Australian, Canadian, and New Zealand Studies Network (ACNZSN) Newsletter – 04/09/20

Dear All,

Please find below the latest news and opportunities in Australian, Canadian, and Aotearoa New Zealand Studies. There are particularly quite a few academic jobs that have been advertised, which is great to see, considering the huge impact that the Covid-19 pandemic has had on academia as well as so many other fields 🙂


ACNZSN’s new Journal of Australian, Canadian, and Aotearoa New Zealand Studies (JACANZS) has launched its social media pages alongside its webpage 🙂 


JACANZS also issued a special call for papers for its inaugural issue which is due to be published in November 2021. The deadline is 30 November 2020.


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.

Hannah S. Facknitz (UBC History MA Student and Fulbright Canada Scholar) and Danielle E. Lorenz (UAlberta Educational Policy Studies PhD Candidate and CJDS Associate Editor) are proud to present “Cripping Pandemic Learning in Higher Education,” a collection of resources that centre the need to listen to disabled students in higher education classrooms.

Hannah Forsyth will be giving the University of New England’s Annual Russel Ward Lecture on ‘Frontiers of the New Cold War: universities, expertise and class conflict in contemporary Australia’ online as a part of the History Council of New South Wales’ History Week on 10 September 2020 at 5-6.15pm (AEST)

The Canadian Study of Parliament Group (CSPG) are holding a special online event on ‘Behind the Scenes of American Impeachment Trials: In conversation with the Parliamentarians of the US Senate’ on 14 September 2020 at 12pm (EST).

Will Kymlicka will be giving a Big Thinking Lecture on ‘Perceptions of humanity and of membership: Two challenges of inclusion and exclusion in Canada’ online hosted by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences and the Canadian Institute for Advance Research on 6 October 2020 at 12.30-1.30pm (EST). The respondent will be Yasmeen Abu-Laban.

Registration is also now open for the CSPG Conference: ‘Perspectives on Legislatures and Legislative Power: Past, Present, Future’, which will be taking place online on 13-15 October 2020.

ANTIPODES: A Global Journal of Australian/New Zealand Literature is seeking submissions for two special issues of the journal. The deadline is 1 December 2020.


Call for Papers

The International Political Science Association has issued an additional call for papers for their 2021 Annual Conference on ‘New Nationalisms in an Open World’. The conference will be taking place in Lisbon, Portugal on 10-14 July 2021, Covid-19 permitting, or otherwise online.

Deadline: 20 October 2020


Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Sociology of Race and Ethnicity (Assistant/Associate Professor) at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, British Columbia (BC), Canada

Deadline: 20 September 2020

Curator of Indigenous Perspectives, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

Deadline: 21 September 2020

Lecturer in Museum and Heritage Studies at the University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Deadline: 24 September 2020

Assistant Lecturer/Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Law at University of Canterbury, Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand

Deadline: 27 September 2020

Fixed-term University Lecturer in North American Studies at University of Turku, Turku, Finland

Deadline: 30 September 2020 

3 Faculty Positions in English Literatures at UBC, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Deadline: 1 November 2020

Assistant Professor in Information and Media Studies (Indigenous Scholarship, Journalism, Creative Production and Teaching) at Western University, London, Ontario (ON), Canada

Deadline: 1 November 2020

Associate Professor in Black Feminist Histories and Thought at the University of Toronto Scarborough, Toronto, ON, Canada

Deadline: 2 November 2020

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Coursework Scholarships

2021 Australian National University (ANU) Chancellor’s International Scholarships

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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