ISFAR Events

(Melbourne Online) 6-7pm Mon 14 Sep 2020 What’s France got to do with it? Contemporary memoirs of Australians in France

While only one book-length memoir recounting the sojourn of an Australian in France was published in the 1990s, well over 40 have been published since 2000, overwhelmingly written by women. Although we might expect a focus on travel, intercultural adjustment and communication in these texts, this is the case only in a minority of accounts. More frequently, France serves as a backdrop to a project of self-renovation in which transplantation to another country is incidental, hence the question ‘What’s France got to do with it?’.

Join us for the online book launch and an audience with the author Dr Juliana De Nooy, in conversation with Dr Barbara Hanna
The online Zoom link will be sent to you when you register here.

(Melbourne) Thu 8-Fri 9 Apr 2021: Australia and France in a Regional and Global Context: Past Engagements and Future Research Directions
35th Anniversary Symposium of the Institute for the Study of French Australian Relations (ISFAR), RMIT University

As two neighbouring middle-powers in the Pacific, France and Australia share a fruitful and complex relationship, rooted in a long history of engagement at local, regional and global levels. The 35th anniversary of ISFAR provides an opportunity to reflect on the evolution of the study of that relationship over the last few decades. In a rapidly changing world, it is also an opportunity to discuss its future and, notably, the shift of focus to the study of French-Australian relations in the Indo-Pacific region.
More details and Call for Papers here.

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Associated Organisations

The Melbourne Salon
The Australian Society for French Studies
The Australian Historical Association. (ISFAR is an affiliate member.)
The Bastille Day French Festival Melbourne. (ISFAR is a partner association of the Festival.)