We are delighted to announce the recipients of this year’s Publication Subsidy Scheme (PSS). Established in 1970, it is one our longest-standing initiatives assisting Australian scholars with the costs associated with publishing high-quality humanities research.
The forthcoming publications from this year’s recipients, to be published by major presses both within Australia and internationally, span a number of humanities disciplines and cover topics ranging from editorial style in modern England, to the history of women’s football, to 19th century photography and Australia’s response to asylum seekers.
Through the applications, the Awards Committee have noted an increasing trend in the number of international publishing houses producing Australian-based humanities research. Committee member Professor Terri-ann White FAHA, Director of UWA Publishing, remarked “while this is an excellent outcome for Australian research to be recognised and published internationally, it does raise complications of offshore books and the costs of making them available to an Australian market. This is where our Publication Subsidy Scheme can provide immense value in supporting local printing and distribution.”
We congratulate the following recipients and are proud to support their projects:
Professor Bain Attwood, Monash University — Claiming Possession: Sovereignty, Property and the Making of Native Title in a Colonial World, Cambridge University Press
Dr Fiona Crawford, Queensland University of Technology — Never Say Die: The Hundred-Year Overnight Success of Australian Women’s Football, NewSouth Books
Dr Elisa deCourcy, The Australian National University — Empire, Early Photography and Spectacle: The Global Career of Showman Daguerreotypist J.W. Newland, Bloomsbury Academic, UK
Dr Jocelyn Hargrave, Monash University — The Evolution of Editorial Style in Early Modern England, Palgrave Macmillan
Dr Ted Nannicelli, The University of Queensland — Artistic Creation and Ethical Criticism, Oxford University Press
Dr Camilla Norman, The University of Sydney — People of Daunia: Voicing the Statue-stelae, The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology (UCLA)
Dr Katrina Stats, The University of Adelaide — The Australian Way: Australia’s Responses to Asylum Seekers in Historical Perspective, Wakefield Press
Dr Myfany Turpin, The Sydney Conservatorium of Music, The University of Sydney — Women’s Ceremonial Designs from Willowra, Central Australia; Yawulyu-kurlu: Kuruwarri mardukuja-mardukuja-kurlangu Wirliyajarrayi-wardingki-kirlangu, Aboriginal Studies Press / Bruderlin MacLean Publishing Services