Recently awarded ARC Grants
Kathleen Fitzpatrick Australian Laureate Fellow: Rediscovering the deep human past: global networks, future opportunities (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.
Australian Research Council funding: $2,845,869
Current ARC Grants
Australia's Ancient and Modern Pasts: A History of Lake Mungo
This project investigates the history of research relations between scientists and Traditional Owners at Lakes Mungo and Gregory. Connecting recent histories of agency and reconciliation with deep time, it will produce a publicly accessible narrative that increases national understanding of significant stories in the peopling of our continent.
DP110103193 Prof Ann M McGrath
Deepening Histories of Place: Exploring indigenous landscapes of national and international significance
Deeper knowledge of Australian landscapes and their interconnected histories of place will enhance the social well-being of the Indigenous and wider community. This regional and landscape-focused history project provides quality research outcomes that meet tourism industry demands for deeper historical insights into significant landscapes. Indigenous histories of people and land will be collaboratively researched. This project provides multi-media history training for both PhD students and local Indigenous people. It will see historians and other experts working with parks and major collections institutions towards richer interpretations of landscape. This innovative project renders Australia's complete history more accessible.
LP100100427 Prof Ann M McGrath, Dr Shino A Konishi, Prof Peter J Read, Dr Denis R Byrne, Dr Luke Taylor, Dr Darryl J McIntyre
Partner Organisations: Director of National Parks, National Film and Sound Archives , NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change (DECC), Ronin Films