Australian, Canadian, and New Zealand Studies Network (ACNZSN) Newsletter – 30/10/20

Dear All,

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


Here are a few reminders from ACNZSN:

Submission of manuscripts for the inaugural issue of the newly created Journal of Australian, Canadian, and Aotearoa New Zealand Studies (JACANZS) are due on 30 November 2020. The special call for papers can be found hereJACANZS will also have a Book Reviews section. The section is shaping up really well, and I would like to publicly thank the Book Reviews Editor, Emily Cornish for all her hard work! However, there are still some spaces for more reviews, so if you would like your book reviewed or would like to review a book please contact Emily at

Jatinder Mann and Iain Johnston-White are editing a collection on A History of the British World: New Voices and Perspectives and are calling for proposals for chapters to be included in the collection. The deadline for the submission of proposals is 31 December 2020. Further details can be found here

Submissions for the newly renamed Donna Coates Book Prize (named after a leading scholar in Australian, Canadian, and Aotearoa New Zealand Studies) are due by 31 December 2020. The prize is aimed at Early Career Scholars and/or those publishing their first book. And you can be from anywhere in the world, you do not have to be a citizen or permanent resident of the three countries of ACNZSN 🙂 Further details can be found here

Jatinder Mann was recently invited to become an Affiliate on Lynette Russell’s exciting and important research project on ‘Global Encounters & First Nations Peoples: 1000 Years of Australian History’ at the Monash Indigenous Studies Centre at Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Tony Hughes-d’Aeth did an interesting podcast on ‘Australia’s literary regionalism’ for the Australian Book Review.

Julie Lalonde, a Canadian women’s rights advocate, recently spoke about her horrendous experience of being stalked by her ex-boyfriend for a decade on BBC Outlook. You can listen to the episode here.



Call for Papers

Special Issue Call for Papers: Down Under Darwin: Australasian Perspectives on Darwin Studies 

This special issue will bring together Australasian-based scholars from a rich array of disciplinary fields and methodological approaches who are concerned with Darwin and Darwinism — past and present, from the local to the global. Contributions are encouraged from across the spectrum of Darwin studies, including topics such as Darwin and Darwinism in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand; race, science, and Indigeneity; and philosophical and historiographical issues. Abstracts of 300 words or less need to be submitted.

Deadline: 1 December 2020


Research Assistant (Survey Analysis) position at the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration program (CERC Migration) at Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada

Deadline: 10 November 2020

Dean, School of General Arts & Sciences and Academic Quality at Fleming College, Peterborough, ON, Canada

Deadline: 19 November 2020

Assistant Professor in English (Black Studies) at Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada

Deadline: 28 November 2020

Assistant Professor in History (19th or 20th century Canadian History) at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Deadline: 1 December 2020

Assistant Professor in Architecture and Indigenous Studies at Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Deadline: 15 December 2020


History Council of South Australia Fellowship

Deadline: 30 November 2020



Bain AttwoodEmpire and the Making of Native Title: Sovereignty, Property and Indigenous People (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020)

Martin Crotty, Neil J. Diamant, and Mark EdeleThe Politics of Veteran Benefits in the Twentieth Century: A Comparative History (Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 2020)

Chris WallaceHow to Win an Election (Kingston, NSW: NewSouth Books, 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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