The project promotes knowledge of women leaders in the past and present in a range of arenas, and disseminates its findings through the use of new technologies.
Australian Research Council (Linkage Grant)
This is an ARC-funded Linkage project LP100200304 administered by the University of Melbourne, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, in partnership with the Museum of Australian Democracy, National Library of Australia, National Archives of Australia, National Film and Sound Archive, National Foundation for Australian Women, Australian Nursing Federation, and eScholarship Research Centre at the University of Melbourne.
The major outcomes of the project will be at least 2 edited collections, a monograph and an eEncyclopedia. Smart and Swain are responsible for editing the encyclopedia and Smart is an editor of one of the collections. The project’s inclusiveness and breadth will extend awareness of the effectiveness of women’s leadership in many areas including Indigenous and migrant communities. By identifying the successful outcomes of women’s leadership, the project will offer young students and women from diverse backgrounds understanding of active female participation in politics, organisations and communities, and encouragement to exercise their capacities for agency and action. Findings will reach women’s advocacy groups including state and federal policy units.
Key RMIT researchers: Judith Smart