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The Australia Research Network is being established on the relatively straightforward principle of creating a series of linked intellectual spaces where research on Australia and discussion on research relating to Australia might be carried out. These spaces are shaped and to a considerable extent defined by the disciplines of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

A central expectation of the Network involves the facilitation of intellectual dialogue, the exchange of discrete and conceptual knowledge, but also the sharing of skills in those areas where Australia is the subject of research, wholly, in part or comparatively.

The Network has three main research clusters around:
  • Australian Culture
  • Australian History
  • Australian Society
With an imbricating (virtual) node dedicated to
  • Early Career Researchers
And a gateway dealing with international research on Australia
  • Australian Studies
We can already begin to discern several sub-specialisations, probable combinations and approaches, but we are also mindful of the individual, inquisitive and serendipitous nature of much research and, therefore, of the sparkling additional possibilities through networking of those unplanned encounters that lead to original new work.

Whether in the nurturing of research or in its more systematic planning, the Network Nodes and the Network as an entirety are designed to facilitate academic cooperation. Such a basis for cooperation might otherwise be difficult to engineer and maintain in a contemporary academic context of differentiated disciplines and of competing institutions.

The Australia Research Network includes some of the nation's most senior and experienced scholars, between a quarter and third of whom are Academicians, and an exciting mix of next generation and early career researchers.

The electronic infrastructure is designed by the experienced team behind the creation of the Australian Public Intellectual Network (Cloran, Murphy, Nile). Additional scholarly Networks include the Sound-Design Network (Bandt), the Creative Arts Review (Murphy) and Borderlands (Burke). The following suite of research-based periodicals is included as part of this infrastructure: In the preparation of this report, we have begun conversations with many of the major collecting institutions identified elsewhere in this report.

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

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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]
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
Römerstraße 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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