The field of Asian
Australian Studies has gained significant momentum since the inaugural
1999 conference in Canberra. In light of Australia's changed political
environment, what are the key challenges facing Asian Australian Studies
today? We welcome papers
and presentations exploring Asian Australian identities, histories,
cultures and politics. Areas of interest
We would also like to see specific panels and/or papers addressing:
cultural heritage and cultural identity
performance and film
- Visual arts and
- Asia and Asia Australia - Transnational Connections
- Asian Australian Studies and Muslim Communities
- Border politics
- AA popular culture and New Identifications (blogs, zines, online
- Alternative AA cultural histories
should be of 20 minutes duration. Abstracts (200
words max) and a short bio (max 200 words) should be sent by THURDSDAY 30th November 2006 to:
A postgraduate workshop at ANU House (52 Collins Street) will precede the conference. Postgraduates will have the opportunity to present works-in-progress for
focused discussion with key Asian Australian studies scholars.
Australian National University
Political and Social Inquiry
The conference is hosted by the Asian Australian Studies Research Network, which is funded by the International Centre for Excellence in Asia-Pacific Studies (ICEAPS).
The conference is also generously supported by:
- Faculty of Arts, Monash University
- School of Humanities, The Australian National University
- School of Political and Social Inquiry, Monash University
- Sociology, PSI, Monash University
Artwork for AAI 2 publicity is generously provided by Owen Leong. Stills used are from "White Noise" (2006); Digital video, anamorphic wide screen, colour, stereo sound, 7:40 minutes.
Graphic design for AAI 2 publicity is generously provided by OOF! Architecture and Design.
Website design by Som Sengmany.
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