& benefits
    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

 structure and activities

We begin with a proposition that Australia is the site and subject of several lines of intellectual inquiry. This first proposition is contingent upon a second: that the established disciplines are rich in methodologies, problem solving capabilities but also specialist knowledge on Australia. The Australia Research Network seeks to operate within but also between the disciplines and their research emphases on Australia.

While privileging the disciplines, the Australia Research Network also seeks to promote the sharing of intellectual approaches, expertise and knowledge. In this way, the Network leaves the way clear for the further refinement of critical awareness around new potentialities of cross-, inter- and trans-disciplinary approaches.

The Network is not a stakeholder in the disciplines per se. Rather it is a facilitator of that research on Australia that is currently embedded within the disciplines. Our third proposition, therefore, is that intellectual culture may be enriched by a more systematic, rigorous but respectful exchange between disciplinary positions where Australia is the principal subject of research.

From these positions of strengthening awareness of different approaches to knowledge, we move into cross-, inter- and trans-disciplinary areas such as gender studies (Lake, Altman, Sheridan, Bulbeck), Indigenous Studies (Herbert, Oxenham, Behrendt, Nakata), migration studies (Kalantzis, Collins, Burke), political governance (Walter, Craven, Johnson, Nettheim), stronger communities and regional studies (Stannage, Stehlik) and so on.

The Network is planned around the following core objectives:
  • the migration of the Australian Public Intellectual Network to the Australia Research Network, and the devolution of its myriad activities
  • the establishment of three primary Research Nodes around Australian Culture, Australian History and Australian Society
  • the establishment of a Node dedicated to Early Career Research on Australia
  • the establishment of an Australian Studies Node that will act as a gateway for International Research on Australia.
  • the establishment of the Network Hub at Curtin University of Technology
leading to:
  • the strengthening of the nexus between research generation and communication
  • the further development of stakeholdings in research-generated Intellectual Property and its repurposing across related fields
  • the showcasing of Australian research for broader awareness and consumption
The sites of the Network Nodes will be determined on the basis of competitive bids and the demonstration of capabilities of the hosting units. The management of the Network will reside with the Australia Research Institute at Curtin University of Technology.

Governance of the Network will be determined upon the basis of an ongoing series of forums within each of the Nodes, a steering committee acting as a management group reporting to an executive. The Network Convener will be the CEO of the project throughout the term of the funding.

[Introduction] [Scope] [Capacities] [Infrastructure & Benefits] [Participants] [API Network]

 hosted by the api-network
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]
website: click here

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
email: [email protected]
website: click here

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