Australian, Canadian, and New Zealand Studies Network (ACNZSN) Newsletter – 21/08/20

Dear All,

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


ACNZSN is very excited to announce the creation of an annual book prize for Early Career Researchers and/or those publishing their first book that looks at least two countries of the focus of the network, i.e. Australia and Canada or Canada and Aotearoa New Zealand etc., and is published in the year in which the prize is promoted, so for the inaugural prize, 2020 🙂 The deadline for submissions is 31 December 2020.

Ethel Tungohan (York University) is Principal Investigator on a very topical research project on ‘Filipino Care Workers and Covid-19’

The Treaty of Waitangi Unit (TOWRU) at the Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies (located at Victoria University of Wellington) has, since 2012, published an open-access online Treaty Research Series.  Prior to this date, it published 36 hard-copy papers grouped under three different series:  see here for a full list of TOWRU publications. The four series explore many aspects of the New Zealand state’s relationship, historical and contemporary, with Maori. Their editor, Richard Hill, is an historian of Crown-Maori relations who has been Chief Historian in the pioneering years of reparational negotiations between Crown and Maori, and later a Member of the Waitangi Tribunal, New Zealand’s equivalent of a truth and reconciliation commission.

The hard-copy papers are normally available at NZ$28.75 each (plus postage for addresses outside New Zealand). TOWRU can offer copies to ACNZSN blog subscribers at the reduced rate of NZ$12.00 including postage. For orders and enquiries, please contact the Stout Research Centre administrator, Debbie Levy at and mention your subscription to the ACNZSN blog.

The History Trust of South Australia is hosting a webinar on ‘British Migrants: Instant Australians?’ on Tuesday 25 August 2020 at 5.30pm (ACST) 

Frank Bongiorno (Australian National University) will be giving an online lecture on ‘Books that Changed Humanity: THE AUSTRALIAN LEGEND by Russel Ward’ on Friday 28 August 2020 at 5.30-6.45pm (AEST)

The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada will be hosting a series of online lectures in the Fall:

Labor and the Class Idea in the United States and Canada, 22 September 2020 at 5.30-7.00pm (EDT)

Marshall McLuhan: the man behind Québec’s October Crisis?, 14 October 2020 at 5.30-7pm (EDT)

The State of the System: A Reality Check on Canada’s Schools, 18 November 2020 at 5.00-6.30pm (EDT)


Call for Papers

The Australian and New Zealand Studies Association of North America (ANZSANA) has issued a call for papers for their 2021 Annual Conference on 15-19 February 2020. For the first time in its history it will be an online conference due to Covid-19.

Deadline: 1 November 2020


Senior Research Fellow/Research Fellow/Professor/Associate Professor in Political Science at Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Deadline: 21 September 2020

Women, Policy & Governance Leadership – Mila Mulroney Research Chair at St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

Deadline: 1 October 2020

Assistant Professor in Indigenous Studies at Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Deadline: 14 October 2020

Ph.D. Scholarships

‘New Chinese Migrants and Everyday Citizenship in Sydney Suburbs’ research project under the supervision of Shanthi Robertson, Western Sydney University, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Deadline: 30 September 2020

6 Three-Year Positions in a Research Training Group (DFG-Graduiertenkolleg) on Empires: Dynamic Change, Temporality and Post-Imperial Orders, University of Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Deadline: 4 September 2020

Please do let me know of any future news, opportunities, and recent publications via email at, 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

Editor-in-chief, JACANZS

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