Australian, Canadian, and New Zealand Studies Network (ACNZSN) Newsletter – 11/06/21

Dear All,

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



It is with great sadness that ACNZSN announces the recent passing of Neville Meaney. For those of you familiar with the history of Australian foreign and defence policy, Australian national identity, and Australian-US relations (to name just three major areas of research interest) you will know the huge intellectual impact that Neville had on all these fields. But apart from his profound contribution to scholarship, Neville was also a wonderful mentor and supervised numerous Ph.D. students during his long and illustrious career. The creator and manager of ACNZSN, Dr. Jatinder Mann actually had the distinct honour and privilege of being Neville’s last ever Ph.D. student. Another one of them wrote a piece about Neville in History Matters.  Although Neville might sadly not be with us any longer, his intellectual legacy lives on. Rest in peace Neville…

On a happier note, ACNZSN is very pleased to announce the publication of the inaugural issue of its Journal of Australian, Canadian, and Aotearoa New Zealand Studies (JACANZS)! You can view it here 🙂 JACANZS is a peer-reviewed, online, open-access, non-profit, interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary journal. On the back of its hugely successful inaugural issue, JACANZS also has a call for papers for its second issue, which is expected to be published in December 2021. The deadline for the submission of manuscripts is 30 June 2021.

Submissions are also open for ACNZSN’s Donna Coates Book Prize. It is awarded annually to a monograph published by an Early Career Researcher and/or someone who has published their first book, that looks at least two countries of the focus of the network, i.e. Australia and Canada or Canada and Aotearoa New Zealand etc., and is published in the year in which the prize is promoted, so for this year’s prize, 2021. The prize is open to all disciplines. The deadline for submissions is 31 December 2021.

An Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand Public History Network (AAPHN) has been created. The AAPHN aims to develop public history across Australasia by providing a means of networking, communication and knowledge sharing for individuals and organisations who practice public and applied history.



Call for Papers

Due to the continuing Covid-19 pandemic, the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS) has decided to postpone its biennial conference on ‘Canada: Near and Far’ to 24-27 March 2022, Washington D.C., USA. ACSUS has also issued a revised call for papers in both English and French. The deadline for the submission of proposals is 1 November 2021

The Polish Association for the Study of Australia and New Zealand (PASANZ) will be holding an online conference on ‘Redefining Australia and New Zealand: Insularity, Solidarity, Disunity?’ on 22-23 September 2021. The deadline for the submission of proposals is 1 July 2021.

40th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Law and History Society on ‘Tenuous Histories and Provable Pasts: How Legal Historians Create Knowledge’ on 3-4 December 2021 at the Faculty of Law, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The deadline for the submission of proposals is 16 August 2021.


The International Australian Studies Association (InASA) Early Career Publication Subsidy Scheme is open for applications. The deadline is 30 June 2021.


Assistant Professor (12-months) in Sociology at Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario (ON), Canada

Deadline: 25 June 2021

Lecturer in History at Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Deadline: 29 June 2021

Assistant Teaching Professor in Geography and Environmental Studies at Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

Deadline: 30 June 2021

Aboriginal Leadership Opportunity Year (ALOY) – Assistant/Associate/Full Professor at Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, ON, Canada

Deadline: 1 August 2021

Postdoctoral Fellowships

McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowships at the University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Deadline: 23 August 2021


The Carolyn Allport Scholarship for Postgraduate Feminist Studies by Research is available for any student undertaking postgraduate feminist studies, by research, in any discipline, awarding $5000 per year for a maximum of 3 years to the successful applicant. The scholarship is awarded by the National Tertiary Education Union and the deadline for applications is 30 July 2021.



Brian Butler and John Bond, Sorry and Beyond: Healing the Stolen Generations (Sydney: NewSouth Books, 2021)

Alexander Washkowsky, Braden Sapara, Brady Dean, Sarah Hoag, Rebecca Morris-Hurl, Dayle Steffen, Joshua Switzer, and Deklen Wolbaum, Canada and Speeches from the Throne: Subtitle: Narrating a Nation, 1935-2015 (Regina: University of Regina, 2021)


Please 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 (so you are able to receive this newsletter directly into your inbox), 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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