Networking Tranby: Indigenous student experiences of enrolment and beyond
7 October 2015
CCS core members Heather Goodall and Heidi Norman in collaboration with Tranby Aboriginal College were recently successful in the ARC Linkage grant round. Over the next few years they will begin field work to better understand the experiences of its students during and after their Tranby enrolments. The project draws on the Tranby archives and will record new oral histories of students' social, political and educational experiences and evaluation of their contribution to Indigenous self-determination and leadership. The use of social media to recruit participants and disseminate research will be a leading part of the research and will form the basis of analysis of the ethical considerations of using these new tools in humanities research.
The project includes two funded student research scholarships to work with the research team on a chosen research topic within the scope of the project. The doctoral scholarships will be advertised shortly and might include:
- Indigenous Community Organisation archives: the ethics and politics of accessibility for research, with reference to international as well as national experience and possible future engagement.
- An investigation of how Indigenous Community Organisational Archives can be utilized to develop historical narratives.
- The role of networking related to Tranby in student experiences while enrolled and in their later careers.
- A history of post-secondary Aboriginal Adult Education, 1970 to 2010.
- The role of cooperatives in Indigenous organisations both in Australia and internationally.