UPDATE:  ANZSANA will hold its annual conference at the Embassy of Australia, Washington DC, from February 22-24, 2017.  Online registration is now open under the 2017 Conference tab above.

This year’s conference will include keynote addresses by Professor Penny Russell (Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser Visiting Professor of Australian Studies, Harvard University and Bicentennial Professor of Australian History, University of Sydney) and Micheal McRobbie (President of Indiana University), as well as conference dinner speaker The Hon. Mr Joe Hockey, Australian Ambassador to the USA. Henry Skerritt, curator of the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection at the University of Virginia, will present the exhibition “No Boundaries:  Aboriginal Australian Contemporary Abstract Painting. Works from the collection of Debra and Dennis Scholl” that will be on display at the embassy during the conference. And, as always, an international group of scholars will present a multi-disciplinary range of papers relating to Australia and New Zealand.


ANZSANA is a multidisciplinary academic association founded in 1993 with the aim to deepen the understanding about Australia and New Zealand in North America. We hold annual meetings during the North American winter semester where members present papers across a range of disciplines from history, politics, society, literature, economics, and law. Our annual meetings bring together an international group of academics, journalists, and diplomats who share research and discuss issues germane to Australia, New Zealand, the Asian and Pacific region, and Canada and the United States. We encourage graduate student applications, and offer travel grants in the amount of $200 USD for graduate students whose submissions are accepted.

ANZSANA enjoys close collaboration with the Center for Australian, New Zealand & Pacific Studies at Georgetown University and the Edward A. Clark Center for Australian and New Zealand Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Our 2016 conference was held at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida from February 4-6 (read the conference program here). The association has convened previously in Montreal, Cambridge (MA), Toronto, Austin, Washington (DC), Vancouver, Ottawa, and elsewhere.

All ANZSANA conference participants are automatically given a one-year ANZSANA membership, which will soon include access to papers and presentations from previous conferences. For those who were unable to attend the 2016 conference but wish to purchase an ANZSANA Annual Membership ($25) for 2016-17, click this link to become a member. You can visit our Facebook page here.

Inaugural Graduate Essay Prize

We are delighted to announce that Maura Capps has been awarded ANZSANA’s inaugural Graduate Essay Prize for her outstanding paper based on her 2016 ANZSANA conference presentation, Lachlan Macquarie and the Damnable Commission: Surveying Agrarian Progress in Colonial New South Wales, 1788-1821. Maura is a graduate student at the University of Chicago. You can read a fuller explanation and her essay here.