Australian & New Zealand Conferences

Since the WHO has declared the recent COVID-19 outbreak to be a global pandemic, and activities at various universities, schools, and public spaces are being suspended until further notice, please contact the organisations below directly if you wish to enquire about any scheduled events still taking place – especially international events.

The likelihood of any events due to be held in the next 3-6 months taking place as scheduled is extremely slim. However, it must be noted many organisations are moving to provide digital replacements for scheduled seminars and conferences. Please contact the organisers for the full details.

The AEMA Gazette cannot at this time check each listing to ensure information is up to date about future non-AEMA events being held as planned.


The Third Pacific Partnership in Late Antiquity Conference

University of Adelaide

17-19 June 2020

Keynote: Prof. Edward Watts, Alkiviadis Vassiliadis Endowed Chair in Byzantine Greek History & Professor of History at the University of California, San Diego.

The Pacific Partnership in Late Antiquity is an initiative that provides a forum for scholars from countries bordering the Pacific to meet and discuss their research in Late Antiquity. The scope of topics is defined broadly but aims to stay within the chronological range of Late Antiquity as defined by Peter Brown, that is, 200-800 CE. There is no theme. We invite papers on any topic in the literature, history, religion, philosophy and material culture in this time period, whether purely text based, archaeological or using new theoretical perspectives.

Abstract deadline: 15 February 2020

Contact: Wendy Mayer

Writing Ancient and Medieval Same-Sex Desire: Goals, Methods, Challenges

Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand

30 June – 2 July 2020

For several decades now, scholars have devoted attention to same-sex desire in both ancient times and the centuries that followed. Not surprisingly, there have been vigorous debates over how to go about it. These debates have been framed in various ways.

Conference website.

AEMA 15 Conference

University of Western Australia

30 September – 2 October 2020

Please see AEMA events tab

The Limina/PMRG/Perth MEMS annual conference:

Adaption in the Humanities: Reimagining the Past, Present, and Future

University of Western Australia

2-3 October 2020

Keynote: Prof. Imelda Whelehan, UWA.

In 2020 Limina: The Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies, the Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group (PMRG), and Medieval and Early Modern Studies at The University of Western Australia are joining forces to provide a forum for the presentation of the myriad of ‘adaptations’ worlds, individuals, languages, ideas, and peoples, real or otherwise, experience.


Conference website.



The 13th Biennial ANZAMEMS Conference

University of Western Australia

7-11 February 2022

The theme of the conference will be ‘Reception and Emotion’, and the conference convenor is Dr Kirk Essary.

Conference website.