Australian Studies Conference
Berlin, September 26/27, 2005
On the Right Path?
Reform and Reaction in Australia
In recent decades, Australian politics, society and culture have been profoundly transformed. Long established institutions and structures have been reformed or abolished; old industries have been dismantled and new ones have arisen; values have been replaced, habits of daily life reshaped.
We are seeking papers which explore this transformation in any of its political, legal, social, cultural or everyday life aspects. We are interested in the origins and processes of the transformation, the forces and agents of change, responses at home and overseas. ‘Recent decades’ is deliberately ambiguous: the time period is broadly post WW2, though other turning points exist – most obviously the 1960s, the 1980s.
Proposals (of about 250 words) for papers should be sent to Graham Willett by May 15. Presentations will be of 20 minutes duration with time for questions and discussion. Proposals for panels of two or three speakers are welcome.
The conference will be hosted by the Area Studies program of the English Department at the Free University of Berlin with the support of the German federal government’s DAAD program.
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