The winners of the State Library of New South Wales research fellowships were recently announced. These include two Environmental History projects:
CH Currey Fellowship ($20,000)
Dr Rebecca Jones’ project Drought, Flood, Heat and Dust: Living with Extreme Weather in Arid Australia will look at a variety of collections including papers of the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the Australian Inland Mission, to understand the way people have encountered, and adapted to, extreme weather events in Australia.
David Scott Mitchell Memorial Fellowship ($12,000)
Dr Jarrod Hore’s project Grounding Colonial Science: William Branwhite Clarke in the field 1839–78 will explore the vast archive of a leading colonial geologist, and reflect on how he saw, and wrote about, the Australian landscape, and the impact those responses generated in his thinking about science.
For a full list of recipients see this link.