16-17 September 2022
Hosted by the Centre for Australian Studies at the University of Cologne.
The Centre for Australian Studies is very pleased to announce a two-day online interdisciplinary workshop specifically designed for early career researchers and emerging scholars (doctoral students and postdocs less than five years after completion of their PhD) whose work is situated in the broad field of Australian Studies. This event, which will be hosted by four scholars from the Centre of Australian Studies (University of Cologne), functions as intersessional event before the biennial Association for Australian Studies Conference in Duisburg-Essen (2023).
Their major goal is to bring together the next generation of Australian Studies scholars from around the world, providing a forum for exchanging ideas among peers, for sharing research, for providing and receiving constructive feedback, and for generating new ideas. Though larger academic conferences increasingly invite early career contributions, the foundational premise of this workshop is that especially research at an early stage needs an explicitly accessible, appreciative and stimulant space to experiment with inchoate ideas and build interdisciplinary networks.
The workshop is designed to allow for international as well as local participation (morning and noon sessions in Germany, which translate to afternoon and evening panels in Australia). Should you be interested in presenting, please send the Centre for Australian Studies an abstract of no more than 350 words by 15th April 2022. Presentations should be no longer than 20 minutes to ensure a minimum of 10 minutes for discussion.
The Centre for Australian Studies plans on including academic keynotes and literary readings, as well as plenty of breaks for formal and informal chats. If you are an early career researcher working in Australian Studies, if you have just obtained your master’s degree and think of pursuing a PhD, or if you are a senior scholar who knows a person who might be interested in joining this interdisciplinary workshop, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us! Visitors are most welcome to join us even if they do not aspire to present a paper. There will be no attendance fee.
The Centre for Australian Studies is excited for this event and look forward to your contributions!
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