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ARC Linkage Grant Success for Dr Annie Clarke and Prof Alison Bashford
13 July, 2012
Congratulations to SOPHI’s Dr Annie Clarke (Department of Archaeology) and Professor Alison Bashford (Department of History), who were awarded an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant of for their three-year, interdisciplinary project on “The archaeology and history of quarantine”. The project received $820,000 in ARC funding – the largest award to the University in the current round.
The research will be conducted in partnership with the Mawland Group, who manage the North Head Quarantine Station at Manly as a hotel, conference facility and cultural tourism site.Dr Annie Clarke notes, "ARC Linkage Grants are important, because they allow us to work beyond the walls of the academy and bring our humanities research to wider audiences".
The Quarantine Station at North Head has over 1000 inscriptions carved into the sandstone, dating from the 1830s to 1970s. According to Dr Clarke, the researchers "plan to link the stories of all the men, women and children inscribed in stone to the history of immigration and quarantine both nationally and internationally". The North Head Quarantine Station will be compared to equivalent sites: Point Nepean, Grosse Île, Angel Island and Ellis Island. Examining quarantine practices as part of the global history of passage, transit and migration broadens the context for debate about immigration in contemporary Australia.
(Image: Quarantine Station, Sydney. Courtesy Ursula Frederick)
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