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The Invisible Farmer: Exciting Postgraduate Opportunity

Date: 23 January 2017

The Invisible Farmer is the largest ever study of Australian women on the land. It will combine personal narratives and academic research to map the diverse, innovative and vital role of women in Australian agriculture. You can find out more about the project here.

The project has funding to support two PhD scholarships and we would like you to circulate this news widely throughout your networks! One scholarship – The History of the Australian Rural Women’s Movement – will address the urgent need to document and interview women involved in the Australian Rural Women’s Movement. It will make an important contribution to the re-framing of the history of rural Australia.

The second scholarship – The Contemporary Role of Women in Agriculture – will contribute research intended to support government initiatives to increase the participation of women in decision making and leadership in agricultural and rural communities.

Both scholarships will involve a significant oral history component.

Position descriptions and selection criteria for both scholarships will be available shortly. In the meantime, we are seeking expressions of interest from graduate students who may be interested in applying, once the applications are open.

Please register your interest with Dr Nikki Henningham at


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