Reconnecting to Rivers project: 2 fully funded (with stipend) PhD scholarships available

We welcome expressions of interest from Australian residents who are interested in pursuing a PhD on urban river landscapes at Curtin University. This PhD will be undertaken within an interdisciplinary team of researchers in a pilot project on approaches to historic river landscape planning – based on a holistic understanding of how these landscapes have been used, managed and valued over time by both Noongar and non-Indigenous communities. The core of the project is a collaborative mapping and monitoring process, mapping boodjar, run by and with Whadjuk Noongar leaders. These leaders and their families have long advocated for the socio-ecologies and important dreamings that sustain the Blackadder-Woodbridge catchment. 

Interdisciplinary team: Planning, Geography, Civil Engineering, Education, History, Cultural Studies

Project: https://study.curtin.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2020/05/hum-reconnecting-rivers.pdf

Applications due: 21 June 2020. Start: August 2020 

Application process: https://study.curtin.edu.au/higher-degree-by-research/rtp-scholarship/

Contact: Tod Jones ([email protected]

Image: Swan River. State library Western Australia  – http://slwa.wa.gov.au/swan_river/community_icon/waug al. CC BY-SA 4.0.