La Trobe University
Melbourne, VIC 3086
The AAA2017 Conference will be hosted by La Trobe University, coinciding with its 50th Anniversary. The conference theme is ‘Island to Inland: Connections across land and sea.’ Island to Inland represents the journey of the First Australians through Wallacea to Sahul. Since then, people have successfully adapted to life in the varied landscapes and environments that exist between the outer islands and arid interior. Despite this diversity, connections run deeply through Australia and its surrounding islands. These include connections to objects and places, across generations, between landscapes and seascapes, and to Country. The conference theme aims to encourage exploration of connections that transcend across time and space, from island to inland.