The Berry Family Fellowship is offered every second year for a project exploring an aspect of the social history of Melbourne or Victoria, based on the Library's collections.
Minna Muhlen-Schulte: Crossing enemy lines: German-Australian identity in wartime Victoria. Article for publication and radio program.
As the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing approaches, Minna Muhlen-Schulte will explore the complex relationship German-Australians have with our wartime past. The project will specifically investigate the impact of World War II and Nazi ideology on Melbourne's German-Australian community.
Minna Muhlen-Schulte is a historian, currently working as Assistant Project Manager at Lateral Projects.
The 2012 recipient of the Berry Family Fellowship was Stefan Schutt, who used web and mobile technologies, Library research and the archives of signwriting firm Lewis & Skinner to create an online repository of images, places and people in Melbourne's west since the 1940s.