The Fryer Library Award
2013 Fryer Library Award Announcement
The winner of the 2013 Fryer Library Award is Dr William Hatherell. His project will extend his ground-breaking work on Brisbane and Queensland cultural history published in 2007 as The Third Metropolis: Imagining Brisbane through Art and Literature 1940-1970 (UQP) by reaching back to some key developments in the cultural and educational life of the city and the state in the 1920s and 1930s. In particular, he will examine the papers of Frederick Walter Robinson, who played a prominent role in the emergence of English as a distinct university discipline in Australia and its development in Queensland schools. Frederick Walter Robinson and his colleague Jeremiah Joseph Stable were major players in the remarkable growth of cultural societies and institutions in Brisbane in the 1920s, sharing a conception of ‘English’ as a civilising and integrating movement that extended from the university to primary and secondary schools to cultural civil society. Dr Hatherell’s project will explore their impact on Brisbane cultural life in the interwar period.
About the Fryer Award
The Award aims to provide successful applicants with institutional support at The Library to undertake research in Australian literature, history and culture utilising the collections of the Fryer Library.
The amount of the award is $10,000.
Successful applicants will be provided with support for their project, including copying and full Library access. It is anticipated that successful applicants will be based at the St Lucia campus of the University of Queensland for a negotiated period of at least three months, up to a maximum of six months.
For futher enquiries regarding the Awards, please contact:
Manager, Fryer Library
(07) 3365 6205 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
More information about the Fryer Library and its research-level collections can be found at http://www.library.uq.edu.au/fryer/
Dr William Hatherell is the recipient of the Fryer Library Award for 2013.