Australian, Canadian, and New Zealand Studies Network (ACNZSN) Newsletter – 13/11/20

Dear All,

Please find below the latest news and opportunities in Australian, Canadian, and Aotearoa New Zealand Studies. There are especially quite a few jobs advertised in various parts of Canada 🙂


You can listen to the ANU Australian Studies Institute’s Democracy Sausage Extra on ‘Can Australia close the gap’. In it Mark Kenny talks to Indigenous experts Ian Anderson AO and Virginia Marshall about the new National Agreement on Closing the Gap, the importance of shared decision-making, and whether Australia is taking meaningful steps towards genuine reconciliation.

The Uluru Statement from the Heart has been translated into more than 60 languages by the Special Broadcasting Service in Australia, as part of a collaboration with the Uluru Dialogue and the University of New South Wales’s Indigenous Law Centre.

‘Online event: A Farewell to Arts? On the Morrison Government’s University Legislation’, Thursday 19 November 2020 05:00 pm until Thursday 19 November 2020 06:30 pm (AEST), La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Inroads’ mission is to make inroads into Canada’s intellectual solitudes — Quebec and the rest of Canada, the left and right, academics and journalists. It contains political journalism and analysis of Canada today as well as poetry and book reviews.

In the summer Inroads 47 converted from a print journal to an online only journal now distributed free to all readers. You can download the summer/fall issue by going to this link.

The next issue will be out by mid-November, after the U.S. election, and includes a number of important articles. For example, Derek Shearer, who has observed his society as scholar, political activist and government official, provides a personal account of what it has meant to be white in America from the 1950s to the present. In a major report, immigration expert Anne Michèle Meggs shows that the manner in which immigrants enter Canada bears little relationship to government policy. The issue also explores drug policy; “cancel culture” and the polarization of political discussion; “deaths of despair” in Canada’s Indigenous communities, and why the CCF/NDP, once Saskatchewan’s natural governing party, has fallen off the map. There are also book reviews and more.

To receive your free access it is important that you let the Inroads circulation manager, Frances Boylston at know that you want to be on the Inroads distribution list for this and future issues.

Canadian Historical Association Webinar – Indigenizing the Teaching of North American History. In the latest instalment of its ‘Engaged’ series, Thomas Peace discusses decolonization and Indigenization in the teaching of North American history with Marie Battiste, Alan Corbiere, and Sarah Nickel. Over the course of an hour, the conversation explores the meaning of decolonization, Indigenizing the academy, Indigenous resurgence in the Indigenizing of history, assesses specific anticolonial strategies for affecting change in the discipline, and provides advice for history teachers and professors about how to change pedagogies and curriculum.

The Ulster Canada Initiative is holding a 12th Annual Laurentic Forum this month. The event is free and you can register and see the full agenda by logging on this website.

The international journal, Hungarian Journal of American and English Studies (HJAES) solicits papers on ‘Central and Eastern European Immigration to Canada’ for a special issue to be published in 2022. The deadline for the submission of proposals is 31 January 2021.


Call for Papers

Nordic Association for Canadian Studies conference – ‘From far and wide’: Cultures, memories and identities in Canada’, 11-13 August 2021, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark

Deadline: 30 November 2020

‘The Sovereign Erotic’ – 41st American Indian Workshop in association with Transmotion journal

Proposals are invited for the 41st annual AIW conference, organized by European University Cyprus in association with Transmotion journal, to be held from 12-17 July 2021. The conference will be taking place online.

Deadline: 8 January 2021


Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Studies at St. Thomas University, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Deadline: 25 November 2020

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Approaches to Youth and Community Wellbeing at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

Deadline: 9 December 2020

Tenure Track Faculty Position in History (Public History and Colonialism – Digital Humanities) at the University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario (ON), Canada

Deadline: 11 December 2020

Dean of Arts at Mount Allison University, University of New Brunswick, Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada

Deadline: 11 December 2020

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream in Digital and Public History at University of Toronto Scarborough, Toronto, ON, Canada

Deadline: 14 December 2020

Assistant/Associate/Professor in Nursing (Indigenous Health, History, and Healing Practices) at York University, Toronto, ON, Canada

Deadline: 15 December 2020

Assistant Professor in Socio-Cultural Anthropology at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Deadline: 15 December 2020

Assistant Professor in Race & Cultural Studies/Race & Diaspora at the University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

Deadline: 21 December 2020

Assistant Professor in Black Studies in Geography and Environment at York University, Toronto, ON, Canada

Deadline: January 2021

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Social Work (Indigenous Child Wellbeing) at the University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Deadline: 31 January 2021

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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