ISFAR is Australia’s only research centre in the field of the study of relations between Australia and France. Its journal, The French Australian Review (previously Explorations) is unique in terms of its coverage of the field, and is recognised as top-ranking by important sectors of the Australian research community. It is recognised by the Australian Research Council under two research categories: “Historical Studies” and “Language, Culture and Communication”.
The ISFAR Research Committee is comprised of the following membership:
Colin Nettelbeck (Emeritus Professor, University of Melbourne) Chair
Ivan Barko (Emeritus Professor, University of Sydney)
Stephen Alomes (Adjunct Professor, RMIT University)
Peter Brown (Associate Professor, Australian National University)
Jean Fornasiero (Professor, University of Adelaide)
Margaret Sankey (Emeritus Professor, Sydney)
Kerry Mullan (RMIT University)
The role of the committee is to stimulate, assess and support research in the field of French Australian Relations. It also manages the ISFAR Research Fund.
The ISFAR Research Fund
The Research Fund serves to commission specific research projects, and to assist researchers in the development of research ideas and projects.
Two ongoing long term projects already being overseen by the Research Committee are:
• A biographical dictionary of important figures in the history of French Australian relations
• A compendium of French diplomatic representatives in Australia since 1842 (based on the pioneering work done by Ivan Barko), and of Australian diplomatic representatives in France.
For inquiries concerning ISFAR research activities, please contact Colin Nettelbeck by