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The Australian Research Council (ARC) plays a key role in the Australian Government's investment in the future prosperity and well-being of the Australian community. The ARC's mission is to advance Australia's capacity to undertake quality research that brings economic, social and cultural benefit to the Australian community.
Full listing of all ARC grants awarded within the faculty for first year funding 2006 - 2013
Resources For Staff - Research Grants and Funding
Remembering Places of Pain and Shame: Conservation of the Asia Pacific Region's 'Difficult' Heritage of Imprisonment Sites
Prof WS Logan; Dr CD Long; Dr F Qian; Mr KJ Reeves APD Dr F Qian
2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
Administering Institution: Deakin University, School of History Heritage and Society
Project Summary: This project will contribute to theoretical and practical discourses relevant to Australia's cultural heritage industry. Its findings will have implications for the work of national and state industry bodies (Australian Heritage Council, Australian Dept of Environment and Heritage, Heritage Victoria) and professional organisations (Australia ICOMOS). The project findings may lead to concrete results such as the addition of new places to international, national and state heritage registers and their protection for the benefit of the community at large. The project will also provide Early Career Researcher training and enhance possibilities for future research collaboration with heritage and tourism industry partners.
Childhood, Tradition and Change: a national study of the historical and contemporary practices and significance of Australian children's playlore
2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Prof K Darian-Smith, Uni. of Melb; Prof WS Logan, Deakin university; Prof GP Seal, Curtin University
> National Library of Australia, Museum Victoria
Administering Organisation: The University of Melbourne
Project Summary: Through extending knowledge of children's playlore in the daily lives and social frameworks of Australians from the 1950s to the present, this project will contribute to broader public and policy discussions concerning educational, recreational and public health outcomes for children. It will enhance understanding of past and contemporary children's play practices and the external influences shaping these, and assist UNESCO and the Australian government in defining intangible cultural heritage. Through partnerships with the National Library of Australia and Museum Victoria, the project will disseminate its findings to the community through publications, conferences and public exhibitions.