Seven prestigious research fellowships, totalling $116,000, have just been awarded.
Fellowship projects will investigate a range of topics using the Library’s collection, including editorial cartoons, pub culture, gay rights, architecture and religion.
According to State Librarian John Vallance: “We are very pleased with the quality of this year’s Fellows and are looking forward to seeing the results of their work. The State Library of NSW is delighted to be able to support original research in a wide range of areas at a time when the humanities seem more and more under pressure in our universities.”
Mitchell Librarian Richard Neville said: “I am excited to see such innovative projects, exploring the State Library’s collections in new ways to tell a new set of stories.”
The State Library’s Fellowships program is supported through the generosity of significant private benefactors through the Library’s Foundation.