Congratulations to the 9 recipients of the 2024 National Library of Australia Fellowships.
Drawing on the Library’s extensive collections to inform their projects, the 2024 Fellows will use the National Library’s unique collections to conduct research into subjects including award-winning Australian writers, international finance and and the Jesuit mission to Japan in the sixteenth century.
Supported by the Ray Mathew and Eva Kollsman Trust for Research in Australian Literature
Dr Bernadette Brennan, independent researcher
Researching Drusilla Modjeska: Feminism, Empire and the Pacific
Supported by the Stokes family
Dr Nicholas Ferns, ARC DECRA Research Fellow in History, Monash University
International Finance and National Development: Australia and the World Bank
Dr Melanie Duckworth, Associate Professor in English Literature, Østfold University College, Norway
Christobel Mattingley: Life, Worlds, Words
Ms Susan Wyndham, independent researcher
Elizabeth Harrower: A Life of Fiction
Supported by the Harold S. Williams Trust for Japan Studies
Professor Robin Gerster, Adjunct Research Professor, Monash University
Outside Looking In: Harold S. Williams and the Australian 'Gaijin' in Japan
Dr Jessica O’Leary, Research Fellow, Australian Catholic University
Japanese Women in the Jesuit Mission to Japan (1549-1639)
Offered by the Library
Dr Burcu Cevik-Compiegne, Lecturer in Turkish Studies, Australian National University
Turkish-Australian transnational life writing
Dr Caren Florance, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Centre for Creative & Cultural Research, University of Canberra
A Defining Relationship: The NLA and the CSA Graphic Investigation Workshop, 1984-1997
Dr David McDonald, Lecturer in Criminology, University of Melbourne
From Care to Carcerality: Understanding the Experiences of Forgotten Australians and Child Migrants
The Library would like to acknowledge the donors who continue to support the Fellowships program, including the Ray Mathew and Eva Kollsman Trust, the Stokes family, and the Harold S. Williams Trust for Japan Studies. Three Honorary Fellowships were also awarded by the Library this year.
On behalf of donors and the Fellowships Advisory Committee, the Library thanks all applicants for the 2024 NLA Fellowship program. Applicants demonstrated significant understanding of the Library’s collections across a wide range of innovative projects, and unsuccessful applicants are encouraged to apply again for the next program.
Funded through generous philanthropic support, the Library’s Fellowship program has supported more than 200 emerging and established Australian and international scholars since 1986, encouraging new and innovative research across a range of scholarly and creative disciplines.
The 2024 Fellows will undertake a 12-week residency in Canberra, where they will have supported access to the extensive national collections, full office facilities including a designated workstation, and, for funded Fellowships, an honorarium, travel and accommodation support.
At the end of their residency, Fellows will present their findings in free public lectures.