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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14th Australian Studies Conference in China

11/07/2014 - 12:41
14/07/2014 - 12:41

Scholars are invited to participate in the 14th International Conference of Australian Studies in China, which will be hosted by Mudanjiang Normal University from July 11 to July 14, 2014. The Conference is to be sponsored by the Australia China Council under Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and supported by the National Association of Australian Studies in China. The theme of the conference is Creativity and Development. For more info please read the attached call for papers.

Deadlines: reg. forms by 30 Nov. 2013; abstracts by 20 Feb. 2014.

CFP_China Australian Studies--M.Rolls_.doc1.38 MB

ASAL 2014 Conference, Sydney

09/07/2014 - 13:10
12/07/2014 - 13:10

The next ASAL conference "Worlds Within" will take place in Sydney.

Deadline for abstracts: 15 December 2013. See more details in the cfp attached.

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CFP: GASt Conference, "Postcolonial Justice"

29/05/2014 - 13:00
31/05/2014 - 12:40

This is an urgent cfp announcement for our upcoming conference "Postcolonial Justice: Reassessing the Fair Go"; a conference jointly organised by GASt, the German Association of Australian Studies and ASNEL (Postcolonial Studies in Germany).


We are inviting papers that address postcolonial justice in Australia. Australia famously considers itself as the country of the 'fair go' and yet heated discussions around the notion of justice continue to be fought out in the public domain. Often (though not exclusively) concerned with the legacy of Australia's colonial past, these debates revolve around questions of obligation and recognition, reparation and restitution, reconciliation and forgiveness. GASt seeks to approach these issues through transdisciplinary dialogue, inviting papers from the humanities, the social sciences, history of science and law.


Our keynotes are Anne Curthoys, Paul Gilroy, Ratna Kapur, Benita Parry and Suvendrini Perera.

Apart from the normal program consisting of keynotes, panel discussions and conference papers, we are organising a special public panel discussion under the heading "HUMAN REMAINS: a difficult legacy":
Following a long process of negotiation, in April 2013, the first human remains of Indigenous Australians were repatriated from collections held by the Berlin Charity. This return took place against the backdrop of increasing debates around the repatriation of human remains in Germany. In one special event that is open to the general public, the conference will offer systematic reflection on these issues. By inviting Indigenous Australian artists, museum practitioners, historians of science and political stakeholders, we wish to address the following questions: How do we adequately deal with the consequences of Australian colonialism, not least also from a German perspective where the legacy of the country's entanglements in colonial science continues to be marginalised? How reflexive are our scientific disciplines about institutional and individual participation in imperial designs and concomitant regimes of (epistemological and physical) violence? How may we responsibly decolonise our academic practice? And finally, how can these reflections contribute to a practice of restitution in the spirit of postcolonial justice?


Most of the sessions will take place on our campus Am Neuen Palais in Potsdam, in close proximity to the Prussian palaces and gardens and about 40 minutes from Berlin by public transport. One conference day will be organised at the transcultural arts centre Werkstatt der Kulturen in Berlin.

We have already received a number of abstracts and have been able to invite the following Australian conference participants:

Dr. Fiona Allon, University of Sydney
Dr. Tony Birch, University of Melbourne (author of Shadowboxing 2006; Father's Day 2009; Blood 2011).
Dr. Prudence Black, University of Sydney
Prof. Dr. Anne Curthoys, University of Sydney
Prof. Dr. John Docker, University of Sydney
Prof. Fiona Foley, University of Queensland
Prof. Dr. Anna Haebich, Curtin University
Dr. Andrew Hurley, UTS
Prof. Dr. Gail Jones, University of Western Sydney (author of The House of Breathing 1992, Fetish Lives 1997, Black Mirror 2002, Sixty Lights 2004, Dreams of Speaking 2006, Sorry 2007, Five Bells 2011)
Prof. Dr. Rosanne Kennedy, Australian National University
Prof. Dr. Andrew L. McCann, Dartmouth College
Prof. Dr. Stephen Muecke, UNSW
Prof. Dr. Suvendrini Perera, Curtin University
Prof. Dr. Michael Pickering, ANU and Australian National Museum
Prof. Dr. Katrina Schlunke, UTS
Dr. David Turnbull, University of Melbourne
Dr. Sara Wills, Melbourne University

For further information, please refer to our website:

We are looking forward to welcoming many of you to Potsdam next May!
Spread the word!

Anja Schwarz

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Symposium on Tasmanian Travel Writing

06/02/2014 - 13:26
07/02/2014 - 13:26

For the CFP on a two-day symposium "Travelling--Writing--Tasmania" please click on the attachment and/or visit the event's website at

Deadline for 300-wd abstracts: 1 October 2013.

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EASA12 Conference, Bordeaux, 2013

04/09/2013 - 12:38
07/09/2013 - 12:38

The European Association for Studies of Australia will hold its 12th biennial conference, "On the Margins" at Bordeaux 3 University, France.

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

Deadline for submitting 200-wd abstracts: 28 February 2013.

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16th Triennial ACLALS Conference, St. Lucia, West Indies

05/08/2013 - 11:49
09/08/2013 - 11:49

"‘The current unbroken/ the circuits kept open': Connecting Cultures and the Commonwealth"

The 16th Triennial ACLALS Conference, St. Lucia, West Indies, August 5 -9, 2013

In "Sometimes in the Middle of the Story," a poem that revisits the perilous event of the Middle Passage, the eminent Walcott scholar, Edward Baugh, gives primacy to the connecting currents of the "ocean" as a central motif. ..... Read more in the attached CALL FOR PAPERS, and send your abstract to

ACLALSCONFERENCE2013 [at] gmail [dot] com by 15 December 2012

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CFP: Reading the City Conference, Veszprem, Hungary

12/10/2012 - 14:19
23/10/2012 - 14:19
Deadline for abstracts: 1 May 2012
Selected papers will be published.

Reading the City Conference
12 October, Friday, 2012
English and American Studies Institute, University of Pannonia, Veszprém

This one-day bilingual conference aims to bring together scholars for the first academic conference initiated by the English and American Studies Institute, University of Pannonia, Veszprém, dedicated to the study of space in the humanities in the year that marks the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens’s birth, the writer who immortalized nineteenth-century London by contributing to the invention of urban literature and of the modern urban subject. .........

More info in the attached file or at the website of Topos Journal <> (switch language and click on News).


GASt 2012 Stuttgart: Call for Papers

27/09/2012 - 00:00
29/09/2012 - 23:00

13th Biennial GASt Conference in Stuttgart, 27-29 Sept. 2012:

"Visualizing Australia: Images, Icons and Imaginations - Representing the Continent at Home and Abroad"

Please send your proposals by February 29th 2012 to: nina.juergens [at] ilw [dot] uni-stuttgart [dot] de

We ask international guests who would like to attend to respond with a (preliminary) title by 15.06.2011 in order to facilitate possible funding opportunities.


CFP attached.


"Transculturation and Aesthetics" Conference, Bergen

31/08/2012 - 14:52
02/09/2012 - 14:52

Conference title: "Transculturation and Aesthetics"
Place, date: Bergen, 31. Aug. -2.  Sept. 2012.
Extended deadline:
Abstracts due by 11 April 2012.
Contact: Anne Holden Ronning at Anne.Ronning [at] if [dot] uib [dot] no