Redmond Barry Fellowship
Archives and Special Collections, within Scholarly Services, in partnership with the State Library of Victoria, are proud to present the Redmond Barry Fellowship.
In partnership with the State Library of Victoria we are pleased to announce the Redmond Barry Fellow for 2022. Dr Lorinda Cramer; Wearing Wool: Foy & Gibson, Fletcher Jones and a New Dress History, will combine material relating to Foy & Gibson in the State Library Victoria collection with the extensive records held by the University of Melbourne Archives to explore the significance of Australian wool in dress history. You can learn more about Dr Lorina Cramer here.
The Redmond Barry Fellowship is named in honour of Sir Redmond Barry, founder of the University of Melbourne and its longest serving Chancellor, and founder of the State Library of Victoria. He was an influential advocate for the creation of public works throughout Melbourne and held a lifelong interest in philanthropy and contributing to Melbourne’s social and cultural activities. The first Fellowship was awarded in 2004 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Sir Redmond Barry’s laying of the foundation stones for both institutions on 3 July 1854.
Writers and scholars wanting to use our collection to research a project in any discipline can apply for the Redmond Barry Fellowship. This includes early career researchers and graduates. Successful applicants receive $15,000, access to a desk space in a shared office for 12 months, access to collections and staff expertise. Australian resident scholars and writers can apply. Since the Fellowship is jointly sponsored by the State Library and the University of Melbourne, research should make use of collections at both the State Library and the University of Melbourne. Projects which highlight linkages between the collections and promote new insights on the subject, material or collections are encouraged. Also welcomed is the production of a digital, creative or literary work which can be openly shared and published in the University’s Repository.
2022 Redmond Barry Fellow
Dr Lorinda Cramer
Searching for insights into men’s and women’s engagement with fashion in times of uncertainty and moments of social change, Dr Cramer will consider how dress and fashion intersect with gender, class and race.
Her project Wearing wool: Foy & Gibson, Fletcher Jones and a new dress historyexamines the importance of wool in the social, cultural and dress history of twentieth-century Australia. In an academic journal article, she hopes to advance knowledge on historical, everyday dress practices and the dynamics behind how and why Victorians choose to wear wool.
Dr Lorinda Cramer is a postdoctoral researcher in the National School of Arts at the Australian Catholic University. Her research seeks out new perspectives on what worn, everyday clothing might reveal about daily experiences.
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