Project Title: Rediscovering the deep human past: global networks, future opportunities (ARC FL170100121)
This project will analyse Australia's epic Indigenous narratives alongside relevant new scientific evidence in order to create a big picture history of Greater Australia/Sahul, and as a result transform the scale and scope of history. Fresh periodisations and understandings will reorient this history in its wider global context. Through critiquing the evolution of disciplines, especially the world history/prehistory divide and the Cambridge training nexus, the project will develop future-oriented transdisciplinary techniques for researching the deep human past. As part of the project, a diverse generation of early career scholars will join top international networks and be trained in digital research techniques and delivery platforms for researching this exceptional human history.
The additional named award, the Kathleen Fitzpatrick Fellowship, recognizes mentoring achievement and capacity; it provides additional support for a mentoring program for early career women.
Further information about the project and Laureate scheme can be found at http://www.arc.gov.au/2017-laureate-profile-professor-ann-mcgrath-kathleen-fitzpatrick-australian-laureate-fellow