International PhD Scholarship in Historical Studies/Oral History: "Australian Fathers and Broken Families"

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Colleagues, I would be grateful if you could circulate information about this PhD scholarship – open to both domestic (Australian) and international applicants – to anyone you think might be interested, and to any networks that might reach potential applicants.

Full details are available at this link:

In summary, the successful applicant will join a team of five researchers working on the Australian Research Council-funded project, "Fatherhood: an Australian History, 1919-2019." She or he will be supervised by oral historian Professor Alistair Thomson and will contribute to the wider project by researching the role and memory of fathers in so-called "broken families," drawing upon oral histories about the separation of children from their families collected by the National Library of Australia for the Bringing Them Home collection ( and the Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants collection (

Please circulate. Closing date for applications: Friday, 15 March 2019.