The ACU Fellowship is aimed at promoting high quality research using two important historical children’s book collections in the ACU Library. These collections, the Culican Children’s Book Collection and the Nolan Historical Children’s Literature Collection, are housed in the Melbourne Campus Library.
The ACU Historical Children’s Book Collections Fellowship was made possible through funding from the former Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Anne Cummins. An award of $2000 in 2019 was open to either a postgraduate student or an academic working in any humanities discipline on a project that will benefit from access to the collections.
Through the generous donation of an additional $2000 in 2019 from Grace and John Nolan, the University was able to grant more than one award in 2019.
Fellowship winners are:
ACU’s Dr Emmanuel Nathan whose project is Othering Sunday: Confronting mechanisms of Christian exclusion and othering in historical children’s literature;
Dr Michelle Smith from Monash University to work on a project entitled The Canonisation of Fairy Tales, 1890-1950 and
Associate Professor Stephen Jackson from The University of Sioux Falls in America for his proposed project called Sunday Morning Empire: Teaching Protestantism: and Britishness in a Decolonizing World, 1900-1970.