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    dennis altman
    michelle arrow
    paul arthur
    carol bacchi
    ros bandt
    larissa behrendt
    mary besemeres
    richard broome
    chilla bulbeck
    anthony burke
    david carment
    david carter
    jock collins
    liz conor
    greg craven
    martin crotty
    denis cryle
    ann curthoys
    kate darian-smith
    lynette finch
    rae frances
    lucy frost
    stephen garton     heather goodall
    anna haebich
    dennis haskell
    anthony hassall
    jeannie herbert
    jenny hocking
    alison holland
    elizabeth jacka
    bruce johnson
    carol johnson
    mary kalantzis
    marilyn lake
    kateryna longley
    andrew mccann
    chris mcconville
    russell mcdougall
    philip mead
    clive moore
    nicole moore
    stephen muecke
    ffion murphy
    john murphy
    martin nakata
    garth nettheim
    karl neuenfeldt
    christine nicholls
    richard nile
    marguerite nolan
    wenche ommundsen
    darlene oxenham
    maureen perkins
    emily potter
    jan ryan
    kay saunders
    sean scalmer
    bruce scates
    kay schaffer
    joanne scott
    graham seal
    june senyard
    sue sheridan
    judith smart
    tom stannage
    daniela stehlik
    jenny strauss
    sian supski
    hsu-ming teo
    graham tulloch
    james walter
    richard waterhouse
    elizabeth webby
    gus worby
    clare wright


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The proposed Australia Research Network brings together scholars from a broad range of disciplinary backgrounds from across the Humanities and Social Sciences. It builds upon the established infrastructure of the Australian Public Intellectual Network which operates as a successful communications hub for research on Australia. The API Network was founded at the University of Queensland in 1997 before transferring to Curtin University of Technology in late 2000.

The Australia Research Network is firmly located within the disciplines of History, Politics, Law, Sociology, English and Cultural Studies. It possesses the capacity to positively engage with other disciplinary and interdisciplinary areas where Australia is a primary focus of attention.

A refigured and expanded API Network will serve as the electronic platform for the proposed Australia Research Network. In undertaking this migration, the Network will retain its essential characteristics involving, in particular, the promotion and support of public intellectual activity relating to Australia. It is desirable also to retain the philosophy of the API Network and its dedication to the 'democratisation of knowledge on Australia'.

The API Network can rightfully claim to be among the most impressive intellectual Networks originating from an Australian source. From a modest funding base, it has established a distribution list of more than 3500 active participants. The main website received more than two million downloads in the twelve months to February 2004, with links to hundreds of related sites. The API Network figures prominently on several other websites across Australia but also internationally. Between 60% and 70% of all recorded uses emanate from within Australia. The remaining 30% to 40% of visits come from offshore.

Among its many and varied activities, the API Network founded and continues to manage the annual New Talents 21C project, a national mentoring scheme for postgraduates and early career researchers. New Talents is currently operated by a partnership involving Curtin University of Technology, the University of Melbourne, the University of Queensland, and the International Australian Studies Association. More than 700 new and emerging scholars have participated in this unique scheme which each year involves hundreds of supervisors, advisers and mentors.

In its sixth full year of operation, New Talents 21C has helped to launch the careers of now award-winning new scholars such as Ruth Balint (Australian/Vogel Award 2003), Tony Hughes-d'Aeth (WK Hancock History Award 2002 and Ernest Scott History Award 2002) and Clare Wright (co-recipient of the inaugural Serle Award 2002 and the Max Kelly Medal).

More recently, the API Network has engaged in a program of republishing outstanding Australian scholars whose research monographs have been allowed to go out of print. Authors in this series range from Dennis Altman through to Judith Wright. Among senior scholars whose original research work has been produced under the aegis of the API Network, David Walker's Anxious Nation (2001) was the recipient of the 2000 Ernest Scott prize for History.

These capacities will transfer directly to the proposed Australia Research Network which will assume ownership of and governance over the core projects of the API Network.

From this advantaged position of acquiring an existing and successful electronic network, the Australia Research Network will turn to the important business of linking and facilitating researchers and research activities. Priority will be given to travelling master-classes, mentoring schemes, short-term fellowship programs and a range of other initiatives designed to encourage cooperation between Australian research scholars.

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Dedicated to the 'democratisation of knowledge', the API Network is a free electronic gateway specialising on matters Australia. Managed and produced by the Australia Research Institute, the Division of Humanities, Curtin University of Technology, it links public intellectuals through its publications, mailing list, online Forum, chat room and regular posting of news relating to book, journal and ezine publications, conferences, events, tours and funding opportunities in the field of Australian Studies.

This report has been make possible due to the generous support
of the Australian Research Council, and Curtin University of Technology

Dedicated to the 'democratisation of knowledge', the API Network is a free electronic gateway specialising on matters Australia.
International Australian Studies Association (InASA)
Australian Centre
University of Melbourne
President: Associate Professor Kate Darian-Smith
email: [email protected]
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The European Association for Studies on Australia (EASA)
University of Bergen
Sydnesp 5007 Bergen, Norway
Chairperson: Anne-Holden Ronning
email: [email protected]
website: click here

British Australian Studies Association (BASA)
School of History and Archaeology
Cardiff University
PO Box 909
Cardiff CF10 3XU
President: Bill Jones
email: [email protected]
website: click here

Menzies Centre for Australian Studies
King's College London
28 Russell Square
London WC1B 5DS
United Kingdom
Professor Carl Bridge
email: [email protected]
website: click here

Australian Studies at University College Dublin
K106, John Henry Newman Building
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
Director: Dr Nicholas Brown
email: [email protected]
website: click here

Centre for Australian Studies in Wales
University of Wales, Lampeter
Ceredigion SA48 7ED
Wales, UK
Director: Dr Andrew Hassam
email: [email protected]
website: click here

American Association of Australian Literary Studies (AAALS)|
C.W. Post Campus
Long Island University
President: Professor John Scheckter
email: [email protected]
website: click here

Center for Australian and New Zealand Studies
Walsh School of Foreign Service
Georgetown University
PO Box 571021
Washington DC 20057-1021
Director: Ambassador Richard W Teare
email: [email protected]
website: click here

Edward A. Clark Center for Australian and New Zealand Studies
Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, Suite 3.362
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas 78713-7219
Director: Professor Higley
email: [email protected]
website: click here

Australian & New Zealand Studies Association of North America (ANZSANA)
Georgetown University
PO Box 571021
Washington DC 20057-1021
President: Richard Teare
email: [email protected]
website: click here

New Zealand and Australian Studies
A section of the Western Social Science Association
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, United States
email: [email protected]
website: click here

Australian Studies Centre
East China Normal University
3663 North Zhongshan Road
Shanghai, 200062, China
Directors: Assoc Professor Chen Hong
Assoc Professor Huang Yuanshen
Assoc Professor Hou Minyue
email: [email protected]
website: click here

Australian Literature Research Institute
Anhui University
Anhui Province 230039, China
Director: Professor Chen Zheng-fa
email: [email protected]

Australian Studies Centre
School of Foreign Languages
Renmin University of China
39 Haidian Road
Haidian District, Beijing 100
Director: Professor Zhang Yongxian
email: [email protected]

Australian Studies Association
Foreign Language School
Shanghai Foreign Trade University
email: [email protected]

Australian Studies Centre
National Taiwan University
1 Roosevelt Road
Section 4, Taipei 106
Director: Lan-Hung Nora Chiang
email: [email protected]

Australian Studies Centre
Petra Christian University
East Java, Indonesia
email: [email protected]
website: click here

Australia Centre Berlin
Sydney Office
The Chancellery, North Wing
UNSW Sydney 2052
Managing Director: Dr Ditta Bartels
email: [email protected]
website: click here

Singapore Australia Studies Interest Group
Nanyang Technological University
Director: Kevin Blackburn
email: [email protected]
website: click here

Australian Studies Centre
Departament de Filologia Anglesa i Alemanya
Universitat de Barcelona
Gran Via Corts Catalanes
585 08007 Barcelona, Spain
Executive Director: Dr Susan Ballyn
email: [email protected]

Centre for Pacific and Asian Studies
Anthropology Department
University of Nijmegen
Thomas van Aquinostraat 4 Room 4.02.08
PO Box 9104
HE Nijmegen 6500
Director: Professor Ad Borsboom
email: [email protected]
website: click here

Association for Australian Studies
R�merstra�e 35
Bremgarten bei Bern
CH-3047 Schweiz
Professor Rudolf Bader
email: [email protected]
website: click here

Centre d'Etude du Pacifique (CEPAC)
University de Havre
Le Havre, France
Professor Maryvonne Nedeljkovic
email: [email protected]
website: click here

Museum of London
150 London Wall
London EC2Y 5HN UK
Group Director, Public Programmes: Dr Darryl McIntyre
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