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AGL Shaw Summer Research Fellowships announced

17 January 2013

The State Library of Victoria congratulates the recipients of the 2013 AGL Shaw Summer Research Fellowships.

Three $1200 AGL Shaw Summer Research Fellowships have been awarded to the following students enrolled at a Victorian university who are entering 4th year honours, or engaged in their first postgraduate degree or diploma.

Named for eminent historian Emeritus Professor Alan George Lewers Shaw AO, these annual Summer Research Fellowships help honours or postgraduate university students pursue their research projects in any scholarly discipline, while making strong use of the Library collections. Fellows are selected by the CEO and State Librarian on the advice of a panel of senior staff.

Successful applicants are required to:

•           undertake the fellowship over four weeks in January or February 2013
•           make significant use of the resources of the State Library of Victoria
•           spend their research time at the State Library of Victoria
•           provide a brief written report of their fellowship.

The 2013 recipients are:

Sandra Pope (PhD, University of Ballarat)

Bowling alone meets Brassed off: the importance of brass bands in Daylesford and district

Megan Ponsford (Master of Arts, Monash University)

Progressive rebels or boy’s own adventure? The 1935 Australian cricket tour of India  

Rosalind McFarlane (PhD, Monash University­)

A pair of blue tigers wing their way out to sea: representations of water in contemporary 1.5 and second-generation Asian-Australian poetry


Media inquiries

Georgina Smart
State Library of Victoria, 03 8664 7263,
328 Swanston Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000