Australian, Canadian, and New Zealand Studies Network (ACNZSN) Newsletter – 02/10/20

Dear All,

It is a little scary how quickly a fortnight passes by! But please find below the latest news, opportunities, and publications in Australian, Canadian, and Aotearoa New Zealand Studies 🙂


A few reminders from ACNZSN:

The deadline for the submission of manuscripts for the inaugural issue of the Journal of Australian, Canadian, and Aotearoa New Zealand Studies (JACANZS) is 30 November 2020. If you are interested in writing a review and/or having your book reviewed, JACANZS will also have a book reviews section 🙂

The deadline for the submission of abstracts for a collection on A History of the British World: New Voices and Perspectives, edited by Jatinder Mann and Iain Johnston-White is 31 December 2020.

And the deadline for the inaugural ACNZSN Annual Book Prize is also 31 December 2020.

Benjamin Jones, a wonderful public supporter of ACNZSN spoke about his research recently on ABC Capricornia.

The J. D. Stout Annual 2020 Lecture at the Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies at Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington will be given by Max Rashbrooke on ‘A Country of Two Halves?’ on Wednesday 28 October 2020 at 4.10pm.

The Centre for Deep History at the Australian National University will be hosting an online lecture on ‘Oceanic histories: how seas shaped Australia’s past’ by Lynette Russell and Patrick Nunn, with discussant Ruth Morgan on Thursday 29 October 2020 at 12-1.30pm (AEST).


Call for Papers

The Asian Journal of Canadian Studies, the leading Canadian Studies journal in Asia has issued a call for papers for its upcoming issue. It is a very efficient journal which is open access. So, your research will not be behind any expensive paywalls, but widely accessible.

Deadline: 31 October 2020


Associate Vice President, Indigenous Engagement & Partnership at Yukon University (Whitehorse Campus), Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada

Deadline: 7 October 2020

Tier II Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Studies at Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada

Deadline: 19 October 2020

Faculty Position in Law (Aboriginal/Indigenous Law) at Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario (ON), Canada

Deadline: 30 October 2020

Chair, Indigenous Studies at the University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Deadline: 2 November 2020

Assistant Professor in Communication Studies (Media, Information, and Black Experience) at York University, Toronto, ON, Canada

Deadline: 15 November 2020

Lyle S. Hallman Chair in Child and Family Welfare (Associate/Full Professor) at Wilfrid Laurier University, Kitchener, ON, Canada

Deadline: 4 January 2021

Postdoctoral Fellowships

History Innovation Fund Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Te Pokapū Aronui Tāngata School of Humanities, Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau University of Auckland, Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand

Deadline: 16 October 2020

MPhil and Ph.D. Scholarships

The Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences at the Australian Catholic University (ACU) is seeking outstanding Ph.D. and MPhil applicants in the Institute’s areas of expertise: gender and women’s history; refugees, migration and humanitarian studies; social and political change; British empire and Atlantic world history; Australian colonialism and Indigenous history; political economy; and literary studies, commencing in 2021. Successful applicants are eligible for financial support through one of ACU’s competitive research scholarships. Financial support includes a stipend scholarship, a fees-offset scholarship or a tuition fee waiver (as appropriate). Further details can be found here.

Deadline: 18 October 2020


Melissa Harper has published a new, updated edition of The Ways of the Bushwalker: On foot in Australia (Sydney, NSW: NewSouth, 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 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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