Conference: The Global and the Local (Barcelona)

16/07/2016 - 21:28
18/07/2016 - 21:28

This Conference will be organised by the Barcelona Australian Studies
Centre and IAFOR (International Academic Forum)--Asian Think Tank. The
theme is Global Studies and will boast an Australian strand to which all
are warmly invited:

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CfP: Europe and Down Under

01/07/2016 - 11:14
02/07/2016 - 11:14

See the attached Call for Papers for "Europe and Down Under: Bridging Gaps and Fostering Connections"

an interdisciplinary international conference, on 1-2 July 2016

at the Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan.

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31/03/2016 - 21:39
02/04/2016 - 21:39

Call for Papers: American Association of Australasian Literary Studies Annual Conference
31 March–2 April 2016
University of Washington, Seattle

The American Association of Australasian Literary Studies (AAALS) invites paper proposals for its 2016 Annual Conference, to be held at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA, 31 March –2 April 2016.  Papers addressing any aspect of Australian, New Zealand, and South Pacific literary, film, and cultural studies are welcome. Papers on Aboriginal, Maori or other indigenous topics are especially encouraged.  Proposals from graduate students are also encouraged. Presentations are 20 minutes long; however, alternate presentation formats can be submitted. Please send a paper title and 250-word proposal by 15 November 2015 to Brenda Machosky (machosky [at] hawaii [dot] edu). Please label the email subject line:  AAALS 2016 proposal.

EASA13 (2015) Conference, Veszprem, Hungary

30/09/2015 - 21:51
03/10/2015 - 21:51

The European Association for Studies of Australia will hold its 13th biennial conference, "Australia as Topos: The Transformation of Australian Studies" at the University of Pannonia, Veszprém, Hungary.

Attached is the Call for Papers (1st circular).

Deadline for submitting 300-wd abstracts and bio: 13 April 2015.

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CFP: Gendered Violence conference

10/02/2015 - 00:53
12/02/2015 - 00:53

Gendered Violence Research Network

Inaugural Asia-Pacific Conference on Gendered Violence and Violations (UNSW, Australia)

CFP closes: 5 September 2014

Please read the attached flyer

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InASA 2014, Tasmania

03/12/2014 - 13:00
05/12/2014 - 13:00

CFP: InASA 2014, Tasmania InASA’s coming interdisciplinary conference “Friends, Foes and Other Intimacies” seeks to explore the multiple relationships that have influenced Australian society and culture, both historically and contemporaneously, and in both formal and informal settings, and both within and without Australia. For more info, please read the attached cfp. Deadline for abstracts: 30 April 2014 Contact: InASA2014 [at] gmail [dot] com

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ASAL-CRITIC Mini-Conference on Keneally, 2014 Sept, Wollongong

29/09/2014 - 00:00
29/09/2014 - 23:59

50 Years of Keneally as Writer, Activist, Celebrity
CALL FOR PAPERS/ PANELS (see attached)
Monday, 29, September, 2014, University of Wollongong

Deadline for abstracts — April 30, 2014.

Please send expressions of interest to Ingeborg Van Teeseling ingeborg [at] uow [dot] edu [dot] au

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SYMPOSIUM: Br, Fr, Am Interactions, Australian Colonial History

27/09/2014 - 00:00
27/09/2014 - 23:59

Interdisciplinary symposium on British, French and American interactions in early Australian colonial history

27. September 2014

Please see in the attached doc:

[...] symposium, with a strong involvement of historians, also on behalf of the German Association of Australian Studies [...] Cassandra Pybus as a keynote speaker, as well as very eminent American scholars [...]
organised by

Dr. Therese-M. Meyer
Institute for English and American Studies
Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg


also below in plain text:


Enlightened Powers: American, French and British Interactions in Botany Bay, 1789-1800

27. September 2014

Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg and the German Society for Australian Studies (GASt)
in cooperation with the Interdisciplinary Centre for European Enlightenment Studies (IZEA) and the Muhlenberg Center for American Studies (MCAS)

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Dr. Cassandra Pybus, Sydney University

American whalers, French expeditions and Napoleonic spies, black convicts from Mauritius and the newly independent US, British veterans of the American Revolutionary War, Caribbean rum, Irish rebellions, and British naval law... The elements that contribute towards a larger picture of Australia's first white settlement seem in place already and yet have never been considered in a global focus adequate to the international interests at stake in the late 18th century. This symposium brings together scholars from different disciplines to create a first, synchronic picture of the interactions (and their implications) of these multinational experiences, backgrounds, and interests relevant to the foundation of Australia's convict colony.

Final Discussion Panel on the colonial and recently independent US influence in the South Pacific (open to the public):

Prof. Dr. Jennifer L. Anderson (Stony Brook University New York)

Prof. Dr. Andrew O'Shaughnessy (Saunders Director of the Center for Jefferson Studies, Monticello, VA), and

Prof. Dr. Cassandra Pybus (Sydney University)

We look forward to welcoming you in Halle!

As is regular with conferences of the German Association of Australian Studies, student participants are very welcome. If you wish to present a poster at the conference, please contact us!

Contact: Dr. Therese-M. Meyer therese.meyer [at] anglistik [dot] uni-halle [dot] de
Institute for English and American Studies, MLU Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
Registration at

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CFP: EASA - Monash, Prato Conference, "Encountering Australia"

24/09/2014 - 12:49
26/09/2014 - 12:49

Encountering Australia: Transcultural Conversations


24 - 26 September 2014, Monash Prato Centre, Prato, Italy


Monash University’s Faculty of Arts is delighted to be hosting the 2014 international conference of the European Association for Studies on Australia (EASA) at the Monash Prato Centre in Italy.


Call for Papers
Where and how do we encounter Australia? This conference will explore sites of  contact, connection and exchange between Australia and the world, with a  particular emphasis on Europe. Monash’s Prato campus, situated in the heart of  Italy, provides an ideal meeting-place for such transcultural conversations. We  invite papers and panels that engage with ideas of encountering Australia –  imaginatively, theoretically, institutionally, politically, socially,  historically, pedagogically, symbolically. This conference will provide the  opportunity to instigate new ways of talking together about Australia, past and  present, and will highlight the importance of cross-cultural dialogue.

Topics for papers and panels may include:
* documentary encounters
* migration, mobility and diaspora
* environment and climate change
* histories of war and violence
* experimental and avant-garde encounters
* personal, national and collective memory
* embodied encounters
* gendered and sexual encounters
* expatriate communities and collectives
* narrative and performative encounters

The organising committee welcomes submissions from disciplines including literary studies, film studies, cultural studies, historical studies, Indigenous studies, translation studies, media, journalism and communications, performance  studies, gender and women’s studies, legal studies and social sciences.

Abstracts for papers or panel proposals of 300 words should be submitted to
EASA [at] monash [dot] edu <mailto:EASA [at] monash [dot] edu> by 10 March 2014.
Please include a  biographical statement of no more than 200 words.

Conference Organisers
Associate Professor Chandani Lokuge (Chair), Professor Kate Rigby, Dr Therese  Davis, Associate Professor Rita Wilson, Dr Anna Poletti, Professor Susan Kossew,  Professor Lynette Russell, Associate Professor Nathalie Nguyen, Sharon Elliott  (Event Coordinator)

Further information from our website:  ** <>

Monash University Faculty of Arts logo
CRICOS Provider Number: 00008C

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Australian Studies Association of Japan (ASAJ) Conference

26/07/2014 - 13:40
27/07/2014 - 13:40

"Transformation of Australian Studies in a Globalising Age" is the title of ASAJ's first international conference, to be organised in Tokyo, 26-27 Sept. 2014.

Deadline for abstracts: 30 Sept. 2013.

Please see the CFP attached.

The purpose of this conference is to exchange perspectives, observations and ideas about Australian studies among scholars from a broad range of academic disciplines such as history, literature, cultural and media studies, politics and law from Australia and Japan as well as other countries, and then to conduct a comparative and inter-disciplinary analysis of the issues surrounding Australian studies in the globalising world. ... More info in the attached call for papers.

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