academy of the Humanities Publication Subsidies

Deadline: 5 June 2020

InASA Early Career Researcher Publication Subsidy Scheme

Deadline: 30 June 2020

Jobs and Ph.D. Studentships

Assistant Professor in History of Modern Canada at Lakehead University (3 year fixed-term), Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

Deadline: 1 June 2020

Assistant Professor in Indigenous Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University (1 year fixed-term), Brantford, Ontario, Canada

Deadline: 1 June 2020

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Indigenous Studies at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Deadline: 19 October 2020

Fully Funded Ph.D. Studentship at National Museums Scotland and University of East Anglia on ‘Imagining the Pacific in Scotland in the late 18th and early 19th Centuries: Collectors and Collections, Museums and Universities’

Deadline: 1 June 2020

Recent Publications:

Jennifer Debenham has recently published a wonderful book on Celluloid Subjects to Digital Creators: Changing Aboriginalities and Australian Documentary Film, 1901-2017 (Oxford: Peter Lang Publishing, 2020)

Stephen Jackson has also published an interesting book on Religious Education and the Anglo World: The Impact of Empire, Britishness, and Decolonisation in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand (Leiden: Brill, 2020)

Janet Wilson and Paloma Fresno-Calleja have co-edited a fascinating special issue of the Journal of Postcolonial Writing on ‘New Zealand and the Globalization of Culture’

Please do let me know of any future news, opportunities, and publications via email, which I can then include in the fortnightly newsletter. For ACNZSN to work as well as it can it will be great to receive contributions from its supporters 🙂 I would also encourage you to subscribe to its blog, and follow its social media platforms on Facebook and Twitter. And do have a look at the network website, which has expanded. Again do let me know of anything that could be added to this, especially in terms of resources and useful links to research projects, centres, academic associations, and journals etc. I am also happy to put up books in the publications section which look at more than one country of the network, i.e. Australia and Canada or Canada and Aotearoa New Zealand etc. However, I do ask those who would like their books to be put up to subscribe to the blog, as this is the core of the ACNZSN community, and you will have the practical benefit of receiving these newsletters directly into your inbox 🙂

Best Wishes,

Dr. Jatinder Mann

Creator and Manager of ACNZSN

ACNZSN (Final)

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