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About Visiting Scholars
The Library’s Visiting Scholar program is a competitive and prestigious initiative aimed to support and foster writing, research and study. The program provides a room and behind-the-scenes access to Library staff. Research topics have ranged from early colonisation of Australia through to investigations of contemporary life.
The principal purpose of the Visiting Scholar program is to faciliate and support the use of the Library's unique collections for a sustained period of study and research. Project proposals must focus on original materials and identify a clear outcome.
It is expected that Visiting Scholars will:
- Be researchers who are able to demonstrate a record of scholarship, such as publications or other research outcomes.
- Present a project that directly draws on the unique collections of the State Library of New South Wales.
- Present a project that has a specific time frame and outcome.
- Have support from an industry employer or research supervisor, emphasising the value of a Visiting Scholarship to the applicant.
- Submit to the Mitchell Librarian a brief summary of their completed project, copies of any research outcomes (presentations and publications) and a bibliography.
- Visiting Scholars may be invited to contribute to Library publications or the Library’s series of Scholar Talks.
- The Library is unable to offer any funding to Visiting Scholars. A successful Visiting Scholar is not precluded from applying for a paid Fellowship at the conclusion of their project.
Applications are subject to the approval of the Visiting Scholars committee, staff resources as well as capacity in the Donald & Myfanwy Horne Room.
Applications are open each year, with the opening and closing dates for applications the same as for the Library's paid Fellowship opportunities.
Dr Kerrie Davies, for her project: Miles Franklin Under Cover: 1902-07
Ann Arnold, for her project: Murrumbidgee Stories: a social, environmental and industrial history of the forces that shape a river
Associate Professor Ilaria Vanni, for her project: Green Square and Sydney South Water Stories
Jodi Vial, for her project: 'It tells me you have gone on, singing': Writing the Hunter River/Coquun through decay and transformation
Associate Professor Sharon Crozier-De Rosa, for her project: ‘We called it justice for women’: Jean Arnot and feminism between the waves
Associate Professor Di Kelly, for her project: The Times and Life of Judge Jim Staples
Bri Lee, for her project: Providence/Provenance.
Dr Deidre O’Connell, for her project: The Pakie's Club: Augusta and Duncan Macdougall's Sydney, 1919–45.
Dr Peter Hobbins, for his project: Airframes and Afterlives: the affective artefacts of aviation accidents.
Dr Gareth Wearne, for his project: Prolegomena and Marginalia of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century English Bibles in the Richardson Collection of the State Library of New South Wales.
Rebekah Ward, for her project: Press Reception of Australian Literature, 1888-1949.
Tess Gardner, for her project: Australian Journalists in Republican China 1897-1949.
Kelly Lewer, for her project: Champions of Activism: the history of feminism and domestic violence support services in New South Wales.
Georgia McWhinney, for her project: Doctored Uniforms: dress, disease, and the British Dominion Forces’ altered uniforms and vernacular medicine in the First World War.
Dr Mark Dunn, for his project: The Convict Valley: a new history of the Hunter Valley.
Mr Ryan Cropp, for his project: A Thesis Examining the Life and Work of Donald Horne.
Dr Lisa Murray, for her project: Australian Cemeteries: a history and graveside companion.
Dr Margo Beasley, for her project: A Biography of Dr Eric Payton Dark.
Dr Geoffrey Cains, for his project: The Nature of the Acquisition and Embargoes of Archival Material by Public Institutions.