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ISFAR @ 35:   Australia and France in a Regional and Global Context: Past Engagements and Future Research Directions

35th Anniversary Symposium of the Institute for the Study of French Australian Relations (ISFAR) in Honour of Professor Colin Nettelbeck

8-9 April 2021, online

This online Symposium offers a comprehensive overview of contemporary research in the field of French-Australian relations. The papers cover a broad range of political, cultural and historical topics, from the early history of French-Australian relations to the contemporary diplomatic rapprochement in the Pacific in the context of an encroaching China; photography and viniculture; student educational tours and language enrichment; and aspects of the history of World War One and Two in Europe and the Pacific. A major theme of the Symposium is France’s presence in the Indo-Pacific.

There is no registration fee but participants should ensure they are ISFAR members for 2021. Details of membership can be found at:

Register for the Symposium here:

The membership fees of Undergraduates, Postgraduates and Casual workers, and of anyone else claiming hardship, can be paid from a special grant. Simply indicate on the membership form, beneath your signature, that you request this exemption.

There is also a free online public keynote address:

Professor Robert Aldrich, Professor of European History at the University of Sydney: From the French East Indies Company to the French in the ‘Indo-Pacific’

Thursday 8 April, 5.30 – 7pm

Registration for the public lecture:

The programme with the list of abstracts and session timetable can be found on the ISFAR website at