The School of Arts of the Australian Catholic University is delighted to host the International Australian Studies Association (InASA) this year.
The conference program will be published as soon as we have confirmed all abstracts and speakers, and definitely before 30 September 2020. Please check this page regularly.
Conference registration will open after we have confirmed all abstracts, and definitely before 31 July 2020. Registration for the InASA biennial conference also includes a two-year membership to InASA.
Irene Watson belongs to the Tanganekald, Meintangk – Bunganditj Peoples of the Coorong and south-east of South Australia and has been an advocate and activist for First Nations land rights and self-determination for many years. Irene has worked as a legal practitioner, and academic publishing extensively on questions of Aboriginal Peoples rights and colonialism, Aboriginal Peoples, Colonialism and International Law: Raw Law, (Routledge 2015) and Indigenous Peoples as Subjects in International Law, (Routledge 2018). Irene is currently Professor of Law, PVC Aboriginal Leadership and Strategy at the University of South Australia.
Tim Soutphommasane is Professor of Practice (Sociology and Political Theory) and Director, Culture Strategy at the University of Sydney. A political theorist and human rights advocate, from 2013 to 2018 Tim was Australia’s Race Discrimination Commissioner. His thinking on patriotism, multiculturalism and national identity has been influential in debates in Australia and Britain. He is the author of five books: On Hate (2019), I’m Not Racist But … (2015), Don’t Go Back To Where You Came From (2012), The Virtuous Citizen (2012), and Reclaiming Patriotism (2009). He is also the co-editor (with Nick Dyrenfurth) of All That’s Left (2010). Tim is a regular columnist with the Sydney Morning Herald, co-chairs the Screen Diversity Inclusion Network and is a member of the advisory board of Media Diversity Australia. He was the founding chair of the Leadership Council on Cultural Diversity and has served on the boards of the National Australia Day Council and the Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership.
InASA 2020 Conference Convener
Noah Riseman (ACU)
InASA 2020 Conference Committee
Alexis Bergantz (RMIT)
Rachel Busbridge (ACU)
Gilbert Caluya (Deakin )
Lorinda Cramer (ACU)
Ken Gelder (UniMelb)
Carolyn Holbrook (Deakin)
Julie Kimber (Swinburne)
Nell Musgrove (ACU)
Hannah Robert (La Trobe)
We are pleased to continue offering the InASA Postgraduate Bursary Scheme to assist higher degree by research students to attend InASA 2020 at ACU Melbourne.
The International Australian Studies Association (InASA) awards the following bursary to HDR candidates to assist attendance at InASA biennial conferences.
Applications for the bursaries will be coincident with the release of the call for papers for each conference.
Terms and conditions
Up to six bursaries are available per biennial InASA conference. It is a competitive application, and a sub-committee of the InASA executive will assess the applications. Successful applicants are required to:
The bursary will not be paid in advance, but upon the attending the conference via EFT.
Applicants should complete the application form and send it as an email attachment to the same address used for submission of the conference abstracts, using the subject line Bursary Application. If the abstract is accepted for the conference it will then be forwarded to the InASA subcommittee for consideration of the bursary application.
The closing date for applications is 6 months prior to the conference start date (30 May 2020). Late applications will generally not be accepted.
All applications for the bursary will be acknowledged by email, and all applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by email. The decision of the InASA will be final and no correspondence will be entered into or feedback given.
Accompanying the InASA 2020 conference, we will be hosting a special workshop for Early Career Researchers. Tentatively titled ‘ERA, Engagement and Impact 101’, the purpose of the workshop will be to present some of the key ‘on the ground knowledge’ about ERA and the Engagement and Impact Assessments. The workshop aims to support ECRs and postgraduates, including those based at overseas institutions, in career planning and strategies to be competitive in the Australian academic job market.
Depending on the final program, this workshop will be held either on the afternoon of Wednesday 2 December or may be held on Thursday 3 December. We will send a separate call for expressions of interest to attend this workshop after we have notified people about acceptance of abstracts.
ACU Melbourne is located at 115 Victoria Parade in Fitzroy, a short walk or tram ride from the eastern end of Melbourne’s CBD. There are numerous accommodation options catering to all price ranges which attendees can book in the CBD, Fitzroy or East Melbourne. The following is a list of some of the closest options to the campus. This is not an endorsement or preference for these accommodation options.