Congratulations to Dr Terhi Nurmikko-Fuller from the ANU Centre for Digital Humanities Research, on being awarded a Gale Scholar Asia Pacific Digital Humanities Oxford Fellowship. During her Fellowship, Terhi will undertake an important Australian Studies project, ‘Transnational Liberalism: A Linked Data Case Study of Australian Political History’.
Terhi’s project will leverage data sets to answer questions about the political landscape in colonial Australia, the wider Asia-Pacific region, and the British world more generally during the mid-to-late 1800’s. The project provides comprehensive insight into the origins of the Liberal party, which has dominated the national government of Australia for 62 years (since WWII) and shaped the Asia-Pacific region for decades.
Terhi is a well-known Australian Studies scholar at ANU having participated in AuSI’s 2020 Winter Institute at NYU and having co-authored a chapter in AuSI’s book ‘Rethinking Social Media and Extremism’ (co-edited by Prof Shirley Leitch and Prof Paul Pickering).
The Gale Fellowship aims to advance Digital Humanities Research in the Asia-Pacific Region, supporting scholars for a three-month period of research into a Digital Humanities related topic at the University of Oxford in England.
Throughout the fellowship, Terhi will have access to the Centre for Digital Scholarship of the Bodleian Libraries, to access Gale Primary Sources and Gale Digital Scholar Lab, which provide invaluable text and data mining tools to advance work through Digital Humanities methods.
"I'm delighted to have been selected for the Gale Scholar Asia Pacific Digital Humanities Oxford Fellowship. I'm excited to be able to spend time in the Bodleain Libraries, the Gale Digital Scholar Lab, and in Oxford in general, to focus on researching the cornucopia of material in the Gale collections. As a methodologist my task is to look for innovative ways to harness the Gale collection to use in Transnational Liberalism, a fascinating interdisciplinary project examining the political landscape of colonial Australia and the Asia-Pacific, which I have been working on with historian Prof Paul Pickering. There is so much to learn from the Gale Collection and this Fellowship gives me a wonderful opportunity to search for it. I am proud to have been given a chance to do it."
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