Interdisciplinary Workshop for Early Career Researchers in Australian Studies

 16-17 September 2022

What is it? The Interdisciplinary Workshop for Early Career Researchers in Australian Studies is the first edition of a workshop organised by CAS aimed at gathering early career researchers for a transdisciplinary exchange of skills and research in the broad field of Australian Studies. For this first edition, it is organised as a two day online workshop with international participation.

Where is it? The workshop will be taking place online via Zoom, to allow for pandemic safety and international participation without great expense.

When is it? The workshop will take place on the 16th and 17th September, 2022.

How can I participate? Submissions to present are now closed. For other participation, it is still possible to fill out the registration form on the ‘Registration’ tab.

Who are the Organisers? The workshop is organised for the Centre for Australian Studies by early career members of the CAS team based at the University of Cologne:

Thomas Batchelor (thomas.batchelor@uni-koeln.de)
Leonie John (l.john@uni-koeln.de)
David Kern (david.kern@uni-koeln.de)
Christina Ringel (christina.ringel@uni-koeln.de)

Interdisciplinary Workshop for Early Career Researchers in Australian Studies

 16-17 September 2022

 

We are very pleased to announce a two-day online interdisciplinary workshop specifically designed for early career researchers and emerging scholars (doctoral students and postdocs less than five years after completion of their PhD) whose work is situated in the broad field of Australian Studies. This event, which will be hosted by four scholars from the Centre of Australian Studies (University of Cologne), functions as intersessional event before the biennial Association for Australian Studies Conference in Duisburg-Essen (2023).

Our major goal is to bring together the next generation of Australian Studies scholars from around the world, providing a forum for exchanging ideas among peers, for sharing research, for providing and receiving constructive feedback, and for generating new ideas. Though larger academic conferences increasingly invite early career contributions, the foundational premise of this workshop is that especially research at an early stage needs an explicitly accessible, appreciative and stimulant space to experiment with inchoate ideas and build interdisciplinary networks.

The workshop is designed to allow for international as well as local participation (morning and noon sessions in Germany, which translate to afternoon and evening panels in Australia). Should you be interested in presenting, please send us an abstract of no more than 350 words by 15th April 2022 extended: 9th May, 2022 Submissions closed. Presentations should be no longer than 20 minutes to ensure a minimum of 10 minutes for discussion. We plan on including academic keynotes and literary readings, as well as plenty of breaks for formal and informal chats. If you are an early career researcher working in Australian Studies, if you have just obtained your master’s degree and think of pursuing a PhD, or if you are a senior scholar who knows a person who might be interested in joining this interdisciplinary workshop, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us! Visitors are most welcome to join us even if they do not aspire to present a paper. There will be no attendance fee.

We are excited for this event and look forward to your contributions!

Thomas Batchelor (thomas.batchelor@uni-koeln.de)

Leonie John (l.john@uni-koeln.de)

David Kern (david.kern@uni-koeln.de)

Christina Ringel (christina.ringel@uni-koeln.de)

Schedule TBA