[Iag-list] IAG-NZGS 2021 CFP: Border Studies

Andrew Burridge andrew.burridge at mq.edu.au
Fri Apr 9 01:52:14 UTC 2021

Dear all,

we have received some great submissions, but are still welcoming further papers for the Border Studies in Australian and New Zealand Geography session

Please note the abstract portal is now open (see link below), and deadline has been extended until 19th April

This session will form part of a wider set of political geography themed sessions at the conference, along with a general meeting to discuss the potential formation of a political geography study group within the IAG, so please keep an eye out for these also.

Please don’t hesitate to be in contact with any questions


Andrew, Umut and Ari

IAG NZGS Conference 2021, University of Sydney, 6-9 July, 2021

Border Studies in Australian and New Zealand Geography 

Andrew Burridge, Umut Ozguc and Ari Jerrems (sponsored by the Cultural Geography Study Group)


In 1961, 60 years prior to this year’s IAG conference, the late Victor Prescott arrived in Australia, and took up a position at the University of Melbourne in Geography, perhaps the most influential figure in international border studies in Australia, publishing works including The Geography of Frontiers and Boundaries in 1965.   


Much has changed since this time, notably through the development of critical border studies, significantly expanding the scope and diversity of the ways in which we conceptualise borders. Despite growing prominence of border studies within geography, it remains a marginalised area of research in Australia and New Zealand. While across the globe there are numerous border studies groups, conferences, and associations, in Australia and NZ there are still fewer connections that bring border scholars together.   


In response to the theme of this year’s conference, ‘remembering, reimagining geography’, we are seeking submissions for a paper session that critically examines both the past and future of border studies in Australian and NZ geography. This includes border studies scholars working from Australia/NZ, and/or on Australian/NZ borders.   


Topics might include, but are not limited to:   

  *   The history and/or future of border studies in Australia/NZ

  *   Researching and/or teaching border studies in/from Australian/NZ institutions    

  *   Colonial and frontier borders    

  *   Indigenous borders/border studies   

  *   Onshore and offshore detention 

  *   Pandemic and quarantine borders 

The format of the 2021 conference is a hybrid online conference combined with in-person events. We welcome you to join us in your preferred format.


Please send your abstract to Andrew (andrew.burridge at mq.edu.au) and<mailto:andrew.burridge at mq.edu.au)%E2%80%AFand> submit online via the IAG abstract portal: https://www.sydney.edu.au/science/news-and-events/events/iagnzgs2021-conference/call-for-abstacts.html


19 April 2021: Abstracts close

24 April: Abstract confirmation

30 April: earlybird registration ends

6-9 July: IAG conference

The full link to conference sessions can be accessed here: https://www.sydney.edu.au/science/news-and-events/events/iagnzgs2021-conference.html

Dr. Andrew Burridge
Lecturer in Human Geography
Academic lead, Making Connections: mentoring for students from refugee backgrounds
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