35th Anniversary Symposium of the Institute for the Study of French Australian Relations (ISFAR)
8-9 April 2021, RMIT University
We have had to adapt our CfP in light of the risk of restrictions on travel between the States even by next Easter.
Please refer to the attached revised CfP, which will also serve as a reminder of the deadline for abstracts.
Call for Papers
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.
In recent years, the idea of the Indo-Pacific has gained wide currency. Diplomats,
politicians and journalists refer to it as a self-evident geopolitical space, but it is
also a powerful concept that is changing and influencing the ways in which states
and non-state actors relate to one another. Papers that directly engage with the
idea of the Indo-Pacific are particularly encouraged but we welcome abstracts on
any aspects of Franco-Australian history and engagement, in any geographical
area, time period and field of inquiry.