The Australasian Victorian Studies Association aims to promote the activities and research of scholars in Victorian literary, historical, and cultural studies, including art history, architecture, politics, popular and print culture, and, increasingly, considerations of 'the Victorian' beyond the chronological period, and beyond the geographical centre of British Victorian Studies.

Since its first conference in 1973, AVSA has provided a meeting place for scholars in Victorian Studies in the southern hemisphere. AVSA's membership is international, with a particular focus on Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore. We also have strong links with associations in Britain and the United States.

AVSA conferences are held regularly, hosted by members around the region. AVSA 2020, "Small Worlds: Connections, Collaborations, and Conflicts" will be held at Monash University, Melbourne from 17-19 June. In 2019, in collaboration with the Centre for Research on Colonial Culture, the AVSA conference was held at the University of Otago.

AVSA publishes an interdisciplinary on-line scholarly journal, the Australasian Journal of Victorian Studies (AJVS). Submissions and enquiries should be directed to the General Editor, Joanne Wilkes, via Sydney Open Journals, University of Sydney Library.


AVSA SUPPORTS THE INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR VICTORIAN WOMEN WRITERS (ICVWW)