Recent ARC Success

Congratulations to CMRS member, Dr Megan Cassidy-Welch, and her collaborator Dr Dolly McKinnon (University of Queensland), who have been awarded an ARC Discovery Project in the latest round. Their project, ‘Battlefields of memory: places of war and remembrance in medieval and early modern England and Scotland‘, has been funded $300,000 over 3 years. It aims to investigate how sites of war are negotiated and remembered. By analysing the battlefields of England and Scotland during the pivotal period 1250-1700, the project will show how places of war became important sites of remembrance and how remembrance of war became central to western national cultures.The project will establish significant advances in our understanding of how sites of violent conflict have become socially and politically meaningful.

Congratulations are also due to CMRS Associate Dr Jacqui Broad, who is part of another successful team in the recent ARC round with Associate Professors Karen Detlefsen and Karen Green. The project has been funded $190,000 for 3 years. It investigates women’s participation in the great political debates about liberty in the early modern and enlightenment periods.

Well done to all the successful applicants!