The American Association of Australasian Literary Studies (AAALS), established in 1986, is a professional organization with members in North America, Australasia, Europe, and Asia. An invitation to membership is extended to all those interested in Australian and New Zealand literature and culture specifically, and Postcolonial studies more generally. AAALS offers its members, e.g., the subscription to Antipodes, a fully-refereed global journal of Australasian literature and culture, access to the AAALS Newsletter, the source for information regarding events and activities within the organization, an annual Australasian literary and cultural studies conference.
GAPS is the Association for Anglophone Postcolonial Studies in German-speaking countries. It provides a network and professional forum for researchers, students, and teachers in this field, whether they are based at universities, schools, colleges, or other institutions. Through a range of activities, events, publications, and communication platforms, GAPS offers support, information, research co-operation, and contacts for anyone interested in postcolonial issues across the disciplines and around the world.
The Association for the Study of Australian Literature promotes (since 2002) the study, discussion and creation of Australian writing. It also seeks to increase awareness of Australian writing in the wider community and throughout the world. ASAL holds conferences and maintains a directory of postgraduate research on this website.
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 in February 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 Australian, New Zealand and their Asian and Pacific region, Canada and the United States.
The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) is the national research and collecting institution for information and research about the cultures and lifestyles of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, past and present. We undertake and encourage scholarly, ethical community-based research and have our own publishing house, Aboriginal Studies Press. We hold a priceless collection of films, photographs, video and audio recordings and the world’s largest collections of printed and other resource materials for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies.
The Centre for Australian Studies is a collaborative project which brings together expertise in the area of Australian Studies from the University of Cologne and other German universities. The Centre’s inter- and transdisciplinary scope coordinates and fosters collaborations between key areas of research and teaching from different disciplines, ranging from Linguistics, Literary, Cultural and Media studies, to Geography, History, Anthropology, and Biology.
The Centre for Australian Studies is based in the English Department/University of Cologne, which provides an array of research and teaching activities in Australian Studies. The Centre currently coordinates Australian Studies Online.
The European Association for Studies of Australia, founded in 1989, seeks to promote the teaching of and research in Australian Studies at European tertiary institutions, as well as to increase an awareness of Australian culture throughout Europe. EASA promotes the study and discussion of a wide variety of aspects of Australian culture: Aboriginality, literature, film, the media, popular culture, history, political discourses, the arts. EASA’s area of interest also includes New Zealand Studies.
The International Australian Studies Association was formed in 1995 to promote links between the Australian and international Australian studies communities, and to lobby Federal and State governments to support the development of Australian studies internationally. InASA welcomes individuals, institutions, Australian studies centres and Associations as members. InASA produces the Journal of Australian Studies.
The Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, established in the University of London in 1982 and moved to King’s College London in 1999, is endowed by the Australian Government and subscriptions from a large number of Australian universities. The Centre’s object is to promote Australian studies in British and European universities, helping to cement intellectual links between the two regions. The Centre’s public activities include lectures, conferences, seminars, briefings and literary readings and attract a diverse audience. The Centre also administers scholarships and fellowships, offers undergraduate courses in Australian history, film and literature, MA modules in Australian Studies (history, politics, film and literature) and supervises MPhil and PhD research. The Menzies Centre publishes an Annual Report, the annual Menzies and Reese lectures, conference proceedings and the London Papers in Australian Studies series.