Good news for Advisory Committee Member and Collaborating Scholars

The recent announcement of ARC Linkages Grants was good news for a number of collaborating scholars and one of the Research Centre’s Advisory Committee members.

Collaborating Scholars Jo McDonald and Peter Veth, together with other researchers from the UWA Centre for Rock Art Research and Management, were awarded over $1 million in funding for the project “From the Desert to the Sea: Managing Rock Art, Country and Culture”. The project will expand our understanding of Aboriginal settlement and land-use in north-west Australia by investigating how the mythological narratives of Australia’s deserts enable the transmission of knowledge in water-limited environments. It aims to provide new insights into human behaviour at rock art sites to ensure that intergenerational and culturally appropriate knowledge transfer protocols are in place at these significant heritage-listed sites.

Advisory Committee member Jane Lydon and Collaborating Scholar Charlotte Feakins, together with research associates, were successfully awarded funding for their “Everyday Heritage” project. The project aims to uncover everyday but overlooked forms of Australian heritage and will promote public debate on the role of the past in modern Australia through a range of new forms of history and heritage, digital resources and heritage management tools.

Congratulations to all involved! We look forward to seeing the outcomes of these innovative and important projects.