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Darren De Bortoli and Emeritus Professor David Carment AM, President of the History Council of NSW, announced the 2015 winner of the newly established $5000 Deen De Bortoli Award for Applied History during History Week’s Annual History Lecture on 8 September 2015 at The Mint in Sydney.

Meg Foster, a PhD candidate at the University of New South Wales, was honoured to receive the award for her article ‘Online and Plugged In? Public History and Historians in the Digital Age’. The judges commented that the essay “provides important insights into how digital technologies are democratising not only access to research materials but also the dissemination of history”.

Emeritus Professor Carment said: “The award encourages historians of Australia to approach their subjects in ways that use the past to inform contemporary concerns and issues. We are proud to be managing the Deen De Bortoli Award for Applied History and are most grateful to the De Bortoli family for funding it.”

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