Re-imagining Australia: Encounter, Recognition, Responsibility

Submission deadline: Thursday 30 June 2016 International Australian Studies Association (InASA) Conference 7-9 December 2016, Western Australia Maritime Museum Hosted by the Centre for Human Rights Education, Australia-Asia-Pacific Institute, the School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts, Curtin University. The purpose of this conference is to understand, document, invoke, listen to, learn about and enquire Read more …

Commemoration of the Battle of the Somme 1st July 1916

Submission deadline: Monday 1 February 2016 Amiens, France, 6–10 June 2016 This international conference will focus on the consequences of the now legendary battle of the Somme, and the shock it produced, in the populations of the belligerents. The main countries to be considered will be the United Kingdom, Australia and Germany. Two points will Read more …

Editorial traineeships on Journal of Australian Studies

The International Australian Studies Association (InASA) and the editors of the Journal of Australian Studies are seeking expressions of interests from HDR candidates, graduate students in editing programs, or ECRs, who are interested in Australian Studies and would like the opportunity to gain editorial experience as an editorial trainee with the leading journal in Australian Read more …

War, Sport and the Anzac Tradition

Kevin Blackburn’s War, Sport and the Anzac Tradition (Palgrave Studies in Sport and Politics) was published this month. The book argues that there has been an Anzac sporting tradition which has intertwined the language of sport and war since the First World War. Its origins are in late Victorian and Edwardian ideas of masculinity extolling Read more …

Masters of Empire: Great Lakes Indians and the Making of America

Michael McDonnell’s new book Masters of Empire: Great Lakes Indians and the Making of America (Macmillan) reveals the pivotal role played by the native peoples of the Great Lakes in the history of North America. Highlighting the long-standing rivalries and relationships among the great Indian nations of North America, it shows how Europeans often played Read more …

Opportunities in government focus on innovation

The Australian Academy of the Humanities this week welcomed the Government’s renewed focus on innovation, science and research. ‘Humanities researchers have a massive contribution to make to an ideas-driven agenda for Australian innovation’, said Academy President Professor Fitzgerald. ‘STEM can’t do it alone.’ Read the media release.

The 1916 Easter Rising: Australasian Perspectives

Submission deadline: Sunday 31 January 2016 School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne and Newman College, in collaboration with the Irish Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand (ISAANZ) 7–8 April 2016, University of Melbourne The Easter Rising of 1916 is a key event in the Revolutionary decade, 1913-23, and in Read more …