Calls for Papers

Here are the latest Australian Studies related calls for papers:


Deadline 13 June 2022

On gases, clouds, fogs and mists - COOLABAH, online journal of the Australian and Transnational Studies Centre at the University of Barcelona

In this special edition of Coolabah, authors are invited to propose articles and creative work on the theme of atmospheres. New writing and research on atmospheres has brought about what has been called an “atmospheric turn” (Griffero 2019). What unites this recent research across the sciences, cultural studies and comparative literature is a concern with the particular qualities of atmospheres and how they have historically been interpreted, controlled and experienced across cultures and communities. Coolabah accepts academic articles (up to 6,000 words), creative fiction and non-fiction (from 3,000–6,000 words), creative work with artist statements (up to 500 words) and poetry (any length). This journal welcomes the submission of creative work providing that the matter of the creative work concerns exploration of the themes of this journal/edition.

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Deadline 14 June 2022

RINGS 2022: Decolonising Feminisms

The International Research Association of Institutions of Advanced Gender Studies invites contributions engaging with the project of decolonising feminist scholarship and activism, not merely in symbolic and metaphorical ways, but with a commitment to material, structural change in the world. Abstracts of a maximum of 350 words are to be submitted by 14th June 2022 to Beth Gum at bethanygracegum[at], with the subject line “RINGS abstract”. Please also indicate at the end of your abstract whether you will be attending the conference in person or virtually.

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Deadline 17 June 2022

2022 Australian Workshop on Public Finance

The 2022 Australian Workshop on Public Finance is hosted by the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute, Australian National University (ANU) and will be held on Thursday 4 and Friday 5 August 2022 at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the ANU. This is a call for submission of extended abstracts or full papers. Empirical papers using Australian administrative datasets in any area of public economics, public finance, or tax policy, from any discipline, are welcome. The submission deadline is 17 June 2022. Please send submissions to The selection of papers and discussants will be finalised by 1 July 2022. Domestic travel and accommodation will be covered for paper presenters and discussants. There is no registration fee for the workshop.

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Deadline 30 June 2022

International Australian Studies Association (InASA) biennial conference 2022: It’s Time…Again

The ANU Australian Studies Institute is delighted to host the International Australian Studies Association (InASA) biennial conference this year. The Conference Committee is calling for abstracts of 150 words and a short biography of 75 words by 30 June 2022. The conference theme can be interpreted as broadly as the field of Australian Studies itself. It draws its inspiration from the 50 year anniversary of the Whitlam government’s election in 1972 – an event seen by many as not merely a political turning point, but also a social and cultural awakening from a long post-war torpor. Fittingly, conference participants will enjoy a keynote address in the historic House of Representatives chamber at Old Parliament House – one of Australia’s most cherished buildings and the stage for the dramatic conclusion to that tumultuous chapter in Australian history.

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Deadline 1 August 2022 

The Australian and New Zealand Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and the Australian Catholic University

The Australian and New Zealand Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ANZSECS) and the Australian Catholic University invite you to the 18th David Nichol Smith (DNS) Seminar for Eighteenth-Century Studies. The DNS welcomes proposals that address their theme, ‘The Marine Worlds of the Long Eighteenth Century.’ They seek to explore and understand the experiences, knowledges, and spaces of the sea and undersea from 1650 to 1850. They are particularly keen to highlight and interrogate how the ‘blue humanities,’ and the environmental humanities in general, are in conversation with the study of the eighteenth century across disciplines. They are seeking proposals for panels, workshops, and roundtables. They are happy to help prospective applicants make connections between people in order to form or participate in a session. If this proves impossible, they will of course then accept a 200-word abstract for an individual paper. They are pleased to offer some travel bursaries to postgraduate students or unemployed scholars to assist in the cost of travel to Melbourne. If you would like to be considered for a travel grant, please indicate so in your proposal and include a three-page CV. Please email proposals to dns.xviii[at] by Monday,  August 2022 

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