ISFAR sessions at the Australian Historical Association Conference

ISFAR is pleased to announce that it will convene a French Australian Relations stream at the Australian Historical Association’s annual conference, which will be held in Toowoomba, Queensland from 8-12 July 2019. The conference theme this year is ‘Local Communities, Global Networks’. For further details and the Call for Papers, click here.

Please direct any questions to Pauline Georgelin at

2nd Colloquium of the Institute for the Study of French Australian Relations “French Contributions to Australian Life”

Second Colloquium of the Institute for the Study of French Australian Relations

“French Contributions to Australian Life”

University of Adelaide

Thursday 27 September 2018

The programme for the above conference is now available. It features a keynote address by Emeritus Professor Colin Nettelbeck (University of Melbourne) on the topic “France and the French in Australia’s growth to nationhood: 1914-1945”. There will also be a Round Table devoted to reflections on the centenary commemorations of the Great War. The conference is free of charge but presenters and others wishing to attend are asked to register for catering purposes by clicking here.

The conference is organised by the Department of French Studies at the University of Adelaide, which is celebrating its centenary in 2018. See here for the full programme of its French Centenary events. Professor Nettelbeck’s keynote address will double as a public lecture in the French Centenary series. This particular event aims to celebrate the French Department’s alumni, who will be particularly encouraged to attend, and of whom Colin Nettelbeck is one of the most distinguished.

Job Opening (Casual Tutor)

UTS’s School of International Studies seeks to hire a somebody to teach in their Francophone Studies division. The job entails teaching beginner, intermediate and advanced level French language and culture classes as well as supervising students via distance (email/skype) as they complete research projects (in English) during their study abroad year. Candidates must be willing and prepared to teach in a Francophone-centric program that prepares students to study abroad in France, Quebec and Switzerland. The ability to do research-informed teaching in one or more of the following areas is an asset: visual culture, performance studies, everyday culture, spatial studies. Candidates must have near-native French and English.

For further information or to apply, please contact Julie Robert; or 02 9514 1287.