Public activities


The Ethics of Hope? Posthumanism, Life, and Climate Change, La Trobe University, 25 - 26 November 2015. Keynote speakers: Alexis Wright, Claire Colebrook, Deborah Bird Rose, Tony Birch, Vicki Kirby and Jacqui Katona.

Literature/Politics. Early Modern/Modern. Britain/Australia, La Trobe University, 2015.

Environment, Biodiversity and the Humanities, La Trobe University, 30 June 2015. Keynote speaker: Lisabeth Paravisini-Gebert.

Hidden in Plain Sight: Jane Austen Today, Docklands Library, 13 September 2014.


Centre for Indigenous Story, Working team: Associate Professor Alison Ravenscroft, Jacqui Katona and Lily Sawenko.

Literary and history prizes

Dr Lisa Jacobson: 2014 John Bray Poetry Award for The Sunlit Zone (Five Islands Press, 2012)

Dr Kate Ryan: Melbourne Writers Prize 2015 for Psychotherapy for Normal People

Dr Paddy O'Reilly: Norma K. Hemming Award 2015 for The Wonders

Dr Lucy Sussex, Victorian Community History Awards, History Publication Award 2015, for Blockbuster! Fergus Hume and the Mystery of a Hansom Cab

Fellowships and Visiting Scholar Positions

Dr Rob Conkie: Associate Investigator, ARC Centre of Excellence for the Study of the History of Emotions, 1100-1800, 2016

Dr Quinn Eades: Varuna Residency Fellowship 2015

Dr Kelly Gardiner: Bundanon Trust Fellowship 2015

Dr Lynne Kelly: Arts Victoria grant 2015

Dr Catherine Padmore: Varuna Second Book Fellowship 2015

Emeritus Professor Paul Salzman: Visiting Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford, Trinity term, 2016

Professor Sue Thomas: Visiting Scholar, Oxford Centre for Life-Writing, 2014