Film and History Association of Australia and New Zealand (FHAANZ) Conference

Call for Papers – 2015 XVIIth Film and History Association of Australia and New Zealand (FHAANZ) Conference in association with the Screen Studies Association of Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand (SSAAANZ)

Date: Wednesday 1 July to Friday 3 July 2015 
Place: Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove Campus, Brisbane.
Deadline for abstract submission: Friday 27 February 2015

The 17th FHAANZ Conference invites papers and panel suggestions from scholars, archivists, educators, policymakers, filmmakers and post-graduate students on any aspect of screen studies and film history. Suggested topics for the 2015 conference include, but are not limited to:

  • Screen history
  • Australian cinema 1999 –2015
  • Realism and documentary
  • Digital media: online and mobile screen content, social media, digital distribution
  • Television aesthetics, genres and ethics
  • Sound and the screen
  • Screen theory and philosophy
  • Creative practice and production
  • Aesthetic cycles, genres, key thematic and stylistic concerns
  • Reimagining landscape
  • Production, distribution, exhibition, audiences
  • Screen education, industry frameworks and policy settings

Abstracts for individual papers and for pre-constituted panels (of up to four speakers) are welcomed on any of the conference themes listed above. 

For papers, please submit an abstract of 150-200 words and a bio of 50 words for each presenter, using the abstract template

For panel proposals please submit a proposal for a panel comprising 3-4 speakers (3 x 20 min or 4 x 15 min papers). Please provide a descriptive title for the panel, abstracts of 150-200 words each and a bio of 50 words for each presenter, using the panel proposal template

Call for papers: 
Open: Monday 27 October 2014
Close: Friday 27 February 2015 
Presenters notified: Friday 27 March 2015

Please submit your proposals to the following email address:

Refereed Publication 
The conference will not have a refereed paper stream. We anticipate publishing selected papers from the conference as a journal special issue, with other publication opportunities also possible. 

The 2015 FHAANZ conference convenors are:
Mark Ryan, Ben Goldsmith (Queensland University of Technology) and Jane Stadler (University of Queensland).

For general conference enquires please send an email to

Tuesday, 1 July 2014 - 9:00am to Thursday, 3 July 2014 - 5:00pm
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