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Australian Laureate Fellowship 2013 Awarded to Professor Glenda Sluga

9 July, 2013

Professor Glenda Sluga, Professor of International History in the Department of History, has been awarded an Australian Laureate Fellowship 2013 by the ARC for her project entitled Inventing the International.

Glenda SlugaTotal funding - $2,547,710 

Glenda is also a recipient of the Kathleen Fitzpatrick Australian Laureate Fellowship available to a highly ranked female candidate from the humanities, arts and social science disciplines. Recipients are provided with additional funding to undertake an ambassadorial role to promote women in research. 

Summary of Proposal
The origins of globalization is one of the most important debates in the social sciences, yet we still understand it as some abstract force determining our economic existence and quality of life. In this project I will map the changing course of international life since the early nineteenth century, providing a genealogy of how economics and politics intersected historically to make the modern global world. My intention is to establish a new research agenda focused on ideas and people instrumental in shaping internationalism, thus positioning Australia at the forefront of understandings of its possibilities in the twenty-first century.

Project Summary
The project will position Australia as a leader in research that explicates the historical legacy of internationalism in the early twenty-first century. This project intends to provide a genealogy of how, in the years after 1815, economics and politics intersected historically to make the modern global world.

The award includes 2 Postdoctoral Research Associates and 2 Postgraduate Researchers.

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Contact:Nikki Whipps
Phone: 61 2 9351 7507
Email:nikki.whipps@sydney.edu.au