Australian, Canadian, and New Zealand Studies Network (ACNZSN) Newsletter – 24/09/21

Dear All,

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



ACNZSN is very excited to announce a call for papers for Vol. 2, Issues 1-2 of its Journal of Australian, Canadian, and Aotearoa New Zealand Studies (JACANZS). The deadline for manuscripts for Vol. 2, Issue 1 is 31 December 2021. And the deadline for proposals for a special issue of Vol. 2, Issue 2 is 31 March 2022.

JACANZS is also looking for book reviewers for the following titlesIf you are interested in reviewing any of them please contact Ms. Emily Cornish, the Book Reviews Editor at Emily is also keen to create a database of potential reviewers so if you are interested in reviewing a book for the journal (we especially encourage emerging scholars as writing a book review is a way to start your publication record and also raise your profile in your field, not to mention ‘usually’ getting to receive a physical copy of the book) please also contact her with your area of expertise. I say ‘usually’ as a growing number of publishers are only offering e-copies of their books for review, which unsurprisingly removes one of the major incentives for doing what is a voluntary, unpaid activity…There has been some collective action by Book Reviews Editors globally to express opposition to this growing shift. For more information see here.

Dr. Carolyn Holbrook will be giving the 2021 Annual History Council of Victoria Lecture online on ‘“I don’t hold a hose, mate”: Power and sentiment in the Australian Federation’ on Thursday 21 October 2021, 5.30-7.30pm (AEST).

Professor Mark Kenny will be giving an online talk on ‘Lucky but lame — Australia’s unhappy relationship with risk’ as a part of series at the State Library of New South Wales on Tuesday 26 October 2021, 5.30–6.30pm (AEST).



Call for Papers

The call for papers for ‘An Australian Studies Symposium – (Un)belonging: In Search of New Representations, Negotiations, Entanglements’ has been extended to 30 September 2021.

Legalities: The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Law and Society – Call for Papers – Special Theme: Black Lives Matter, Volume 1, 2022

Deadline: 18 October 2021


Expression of Interest Oral Historians at the State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Deadline: 10 October 2021

Associate Professor in Education (Indigenous Teacher Education) and Director of NITEP at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia (BC), Canada

Deadline: 10 October 2021

Assistant Professor in Sociology at Algoma University – Sault Ste. Marie Campus, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario (ON), Canada

Deadline: 10 October 2021

Assistant Professor in Art History and Communication Studies (Contemporary Art) at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec (QC), Canada

Deadline: 15 October 2021

Lecturer in Family History at the University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Deadline: 17 October 2021

Assistant Professor in Indigenous Research and Studies (Contemporary Indigenous Artistic/Cultural Practices) at the University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Deadline: 31 October 2021

Assistant Professor in Art Histories of Black and Latinx Diasporas at the University of Toronto (St. George Campus), Toronto, ON, Canada

Deadline: 1 November 2021

Assistant Professor in Indigenous and Aboriginal Law at the University of Toronto (St. George Campus), Toronto, ON, Canada

Deadline: 9 November 2021

Assistant Professor in English at McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada

Deadline: 15 November 2021

Ph.D. Scholarships

The Australian Catholic University’s Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences is seeking outstanding Ph.D. and MPhil applicants in gender and women’s history; refugees, migration and humanitarian studies’ British empire and Atlanitic world history; First Nations, Australian, Pacific, transnational, and colonial histories; and Indigenous biography and family history. For more information click here.

Deadline: 17 October 2021

‘Parched: Cultures of Drought in regional Victoria’ Ph.D. Scholarship, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria (Vic.), Australia

The ARC funded project ‘Parched: Cultures of drought in regional Victoria’ is an environmental humanities project examining the changing ways Victorians have lived with, imagined, understood and represented drought. We aim to link cultural and media practices with climate histories to establish a new interdisciplinary model of drought cultures and generate new knowledge of the social and cultural dimensions of drought in rural and regional areas. The project is led by Professor Katie Holmes and based in La Trobe’s Centre for the Study of the Inland. This scholarship opportunity offers the chance to work with this exceptionally strong team of environmental humanities scholars. A suggested focus for the research of the successful applicant is the WWII drought across three regions: Albury/Wodonga, Shepparton and Bendigo, although this is open to discussion and we welcome applicants to suggest their own area of focus provided it falls within the parametres of the project.

Deadline: 31 October 2021

Hanson Trust Ph.D. Scholarship in History, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic., Australia

This scholarship provides A$35,000 per year for the length of a full-time PhD candidature. A key feature of the scholarship is a mentoring program that provides valuable experience in tertiary teaching and the promotion of History to the community.

Deadline: 31 October 2021



Lisa Ford, The King’s Peace: Law and Order in the British Empire (Cambridge, MA: Harvard, 2021)

Kerrie Handasyde, God in the Landscape: Studies in the Literary History of Australian Protestant Dissent (Bloomsbury, 2021)

Matthew Nicholson, Bob Stewart, Greg de Moore, and Robert Hess, Australia’s Game: The History of Australian Football (Hardie Grant, 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,

Associate Professor Jatinder Mann

Creator and Manager of ACNZSN

Editor-in-chief, JACANZS

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