Australian, Canadian, and New Zealand Studies Network (ACNZSN) Newsletter – 24/07/20

Dear All,

Please find below the latest news, opportunities, and publications in Australian, Canadian, and Aotearoa New Zealand Studies 🙂


Ethel Tungohan (York University) and John Paul Catungal (UBC) have recently launched a very topical Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada funded research project on ‘Mediating Contagion: International Students Negotiating Media, Policy, and Institutional Responses for Covid-19’.

The Australian National University and the Menzies Australia Institute at King’s College London will be holding a webinar on ‘The Palace Letters unpacked’, the recent release of correspondence between the Australian Governor-General and Buckingham Palace  surrounding the dismissal of the Whitlam Labor government in 1975. It will feature a panel discussion with Frank BorgiornoSimon Sleight, and Marija Taflaga on Wednesday 29 July 2020 at 10am (GMT)/8pm (AEST).

A new regular ‘Aotearoa New Zealand Gender History Seminar’ will be taking place online. The convenors of the seminar series are Charlotte Macdonald and Charlotte Greenhalgh. The inaugural session will be taking place on 5 August 2020 at 12-1pm (NZST) and will feature Jane McCabe, Angela Wanhalla, and Monica Webb. You can register here.


Call for Papers

The journal Acta Universitatis Carolinae – Studia Territorialia invites authors for its special issue entitled ‘Troubled Pasts and Memory Politics: Contesting Hegemonic Narratives in North America, Europe, and Eurasia’ .

Deadline (for submission of abstracts): 31 August 2020

The Australian and New Zealand Environmental History Network (ANZEHN) will be holding its inaugural conference online on 12-15 October 2020 on the themes of ‘Recovery, Restoration, Renewal and Resistance as a counter-narrative to crisis, offering hope for the future’.

Deadline: 1 September 2020

Lilith: A Feminist History Journal is calling for submissions for its 2021 issue. Further details can be found here.

Deadline: 30 September 2020

Expressions of Interest

Lilith: A Feminist History Journal is also calling for expressions of interest for new members to join its editorial collective. If you are a postgraduate student or Early Career Research and are interested in being part of the Lilith collective, please send your CV to


Assistant or Associate Professor in Indigenous Literature and Culture at Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Deadline: 4 September 2020

Research Officer at The Local Engagement Refugee Research Network (LERRN), Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Deadline: 7 August 2020

Recent Publications:

Scott McKinnon and Margaret Cook (Editors), Disasters in Australia and New Zealand: Historical Approaches to Understanding Catastrophe (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020)

Please do let me know of any future news, opportunities, and recent 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/or like its social media platforms on Facebook and Twitter.

Best Wishes,

Dr. Jatinder Mann

Creator and Manager of ACNZSN

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