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National Colloquium 2024

Call for papers are now open for abstracts and panel proposals for the 2024 LCNAU Eighth Biennial Colloquium.

Hosted by the University of Sydney’s School of Languages and Cultures, the LCNAU2024 Colloquium will explore the theme ‘Trans/Formation: research and education in languages and cultures’.

LCNAU invites scholars, practitioners, early career researchers and postgraduate students to submit papers on a wide range of interest areas from multilingual Australia to AI in language learning.

Submissions close on Sunday 5 May (submission extended) 2024, 11:45pm AEDT.

Discover our past colloquia


Looking back, looking forward: New directions and challenges in languages and cultures

The seventh colloquium was held at The University of Melbourne, 28-30 November 2022.


Decentring and Diversifying Languages and Cultures

The sixth colloquium was held at The University of Queensland, 24-26 November 2021.


The fifth colloquium was held at The University of Western Australia, 27-29 November 2019.

The fourth colloquium was held at The University of Adelaide, 27-29 November 2017, and was followed, on 29 November, by the Adelaide Languages Festival

The third biennial colloquium was held at Macquarie University, 25-27 November 2015.

The inaugural colloquium was held at the University of Melbourne, 26-28 September 2011.