Australian, Canadian, and New Zealand Studies Network (ACNZSN) Newsletter – 16/12/21

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 the publication of Volume 1, Issue 2 of its Journal of Australian, Canadian, and Aotearoa New Zealand Studies (JACANZS)! 🙂 The issue contains some fascinating articles and some very thoughtful book reviews. You can view all of these here

ACNZSN would also like to give one final reminder for the Call for Papers for Vol. 2, Issues 1-2 of JACANZS. In particular it would be great to receive some proposals from guest editors for a special issue of of the journal 🙂 The deadline for manuscripts for Volume 2, Issue 1 is 31 December 2021 and the deadline for proposals for the planned subsequent special issue is 31 March 2022.

A reminder from ACNZSN as well about its Donna Coates Book Prize. The deadline for this is 31 December 2021.

The International Scientific Conference “Political and military aspects of security in the 21st century” will be held on-line on January 17-18, 2022 at Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

Now to some very unhappy news 😦 The fields of Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Studies have sadly lost some titans in recent months. Professor Lydia Wevers, former Director of the Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies sadly passed away in September. I had the personal privilege of knowing Lydia when I was based at the Stout as a Resident Scholar in 2015/16. She was extremely welcoming and supportive as the Director but also very friendly to me personally, inviting me over for a lovely dinner at her home where I met her wonderful family. Lydia’s accomplishments in academia and her tremendous collegiality are rightly appreciated and missed, but I think it is her kind and generous nature and wonderful personality that will be the greatest loss. You can see a lovely tribute to her here.

Professor Stuart Macintyre also sadly passed away last month. He was a widely respected and appreciated academic and mentor. He will be sorely missed. I also knew Stuart and was very grateful for his support and encouragement throughout my career. You can view a very thoughtful tribute to him by Professor Frank Bongiorno here.

And November also saw the sad passing of Babette Smith, a leading historian of the history of Australian female convicts especially. She was also a widely respected and appreciated mentor. Although I did not know her personally I can see that she had a tremendous impact on many other historians and will also be sorely missed. You can see a tribute to her here.



Call for Papers

Two-day online workshop: ‘WWII in the Asia-Pacific: Border Crossing Mobilities’ at Ritsumeikan University, Japan,  18-19 July 2022

Deadline: 17 January 2022


Assistant Professor in Canadian Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Toronto (St. George Campus), Toronto, Ontario (ON), Canada

Deadline: 20 December 2021

Assistant Professor in Indigenous Studies (Bachelor of N?e?kepmx Language Fluency) at the University of British Columbia – Okanagan Campus, Kelowna, British Columbia (BC), Canada

Deadline: 20 December 2021

Faculty Appointments in Multiple Disciplines (Indigenous Scholars) at Western University, London,  ON, Canada

Deadline: 3 January 2022

Assistant Professor in History (Indigenous History) at the University of British Columbia – Okanagan Campus, Kelowna, BC, Canada

Deadline: January 2022

Assistant Professor in Political Science (Politics and/or Public Policy of Canada) at the University of British Columbia – Okanagan Campus, Kelowna, BC, Canada

Deadline: 4 January 2022

Faculty Appointments in Multiple Disciplines (Black Scholars) at Western University, London,  ON, Canada

Deadline: 6 January 2022

Professor of Critical Indigenous Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga, Mississauga, ON, Canada

Deadline: 6 January 2022

Assistant Professor in Indigenous Knowledge Systems at the University of Toronto (St. George Campus), Toronto, ON, Canada

Deadline: 10 January 2022

Faculty Appointment in Modern and Contemporary Indigenous Art and Cultural Practices at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Deadline: 10 January 2022

Assistant Professor in Indigenous and Canadian History at the University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Deadline: 21 January 2022

Assistant Professor in Indigenous Studies at the Concordia University of Edmonton, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Deadline: 30 January 2022

Associate/Assistant Professor in Political Science (Indigenous Politics) at the University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada

Deadline: 31 January 2022

Chair, Indigenous Studies at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Deadline: 13 February 2022

Assistant/Associate or Full Professor in Canadian Indigenous History at Brock University, St. Catharines, ON, Canada

Deadline: 28 February 2022



Honae Cuffe, The Genesis of a Policy: Defining and Defending Australia’s National Interest in the Asia-Pacific, 1921–57 (Canberra: ANU Press, 2021)

Catherine Dewhirst and Richard Scully (Editors), Voices of Challenge in Australia’s Migrant and Minority Press (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021)

Shane Homan, Seamus O’Hanlon, and Catherine Strong, Music City Melbourne (Bloomsbury, 2021)

Doug Munro, History Wars: The Peter Ryan – Manning Clark Controversy (Canberra: ANU Press, 2021)

Richard Tuffin, David Roe, Sylvana Szydzik, E. Jeanne Harris, and Ashley Matic, Recovering Convict Lives: A Historical Archaeology of the Port Arthur Penitentiary (Sydney: Sydney University Press, 2021)

Eva-Marie Kroll, Writing the Empire: The McIlwraiths, 1853–1948 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2021)

Andre BrettCan’t Get There From Here: New Zealand Passenger Rail Since 1920 (Dunedin: Otago University Press, 2021)


Please let me know of any future news, opportunities, and recent publications via email at, which I can then include in the monthly 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


This will be the last ACNZSN Newsletter for 2021 and so all that is left for me to say is Happy Holidays to everyone! Here is hoping that 2022 is a better year than this past one for all of us 🙂


Best Wishes,

Dr. Jatinder Mann

Creator and Manager of ACNZSN

Editor-in-chief, JACANZS



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