Megan Ponsford, who has recently enrolled as a JAIS MA by research student, has been awarded an AGL Shaw Summer Fellowship at the State Library of Victoria for 2013.
Megan’s fellowship will concentrate on her current research into the cultural history of the first Australian cricket tour of India and the broader political significance of the tour. The terms include a stipend and library access and office space for the duration of the fellowship. It is also fitting that this fellowship celebrates the work of Alan George Lewers (AGL) Shaw AO, Professor of History at Monash University from 1964 to 1981, associate editor of the new Dictionary of National Biography from 1994 and a renowned scholar of Australian, particularly Victorian, history.
Congratulations to Bill Birnbauer (Journalism) on his recent award in this year’s Faculty Teaching Awards and Citations.
Bill’s award is in the category Faculty Awards for Programs that Enhance Learning and is for the Dangerous Ground website and associated program of student involvement.
The site can be accessed here: http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/dangerousground/
The program is part of Bill’s investigative reporting unit for Masters and undergraduate students. Investigative students have the option of undertaking a project that scrutinizes environmental regulation in Victoria and which may then be published in a multi-media format. Several student stories have also been published by The Sunday Age, Crikey, the ABC’s Stateline, the HeraldSun online and suburban newspapers.
Congratulations to Dr Deb Anderson – recipients of the Faculty of Arts Dean’s Sessional Commendations for Semester 2, 2011 and Semester 1, 2012.
Deb got the commendation for her ‘outstanding contribution to the teaching of ATS3807 Environmental Reporting and APG4641/APG5641 Reporting the Environment’
Professor Lynette Russell, Director Monash indigenous Centre, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
Professor Lynette Russell has also been awarded a State Library of Victoria Honorary Creative Fellowship where she will be working on her manuscript, Ethnography and Victorian culture.
Dr Keir Reeve, Director AITRU,has been awarded a visiting fellowship at Clare Hall, Cambridge during 2013.
Dr Tim Soutphommasane has been appointed as a board director for the National Australia Day Council which oversees Australia Day celebrations and administers the Australian of the Year awards.
MOU signed with School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London to include collaborative teaching on international fieldwork.
An intensive joint international field school in ‘Tourism and Development’ will be offered by JAIS in association with the University of London (SOAS) in September 2013 to be held in Fiji. This 12 point Monash masters unit will be available to both Master of Tourism and Master of Sustainability students (Monash) and will be led by Professor Tom Selwyn (SOAS) and Dr jeff Jarvis, co-ordinator of the Graduate Tourism program in NCAS. SOAS students from the MA in Anthropology of Travel, Tourism, and Pilgrimage attending the field school will also gain credit via the University of London.
Dr Bill Garner awarded the Australian Historical Association Serle Award for his PhD dissertation ’Land of Camps: The Ephemeral Settlement of Australia’ (University of Melbourne).
The Serle Award, in honour of the contribution to Australian history of Dr Geoffrey Serle, is awarded for the best postgraduate thesis in Australian History completed and examined during the previous two year period.