The Australian Centre for Public History at the University of Technology, Sydney is offering a fantastic three-year scholarship opportunity in historical consciousness, to research the representation of and engagement with national pasts, including historiography and memory studies.

The scholarship is funded by UTS, as part of an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship held by Dr Anna Clark, Imagining the National Story: Australian History Reconsidered, which examines the changing and contested project of Australia’s national story. This project is based at the Australian Centre for Public History, in the School of Communication at UTS, and the successful applicant will have the opportunity to undertake research on a facet on historical consciousness. The project could include examinations of history making and consumption in film, historical fiction, history education, commemorations, or political speeches, for example. It could involve textual analysis, archival research, an oral history project, or interdisciplinary readings of the national past (be that Australian or another nation’s histories).

The successful applicant will be given research supervision, support and training, and will be expected to take part in the research life of the Australian Centre for Public History by attending seminars and workshops. There will also be opportunities for paid casual work and professional development, such as tutoring and research assistance in the School of Communication, as well as co-authored and/or co-edited research publications, and jointly organised workshops and seminars with Dr Clark.

Closing date: 31 October 2016.
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