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University of Western Australia (UWA)

  • 22% international / 78% domestic

The growing impact of that shadowy band: a history of womens engagement in 20th century Australian and New Zealand archaeology

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with interdisciplinary interests in history, gender studies, archaeology and material culture studies, and Pacific and Australian studies, to conduct an innovative PhD research project that will focus especially on the particular dynamics that characterized the increasing engagement of women in New Zealand and Australian archaeology, accompanying the developments in Pacific archaeology between the 1950s and the 1970s. New Zealand saw a relatively rapid integration of women in archaeological establishments,  certainly linked to early advances in legal rights, while Australia became a dynamic stage of international reputation for gendered approaches to archaeological analysis. It will be important to better understand the similarities and differences between these countries' academic circles and societal contexts and their relations with the Pacific Islands  considering colonial legacies and relations with Indigenous cultures or people.

Key details

Scholarship Starts
5 Apr 2020


  • Female
  • Male

Selection criteria

Academic Achievement, Research Excellence