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AGL Shaw Summer Research Fellowships announced

18 December 2013

The State Library of Victoria congratulates the recipients of the 2014 AGL Shaw Summer Research Fellowships.

Three $1,200 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 post-graduate degree or diploma.

Named for eminent historian, the late 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/February 2014
• 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 Summer Fellowship

The 2014 recipients are:

  • Ms Gabriel Maddock – Australian Catholic University (B.A. Honours)
    Gabriel will use the State Library collections to investigate ‘White Australia and the African American Modern Exotic: Examining relationships between white Australian women and African American men in the first half of the twentieth century’.
  • Ms Rula Paterson – University of Melbourne (Master of Arts and Cultural Management)
    Rula’s project is entitled ‘Movements in time: A critical investigation of the production and consumption of twentieth monuments to British exploration’.
  • Mr Dan Tout – Swinburne University (PhD)
    Dan will research various State Library collections to investigate ‘Rex Ingamells and the Jindyworobaks: Exemplary Settler Nationalists of the Interwar Period’.


Media inquiries

Matthew van Hasselt
State Library of Victoria
03 8664 7263,