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NLA announces 2017 Fellows

The National Library of Australia (NLA) has announced the recipients of its 2017 Fellowships, awarded to local and international scholars to ‘make extensive use of the library’s rich and carried collections’.

The fellows and their research projects are:

  • Frances Steel for ‘Cool Cargoes: Australia-Pacific food trades and transformations in the age of refrigeration’
  • Shih-Wen Chen for ‘Children’s Literature and Print Culture in Late Qing and Early Republican China’
  • Ayhan Turhan Aktar for ‘In the Eyes of their Foes: Study of Anzac Travellers’ Narratives at Gallipoli in the Australian Press, 1990-2015’
  • Gillian Arrighi for ‘Pinafores, Prodigies and Precocities: The Entertaining Child in the Age of Empire’
  • Gabrielle Carey for ‘Ivan Southall and his readers: a study of the reader-writer relationship’
  • Michele Monserrati for ‘Searching for Japan in Contemporary Italy’
  • Masafumi Monden for ‘The Changing Scape of Shōjo: Examining Girlhood, Aesthetics and Self-hood in Japanese Popular Culture’
  • Paul Diamond for ‘Enhancing Description of Mäori Collections of the National Library of Australia’
  • Anna-Sophie Jürgens for ‘On the origin and evolution of a species: Australian scientists in fiction’.

At the end of their residency, the fellows will present their findings in free public lectures that are also recorded as podcasts.

The residencies are supported by library donors, patrons, supporters and bequests. For more information, click here.



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