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Institute for the Study of French Australian Relations

Call for papers

The Institute for Study of French Australian Relations (ISFAR) invites submissions for papers focussing on aspects of French Australian relations which address the conference’s theme of ‘Local Communities, Global Networks’.

Since the earliest times of European presence in Australia, the French have played a part, and their influence and contributions can be observed in domains such as exploration, trade, art, culture, and gastronomy (to name just a few).

We welcome papers which consider how France and Australia have intersected in local, community and national spaces. The aim of this stream is to consider how the French – whether as individuals, local communities (such as the Alliance Française branches), government agencies or businesses – have interacted with or impacted upon Australia’s role in world affairs and the evolving relations between our two countries and peoples.

We would also welcome contributions relating to France and Australia’s regional relationships, as neighbours in the South Pacific, and with other Francophone nations.

To ensure your abstract proposal is peer-reviewed for the ISFAR Stream, select the ISFAR option during the online submission process. To submit a paper, return to the call for papers information on the event homepage.

Please direct any questions to the stream convener Pauline Georgelin (