Calls for Papers

Here are the latest Australian Studies related calls for papers:


Deadline 31 January 2022

Coming to Terms, 30 Years On: The Mabo Legacy in Australian

In the 30th anniversary of the landmark Mabo ruling, ASAL2022 will explore the impact of Mabo on Australian literature and literary culture, broadly defined. It will examine the roles that narrative, and other forms of writing, have played in mediating the Mabo legacy in all its complexity and ambiguity. The conference is seeking 20-minute papers or proposals for panels that speak to the many and varied impacts and articulations of Mabo on Australian writing and publishing in all its forms: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, theatre, as well as song and screen. The conference also welcome papers that address the pedagogical impacts of Mabo on the learning and teaching of Australian writing.

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Deadline 22 February 2022

Federal Law Review special issue on Equality and Public Law

How do public law concepts, institutions and norms frame or contribute to political and material inequality? How can public law and public law scholarship contribute to clear thinking about the set of problems associated with pervasive inequity in contemporary society? Federal Law Review special issue paper submissions for this special issue are due Tuesday 15 February 2022. Papers should ideally be between to 6,000-8,000 words, inclusive of footnotes.

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Deadline 28 February 2022

Urgent Histories: Australian Historical Association 2022 Conference

The 40th Australian Historical Association (AHA) Conference, will be hosted by Deakin University Contemporary Histories Research Group on the theme Urgent Histories. ‘Urgent Histories’, on Wadawurrung country in Geelong, Australia, invites historians to focus on the uses and usefulness of the past in pressing contemporary public debates, disputes and narratives. It welcomes histories and history-making distinctive to the local and particular through to addressing shared human conditions. The convenors welcome proposals for papers and panels on any geographical area, time-period, or field of history, especially those relating to the theme of urgent histories.  AHA and affiliated streams include environmental history, children and youth, religious history, and more to be confirmed. Abstracts due 28 February 2022.

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Deadline 31 March 2022

Journal of Australian, Canadian, and Aotearoa New Zealand Studies, Volume 2, Issues 2

For Vol. 2, Issue 2 of JACANZS, ACNZSN is issuing a call for a special issue of the journal. This can be in any areas of strength of the journal. In terms of geographical scope, it will be great if the proposal could aim to include articles that focus on more than one country of focus of JACANZS. However, as with normal issues of the journal, articles that focus on just one country will also be considered J Proposals should be no longer than 500 words and include the theme of the special issue, details of the editor/s (including contacts details and institutional affiliations if any), plan for dissemination of the call for papers, and a timeline for publication.

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