Graphic Encounters PhD Scholarship – La Trobe, History Program

Please find below the information regarding a new PhD scholarship being offered as part of Dr Liz Conor’s ARC Future Fellowship in History at La Trobe University. 
The scholarship: We seek applications from innovative Indigenous scholars in any discipline relevant to visual and/or print history to join the research team of the newly established Graphic Encounters research project based in the history department at La Trobe University. The project is dedicated to the study of Australian print-making depicting Aboriginal Australians from ‘discovery’ to federation (1770-1901). This historical period encompasses an era of intercultural encounters imagined within the graphic medium of prints, from engraving to lithography. Concurrently the many techniques in image reproduction refined over these same decades. We seek to document particularly the production of prints featuring Aboriginal Australians and their recurrence and dissemination within a transnational web of print media and print making. The PhD project may focus on the cultural, social, economic, geographic, or other dimensions of colonial print production and circulation during the period, and it is a requirement of the scholarship that the funded work contributes to the aims of the Graphic Encounters: Colonial Prints and the Inscription of Aboriginality research project. Our aim is to curate a major travelling exhibition and develop an online gallery resource, as well as convene an international conference, research publications and commentaries to facilitate access to published and unpublished prints for the period up to 1901.    
How to apply: Applicants should send a single Word document comprising a CV, the names and email addresses for two referees (please supply your referees with this form: and a one page statement which outlines your experience, training and expertise relevant to this project and a 200-300 word summary of your proposed project, by EMAIL to Liz Conor, Students currently completing Honours or Masters degrees should list academic results to date, and likely date for completion (which must be before the end of March 2017).

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