Category: News

  • President’s Welcome 2023

    Dear ASFS colleagues,  As I write this letter in January 2023, I can’t help but feel caught in a paradox: a moment of change and a moment of return. As a Society and a community, we are both turning a new leaf since the acute pandemic pressures of 2020-2022, and holding on to the great […]

  • Australian Society for French Studies School Liaison and Community Outreach Fund Awarded to Dr Charlotte Mackay

    The ASFS Executive Committee is delighted to share that Dr Charlotte Mackay has been awarded the ASFS School Liaison and Community Outreach Fund to support her outreach project. In collaboration with the Association of French Teachers of Victoria and the Forum de la Francophonie, Charlotte Mackay and Loveena Narayanen will use the funds to start a […]

  • Extension, ASFS Mentorship Program for 2021

    The ASFS is happy to announce that it is extending the mentorship program to continue encouraging career support for colleagues. As with last year, colleagues may seek mentorship for a specific professional goal, such as a promotion application, job search or grant application, and mentees may include but are not limited to postgraduate and ECR candidates. […]

  • President’s Welcome 2021

    Dear ASFS members, We hope this finds you all safe and well, especially after the tumult of 2020. The ASFS Executive Committee is pleased to announce its 2021 initiatives. Before getting to those, we’d like to thank everyone involved in our ASFS XXVIII conference and hope that attendees have fond memories of our virtual meeting. […]

  • Professor John West-Sooby awarded inaugural Prix du professeur de français de l’année

    Long-time ASFS member Professor John West-Sooby was this week awarded the prestigious Prix du professeur de français de l’année for the tertiary sector by the Federation of Associations of Teachers of French in Australia (FATFA), supported by the French Embassy in Australia. John is retiring from the University of Adelaide this year and it is thus a […]

  • ASFS News: Statement on Higher Education Funding, Support for DECRA Applicants and Extension of Postgraduate Prize Deadline

    Australian Society for French Studies statement on Higher Education funding The Australian Society for French Studies is extremely concerned over the proposed changes in Higher Education funding. While many disciplines across HASS and STEM subjects will be negatively affected by the proposed changes, Humanities disciplines will be hardest hit. While we welcome the government’s recognition […]

  • President’s Welcome 2020

    Dear ASFS members, ‘Unprecedented’ seems to be the word of 2020. From the bushfires that ravaged the country at the beginning of the year to the current spread of COVID-19, the first three months of this year have affected daily life in many unexpected ways. We first send our solidarity to all our members. Many […]

  • Society of French Studies 2020 Visiting International Fellowship

    Applications are currently open for our UK partner organisation the Society of French Studies’ 2020 Visiting International Fellowship Program. Applications are due April 1 2020. From the SFS: In the light of its commitment to international mobility within French Studies, the Society offers funding for a grant to support an annual Visiting International Fellowship, tenable […]

  • Funding Opportunities from the Embassy of France

    Funding opportunities from the French Embassy of Australia

  • CFP George Rudé Seminar in French History and Civilisation

    Joint 66th Society for French Historical Studies Conference and 22nd George Rudé Seminar in French History and Civilisation 7-10 July 2020, Auckland, NZ ‘France and Beyond: the Global World of ‘Ngāti Wīwī’. [Tribe ‘Oui Oui’ was the local name for the French in nineteenth-century NZ.] In July 2020 to a theme of ‘France and Beyond’, the first […]