First Call for Papers:
Australia and New Zealand American Studies Association Conference
University of Adelaide
1st-4th July 2010
The University of Adelaide and Flinders University are delighted to announce that they are hosting the Australia and New Zealand Association for American Studies Conference in 2010. ANZASA brings together scholars from Australia and New Zealand with colleagues who specialize in American Studies from around the world for a major conference held every two years.
Papers on American Studies topics from a broad range of disciplines (e.g. History, Politics, Literary Studies, Film Studies, Law, etc.) are invited. Postgraduate students, as well as senior scholars, are warmly encouraged to submit proposals.
There are two kinds of proposals:
1. Panel proposals (up to 60 minutes, or 3 speakers). These should include a panel title, a 200-word abstract for each paper and a one-page CV for each person delivering a paper. Panelists should also nominate a proposed Chair.
2. Individual proposals for 20 minute papers. These should include an abstract and a half-page CV.
There are two submission deadlines.
1. Early bird submissions : 16th October 2009.
This deadline is recommended for those whose funding is dependent on supplying their home institution with proof of acceptance well in advance.
2. Final submissions: 17th December 2009.
There will be NO extensions of this final submission date.
Please send your abstract and brief CV via email to the conference email address:
At present, our confirmed keynote speakers include:
Shane White is Professor of American History at the University of Sydney ,and is known for his innovative studies of African American history and culture. With Graham White, he has recently published The Sounds of Slavery: Discovering African American History Through Songs, Sermons, and Speech and Stylin': African-American Expressive Culture From Its Beginnings to the Zoot Suit. He is also the author of Stories of Freedom in Black New York and Somewhat More Independent: The End of Slavery in New York City, 1770-1810. He is currently an Australian Research Council Professorial Fellow (2006-10) and has recently been appointed to the Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lectureship Program (2008-09). A fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, he is presently engaged in a collaborative project that will result in a book on numbers gambling in interwar Harlem .
Accommodation & registration:
Information on accommodation and registration will be available shortly; full and concession registration rates will be available. As detailed information comes to hand, it will appear at:
About the venue:
The Conference will be based at the University of Adelaide campus on North Terrace in Adelaide. The historic campus is located in the cultural heart of the Adelaide CBD. Adelaide is the capital of South Australia, and is nestled between white sandy beaches and forested hills. In the city itself, there are many sites of interest, and a wide array of culinary diversions, including the Adelaide Central Market, the National Wine Centre of Australia, and vibrant cafes and restaurants that boast some of Australia’s best chefs. Adelaide is also the perfect base from which to explore South Australia and the Australian outback. The region produces internationally outstanding wines, and many of Australia’s finest wineries can be reached in day-trips from Adelaide: the Barossa Valley, for example. Further afield are unique sites such as the Flinders Ranges, the World Heritage Listed Naracoorte Caves National Park, and the marvelous Kangaroo Island. Adelaide’s winter climate is temperate with high temperatures in July averaging around 15 degrees Celsius, and overnight lows of around 3 to 7 degrees Celsius. For more information about the city see: http://www.southaustralia.com/Adelaide.aspx
Further inquiries: please contact the conference organizer
Dr. Tom Buchanan
Discipline of History
University of Adelaide
Adelaide SA 5005
+61 8 8303 4682
School of History and Politics
University of Adelaide
Adelaide, South Australia
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