Calls for Papers

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Here are the latest Australian Studies related calls for papers


Deadline 30 November 2022 

2023 Asia Pacific Economic and Business History (APEBH) Conference

The Economic History Society of Australia and New Zealand (EHSANZ) invite papers and proposals for APEBH 2023 conference. The conference welcomes proposals for contributions on any topic in economic, social, and business history, including proposals for complete sessions on particular themes. A particular interest is in contributions to the main conference theme: “Gender in History”. Researchers across a broad range of disciplines are warmly welcomed. Early career researchers are encouraged to participate. The conference organisers are also particularly interested in attracting papers that examine topics, and especially the main conference theme, in the context of the Asia-Pacific region as well as papers that provide an international comparative perspective, especially in relation to pre-contact and settler-economies such as Australia, New Zealand and the wider Pacific.

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Deadline 16 December 2022 

Australian Studies Journal Special Issue on Black Australian author Mudrooroo

The editors of the Australian Studies Journal are inviting contributions to Special Issue on Black Australian author Mudrooroo (1938–2019), to be published October 2024. It will be guest-edited by Gerhard Fischer, UNSW Sydney. Topics to be addressed in the Special Issue may include an evaluation of his work within the corpus of Australian and, specifically, Aboriginal literature; his contributions to literary and postcolonial theory; the international reception of his work; analyses of the voluminous Nachlass (literary estate), notably the comprehensive diaries included in the collection at the National Library of Australia; interpretations of the most recent works published after the author's return to Australia. Mudrooroo's claim to Aboriginal 'belonging' on the basis of his life experiences and his work may be of secondary importance to a consideration of the impact of his writing, yet it does constitute the decisive caesura in his life-long odyssey. New evidence or arguments to advance the discussion on this topic are welcome.

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Deadline 1 March 2023 

EASA Conferences: Australia from the Heart: Envisioning Affective, Environmental, and Material Reparations

Building on the critical work ensuing from the “affective turn” in the humanities and social sciences, we encourage participants to explore the connections between the intimate and the public, the individual and the collective, as well as “the epistemic decolonizing potential in turning to affect as a basis of exploring injustice, conflict, trauma and reparation” (Antwi et al. 2013, 3). EASA favours an inter- and multidisciplinary approach to studies on Australia and can host presentations from a wide range of disciplines and subject areas such as Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Ethnic Studies, Environmental Studies, Gender Studies, History, Linguistics, Literature, Media and Film Studies, Political Science, Sociology, Visual and Performing Arts, etc.

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