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Australasian Victorian Studies Association 2020 Conference Call for Papers now open!


Don’t miss out on this amazing professional development opportunity with Monash University & AVSA as they invite you to submit your research papers that interpret any aspect of the nineteenth century in relation to their Conference theme “Small Worlds: Connections, Collaborations, and Conflicts”.

Papers range in disciplinary background including Literature, History, Music and Art History.

Proposals might address such topics as the following:

  • Travelling, tourism and travel writing
  • Urbanisation and the city
  • Emigration
  • Empires, nationalism, colonialism
  • Race, ethnicity, indigeneity
  • Literature and the periodical press
  • Scientific and medical advancement
  • Intellectual, artistic, and political communities
  • Religion and missionary work
  • The Victorian city
  • Collaborative research within Victorian Studies


The Conference will be held at Monash University, Melbourne on the 17th-19th June 2020.

Deadline | Please submit your proposals by the 20th January 2020 to conferences convenors Dr Michelle Smith and Associate Professor Paul Watt.

For more information regarding the deadline and proposal requirements | visit the Australasian Victorian Studies Association’s website.