PhD scholarships in the MnM Centre
PhD scholarships are available at the International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding for students wishing to undertake research within the field of critical Muslim studies, working with a diverse and dynamic team of international and interdisciplinary scholars. The PhD scholarships provide a stipend of $30,000 annually and a thesis allowance of $840. For international students, the fees applicable as well as Overseas Student Health Cover would be covered as well.
MOU with Keio University, Japan
In October Hawke Director Prof Anthony Elliott and UniSA Deputy Vice Chancellor: International and Advancement Nigel Relph signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Keio University, considered the 'Harvard' of Japan, for further collaboration in the social sciences. The Keio MOU will facilitate research collaboration in the field of social theory and cultural studies.
The Hawke already collaborates with Japanese colleagues, for example through the Japan Foundation Grant 2014 'States of Emergency: The Emotional Costs of Global Disasters and Regional Emergencies'. This grant will bring ten Japanese professors to the Hawke Research Institute for a conference around these issues in March 2014.
New MOU with Trinity College Dublin
The University of South Australia and Trinity College Dublin (TCD) have signed a memorandum of understanding to deliver closer collaboration on humanities research. The MOU will strengthen links between the Hawke Research Institute and TCD’s Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute, both leaders in the field of humanities, history and sociology research. The memorandum outlines an intention for an exchange of staff and research students between the institutions and the development of joint research, education and training projects, and joint publications and symposia.
Hawke Director Professor Anthony Elliott, who was a visiting Professor at Trinity in July this year, says the MOU is a major development: 'Trinity College Dublin's Long Room Hub is quickly emerging as a European leader in the humanities', Prof Elliott says. 'And with the Hawke as Australia's largest institute in the social sciences, the stage is now set for tremendous new European-Australasian research initiatives in the humanities and social sciences.' Prof Elliott says the MOU will support development of the Hawke's new biennial theme 'identity transformations', which connects with identity research initiatives at the Hub.
Read the UniSA media release about the MOU.
Prof Elliott writes feature article on dieting in The Australian
On 1 October 2013 The Australian (Higher Education supplement) published a feature article by Hawke Director Prof Anthony Elliott entitled 'Dieting 3.0: Or how the quick-fix just got faster', The Australian, 1 October 2013.
View feature article here.
John Urry’s whirlwind visit to Australia
Dr David Radford (HRI), Dr Thomas Birtchnell
(UOW), Distinguised Professor John Urry
and Prof Anthony Elliott (HRI)
Following the huge success of Distinguished Professor John Urry’s ‘From globalisation to offshoring’ masterclass presented by the Hawke Research Institute, and ‘Socieities beyond oil: InConversation with Professor John Urry’ presented by the Hawke Centre and Hawke Research Institute in Adelaide on 11 and 12 September, the Hawke Research Institute and the University of Wollongong partnered together to present ‘Mobilities’, a masterclass with Professor John Urry in New South Wales on 16 September. The masterclass was followed by Professor Urry’s public lecture, ‘Offshore worlds’, which involved a live stream of the lecture to colleagues in New Zealand. John Urry is Distinguised Professor of Sociology at Lancaster University.
Also at the Mobilities masterclass was a presentation delivered by Hawke Research Institute Director Professor Anthony Elliott and Hawke Research Institute colleagues Dr Nicola Pitt and Dr David Radford titled ‘Global airports 3.0: experiences, events, experiments and escapes in the airport atmosphere’. The paper for this presentation derives from Professor Elliott and Professor Urry’s three-year ARC-funded project ‘Life in the Sky: The Transformation of Global Airports’, and is among the first of the research team’s efforts to publically disseminate and discuss some of their initial findings from fieldwork collected in international airports around the world.
High-achieving PhD candidates working in the areas of social thoery, cultural studies, visual and literary studies, and identity studies are invited to apply for these prestigious scholarships of up to $35,000. Domestic and international students are encouraged to apply.
Hawke Biennial Research Theme: Identity Transformations seed funding grants
Congratulations to the winners of our first round of Identity Transformations seed funding grants.
- Dr Kiera Lindsey and Dr Chloe Patton, 'Consent, agency and citizenship: marriage and the multicultural state', $7,000.
- Dr Amrita Malhi with Prof AbdouMaliq Simone, 'Ethnic and religious frictions in a Sulawesi supply chain', $9,851.
- Dr Sue Nichols with Gary Misan and Garth Stahl, 'Young men's trajectories, identities and networks in the post-school year', $7,500.
- Dr Adam Simpson with Prof Saleem Ali, Prof Adam Fagan, Dr Lee Jones, Professor Lis Porter, Dr Paul Rogers and Prof David Schlosberg, 'Identity and security in an age of climate change', $6,975.
Read more about the Hawke biennial research theme.
'Question of future direction'
Hawke director Prof Anthony Elliott was featured in The Australian, 10 August 2013:
In an increasing culture of reinvention, sociologist Anthony Elliott says companies are becoming more focused on what skills a prospective employee can learn and what future they can create, than relying on resumes and outdated career achievements ... there has been a shift from work histories to future directions, and companies realise 10-year plans are becoming obsolete in a rapidly changing global market. 'You need the CV to get in the door ... but speaking about the great coup you had in 2008, it doesn't do what it once did', Elliott says. 'When you sit at the interview level, you see HR professionals working at strategies, looking at hypotheticals to talk about how they would embrace the possibility of a future unknown.'
See the full article in The Australian.
HRI Director Anthony Elliott with Director
of the Trinity College Long Room Hub
Prof Juergen Barkhoff
Prof Elliott appointed to Trinity College Dublin's Long Room Hub
Director of the HRI Anthony Elliott has been appointed Visiting Professor at Trinity College Dublin's Long Room Hub in the Arts and Humanities during July 2013. During this visit, Professor Elliott is completing research on his forthcoming book Identity troubles, to be published by Routledge in late 2014. He is also conducting meetings with Fellows at TCD, and exploring ways in which the new HRI Biennial Theme 'Identity Transformations' connects with research initiatives at the Hub, as well as developing new collaborative ventures.
HRI Distinguished Lecturer Series: Globalisation theory and its future direction
On Wednesday 29 May 2013, leading globalisation scholar Emeritus Professor Roland Robertson from the University of Aberdeen delivered a lecture 'Globalisation theory and its future direction'. The first lecture for 2013 in the Hawke Research Institute’s Distinguished Lecturer Series, Robertson described and interpreted the current state of globalisation theory, primarily in terms of his own conception the four major components of what he calls the global field. He defined globalisation as increasing global connectivity, on the one hand, and expanding global consciousness, on the other.
Hawke PhD student wins John Oxley Library Fellowship
Image: Aaron Veryard
Hawke PhD candidate Kathleen Mary Fallon and her co-researcher Matthew Nagas have won the prestigious John Oxley Library Fellowship, part of the 2013 Queensland Memory Awards. The fellowship was awarded jointly for their proposed project 'A Commemorative Pilgrimage of Significant Sites: The Australian and South Sea Islanders from Tweed Heads to Torres Strait'.
Queensland State Librarian Janette Wright said that 'Kathleen and Matthew’s application caught the panel’s attention as their project coincides with commemorations of 150 years since the first South Sea Islanders were brought to Australia. Kathleen and Matthew will research, document, compile and photograph historic sites significant to Australian South Sea Islanders, with an aim to publishing a series of heritage tourism guides.'
Kathleen and Matthew will receive $20,000 plus a dedicated work space within the John Oxley Library to use the library’s collections in the completion of their project.
Kathleen's PhD is entitled 'Hidden in full view – negotiating postcolonial public remembrance: the Australian South Sea Islanders and their strategies of cultural and political survival since 1980' and her supervisor is Hawke Deputy Director Assoc Prof Jennifer Rutherford.