Australian, Canadian, and New Zealand Studies Network (ACNZSN) Newsletter – 27/11/20

Dear All,

Please find below the latest news and opportunities in Australian, Canadian, and Aotearoa New Zealand Studies. Again there are several jobs advertised in various parts of Canada 🙂


Here are some reminders from ACNZSN:

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

The inaugural Donna Coates Book Prize is also open for submissions. The prize is for Early Career Researchers and/or those who have published their first book that looks at least two of the countries of the focus of the network. Further details can be found here. The deadline for submissions is also 31 December 2020.

The New Zealand Journal of History recently published its latest issue. As usual there are a great collection of articles and book reviews 🙂 You can view the contents here.

Annette Henry published an important, must-read blog post recently on ‘Guess who’s coming to dinner? That is, after you hire us’ as a part of the Equity Matters ‘Ideas’ series of the Federation of the Humanities and Social Sciences in Canada. She offers insightful arguments about the right and wrong ways of hiring diverse faculty. Academic appointment panels take note.

Institute for Water Futures Seminar: ‘First Nations knowledge and wisdom’, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 1 December 2020, 12.30pm (AEDT).

The Canadian Historical Association recently held a webinar on ‘Precarious Historians, Diversity & Inclusion, and History Departments’. The fascinating and very topical webinar can be viewed here.


Call for Papers

The editors of the Journal of the Canadian Historical Association invite submissions for papers on the theme of ‘Epidemics, Pandemics, and Public Health Responses’ to be delivered at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association, 31 May – 2 June  2021. The conference will be hosted by the University of Alberta, but all papers will be presented remotely. Papers should be no more than 12 minutes in length and may be delivered in either English or French. Presenters will record their papers some weeks in advance of the conference. Their recordings will be played live during the session, and will be followed by a synchronous question and answer period. Further instructions on pre-recording presentations, including specific deadlines and best practices, will be available in the months to come. Presenters will be encouraged to submit their papers for publication in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the Canadian Historical Association. Please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words along with a CV of 1-2 pages to Mairi Cowan, at, by 20 December 2020. Notifications for acceptance on the panel will be sent out soon after the due date, so that authors whose submissions have not been selected will have time to resubmit their proposals to the general Canadian Historical Association Call for Papers.


Assistant Professor in Disability Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (ON), Canada

Deadline: 17 December 2020

Audain Chair (Associate/Full Professor) in Historical Indigenous Arts at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia (BC), Canada

Deadline: 17 December 2020

Faculty Position in Anthropology of the Contemporary at Laval University, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

Deadline: 23 December 2020

Assistant Professor in Forestry (Indigenous Land and Natural Resources Governance) at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Deadline: 15 January 2021

Academic Appointment in Indigenous Scholarship and Teaching at Western University, London, ON, Canada

Deadline: 15 January 2021

Associate Professor/Professor in Black Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

Deadline: 21 January 2021

Ph.D. Scholarships

Aboriginal Christianity in Queensland: a comparative perspective – PhD Scholarship at the University of Queensland

Deadline: 18 December 2020

Undergraduate Bursaries

Honours Bursaries in History at Flinders University

Deadline: 4 December 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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