Centre for Heritage and Museum Studies Translational Fellow, Dr Maya Haviland, has been awarded a research grant under the 2021 ARC Special Research Initiative for Australian Society, History and Culture.
Dr Haviland's project, Following the Trade Routes: exchange and innovations in cultural economy, aims to create new understanding of cultural economies and trade routes that shaped Aboriginal societies across Australia, and to explore how such knowledge informs society today. It expects to generate national research capacity through innovative networks of early-mid career scholars, Indigenous researchers and cultural custodians, and new understandings of connections between living and archival knowledge of Indigenous trade in the Kimberley and Desert Regions.
This should provide significant outcomes and benefits including revitalised Indigenous cultural exchange and trade practices; strengthened Indigenous networks and cultural authority; and greater awareness of this part of Australia’s history, economy and society.
Congratulations Maya and all other successful applicants on your achievement!