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About the Highly Commended and Honorary Fellowships

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In 2003 the Library Council of New South Wales established two honorary fellowships, to be awarded to the top shortlisted applications received for the CH Currey Memorial Fellowship and the Nancy Keesing Fellowship.

The National and State Libraries Australasia Honorary Fellowship at the State Library of New South Wales is offered in priority order to the shortlisted candidates for the CH Currey Memorial Fellowship. The Library Council of New South Wales Honorary Fellowship is offered in priority order to the shortlisted candidates for the Nancy Keesing Fellowship.

In 2017 the State Library of New South Wales established two highly commended fellowships, to be awarded to the top shortlisted applications received for the CH Currey Memorial Fellowship and the Nancy Keesing Fellowship.

 

Past Fellows

2018

Nancy Keesing Fellowship - Highly Commended

Dr Catie Gilchrist, for her project: "Make haste and go tell the Coroner!": Investigating death in colonial Sydney.

2018

CH Currey Fellowship - Highly Commended

Dr Ben Silverstein, for his project: Migration and the transformation of work in early twentieth-century NSW.

2017

National and State Libraries Australasia Honorary Fellow

Ms Pamela Clements, for her project: Utzon's Acoustics, an archival research study and evaluation of the potential acoustic quality of Jorn Utzon's designs for the Major and Minor Halls at the Sydney Opera House. 

2017

Library Council of NSW Honorary Fellowship

Dr Tanya Evans, for her project: Keeping it in the Family: the construction of historical consciousness among family historians in Australia, England and Canada from 1900 to the present.

2015

National and State Libraries Australasia Honorary Fellow

Dr Naomi Parry, for her project: Musquito: a life from the archives.

2015

Library Council of NSW Honorary Fellowship

Not awarded. 

2014

National and State Libraries Australasia Honorary Fellowship

Dr Amanda Harris​, for her project: Imagining an Indigenous Australian Style: the post-World War II creative works of Beth Dean and Mirrie Hill.

2014

Library Council of NSW Honorary Fellowship

Not awarded.

2013

National and State Libraries Australasia Honorary Fellowship

Dr Mandy Kretzschmar, for her project: Identifying Fault Lines in the National Imaginary: German Australian internees during two world wars.

2013

Library Council of New South Wales Honorary Fellow

Dr Lisa Featherstone, for her project: Sexual Evolutions: histories of sexuality in Australia, 1961-97.

2012

National and State Libraries Australasia Honorary Fellowship

Dr Hannah Forsyth, for her project: Sydney, Pleasure and Modernity: retail and civic culture, 1890-2000.

2012

Library Council of New South Wales Honorary Fellow

Dr Anne Whitehead, for her project: The Treasury Under the Bed: William Balcombe, first Treasurer of New South Wales, his daughter Mrs Abell and the Bonaparte connection.