Centre for Australian Studies



Welcome to the Centre for Australian Studies!

Welcome to the Centre for Australian Studies at Cologne. The Centre for Australian Studies is a collaborative project which brings together expertise in the area of Australian Studies from the University of Cologne and other German universities. The Centre’s inter- and transdisciplinary scope coordinates and fosters collaborations between key areas of research and teaching from different disciplines, ranging from Linguistics, Literary, Cultural and Media studies, to Geography, History, Anthropology, and Biology.

The Centre for Australian Studies is based in the English Department/University of Cologne, which provides an array of research and teaching activities in Australian Studies. The Centre currently coordinates Australian Studies Online.

If you would like to find out more about the Centre or would like to get involved, please send us an email:


DAAD Guest Professor Helen Gilbert will be visiting the Centre for Australian Studies for one year, starting in July 2018. In conjunction with the Global South Studies Centre (GSSC) of the University of Cologne and DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), Helen Gilbert will teach introductory as well as advanced courses, and enrich the diverse research activities and projects at our centres. All courses are open to students and accessible through KLIPS. We are looking forward to welcoming Prof. Gilbert and hosting her as a research fellow at Cologne. For further information on Prof. Gilbert, CV and publications, please refer to: http://anglistik1.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/helengilbert.html

At the start of Helen Gilbert’s DAAD-sponsored guest professorship at the University of Cologne, the Centre for the Australian Studies and the Global South Studies Centre, Cologne, are hosting a one-day workshop entitled “Australian Studies and the Global South” on Tuesday, 09 October 2018. Please click here for further information on the event.

Book launch “The Miriwoong Sign Language Dictionary”: Prof. Dany Adone, Dr. KJ Olawsky together with the Miriwoong community launched the first dictionary of Miriwoong Sign Language on Wednesday, 29th August 2018. Please click here to see the event page.